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Tenure-Track Faculty & Lecturer in Community Health

Governors State University
Governors State University, IL, IL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Governors State University is a minority-serving institution and emerging Hispanic-serving institution in the Chicago Southland region seeking to hire full-time, tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and University Lecturer. Employment will start for the Fall 2024 semester with hiring continuing until positions are filled. Qualified applicants will have earned Doctoral degrees in Behavioral Health, and Community or Public Health with industry experience. We are seeking candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Health promotion and education
  • Health promotion evaluation and implementation
  • Community Health systems and theories
  • Research methods and skills

  • The successful candidate will be expected to a) have outstanding teaching skills to teach and update undergraduate courses b) have experience working with non-traditional and diverse student populations c) assist with the development of academic program and assessment and d) participate in appropriate professional development including serving on committees, maintaining a strong record of scholarship, and cultivating good connections with industry partners. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and first-generation college graduates are especially encouraged to apply. Located within the Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health the division of Community Health, in the College of Health and Human Services, offers the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Community Health.

    The dynamic and committed program faculty serve approximately 200 students in ASBH at the undergraduate and graduate level, including both domestic and international students, as part of our mission to prepare students to succeed in a global society. Governors State University is the only regional public comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving more than 5,000 students annually. Since its founding in 1969, GSU has offered accessible, high-value educational opportunities to a culturally diverse student body of first-generation students, returning adults, and veterans. With among the lowest undergraduate tuitions in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. In 2014, GSU accepted its inaugural class of first-year students as it transitioned from an upper-division and graduate institution into a regional comprehensive university with a state-of-the-art general education program. Through its strategic plan, Strategy 2025, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasingly numerous hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative lower-division program uses high-impact practices to foster student engagement with ethics, citizenship, and innovative thinking. Every first-year class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers a wide variety of master’s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields, and Interdisciplinary Leadership. GSU’s 750-acre campus encompasses the award-winning Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park yet is conveniently located within easy reach of Chicago and surrounding communities with a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high-performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

    It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchaser of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status is strictly prohibited.

    • Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience.
    • Teaching includes daytime and evening class and consist of a mix of on-campus, hybrid and online.
    Required and Preferred Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Community Health, Public Health or related degree with a minimum of 1 year teaching in a university setting (ABD candidates may be considered);
  • Knowledge and ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses.
  • Documented record of an ability to make intellectual contributions through scholarly publications/presentations.
  • Ability to complement the program’s strengths.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching and/or professional experience in the field.
  • Interest in and ability to develop and teach online (web-based) courses.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Experience in advising, mentoring, and supervising graduate students.
  • Experience in program development and accreditation.
  • Experience with the community health/public health field.
  • Experience with research and grant writing.
  • Supplemental Information

    Please attach the following documents to your application:

    • Cover letter
    • CV or Resume
    • Transcripts
    • List of three professional references with current contact information
    Review of application will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. For priority consideration, complete application should be submitted by May 31, 2024.


    Working at Governors State University

    Success by Degrees

    GSU is an “island of excellence,” according to Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education. With bold, new initiatives, 23 bachelor’s, 27 master’s, and five doctoral degree programs, GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world.

    Success by Opportunity

    GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The student body, like the faculty and staff, reflect a rich blend of ideas, perspectives, talents, and life experiences.

    Success by Innovation

    GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. The groundbreaking Dual Degree Program encourages community college students to complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree at an affordable tuition rate and with comprehensive academic advising.

    Success by Commitment

    GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The Center for Performing Arts and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park integrate arts and education. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts.

    Success by Excellence

    GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

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