The College of Health and Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Health Sciences program to begin August 2020. The Health Sciences program is within the School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions. The Health Sciences program offers the following degrees: B.S. in Health Sciences; M.S. degree in Health Sciences and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Professions with participation of disciplines across the college.
The position will involve undergraduate and graduate teaching with online and face-to-face course delivery, maintaining an active and focused research agenda, and providing service to the university, profession, and community. Expectations include, but are not limited to:
Pursuit of a health sciences-related research agenda. Any health sciences-related research content area will be welcomed. Examples of potential research foci include but are not limited to; quality improvement of health or human services organizations, program evaluation, health disparities, healthy equity, professional education, or big data analytics in health sciences.
Commitment to serving underrepresented student populations through quality teaching practices.
Commitment to faculty teamwork in ensuring continuous improvement of programs through active engagement in assessment practices in accordance with Higher Learning Commission standards.
Dedication to providing students authentic learning opportunities through project-based learning, service learning, research, and other active learning approaches.
Eagerness to mentor and assist students with professional development, engagement in research and discovering career opportunities in this field.
Maintain a teaching portfolio that demonstrates quality practices through student evaluations of teaching, peer evaluations, reflective teaching practice, and other teaching evaluation methods.
Potential for external funding.
Service within Program, School, College, University, and health sciences-related professional organization.
Demonstrate ability to engage in quality community partnerships to enhance teaching, research, and service mission of the university.
Applicants with a strong interest in undergraduate research and academic programming are especially encouraged to apply as are applicants who would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The university and college are committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. The School aims to develop a dedicated community of professionals in a wide range of health professions, both within and outside of academia.
The successful candidate will have an academic doctorate from an accredited institution, Ph.D. (preferred), or equivalent in a health sciences-related discipline and evidence of ability to publish peer-reviewed research as well as pursue an independent line of research.
Candidates with a degree in a health sciences or health sciences-related field (BS, MS, or PhD), interest and/or experience with undergraduate health science programs, strong qualitative and/or quantitative skills, and university-level teaching in the field of health sciences including developing and teaching online courses will be given preference. Relevant professional work experience preferable in a health-related field and/or academic program level administrative experience are also desirable.
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Questions regarding the search can be directed to Paul Priester, Chair, School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions at email@example.com or 815-753-5198. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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