Asst/Assoc Professor in Human Resource Development College of Education University of Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois

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The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-system Assistant Professor/Associate Professor position in Human Resource Development. The proposed starting date for this position is August 16, 2022. The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership includes concentrations in Educational Administration and Leadership, Higher Education, Human Resource Development, History of Education, Philosophy of Education, Diversity and Equity in Education, Global Studies in Education, Learning Design and Leadership, and Social Science and Educational Policy.

We seek applicants who will contribute to one or more of our departmental graduate concentrations with teaching and research that address topics in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion in human resource development, international and cross-cultural human resource development, workforce development and policy development, though we welcome applicants with a broader range of human resource development interest pertinent to learning and performance in various contexts.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit


The successful candidate will be expected to make the following contributions to the undergraduate and graduate programs within EPOL and the College of Education:

Design and teach courses in human resource development, with an emphasis on the integration of theory, research, and application in a variety of organizational and institutional learning situations in the private and public sectors.

Contribute to EPOL-wide teaching and advising activities.

Plan and implement a program of research and grant writing related to human resource development and pertinent areas of scholarship.

Pursue external funding through grants and contracts.

Advise master and doctoral students.

Collaborate with department and college faculty on key strategic initiatives.

Serve on department, College of Education, and campus committees, and fulfill various other assignments consistent with an academic role.

Serve in leadership capacities and play an active role in human resource development professional associations.


An earned doctorate from an accredited institution, with an emphasis in human resource development or closely related field.

A record of scholarly productivity in the field of human resource development or closely related fields exhibited through research, publication, and grant-seeking activity.

Evidence of experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in human resource development. Ability and interest in advising and mentoring graduate students in EPOL.

Demonstrated service records in human resource development professional associations or related communities.

A thorough understanding of human resource development philosophy, theories, and curriculum.

Experience in human resource development practice through professional engagement.

Interest and/or experience in teaching in online and international environments.

Interest and ability to work synergistically across disciplines.

The ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups at the university level as well as in the public and private sectors.

Candidates at associate professor level should: 1) have established scholarship and publication records competitive at the national level, 2) have evidence of effective teaching and advising students at various levels, 3) have a demonstrated record of grants and/or contracts, and 4) have a demonstrated record of service and leadership at related academic and/or professional communities.

Starting Date and Salary: The proposed starting date is August 16, 2022. This is a 100 percent appointment on a nine-month service basis paid over twelve months, with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications.

Applicants should submit all materials below to by November 19, 2021 for full review. Please send inquiries to Dr. David Huang at [email protected].

One cover letter to articulate qualifications based on the position description and responsibilities

One copy of most recent curriculum vitae

Up to three representative peer-reviewed publications

Three letters of recommendation

Teaching evaluation records since 2017 (if available)

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.


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A talented and highly respected faculty is the University's most significant resource. Many are recognized for exceptional scholarship with memberships in such organizations as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. 

Our faculty have been awarded Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics.The success of our faculty is matched by that of our alumni: 11 are Nobel laureates and another 18 have won Pulitzer Prizes.

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As evidence of the University’s commitment to enhance the working, living, and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students, the University will encourage a standard of conduct and behavior that is consistent with the values of inclusivity. In an environment of inclusivity, there is no place for acts of hatred, intolerance, insensitivity, bigotry, threats of violence, harassment or discrimination.

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Inclusive Illinois is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected. Through education, engagement, and excellence, each voice creates the Inclusive Illinois Experience.

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It is a process. It is transformative. And we celebrate the remarkable changes we set in motion here … taking an important step … crossing boundaries … starting with our own.

It all starts with each of us: with our willingness to embark on the journey in the search for answers, and with our openness and acceptance of the answers we find. Illinois is the place where it all comes together.

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