Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences - 6191
DeKalb, IL 
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description
Position Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FAC0116P
Classification Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences - 6191
Job code 2000FACUL
Type of Position F
FTE 1.00
Representation Union
Department Family & Consumer Sciences
Position Description Summary

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Northern Illinois University seeks applications for an anticipated 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Human Development and Family Sciences, to begin August 2020.

The position is housed in the area of Family and Child Studies of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. The School has 15 full-time faculty members and three supportive professional staff and offers three undergraduate degrees and one Master's degrees ( Northern Illinois University is a Doctoral/Research extensive university with a diverse student body of over 21,000, located 65 miles west of Chicago.

Duties and Responsibilities
*Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in family relations that promote family wellbeing through prevention and intervention in the context of family and human development across the life span.
*Maintain an active program of applied research and scholarship, and direct theses.
*Participate in in school and university committee work including curriculum, program development and assessment, and advocate for Human Development and Family Sciences-related professions regionally, nationally, and internationally.
*Be able to positively contribute to the needs of the diverse student body of NIU.

Required Qualificaitons

*An earned doctorate by the time of appointment in the area of human development and family sciences or closely related field. Applicants who have not completed their doctoral program must include documentation indicating the likelihood of completion by August 2020.
*University-level teaching experience;
*Demonstrated established record of scholarship or potential for, scholarship leading to publications and external funding.
*Demonstrated commitment for cross-disciplinary collaboration and program development.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with record of scholarly publications, university-level teaching experience, graduation from one COAMFTE accredited program, success in grant writing and/or securing external funding.

Hiring Rate/Range Based on experience
Working Hours Variable
Posting Date 09/12/2019
Closing Date
Priority Review Date 11/05/2019
Open Until Filled? Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Preference will be given to applications received by November 5, 2019; however, applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled. Applicants must apply online at and upload the following materials:
*Letter of application
*Current curriculum vitae
*List of three current references with contact information
*Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)

Questions regarding the search can be directed to Dr. Sherry Fang, HDFS Search Committee Chair at or at 815-753-6332.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

Link to Department Homepage
Physical Demands
Background Check Required Yes
EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person's disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) at 815-753-8399.

Clery Act Information

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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