Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.
APPOINTMENT: Review of applications will begin on February 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Fellowships are awarded annually at the beginning of each semester.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Fellows will teach one course each semester in an area related to their academic preparation which is needed by the department hosting the fellow. Fellows will be expected to devote significant time to the completion of the dissertation. Fellows will also work with a faculty mentor and will be involved with co-curricular activities including the University's cultural diversity initiatives.
RANK & SALARY: Fellows will receive faculty appointments for an academic year and will be eligible for benefits including health insurance. The salary is $35,000. Fellows must be eligible for employment. Additionally, fellows will receive support for research, professional travel, and other related expenses. It is expected that fellows will not be employed outside of the University or receive additional fellowships or awards during the fellowship period unless approved by the University. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Fellows must have successfully completed qualifying and/or comprehensive exams, and be at the dissertation stage of a doctoral degree program. Candidates must be studying in a field taught at WIU. Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity and service is expected for all positions. WIU seeks qualified candidates who are committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: We are particularly interested in applications from individuals representing disciplines in which individuals are underrepresented, whose research highlights diversity, and/or in a field working with traditional underrepresented group careers. We also are looking for individuals with experience in diverse educational programs and environments and a willingness to participate in WIU’s diversity initiatives.
THE DEPARTMENT: Various Departments represented by the University. For more information about the academic departments see: http://www.wiu.edu/toc/dept.php.
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
APPLICATION: Complete applications include: 1) a letter of interest 2) current vitae 3) recommendation letter from the chairperson of the dissertation committee 4) official transcript(s) indicating that all coursework has been completed 5) a proposed plan for completion of dissertation 6) a two-page abstract of the dissertation and 7) a proposed timeline for completion, showing milestone(s).
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
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Screening of applicants is continuous, and appointments will be made annually at the beginning of the fall semester.
For further information regarding the search call Dr. Ron Williams at (309) 298-1066.
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org