Assistant Professor - Health/Exercise Science
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Kansas City - Kansas City, MO

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at Rockhurst University seeks a 9-month Exercise Science/Health Science faculty member.  Teaching, scholarship, and service expectations are dependent upon applicant education level, experience, and background. 

Rockhurst University is a welcoming and inclusive, private, Catholic, Jesuit institution. The Exercise Science/Health Science undergraduate programs reside in the Department of Health, Physics, and Applied Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services. Rockhurst's Exercise Science/Health Science programs are known for undergraduate research, close faculty-student interactions, and our mission to care for the whole person. The faculty value established close relationships with our community partners, enabling community-based practicum experiences for students.  Our students have presented their research at regional and national professional conferences. Additional details about the Exercise Science/Health Science programs are available on the programs' websites.

Kansas City is an affordable city located in the nation's heartland, with a metropolitan population of 2.5 million people.  Its barbeque, jazz heritage, sports teams with enthusiastic support, and numerous cultural opportunities are Kansas City characteristics.


Required qualifications for the positions include:

  • Terminal academic degree within the field or a Master-level degree with a record of extensive contribution to the profession
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • A commitment to interprofessional collaboration, service, and teaching methods to develop reflective leaders in health and human services which are ethical, inclusive, and compassionate professionals

Preferred qualifications for the positions include:

  • Terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, DHS)
  • Candidates who have made significant progress towards a terminal degree are encouraged to apply
  • Teaching experience in the Exercise Science and/or Health Science fields
  • Record of scholarship and a defined research agenda
  • Record of service to the profession and/or community
  • Professional certification in a related field (e.g., ACSM, NSCA, NASM)
  • Interest in program leadership and program development

Review of resumes will begin in mid-January; however, the position will remain open until filled.  Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications. Applicants who would enhance the university's diversity, such as individuals from historically underrepresented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply.  All application materials must be submitted through our online application system.  Rockhurst University is an EOE employer and uses E-verify. Please direct questions to Dave Heller, Ph.D., Chair of the EXS/HS search committee at