The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) at Northern Illinois University (NIU) is starting a new Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Health Sciences beginning fall term 2015. The College is seeking to fill an anticipated faculty position at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor to serve as the director of the Ph.D. program.
The CHHS is one of seven colleges NIU. The CHHS is home to 15 academic programs situated in four units: (1) the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, (2) the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences and (3) the School of Nursing and Health Studies, and (4) the Department of Military Science.
The director is an academic unit-level administrator reporting directly to the CHHS Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the day-to-day general management of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Health Sciences, serving on or chairing selected committees, assisting in the functions of the College as an instructional, research and public service unit, and contributing to the College’s mission.
The director will report to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs whom they will assist in:
· planning program events and scheduling courses,
· providing guidance to students and program faculty regarding academic concerns,
· overseeing student admission, progression, and dismissal processes,
· overseeing all activities related to course delivery (course activity documentation, end-of-grade submissions, and similar)
· overseeing the academic advising and student orientation process,
· curriculum development, program assessment, program review and related activities,
· chairing the program steering committee, serving on the CHHS curriculum committee, and other administrative and shared governance standing committees (as appropriate),
· serving as a liaison between the Ph.D. program and the College office, the College’s Schools, and various other University units including the Graduate School and the Division of Outreach and Regional Development, as appropriate,
· maintaining positive relations with other Colleges, Programs or other units within the University and the wider community,
· other duties assigned by the Associate Dean.
Additionally the director will:
· maintain an ongoing program of scholarship, and
· teach one to two courses as appropriate.
Successful candidates must:
· hold a doctoral degree in one of the academic disciplines represented in the College or in a closely related discipline,
· be eligible for tenure or a tenure-track appointment at the rank of professor or associate professor in one of the College’s Schools ,
· be qualified to be a senior member of the graduate faculty at NIU,
· have experience with academic program management, or the demonstrated potential to develop such management skills,
· knowledge of the structure, academic policies, processes, and procedures of doctoral programs,
· provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the university level,
· a well-established program of scholarship including familiarity with the external funding process,
· have experience delivering academic programming in an online format,
· have a history of positive interaction with colleagues and students,
· have the ability to communicate well.
Strongest consideration will be given to candidates with:
· a Ph.D. degree in one of the academic disciplines represented in the College,
· tenure in their current academic appointment ,
· experience teaching and advising Ph.D. students and leading Ph.D. dissertation committees,
· a history of successfully securing competitive extramural research funding,
· experience serving as principal investigator of funded research projects,
· experience developing and evaluating online academic programs,
· experience teaching university-level courses online.
Send: Letter of application, curriculum vita, copy of graduate transcript, two letters of reference to:
James R. Ciesla, Ph.D.
College of Health and Human Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Applications accepted via FAX, email or USPS. Preference will be given to complete applications received by March 30, 2015, but applications will be accepted after that date until the position is filled.
For more information visit http://www.chhs.niu.edu.
Salary is competitive and based on qualifications.
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.
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. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.