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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 

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 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.

Assistant Professor of U.S. and Public History

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.

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.


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:

IMMEDIATE ADJUNCT OPENING – Psychology Department

Spring 2015 Instructor Needed

The Department of Psychology, is in need of an adjunct instructor to teach 1 section of Research Methods in Psychology (PSYC 2100) or Introductory Psychology (PSYC 1000) in the Spring term 2015 (1/12/2015 to 5/8/2015).

The times for the course are flexible within the University teaching schedule until registration opens on October 27, 2014.
We seek a gifted educator who has experience teaching these courses. We welcome advanced graduate and post-doctoral students to apply. This position will be filled as soon as possible.

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

Biology Department

Seeking applications for adjunct faculty to teach BIOL 2100 - Introduction to GIS  (Geographic Information Systems)
Spring Semester 2015 on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae electronically to:

Alan W. Bjorkman, PhD
Professor of Biology
abjorkman@northpark.edu

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
avazquez1@northpark.edu

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