Visiting Professorship/Trad. Underrepresented Groups-150016

Macomb, McDonough County
Jan 09, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: Review of applications will begin on February 1 for the fall semester and on October 1 for the spring semester, annually, and will continue until the positions are filled. Visiting Professorships are awarded annually at the beginning of each semester.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Visiting professors will teach in an area related to their academic preparation which is needed by the host department.  Visiting professors will work with a faculty mentor and will be involved with co-curricular activities including the University's cultural diversity initiatives.

RANK & SALARY: Visiting professors will receive faculty appointments for an academic year and will be eligible for benefits including health insurance. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Visiting Professors must have a terminal degree, or be within a year of completing a terminal degree from an accredited university and national or international recognition of their accomplishments in their areas of expertise. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to persons representing disciplines in which minorities are traditionally underrepresented and whose research highlights diversity and inclusion.  Also, applicants who are in a field working with traditionally underrepresented groups, or who have experience within diverse academic programs and environments, and who have a willingness to participate in WIU diversity initiatives will be given first consideration.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: Various Departments represented by the University.  For more information about the academic departments see:

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include: 1) a letter of interest 2) current vitae 3)  official transcript(s)

**Note** Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size in order to be uploaded.

Screening of applicants is continuous, and appointments will be made annually at the beginning of the fall semester.

For further information regarding the search call Dr. Ron Williams at  (309) 298-1066.

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at