Position: Director

Department:  Social Work

Northeastern Illinois University invites applications for a Director of the Master of Social Work Program. This is full-time, administrative position in the Master of Social Work Program.  The position will begin in January 2016.

About Northeastern Illinois University:

Founded in 1867, NEIU has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. NEIU is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the United States Department of Education as an Hispanic Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of this urban institution and in the social fabric of the student body. NEIU has an enrollment of 10,000 students, and ALANA students represent nearly 60% of the student body. Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the northwest side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional campuses in the metropolitan area: The Carruthers Center for Inner city Studies, El Centro, and the Center for College Access and Success (formerly the Chicago Teachers’ Center). The University is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Newsweek magazine named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth “Best Investment” in the United States and number one in Illinois. Northeastern shares the top-ten spot with Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and MIT.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will launch a new Master of Social Work (MSW) program that will be part of Northeastern Illinois University’s Masters of Social Work Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The MSW will have two tracks- Urban Leadership and Services to Vulnerable Children and Families. We are seeking collaborative, forward-thinking candidates with a focus on research and/or practice experience in medical social work or a related field, such as child welfare, public health, mental health, gerontology or specialized practice areas of health care and leadership. Responsibilities will include leading the development and implementation of an MSW curriculum, teaching in the program, maintaining an active research agenda, and providing service to the campus and community.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master of Social Work degree is required.  A Ph.D. in Social Work or a related field is strongly preferred, as are three to five years’ experience teaching social work and two to three years of administrative experience in a BSW or MSW program. Candidates should address their abilities to work within a culturally diverse environment and to prepare students to work effectively in a world of increasing diversity in their application.

This position requires a background check.

To Apply:

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) you must submit the following and send all documents within one PDF/Word document to Jade Stanley at j-stanley@neiu.edu.

  • A letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position
  • Current Resume
  • Three (3) current references (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness)
  • Employment Application
  • Statement of Annuitant Status
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for on-campus interviews
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and research plan, samples of publications or other examples of scholarly writing           

In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application (fillable) and Statement of Annuitant Status, you can also obtain these forms at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (B0B), 5555 N. Bernard, Chicago, IL 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.    

Screening of applicants begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals.