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

210752 Requisition #

The EdD in Interdisciplinary Leadership Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Graduate School at Creighton University, a private, Catholic Jesuit institution in Omaha Nebraska, invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning spring of 2022. This is a full time (12-month), non-tenure track, teaching and service focused position. 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.

The new faculty member will teach five 8-week online doctoral-level courses for the EdD program each year. This faculty member should be able to teach and serve as course director in at least three of the following leadership-related topics commensurate with their expertise: Social Science Research Design and Professional Inquiry; Leadership Theories Seminar; Applied Ethics; Social Justice and Leadership; Policy Analysis and Development; Organizational Theory and Behavior; Systems Thinking; Data Analysis and Use for Qualitative Methods/Quantitative Methods.

In addition, this faculty member will serve as academic adviser for doctoral students on a variety of academic issues, serve as a dissertation chair and committee member for EdD dissertations in practice, review candidacy/qualifying exams, review admissions applications, and collaborate with other faculty and staff on the planning and facilitation of student engagement activities.

As a core faculty member, participation in departmental meetings and facilitation of program-level strategic initiatives related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, student retention, and alumni affinity are expected. Therefore, the faculty member will be expected to live in the local Omaha, Nebraska area.

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.

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

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 possess non-academic professional experience as a scholar-practitioner and 2 or more years of online teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and 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

To be considered, candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, two letters of reference, a teaching portfolio outlining the candidates’ teaching philosophy, a description of the courses within the EdD Plan of Study the candidate could teach, and evidence of excellence in teaching (5 pages maximum), and transcripts.

Candidates may contact Dr. James Martin ( with any questions. The committee will begin reviewing materials December 15,2021.


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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