Department of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
Two (2) Tenure Track Positions in Inner City Studies Education
Start Date: August 2013
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
The University: Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the United States and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Location: The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) is the south side campus of Northeastern Illinois University located in the historic Bronzeville community. The Carruthers Center boasts lake and city views and is minutes from the lake front. It is located ten minutes from downtown Chicago.
Department: The Academic program of Inner City Studies Education (ICSE) is part of the Department of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum studies and is offered at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS). The curricula in Inner City Studies Education focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to examining the political, economic, social, and cultural forces that impact inner city communities in this country and throughout the world. The Program has established, as its primary function, the retaining of inner city career persons who desire to work in inner city communities. The ICSE Program, through the College of Education, offers a Minor in Inner City Careers, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Inner City Studies Education.
Qualifications: One candidate for the tenure track position in ICSE should have an earned doctorate in education with a specialty in global urban/inner city issues. The second position requires a candidate with an earned doctorate in African American studies or an area of liberal arts with a specialty in urban studies.
Successful candidates should demonstrate expertise in African-centered pedagogy as it relates to the unique character and history of inner city life, institutions, and the historical forces that impact on inner city/urban communities. In addition, they should demonstrate expertise in urban/inner city education and demonstrate sensitivity to working in global inner city communities with experience in the development of programs and curricula aimed at improving the delivery of services in public and private human and social service and educational institutions. Evidence of or potential for strong scholarship related to inner city studies, urban studies, African-centered pedagogy, and/or urban education. They should also have the ability to use technology to enhance teaching.
Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Inner City Studies Education; collaborate with colleagues on continued program development, graduate and undergraduate advisement, research, and university/community service.
Application: Please send a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, and the names of three references (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) to:
Dr. Lance Williams
Assistant Director of CCICS and Professor ICSE
Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
700 E. Oakwood Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60653
Deadline: These positions will remain open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received before November 15, 2012.
Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from women and minorities as well as other qualified individuals.