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Assistant Professor, Gerontology (#33595)
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Oct. 17, 2018
Title Assistant Professor, Gerontology (#33595)
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Gerontology

The School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Northern Illinois University seeks applications for a faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin in July 1, 2019. The successful candidate is expected to have a focus in Gerontology/Aging Studies.

Northern Illinois University ( is a Doctoral/Research extensive university with a diverse student body of over 22,000 located 65 miles west of Chicago. The position is housed in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. The School has 18 full-time faculty members and five supportive professional staff. Being a team member in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences involves activities in the areas of research, teaching, and service.


Primary responsibilities will include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in gerontology/aging studies in the context of family and human development across the life span; mentoring students’ participation in professional development activities; engaging in scholarship; and performing community service. The individual in this position will maintain an active program of research and scholarship, and direct theses/dissertations. Participation in school and university committee work is expected and will include curriculum/program development, assessment, and advocacy. This individual will work to develop innovative curriculum to position NIU as a premier program in Aging Studies.


Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. with an emphasis in Gerontology, Aging Studies, or related field. At least one degree must be in family sciences, or family and human development, or the equivalent. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to cross-disciplinary collaboration, curriculum/program development, and leadership in the profession, as well as an established record of, or potential for, scholarship leading to publications and external funding. Candidates must have demonstrated strong interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills.


Previous work experience in aging, experience supervising off-campus aging internships, and successful extramural funding history preferred.

Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system at

Documents required include your letter of application, curriculum vitae with list of publications, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a list of three professional references. Preference will be given to complete applications received by November 15 and will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Susan Bowers, Ph.D. at or Dr. Sherry Fang at

  • 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.

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document from upon hire.

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