University Faculty Openings

Full-Time Faculty Openings

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.


  • 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 University 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.

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:

Biology Department

Seeking applications for adjunct faculty to teach BIOL 2100 - Introduction to GIS  (Geographic Information Systems)
Spring Semester 2015 on Thursday nights from 6:30pm-930pm

Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae electronically to:

Alan W. Bjorkman, PhD
Professor of Biology

Chemistry Department

The Chemistry Department has teaching needs in the following areas for the 2014–2015 academic year:

  • Survey of Chemistry
  • Survey of Organic Chemistry
  • Survey of Biochemistry. 
Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae electronically to:

Dr. Anne Vazquez
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
North Park University
3225 W. Foster Avenue Box 57
Chicago, IL 60625

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. Immediate needs within the SBNM are for instructors with expertise in these areas:

  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Nonprofit Management and Fundraising

Contact the School of Business and Nonprofit Management

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