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DePaul University
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Term Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) - Health Sciences (24-25)

Full-time Faculty Positions

Full-time faculty positions will be posted on a per-opening basis. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Applicants will be evaluated at the college/school level for the position which they are submitting an application. Unless noted by a close date, positions will remain open until they are filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Part-time Faculty Positions

DePaul University invites expressions of interest for a pool of qualified Part Time Faculty to teach courses in a variety of disciplines across all 10 colleges and schools. Individuals may enter expressions of interest by submitting their credentials to any posting for which they are qualified to teach. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Screening of individuals in the pool is ongoing, depending on curricular need and funding. Individuals will be contacted by the department if they reach the finalist stage for teaching a particular course or set of courses. The pool will remain in place until the closing date specified in the posting details; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must resubmit. All individuals in the pool will be notified by email when the posting is closed.

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Posting Details

Job ID: 136366

Rank: Instructor/Professional Lecturer

College/School: Chicago, IL - College of Science and Health

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The Department of Health Sciences in the College of Science and Health at DePaul University in Chicago invites applications for two Professional Lecturer/Instructor faculty positions (non-tenure track) starting September 1, 2024.

Teaching responsibilities will include core undergraduate courses in the department and new courses aligned with the candidate’s expertise. For one position, we seek an expert in biology who can teach Nutrition, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and/or related courses. For the second position, we seek an expert in public health who can teach courses such as Public Health, Health Care Policy, Community Health Assessment, Epidemiology, and/or related courses. Qualified candidates may have the opportunity to teach in the Master's in Public Health (MPH) program. Applicants must have a strong commitment to education in a diverse environment and an interest in contributing to a multidisciplinary department.

Health Sciences faculty train students to address individual and community health using a collaborative approach that combines natural and social scientific perspectives. We serve over 500 undergraduate students pursuing a BS degree with concentrations in Bioscience or Public Health Sciences. We offer minors in Public Health Studies and Bioethics and Society and are developing an MS degree in Gerontology. We collaborate closely with other units within the University, including the Biological Sciences department, the MPH program and the Center for Community Health Equity.

The initial appointment is for one or two years, with potential for renewal. Faculty members teach nine courses per year, spread across three 10-week quarters during the 10-month academic year. Service to the department also is expected for a Professional Lecturer/Instructor.

About the College

The College of Science and Health is the third largest college at DePaul, enrolling over 3,000 students. The college includes programs in health sciences, biology, neuroscience, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, psychology, nursing, environmental science and studies, chemistry and biochemistry, mathematics, and physics and astrophysics. The College of Science and Health provides high quality, personalized, accessible science and health education to a diverse student body, grounded in the values of St. Vincent de Paul. Our teaching and research advance knowledge and service to society. The College is located on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus.

About the University

With an overall enrollment of over 22,000 students, DePaul is the nation’s twelfth largest private non-profit university. While the university is large, the class size in the department typically does not exceed 40 students. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record or effectiveness or potential as an instructor for a variety of courses and/or teaching environments and a demonstrated commitment to continued development as an educator.

DePaul University seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants should have:

  • A graduate degree (master’s degree minimum, PhD or equivalent preferred)
  • A demonstrated record of or potential for excellence in teaching
Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application should include the following:

  • A cover letter addressing interest in the position
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement that articulates experiences and plans (1 page)
  • A diversity statement (1 page)
  • Contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted through Interfolio to upload reference letters.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. For further questions about this position please contact the department chair, Dr. Sarah Connolly (

Applicant Documents Cover Letter(1)
Teaching Statement(1)
Diversity Statement(1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)


Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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