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Visiting Assistant Professor in Not-for-Profit/Social Entrepreneurship

Governors State University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 2, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Other Business & Management, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Humanities, English & Literature, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
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Position Type Visiting Professor Classification Title Visiting Assistant Professor Position's Functional Title Visiting Assistant Professor in Not-for-Profit/Social Entrepreneurship Position Start Date 08/16/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) Position Summary

Governors State University (University Park, IL) is a minority-majority institution inviting applications for a full-time, one-year, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in Not for Profit/Social Entrepreneurship, to begin in the Fall 2021 semester. The visiting faculty member will teach courses in the Not for Profit/Social Entrepreneurship concentration of the Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership.

We seek a teacher-scholar who is committed to enhancing our culture of diversity, equity and inclusion and who will complement existing faculty strengths in our Not for Profit/Social Entrepreneurship and Public Administration programs. A successful candidate is a teacher/practitioner with teaching, research, and practical expertise in leading not for profit organizations. The candidate will teach graduate courses in the core LEAD and NPSE concentration. This position may also assist in delivering the Masters of Public Administration courses.

We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, evidence of—or potential for—a distinguished record of scholarship as well as service to the institution, discipline, and/or community. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and first-generation college graduates are especially encouraged to apply.

Governors State University is the only regional public comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving more than 5,500 students annually. Since its founding in 1969, GSU has offered accessible, high-value educational opportunities to a culturally diverse student body of first-generation students, returning adults, and veterans. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. In 2014, GSU accepted its inaugural class of first-year students as it transitioned from an upper-division and graduate institution into a regional comprehensive university with a state-of-the-art general education program. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.

Through its strategic planning GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasingly numerous hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative lower-division program uses high-impact practices to foster student engagement with ethics, citizenship, and innovative thinking. Every first-year class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers a wide variety of master’s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields, and Interdisciplinary Leadership.

GSU’s 750-acre campus encompasses the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park yet is conveniently located within easy reach of Chicago and surrounding communities with a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high-performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchaser of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status is strictly prohibited.

Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience.

The English Program at Governors State University offers an undergraduate (B.A.) degree and a graduate (M.A.) degree with sequences in either Literature or Writing. Our faculty are dedicated to advancing the teaching, research, and service missions of the university.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Ph.D., Ed.D., or terminal degree in interdisciplinary leadership, or a closely related discipline; ABD in the final stages of completion will also be considered (and may be appointed as Visiting Instructor).
2. Knowledge and ability to teach graduate courses in not for profit and social entrepreneurship.
3. Documented record of an ability to make intellectual contributions through scholarly publications/presentations.
4. Ability to complement the program’s strengths.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience with first-generation, culturally diverse, and non-traditional students.
2. Demonstrated ability to infuse course content with scholarship related to underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.
3. Experience teaching courses in not for profit/social entrepreneurship.
4. Experience teaching courses in public administration.
5. Evidence of teaching excellence.

Posting Date 06/18/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled No Posting Number FA0403P Type of Search None - Direct Appointment Quicklink for Posting Employee ID Department Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. List of References
  3. Other
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