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North Park University
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About North Park:

Founded in 1891, North Park University is a Christian university affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church of over 3,200 students from around the country and world. Located for over 125 years on the land of the Miami and Potawatomi tribes in what is today Chicago’s northside, NPU has recently been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution and is committed to serving diverse populations. Elevating North Park University’s core distinctives of Christian, city-centered, and intercultural, NPU values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a racially and culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages the nomination and candidacies of persons who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color regardless of gender. 

Position Summary/Purpose:

The College of Arts and Sciences at North Park University seeks applications for an open-rank, full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Biology to begin in August 2022. 

We seek a dynamic teacher and a proactive contributor to the life of the North Park community.  The primary teaching responsibilities for the position are human anatomy and physiology.  Additional teaching may include upper-division electives in areas of the candidate’s specialty, with a preference for histology, developmental biology, or courses on non-human animals. The preferred candidate will have a record of effective teaching at the undergraduate level.

The successful candidate will develop a laboratory or pedagogy research program that involves undergraduate students.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biology or Related Field
  • A clear understanding of and personal commitment to North Park University’s mission of Christian higher education and intercultural values. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in college-level teaching of human anatomy and physiology
  • Experience in effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved
  • Expertise in histology, developmental biology, non-human animals, or other areas of need in the department

Effective Date: August 2022 (Nine-month position)

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should review the North Park Faculty Application
( and prepare a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, a description of a research program tailored for undergraduate students (2 pages maximum), the required essays within the Faculty Application and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent independently.  Candidates will only be considered if all required materials are submitted. All materials should be submitted electronically to:

 Dr. Yoojin Choi, – Search Chair

North Park University

3225 W. Foster Ave.

Box 57

Chicago, IL 60625

 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Full consideration will be given to applications received no later than February 1, 2022.


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