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Assistant Professor of Human Services

Closes: Open Until Filled College of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of Human Services and Community Leadership

The Department of Human Services at Eastern Illinois University is seeking applications from innovative and student-centered candidates for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

The programs in Human Services prepare students to empower individuals across the lifespan, strengthen families, promote community prosperity, and advocate for intersectional social justice in our globally diverse society through high-impact experiential learning and innovative research and scholarship. Primary responsibilities for this position include teaching a broad array of courses in Human Development and Family/Community Relations, engaging in research/creative activity and providing service to the department/college/university/community.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Human Services or closely related field is required. Qualified candidates who are ABD by the proposed start date of August 16, 2023 will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates holding the credential of Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations.

The position requires teaching/creative activity, research and service. EIU is a teaching university and the focus of the position is teaching. Candidates should have experience with both classroom and remote teaching and learning. A clear passion for student success and demonstrated potential for research and scholarly activity are critical to this position. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

Candidates should be a generalist in the discipline in order to teach a variety of courses. Candidate may also serve as Internship Coordinator and/or coordinator of the Departmental Honors Program. Examples of courses:

College: The College of Health and Human Services ( was created in 2018 for health and human services-related discipline areas. In addition to the Department of Human Services (, the college houses Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Public Health, and Communication Disorders and Sciences. The mission of CHHS is to foster excellence, with a student-centered approach of teaching and learning through innovative, rigorous, and collaborative experiences, and promote health and well-being of diverse populations across the lifespan. Students develop lifelong leadership skills through applied learning, community service, and professional partnerships.

Department: The Department of Human Services was adapted from the Family Services program area of the former School of Family and Consumer Sciences in 2018. The department houses a BS and minor in Human Services and face-to-face/online minors in Human Services, Financial Literacy, Early Childhood Program Administration, and Aging Studies. The department also houses the MS in Human Services which offers face- to-face and online classes and the MS in Aging Studies and MS in Aging Studies: Long-term Care. The Aging Studies degrees are interdisciplinary and online.

Coursework in the department includes experiential learning opportunities including practicum, service learning, work-place internships, and study abroad options. The programs lend themselves to non-traditional students. All of the courses in the department are offered online. The program houses the Child and Family Life Education Center which uses the tenants of Family Life Education as per the National Council on Family Relations ( The center houses the Child Development Laborite and an adult learning program. The department also offers a new Honors Program.

The department currently has three tenured professors, two annually contracted faculty, and six regular adjuncts. Our department is in the building stage.

A complete application will include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, a list of 3 references including contact information, and all transcripts. Application materials must be submitted electronically to Interfolio at 

For questions regarding this search, please contact Rose Myers-Bradley, Screening Committee Chair, at

University and Community: Eastern Illinois University, located in the east-central Illinois community of Charleston, has a rich tradition of over 120 years of preparing students to accomplish their professional and life goals through a combination of quality academics and personal relationships. The 320-acre campus is host to approximately 7,000 students and 400 faculty members in a town of approximately 20,000 residents. EIU offers active research opportunities, cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and an engaged student body that are on par with larger universities. Charleston has all the advantages of a small, rural town (e.g., lower cost of living, a safe community, a short commute) within a two to three-hour drive of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.




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