Faculty Positions

This page is primarily for faculty positions and will be updated as positions become available and are filled.

These openings are only for full time faculty or full time visiting faculty positions. If you are interested in adjunct positions, please contact the appropriate academic department.

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Department of Theology & Religious Studies - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Rockhurst University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies.  Candidates must possess a Ph.D. by time of appointment in August 2017 and be able to teach an Introduction to World Religions course. We are looking for candidates with research specialization in Judaism or Islam, with the ability to teach elective courses in the tradition of their specialization as well as teach an elective survey course in the other tradition. Candidates should have their primary training in religious studies or theology, and be well-versed in theoretical questions facing the academic study of religion. Responsibilities involve a 3/3 teaching load, participation in departmental and university service, as well as scholarship.  Preference given to candidate with evidence of effective teaching and demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity.  All submissions (a letter of interest and CV) must be sent electronically to craig.prentiss@rockhurst.edu.  Please have three letters of recommendation e-mailed as pdfs directly to Dr. Craig R. Prentiss, Chair, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, Rockhurst University.  All materials must be received by September 30, 2016.  Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.

Adjunct Instructor – Exercise and Sport Science

Rockhurst University seeks an adjunct instructor beginning Spring, 2017 to teach a 3-credit senior-level undergraduate course, EXS 4310 Exercise, Health and Chronic Disease Prevention on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Requirements: Instructor must have Master’s degree (or higher) in Exercise Science (or an equivalent degree) or a master’s degree and at least 18 graduate hours in Exercise Science; prior college teaching experience preferred. Send cover letter, a list of three references, and curriculum vitae to: Dr. Janet Kupperman, Chair, Exercise and Sport Science Department, College of Health and Human Services, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110 or email janet.kupperman@rockhurst.edu. Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Tenure-track

The Department of Mathematics at Rockhurst University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2017. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. Candidates with the experience necessary to teach a range of probability and statistics courses are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong commitment to actively engaging students in the learning process through innovative teaching practices. In addition, candidates will demonstrate an interest in engaging students in undergraduate research and using technology to enhance student learning. Teaching responsibilities will include the full range of undergraduate courses and are equivalent to 18 credit hours per year.

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted on-line at http://www.mathjobs.org and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, a summary of research interests with explicit examples of projects that could accommodate students, and three letters of recommendation among which two must address the candidate’s teaching and at least one must address ways in which the candidate has shown initiative.

Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Rockhurst University, a Catholic, Jesuit University, is located in the cultural and artistic center of the racially and ethnically diverse Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area.  Rockhurst is an institution focused on learning, leadership and service and has been ranked among the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report.

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity and demonstrate this in campus initiatives.  For more information, please visit our website at www.rockhurst.edu


Biology Adjunct Position

The Biology Department is looking for adjunct faculty to teach in Anatomy and Physiology laboratories and General Biology laboratories. Please send a current CV to the department chair, Dr. Laura Salem, at laura.salem@rockhurst.edu

Chemistry Department Adjunct Position

The Chemistry Department is looking for ongoing adjunct faculty to teach laboratory classes in General Chemistry, Principles of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry. Please send a current CV to the department chair, Dr. Petia Bobadova, at petia.bobadova@rockhurst.edu with a subject "Adjunct Faculty positions"

Tenure-Track Assistant Psychology Professor

The Department of Psychology at Rockhurst University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in social cognitive psychology beginning August 2017. 

The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching and will be an active scholar capable of developing a research program that involves undergraduate students. Standard teaching load is 18 credit hours (3 courses each in fall and spring).

A PhD in Psychology must be completed by time of appointment (ABDs with a documented plan of completion by appointment date will be considered).  Candidates will be expected to teach Introduction to Psychology, either Research Methods or Experimental Methods, Statistics, and courses in their areas of specialization. 

The Department of Psychology is located in the College of Arts and Sciences, and consists of 8 tenured faculty members representing most major areas of psychology. The Department is the second largest in the college, graduating an average of 70-80 students each year.

Application deadline is December 5, 2016. To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching) sent directly from the recommenders, statement of teaching philosophy that clearly articulates a commitment to liberal arts education, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a description of research interests (especially collaborative student/faculty research), and relevant reprints to Dr. Jennifer Oliver, Chair, Psychology Department, Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110.

Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit University serving 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students in the business and cultural heart of Kansas City. As one of 28 Jesuit universities and colleges in the U.S., Rockhurst is part of the largest network of independent higher education institutions in the nation.  The Jesuit tradition ensures that Rockhurst graduates are prepared to lead, shape, and change the world around them. Rockhurst University has been ranked among the top regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report.