University Faculty Openings

Full-Time Faculty Openings

Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology/Director of the MACP Program

The School of Adult Learning invites applicant for a professional faculty position beginning August 2016. The director of the MACP program reports to the Dean of the School of Adult Learning and has the responsibility to lead the MACP program and administer the curriculum.  Specifically, the Director will: teach in the MACP program; coordinate teaching assignments with the Chair of the undergraduate counseling psychology program; coordinate clinical placements; hire and supervise adjuncts; participate in the admissions process by interviewing students who completed the application process; serve as the advisor to MACP students; complete assessment documents; work with the record’s office if courses are transferred; create an external advisory board; assist with recruitment such as meeting with prospective students as needed or attending information sessions.

Minimum academic/professional credentials:  Doctorate in Counseling/Clinical Psychology or Counselor Education; Licensure or Eligibility for licensure as psychologist or LCPC; Three years teaching in a higher education institution

Desired academic/professional credentials:  Experience in applied counseling strengthens the application, especially in the areas of the integration of spirituality into the counseling process and/or culturally competent counseling. Familiarity with LPC/LCPC process desired.
Interested applicants should review the North Park Faculty Application and submit a letter of intent, current vita, and three references to:

Dr. Paul Priester
School of Adult Learning
3225 W Foster Ave., Box 33
Chicago, IL 60625

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

Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure-Track

The Biology Department invites applicants for a tenure-track position beginning in August 2016.  The qualified candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, Physiology or a related discipline.  We seek a dynamic teacher and a capable scholar.  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. The successful candidate will have a record of effective teaching and be capable of developing a program of research that incorporates undergraduate students.  The Biology department currently houses three majors: a traditional biology major, an environmental science major and a molecular biology and biotechnology major.  The department 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 (http://www.northpark.edu/News/Nancy-and-G-Timothy-Johnson-Center).  In response to recent growth in faculty-student collaborative research, the University recently created the NPRESS summer undergraduate research program.     

Interested applicants should review the North Park Faculty Application and prepare a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and the required essays (please submit all materials in a single e-mail). All materials should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. Yoojin Choi, Associate Professor of Biology
North Park University
3225 W Foster Avenue, Box 57
Chicago, IL 60625

For full consideration, the application deadline is February 1st.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Marketing

The School of Business and Nonprofit Management invites applicants for a faculty position beginning in August 2016. The candidate will be responsible to teach marketing at the undergraduate and graduate levels with possible online, face-to-face, and hybrid modalities. The candidate will also participate in professional development, scholarship, student advising, university and school committees, and provide service to the university community.

Minimum academic/professional credentials:  Masters in the area of marketing (or closely related field) with extensive professional work experience in the field of marketing required along with teaching experience. Applicants for advanced rank and tenure must have a record of teaching excellence and scholarship that serves to merit appointment at that level. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills and must be student-centered and collaborative with other faculty. A good command of both oral and written English is essential.  

Desired academic/professional credentials:  Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate in marketing, advertising or closely related field along with an interest in and ability to teach nonprofit marketing, marketing strategy, advertising, or internet marketing. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated excellence in teaching using online/face-to-face/hybrid modalities, experience with curriculum development, an active involvement in professional or academic organizations, and a research portfolio of publications.

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

Dr. Wesley Lindahl, Dean
School of Business and Nonprofit Management
3225 W. Foster, Box 27
Chicago, IL 60625
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Exercise and Sport, Tenure-Track

The Department of Exercise and Sport at North Park University seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor to begin Fall 2016. The department currently consists of three academic programs (Athletic Training, Exercise Science and Physical Education) and will be moving into the School of Nursing and Health Professions in Fall 2016.

Position Summary:    This position includes teaching 12 credit hours each semester based on the qualifications of the candidate with a preferred expertise in exercise science, athletic training, or related field. Additional responsibilities include the advisement and mentorship of students, implementation of a scholarship agenda and participation in university wide service.  Rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum academic/professional credentials

  • Doctoral degree in exercise science, health science, exercise physiology, or closely related field; ABD will be considered.
  • Demonstration of successful teaching at the university level.
  • Ability or willingness to learn to use instructional technology efficiently.
  • Ability to incorporate the university’s urban, intercultural, and Christian distinctives into teaching and service.

Desired academic/professional credentials: 

  • BOC certification as an athletic trainer.
  • ACSM or NSCA certification preferred.
  • Evidence of a research agenda.

To apply:  In order to be considered for this position, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial transcripts to:

Dr. John Hjelm, PhD – Search Chair

c/o Maria Vastis – Life Sciences Administrative Assistant

North Park University

3325 W. Foster Ave., Box 57

Chicago, IL 60625

mvastis@northpark.edu (submit materials here)

jhjelm@northpark.edu (direct questions here)

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled with special consideration of those who apply by December 31st.

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.

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:

The Department of Biology

The Department of Biology is looking for an adjunct instructor for two sections of Human Physiology lab. Instruction would take place one day each week.  A master's degree, PhD, or MD is required. If interested, please contact Dr. Drew Rholl.

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. 

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.


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