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University Faculty Openings

Full-Time Faculty Openings

Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure-Track

The Biology Department invites applicants for a tenure-track position in anatomy and physiology (with a focus on anatomy) beginning in August 2015.  The qualified candidate will have a terminal degree in the Biological Sciences. The primary teaching responsibilities for the position are Introduction to Human Anatomy, Advanced Human Physiology, and other courses in the candidate’s area of interest.  Candidates will be expected to develop a program of research that incorporates undergraduate students.

The department of Biology resides in the Johnson Center for Science and Community Life (opened August 2014). This space includes state of the art teaching labs, research space for faculty-student collaborative research and a cadaver lab. Click here for more information about the Johnson Center.

Interested candidates should review the North Park Faculty Application and prepare a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, a description of a research program tailored  for undergraduate students (2 pages maximum), the required essays within the Faculty Application, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent independently. Candidates will only be considered if all required materials are submitted. All materials should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Al Bjorkman
Professor of Biology
North Park University
3225 W Foster Avenue Box 57
Chicago, IL 60625

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled 

Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Tenure-Track

The College of Arts and Sciences Division of Humanities and Social Sciences and the North Park Theological Seminary invite applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position. This position will teach both Bible and Theology with a 2/3 course load at the undergraduate level in the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies and a 1/3 course load at the graduate level, ideally in Theology, in the Seminary. This position will focus on Latino/a Theology and/or Bible classes strongly incorporating Latino/a perspectives. The selected candidate will become a Faculty Fellow in the Office of Diversity as the advisor for the Latin American Student Association (LASO). In this role of Faculty Fellow, the selected candidate assists in supporting retention efforts of a growing Latino/a undergraduate student population. Candidates should have a strong commitment to academic scholarship, the ability to communicate well with students and colleagues. For the Seminary portion, the candidate should have the commitment to work with a strong program of ministerial formation that includes care for students. For more information on the North Park Theological Seminary please click here.

A Ph.D. in a field of Biblical and/or Theological studies is required at the time of appointment. To be able to incorporate teaching insights drawn from Latino/a studies and cultural perspectives is desired.

Interested applicants should review the North Park Faculty Application and submit a letter of intent, current vita, three references, and official transcripts to:

Dr. Liza Ann Acosta
North Park University
3225 W. Foster Ave., Box 36
Chicago, IL 60625

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Tenure-Track

The Chemistry Department invites applicants for a tenure-track position bioinorganic chemistry beginning in August 2015. The qualified individual will have a PhD in chemistry. Post-doctoral research experience is preferred. Successful candidates will be expected to teach inorganic chemistry; candidates who also have experience teaching undergraduate biochemistry will be strongly considered. Experience teaching introductory chemistry courses is also desired. Candidates will be expected to develop a program of research that incorporates undergraduate students.

The Chemistry Department resides in the Johnson Center for Science and Community Life (opened August 2014). This space includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, a laser laboratory, dedicated space for faculty-student collaborative research and a fully equipped instrument laboratory which includes an ATR-FTIR, GC-MS, and a 300 Mhz NMR, among other instruments. The Chemistry Department is a fast-growing department and is seeking ACS certification. We are seeking a candidate who will help the department continue its strong record of growth and development.

Interested candidates should review the North Park Faculty Application and prepare a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, a description of a research program tailored for undergraduate students (2 pages maximum), the required essays within the Faculty Application, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent independently. Candidates will only be considered if all required materials are submitted. All materials should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Jon Rienstra-Kiracofe
Professor of Chemistry
North Park University
3225 W Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 244-5661

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

School of Education Faculty Opening

The School of Education seeks applications for a full-time, professional faculty position beginning in Fall 2015. The candidate will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, providing supervision for students in clinical experiences, and collaborating with local schools. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise either in mathematics education or early childhood education.  

Rank will be dependent upon qualifications. A master’s degree, teaching licensure, and experience in teaching are required. Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate in education.

Interested applicants should review the North Park Faculty Application and submit a letter of intent, current vita, three references, and official transcripts to:

Dr. Rebecca L. Nelson, Dean
School of Education
3225 W. Foster, Box 29
Chicago, IL 60625

Questions may be addressed to Ms. Dru Sabres, Office Assistant

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Exercise and Sport Faculty Opening

The Department of Exercise and Sport at North Park University seeks applications for a full-time faculty member at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin Fall 2015. The department consists of three academic programs (athletic training, exercise science, and physical education). The person hired to fill this position will teach 12 credit hours each semester based on the qualifications of the candidate, with a preferred expertise in either biomechanics and/or exercise physiology. Additional responsibilities include the advisement and mentorship of students, implementation of a scholarship agenda and participation in university wide service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, biomechanics/kinesiology or closely related field. Doctorate  preferred.
  • ACSM or NSCA certification preferred.
  • Demonstration of successful teaching at the university level.
  • Ability or willingness to learn to use instructional technology efficiently.
  • Communication of the Christian faith and ability to demonstrate the integration of faith into the classroom.

