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ONE Tenure Track Faculty Position in Public Health

Start Date: Fall 2021

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position

Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Health Sciences and Physical Education is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member in public health. The ideal candidate will share the University’s commitment to educating a racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse student population. Further, the candidate will be reflective, collaborative and transformative.

University Background

Founded in 1867, Northeastern 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. Northeastern is regarded as the one of the most diverse public comprehensive universities in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of Northeastern and in the social fabric of its student body. The University has an enrollment of more than 7,000 students; African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students represent about 55 percent of the student body.

With a Main Campus located on roughly 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 locations in the metropolitan area: The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro, and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County.

Department Background

The Department of Health Sciences and Physical Education is a critical learning community that inspires innovation inside and outside the classroom. We strive to create a culture where faculty use data and inquiry to reflect on classroom practices and improve learning outcomes for students. We also strive to be a department that is committed to racial equity and diversity throughout our scholarship, service, mentorship, and teaching. Thus, we look for faculty who are literate in culturally relevant and critical scientific scholarship, teaching, and service. We strongly believe that this commitment allows us to prepare our students to pursue a career in public health and to quality for further educational opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Teach online and on-campus courses both in the M.P.H. and B.S. in Community Health programs
  • Develop and implement culturally sustaining curriculum
  • Contribute to the assessment, evaluation and accreditation of the M.P.H. program
  • Conduct ongoing scholarly activity in area of expertise and disseminate findings
  • Participate in academic activities as the Department, College and University levels
  • Participate in professional and community activities
  • Provide academic and career advising to students

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate or ABD in Public Health or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Evidence of capacity for scholarly/research accomplishments
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
  • Experience working with racially/ethnically, socio-economically minoritized populations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching online or willingness to be trained
  • Experience practicing in the public health field
  • Experience leading CEPH accreditation activities
  • Experience in placing and supervising student field experiences
  • Experience mentoring or advising students
  • Demonstrated commitment to service
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the University’s Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge about culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging historically underserved and unrepresented populations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how historical patterns of exclusion of minoritized students within higher education and the field of public health shape patterns of participation and outcomes
  • Ability to interact successfully within a multicultural environment and to work harmoniously with colleagues, students, and the community

Deadline

Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application

Please send letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts and three reference letters to Dr. Jennifer Banas, Coordinator M.P.H., at j-banas@neiu.edu.

Cover Letter should address:

  • How you meet the qualifications of the position
  • Your current and future research agenda
  • Pedagogical practices that have contributed to your success in educating diverse audiences, particularly those populations who have been historically marginalized
  • The role of reflection in your professional practice
  • The role of collaboration in your professional achievements
  • Your preparedness to support the University mission and its designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
  • ​​​​​​​Your interest in and commitment to interacting successfully and harmoniously within a multicultural environment

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. Northeastern Illinois University's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.

Tenure Track Position in School Counseling/Generalist

Starting Date: August 2021

Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position

Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Counselor Education is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in School Counseling. The ideal candidate will share the University’s commitment to educating a racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse student population. Furthermore, the candidate will be reflective, collaborative and transformative.

University Background

Founded in 1867, Northeastern 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. Northeastern is regarded as the one of the most diverse public comprehensive universities in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of Northeastern and in the social fabric of its student body. The University has an enrollment of more than 7,000 students; African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students represent about 55 percent of the student body.

With a Main Campus located on roughly 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 locations in the metropolitan area: The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro, and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County.

Department Background

The Department of Counselor Education (CACREP accredited) offers four master’s level programs with emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Family Counseling, School Counseling, and Rehabilitation Counseling. The department strives to remain committed to racial equity and diversity throughout our scholarship, service, mentorship, and teaching. Therefore, we seek multiculturally aware faculty who are literate in culturally relevant teaching, clinical practice, research, and service. We are committed to preparing culturally aware counselors to provide professional counseling services to adults, children, youth, individuals, couples, groups and families.

Responsibilities

  • Teach both school counseling courses as well as teach across the graduate Counseling curriculum

  • Advise school counseling students

  • Develop and implement culturally sustaining curriculum

  • Contribute to assessment, evaluation, and accreditation of Counselor Education programs

  • Engage in ongoing scholarly activity and disseminate research findings via presentations and publications

  • Participate in Department, College and University activities

  • Participate in professional activities

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP-accredited program

  • Established Counselor Educator identity

  • Professional counselor licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of Illinois

  • Demonstrated experience across a variety of settings with diverse individuals

  • Evidence of effective teaching at the graduate level

  • Evidence of research and scholarship productivity

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and diversity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous school counseling experience in Pre-K-12 public schools

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and ability to teach across core counseling courses

  • Experience providing clinical supervision in an academic setting

  • Membership and involvement in professional organizations such as ACA, ASCA, or ACES

  • Experience advising graduate students

  • Knowledge of CACREP-accreditation process

Deadline

Screening will begin immediately and will end on Dec. 20, 2020.

Application

Please send letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts and the names of three references (including telephone numbers and email) to Dr. Shedeh Tavakoli at s-tavakoli@neiu.edu.

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.  Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University’s receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.