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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Public Health

Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Start Date: Fall 2023
Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Health Sciences and Physical Education is seeking a fulltime,
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 Illinois University enrolls about 6,000 students through the College of
Arts and Sciences, the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, the College of Business and Management
and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public
comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a
Hispanic-Serving Institution. Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate
programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.
Northeastern’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of
Chicago. The University has three 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 also
is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake
County, north of Chicago. Read more about Northeastern Illinois University at

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

• Teach on-line and on campus courses both in the MPH and BS in Community Health programs
• Develop and implement culturally sustaining curriculum
• Contribute to the assessment, evaluation, and accreditation of the MPH program
• Conduct on-going 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.

Please send letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts and three reference letters to:

Dr. Moira Stuart:

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
• 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.

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