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Interim Associate Director of Health Sciences

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Illinois
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Interim Associate Director of Health Sciences

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Illinois Wesleyan University is accepting applications for the position of Interim Associate Director of Health Sciences.  The teaching duties of this appointment constitute a tenure-track position, whereas the administrative role is a staff, non-tenure-track set of responsibilities.  The contract is a 9-month appointment (August 15 through May 15) with on-call responsibilities continuing through the summer months (May 16 – August 14).  The salary is competitive and comes with a strong benefits package.  This role complements an expansion of the academic programming provided by the School of Nursing, catalyzing a transition to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.  In collaboration with the Director of the School, the Interim Associate Director will be responsible for oversight of teaching faculty and management and development of the health sciences curriculum.  They will assist in the development of the public health major, the integration of the health promotion and fitness major into the School, and the sequential additions of health sciences majors, minors, and certificates.  The Interim Associate Director will bring robust assessment and innovative thinking to the expansion of the School, adding appropriate programs that will grow to meet enrollment targets and financial metrics.  The Interim Associate Director will teach 2-4 courses per academic year within the School with the option to teach outside of the School, if needed.  They will also serve as an advisor to students majoring in academic programs of study in the Health Sciences.  The Interim Associate Director will also be involved in representing the School in key campus events such as Rising Titans, Turning Titan, admissions events, and service on University committees, task forces, and the like.

Candidates must hold a terminal degree in a field within the Health Sciences and have at least five years of university-level teaching experience.  Administrative experience in higher education is preferred.  Applicants will submit:

  • a cover letter addressing their qualifications and experience for the position
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a teaching and research statement
  • a clear statement describing how research, teaching, and/or service has provided preparation for contributing to our commitment to address issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historical marginalization
  • Contact information for three professional references

Send application materials electronically to Dr. Jerry Durham, Director of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at [email protected].  The search committee will begin screening applicants beginning on Tuesday, August 9 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions.  Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at


Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.



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