Resident Assistant Professor - Communication Studies

Updated: 14 days ago
Location: Omaha, NEBRASKA

The Department of Communication Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University is hiring for a full-time resident assistant professor (RAP) position to begin in the fall of 2021. The position will be for one year only.  The Department of Communication Studies is an undergraduate department and the RAP will teach four classes per semester (fall/spring). The candidate will be expected to teach a number of sections of COM 101 online, as well as Managerial Communications, a course specific to Business students.  

Creighton University is a private Jesuit, Catholic 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. U.S. News and World Report regularly has ranked Creighton University as the top regional Master’s Level institution in the Midwest. Creighton University is also ranked #1 among all Catholic universities in undergraduate research. The Department of Communication Studies contributes greatly to the general core of all undergraduate students, as well as their own majors and minors. 

Candidates should submit the following via the Creighton online application portal at An application form (found online at, a cover letter that includes the candidate's vision of how they will contribute to the University's mission, a curriculum vitae, original academic transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended (photocopies acceptable during initial application process) and a statement of teaching philosophy.  Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak to the candidate's teaching ability sent directly to the Chair of Communications Studies Dr. Chad McBride at  We will begin reviewing materials immediately. 

Creighton University is an EO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet and seeks a wide range of applicants for this position in support of one of our core values—gender, ethnic and cultural diversity.

A Doctorate or Master's degree from an accredited college or university;
2-4 years prior teaching experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;
Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;
Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications
Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75 – 100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0 – 24%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0 – 24% (pound: 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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