Application Instructions

In order to be considered for this position, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, completed North Park Faculty Application, and unofficial transcripts to:

John R. Hjelm, PhD
North Park University
3325 W Foster Ave, Box 56
Chicago, IL 60625

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled with special consideration of those who apply by November 1.

Assistant Professor of U.S. and Public History, Tenure Track

North Park University invites applicants for an assistant professor of U.S. and Public History beginning in August 2015.  Successful candidate will develop courses and mentor students in American and public history, integrating the rich resources of Chicago. Further specialization is open. In addition to introductory U.S. survey courses, desirable areas of teaching are: American pluralism, industrialization and urbanization, methods of public history, curatorial studies, local history, women and gender. Candidates shall have completed a PhD and show evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly promise.

Interested candidates should review the North Park Faculty Application and prepare a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, the required essays, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted to:

Susan Rabe, Chair, Department of History
North Park University
3225 W. Foster Avenue, Box 52
Chicago IL 60625

Deadline for completed applications is March 15, 2015

Assistant Professor of Music, Tenure-Track

The School of Music invites applicants for a tenure-track position in music (with a focus in voice), beginning in August 2015.  The primary teaching responsibilities for the position are undergraduate and graduate applied voice, vocal pedagogy, and/or additional specialized voice courses, which could include vocal literature, diction, or other courses as appropriate. The candidate will also direct the graduate program in vocal performance, and coordinate undergraduate applied voice study, which encompasses a broad range of styles.

The qualified candidate will have a terminal degree in music, and at least three years (or the equivalent) of college/university teaching in the areas included in the position. The candidate will also have strong and collaborative leadership and administrative skills; proven success in applied and classroom settings; and experience with recruitment. The candidate will be an active performer.

Interested candidates should review the North Park Faculty Application and prepare a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, the required essays, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent independently. All materials should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Craig Johnson
Dean and Professor, School of Music
North Park University
3225 W Foster Avenue Box 21
Chicago, IL 60625

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Assistant Professor of Nursing and Health Science    

The SON/HS is seeking a faculty person who is qualified to coordinate and teach medical surgical content in the undergraduate nursing program and has a background in simulation education.  Minimally this person must hold a master’s degree in nursing and a current license in the State of Illinois. It is preferred that this individual has previous teaching experience and is nationally certified in a medical surgical sub-specialty area. Doctoral preparation is preferred.

Interested applicants should review the North Park Faculty Application and submit a letter of intent, current vita, three references, and official transcripts to:

Dr. Linda Duncan, Dean
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
3225 W. Foster, Box 22
Chicago, IL 60625
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tenure-Track

The College of Arts and Sciences invites applicants for a tenure-track position in sociology (with a focus in criminal justice and deviance), beginning in August 2015.  The primary teaching responsibilities for the position are undergraduate courses in criminal justice and deviance or other courses as appropriate.  The candidate will also have responsibility for reaching out to stakeholders in both the internal and external communities.

The qualified candidate will have a PhD in sociology or criminal justice, and at least three years (or the equivalent) of college/university teaching in the areas included in the position.  The candidate will also have strong and collaborative leadership and administrative skills; proven success in applied and classroom settings; and experience with recruitment.

Interested candidates should review the North Park Faculty Application and prepare a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, the required essays, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent independently.  All materials should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Frank Steinhart
Professor, Sociology Department
North Park University
3225 W Foster Avenue, Box 21
Chicago, IL 60625

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

School of Business and Nonprofit Management

The School of Business and Nonprofit Management seeks applications for a full-time faculty position in marketing beginning in Fall 2015. The candidate will be responsible to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, participate in professional development, and provide service to the university community.

Rank dependent upon qualifications. Masters in the area of marketing (or closely related field) with extensive professional work experience required. Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate in marketing or closely related field. An interest in and ability to teach nonprofit marketing, marketing strategy, advertising, or digital media is a plus. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and active involvement in professional or academic organizations.

