Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice/Human Services

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Position Information

Tenure StatusNon-TenureRankAssistant ProfessorTerm Length10 MonthsTerminal one year contractNoPosition StatusFull TimePosition TitleAssistant Professor, Criminal Justice/Human ServicesCampusWheelingIf other, please specify

The position will be based in at the Wheeling campus, but applicants must also be willing to teach in Chicago and other suburban campuses

Position Summary

National Louis University’s Undergraduate College is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice/Human Service to our team.

This position is a 10 month, full-time non-tenure track faculty position at Assistant Professor rank. The position will be based in at the Wheeling campus, but applicants must also be willing to teach in Chicago and other suburban campuses.

Who we are:
We are a team of dedicated educators who have been working together to build a new Undergraduate College (UGC) at National Louis University (NLU) focused on building academic pathways and providing holistic student support to ensure students are career ready. Our undergraduate majors serve first time freshmen as well as adult transfer students in blended and online delivery formats – on and off campus. Next year, we expect approximately 600 new Freshmen. Join us as we are grow!

We work fearlessly to educate and retain our students. As a result, we have exceeded national benchmarks through our approach to appreciative advising and data-driven, personalized instruction. Our educational model is student focused, expects excellence, and provides personalized support in a data-driven environment. These key tenets are grounded by pillars of continuous improvement and innovation for quality growth and development.

Who you are:
You are: You are Ready to Prepare the Next Generation in your Field.
You have experience in the discipline of human services, social work, and/or criminal justice. You have made a demonstrated impact on individuals, families, and/or communities involved in the criminal justice system or worked in a related field. Ideally, you have demonstrated teaching excellence in a higher education setting as an adjunct or full-time faculty. You will ensure the delivery of a career-relevant curriculum that provides real world experiences to help prepare students for their careers in the field. Employment outcomes are a focus of the Undergraduate College.

You are: Driven to Succeed.
You are energetic and passionate about a diverse student body that typically includes many first-generation students and those that face many personal challenges. To be successful in this position, you must be committed to leading and demonstrating excellence in teaching and learning. The position requires you to be agile, creative and engaging while offering new curriculum pathways and providing a career relevant, unparalleled experience to undergraduate students. Enthusiastic candidates have the belief that all students can be successful students. Student retention is a critical success indicator in the Undergraduate College.

You will: Offer Best-in-Class Teaching and Learning.
Teach 7-8 courses during the Academic Year. You believe that your work has demonstrated your respect for education and the power that it holds. Each term, you will facilitate blended classes that utilize technology and data to drive instruction. You will work with your Chair/Director and a dedicated team of Coaches and Faculty, Content Experts and Data Analysts to determine how to personalize the learning experience for your students. In addition to teaching content, you will also focus on growth mindset among your students, increase non-cognitive skill development, nurture academic confidence, and prepare students for their professional pathways. Instructional excellence is a key performance indicator for all NLU faculty.

You are ready to: Make an Impact.
Each and every day, our Undergraduate College changes lives. You want to be a part of that meaningful innovation. You are someone that will always look for creative ways for students to achieve success. We know this work is challenging, but we are in it together. Student persistence through graduation is our shared responsibility in the Undergraduate College
•Student-Focused: Make decisions based on what is best for students with the belief that when all students have access to resources and support, they are empowered to achieve success.
•Expect Excellence: Maintain high expectations for our students and for the faculty that teach in the program by holding ourselves accountable for achieving excellence.
•Personalized Support: Take a holistic approach to providing individualized support that encourages students to realize their full potential in college and beyond. Connect students with their career interests and provide opportunities to engage in professional environments.
•Data-Driven, Collaborative Environment: Collaborate with faculty and coaches to utilize real-time data and technology to adapt instruction to student needs.
•Continuous Improvement and Innovation: Remain agile and open to changes and new ideas-incorporating data as well as student, faculty and administration voice-to ensure that we are continuously learning, improving, and innovating in all aspects of curriculum, instruction and the student experience.


Demonstrate excellence in teaching:
•Teach courses as assigned, 7-8 per year in a blended format in Wheeling during the day and evening.
•Collaborate with Instructional and Coaching Teams to develop an effective student experience for our students.
•Facilitate courses by delivering engaging instruction in a blended, flipped classroom environment.
•Empower students to develop competency by sharing a passion for the subject and skills being taught.
•Utilize technology-based teaching platforms, including but not limited to an adaptive courseware engine to aid students in the development of competencies.
•Communicate professionally and relate well.
•Participate in faculty professional development activities.
Service to the Institution
•Contribute to a learning culture by participating on committees, supporting local campus events such as orientation and graduation, and participating in various other workshops and meetings.
•Promote the major and career outcomes to internal and external stakeholders in order to achieve recruitment targets, student retention goals, and maintain high graduation rates.


•Minimum of three years of full-time professional/clinical experience in Criminal Justice, Human Services Social Services, or a related field.
•The applicant must have experience which will qualify to be credentialed to teach courses in both Criminal Justice and Human Services area. Preferred: Demonstrated record of teaching excellence in a university or college setting;
•Demonstrated ability to work with racially, culturally and economically diverse colleagues and students;
•Commitment to student success, student professional growth, effective professional advising, and experiential education;
•Experience using data for improvement purposes;
•Evidence of engagement and service to the field; and
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.


•Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Human Services or a related field. Preferred: Experience or coursework in Human Services, Social Work, or a related field.

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberFAC208Number of Vacancies1Desired Start Date07/01/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions SummaryQuick Link for Internal Postings Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education completed in discipline or sub-field in which you are applying to?
    • Bachelors degree in discipline or sub-field
    • 18 graduate semester credits in discipline or sub-field
    • Master's degree or higher in discipline or sub-field
    • Doctoral degree in discipline or sub-field
  2. What is the highest level of education that you completed at an accredited institution of higher education?
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • All-But-Dissertation (ABD) in a Doctoral Program
    • Doctoral Degree (PhD, EdD, JD, DBA, etc.)
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcript A
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. Internal Posting Form (Internal Applicants Only)
  7. Transcript B
  8. Transcript C
  9. Other (Licenses, Certifications, Etc.)




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Posted: 4/16/2019
Application Due: 8/13/2019
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