Post Doctoral Fellow in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (38888)

Employer
Northern Illinois University (NIU)
Location
DeKalb, IL

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Working Position Title:

Post Doctoral Fellow in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (38888)

Position Number:

00038888

Department:

College of Law

Position Status:

Temporary

FTE:

1.00

Full/Part Time:

Full-Time

Position Summary:

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (NIU) COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Post-Doctoral Fellow. The position is a two-year fellowship, starting in the 2022 – 2023 academic year. The Fellow will be expected to develop a scholarly agenda in one or more of the following areas: law and gender and/or sexuality, feminist legal theory, race and the law, civil rights, and family law. In addition, the Fellow will be expected to teach one law course for each year of the fellowship, which will be cross listed with a course offered at the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Duties include an ability to engage in high quality research and teaching, as well as being an active participant in law school and university service, including the mentoring and advising of students in related fields. We especially encourage applications by those who are underrepresented in their academic fields. The University of committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity, race, gender, and gender identity and expression. The law school’s mission statement can be found here:
https://www.niu.edu/law/about/mission-statement.shtml
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or J.D. degree (awarded at the time of the commencement of the fellowship). Applicants must possess an ability to engage in high quality research and teaching, as well as an ability to be an active participant in law school and university service, including the mentoring and advising of students in related fields. Finally, applicants must have a strong interest in engaging with both the College of Law and NIU’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or J.D. degree (awarded at the time of the commencement of the fellowship). Applicants must possess an ability to engage in high quality research and teaching, as well as an ability to be an active participant in law school and university service, including the mentoring and advising of students in related fields. Finally, applicants must have a strong interest in engaging with both the College of Law and NIU’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

Preferred Qualifications:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: We are particularly interested in candidates with (1) successful teaching experience, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as part of a productive team and (2) experience engaging in academic or extramural activities related to diversity issues and experience mentoring and/or tutoring students from diverse backgrounds.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.:

Ability to engage in high quality research and teaching; an ability to be an active participant in law school and university service; and ability to mentor and advise students in related fields.

Physical Demands:

General Office

Earn Type:

S

Representation:

Non-Union

Link to Department Homepage:

https://www.niu.edu/law

Posting Date:

02/15/2022

Priority Review Date:

03/18/2022

Working Hours:

8-4:30

Starting Salary:

$50,000 annually

Special Instructions for Applicants:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For full consideration, applications should visit https://employment.niu.edu/postings/61648 to apply and upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references by March 18, 2022. Please direct any questions to Yolanda M. King, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law, at [email protected]. Applications received after March 18, 2022, are welcomed, but will be considered as needed. The position is contingent upon budget approval. A pre-employment background check is required.

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
[email protected]
815-753-5560

Quick Link to Applicant:

https://employment.niu.edu/postings/61648

Is Background Check Required:

Yes

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. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) at [email protected].

Safety Information:

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety. Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.Read the Fire Safety Report. Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.

Organization

Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

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815-753-1000
Location
1425 Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb
Illinois
60115
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