Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership

Updated: 16 days ago
Location: Omaha, NEBRASKA

Creighton University, a private, Catholic Jesuit institution, invites applications for a full time (12-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position for the EdD in Interdisciplinary Leadership Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Graduate School, beginning July 2022. The EdD in Interdisciplinary Leadership Program is an online, practitioner-based doctoral degree for adult lifelong learners with enrollment of approximately 250 students from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds including, but not limited to: government, military, education, health care, non­profit leadership, and business.

Job requirements include teaching at the doctoral level, providing academic advising for students, chairing and supervising dissertations, and ensuring continuity of the interdisciplinary leadership approach. The position provides an opportunity to collaborate on curriculum development and develop educational resources. Participation in departmental meetings and professional societies to maintain levels of expertise is an expectation of all full-time faculty members. In addition, the Program expects meaningful academic service to the Program, Department, Graduate School, University, and the broader local community. The successful candidate is expected to develop a productive program of research within their area of expertise. Individuals with expertise in critical race theory, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, intersectionality, decolonization, and the scholarship of teaching and learning are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four out of five 8-week online doctoral-level courses each year in a variety of leadership-related topics commensurate with their expertise, for example: Social Science Research Design and Professional Inquiry, Applied Ethics, Social Justice and Leadership, Policy Analysis and Development, Organizational Theory and Behavior, Systems Thinking, and/or Data Analysis and Use for Qualitative Methods/Quantitative Methods.


Creighton University is a coeducational urban university that encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who believe they can contribute to the distinctive educational traditions of the University. The Program seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar who pursues academic excellence through diversity at all levels and is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The successful candidate will have 2-4 years of prior demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and evidence of successful mentorship of student research. The ideal candidate will also show non-academic professional experience and evidence of work as a scholar-practitioner who can apply leadership theories in a variety of disciplinary settings.

To be considered, candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, two letters of reference, statements of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages maximum), leadership experiences in academic or non-academic settings (1-2 pages maximum), evidence of scholarly activity as well as a research agenda (1-2 pages maximum) and transcripts. Candidates may contact Dr. James Martin ( ) with any questions. The committee will begin reviewing materials on December 1, 2021.

This is a full time role that is expected to be performed locally. 



A PhD or EdD or other terminal degree in a discipline appropriate for an interdisciplinary leadership program with a social science focus


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Excellent verbal and written communication and the ability to work collaboratively on a team in an interdisciplinary environment

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport with, and empathy and compassion for, a diversity of populations


Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%

Hearing: 75-100%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%

Travel: No 

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No


AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.


Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.


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