Interested applicants should review the North Park Faculty Application and submit a letter of intent, current vita, three references, and official transcripts to:

Wesley E. Lindahl, Dean
School of Business and Nonprofit Management
3225 W. Foster Avenue, Box 27
Chicago, IL 60625.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Visiting Faculty position, Psychology Department

The Department of Psychology, invites applicants for a proportional (2/3) Visiting Assistant Professor in psychology for the academic year 2015–2016. Position is salaried with benefits.

Responsibilities include teaching two-to-three undergraduate courses per semester.  Courses may include Introduction to Psychology, Stress & Health, Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Gender & Sexuality, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Multicultural Psychology, or Psychology of Language depending on the expertise of the candidate.

Candidates will also have the opportunity to participate in departmental activities and meetings, as well as University events and programs for professional development.

Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD in Psychology; qualified master's and ABD candidates will be considered.

We seek a gifted teacher and scholar who is enthusiastic about teaching in a Christian, liberal arts environment that is open to all students. For more information about North Park, please explore our website.

North Park University seeks to appoint the most qualified and competent persons available who are in harmony with the mission of the university and its philosophy of Christian higher education. All full-time faculty members are expected to be committed Christians both in faith and action.

We seek applicants with a personal commitment to our mission of Christian higher education, ethnic diversity, and the city. Over 36% of the students are from international and underrepresented American populations. An equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should review the North Park Faculty Application and prepare a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, the required essays, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent independently.  All materials should be submitted electronically to:

Rachel Schmale, PhD
Chair, Psychology Search
North Park University
3225 W. Foster Avenue, Box 57
Chicago, IL 60625

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Part-Time Instructor Openings

Listed below are current and possible future part-time instructor openings in various areas. Please contact the specific person listed if interested in exploring one of these opportunities:

Psychology Department

The Department of Psychology is in need of multiple adjunct instructors to teach during the fall and spring terms of 2015-16.  Instructors qualified to teach one or more of the following courses are desired:

Introductory courses –

  • Introductory Psychology (PSYC 1000), fall or spring
  • Research Methods in Psychology (PSYC 2100), fall or spring

Upper division lab courses –

  • Psychology of Gender & Sexuality (PSYC 3250), fall
  • Learning & Cognition (PSYC 3100), fall
  • Perception (PSYC 3800), fall
Developmental Psychology (PSYC 3150), spring

Psychology of Language (PSYC 3900), spring

The times for the course are flexible within the University teaching schedule until registration opens for fall (March 23, 2015) or spring (October 26, 2015).

We seek gifted educators who have experience teaching these courses.  We welcome advanced graduate and post-doctoral students to apply. The positions will be filled as soon as possible.

Please contact Elizabeth Gray, PhD with interest. Please include a cover letter and current curriculum vita.

 

School of Adult Learning

The School of Adult Learning welcomes inquiries for adjunct faculty positions from individuals with appropriate academic preparation and professional experience, as well as a commitment to nontraditional learners in an intentionally Christian context. Contact Judson Curry to inquire.

Modern Languages Department

The Modern Languages Department is seeking adjunct faculty to teach French, starting this fall semester (August 25). The three classes are listed below:

  • Beginning French I: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11:45 am–12:50 pm
  • Beginning French I: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 1:00–2:05 pm
  • Intermediate French I: Tuesday/Thursday, 11:40 am–1:20 pm

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Charles Peterson, dean of the college, at cpeterson@northpark.edu.

School of Business and Nonprofit Management

The School of Business and Nonprofit Management (SBNM) is always seeking highly qualified part-time instructors to add to its existing pool of adjuncts, and we welcome your inquiries. Minimally, a master’s degree is required. Interested candidates should contact Rochelle Robinson-Levant, director of operations for SBNM, by email at rrobinson-levant@northpark.edu. Please attach a CV and cover letter details expertise and teaching experience to your inquiry in order to be considered.

School of Education

Contact Dr. Rebecca Nelson regarding possible needs.

School of Nursing

Current openings include: adjunct clinical faculty in med surg and most of the subspecialties. Minimally a master’s degree in nursing is required, and a current Illinois RN license. Salary is based on qualifications and experience. Interview, CV, and letters of recommendation will be needed.

Dr. Linda R. Duncan
Dean of the School of Nursing
North Park University
3225 W Foster Ave
Chicago IL 60625

Contact Dr. Linda Duncan by e-mail by May 1. Applications will be considered in order received.

Sociology

The Sociology department is seeking an instructor for a course in Urban Sociology which will be taught in the Spring semester. This is a course designed for Sociology and Criminal Justice students.

Contact Dr. Frank Steinhart regarding  this opening.

North Park University Faculty Openings