Position: Department Chair

Department: Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics (HPERA)

Northeastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Department Chair of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics (HPERA)

Full-Time, Continuing Position

Under the general supervision of the Dean, of the Goodwin College of Education, the Department Chair of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics is responsible for all aspects of the department, including, but not limited to, master course schedule, hiring and supervising Tenured/Tenure-track faculty and instructors, office management, meetings, curriculum issues, annual and other reports, and communication with staff and students.

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 approximately 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.

About the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics

The Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics offers bachelor level programs in Physical Education (K-12), Community Health, Secondary Education – Health (6-12), and a M.S. program in Exercise Science. The Goodwin College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (now CAEP). All programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department Chair of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics, reports to the Dean of the Goodwin College of Education, who in turn reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Department Chair of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics is the chief administrative officer for the department and is responsible for supervising/evaluating all faculty and programs. Class scheduling, hiring and evaluating staff, and representing the department on the college, university, and local committees are integral to the position. Leadership in national program accreditation is a major responsibility of this position. The teaching obligation for this position is one class per semester including summer term (3 classes/year).

Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate in an area related to the Department’s program with a record of teaching, research, and service that would lead to an appointment at the level of Associate or Full Professor is required. The successful candidate must be familiar/experienced with accreditation (e.g., CAEP), and teacher licensure, and have a commitment to diversity. Expertise in health or physical education, public or community health, or exercise science is desirable. Experience in program development/implementation is also desirable. Experience with hybrid and on-line classes/programs is preferred. Experience with a collective bargaining unit university is highly desirable. The successful candidate must possess demonstrated ability to work with diverse facility and students. Strong communication skills and ability to assume a leadership role are required.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, sick and vacation days, and participation in the State Universities Retirement System. Applicants are expected to respond based on the entire job description.

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 d-yasutake@neiu.edu.

In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application (fillable), Affirmative Action Form 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 Street, Chicago, IL 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue 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. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.