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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Health Sciences (24-25)

DePaul University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 5, 2023

The Department of Health Sciences in the College of Science and Health at DePaul University in Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting September 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be broadly trained in gerontology, aging studies, and/or related fields.

The Department of Health Sciences currently serves over 500 undergraduate students pursuing a B.S. degree with concentrations in 'Bioscience' or 'Public Health Studies'. We are developing a new Master's degree in Gerontology and offer minors in 'Public Health Studies' and 'Bioethics and Society'.  Our faculty train students to address individual and community health using a collaborative approach that combines natural and social scientific perspectives.

Applicants must have a strong commitment to education in a diverse environment and an interest in contributing to a multidisciplinary department, including building a new graduate program. Our faculty collaborate with external partners and other units within the University, including the Master's in Public Health Program and the Center for Community Health Equity.

Teaching responsibilities will include graduate courses in topics relevant to gerontology, core undergraduate courses in the department, and new courses aligned with the candidate’s expertise. DePaul faculty teach 6 courses per year across 3 quarters and are eligible for a pre-tenure research leave. Applicants are expected to develop an active and productive research program including publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Service to the department, college and university also is expected.

About the College
The College of Science and Health is the third largest college at DePaul, enrolling over 3,000 students. The college includes programs in mathematics, psychology, physics and astrophysics, environmental science and studies, chemistry and biochemistry, biology, neuroscience, health sciences, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, and nursing. The College of Science and Health provides high quality, personalized, accessible science and health education to a diverse student body, grounded in the values of St. Vincent de Paul.  Our teaching and research advance knowledge and service to society. The College is located on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus.

About the University
With an overall enrollment of over 22,000 students, DePaul is the nation’s twelfth largest private non-profit university.  While the university is large, the class size in the department typically does not exceed 40 students. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of effectiveness or potential as an instructor for a variety of courses or teaching environments, ability to teach graduate-level courses, and a demonstrated commitment to continued development as an educator.

DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Applicants should have:

  • Doctoral degree or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated record of or potential for excellence in teaching;
  • Demonstrated record of or potential for productive scholarship.
Application Instructions

A complete application should include the following:

  • A cover letter addressing interest in the position;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Teaching statement that articulates experiences and plans (1 page);
  • Research plan, including details for student involvement (1-2 pages);
  • Diversity statement (1 page);
  • Three letters from professional references

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

For further questions about this position please contact the department chair, Dr. Sarah Connolly (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, martial status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

Safety and Security Statement - Clery Act:

A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request.  The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus.  The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters.  It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution.  A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at .

Title IX Statement:

Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities.  At DePaul University, the Title IX Coordinator is Kathryn Statz.  Her office is located in Lincoln Park on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue.  She can be reached at 312-362-8970, or

Required Background Check:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check.  Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check. 

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire.  A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is a reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.  For more information, please visit the following pages:  

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)

Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act


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