Job Title Education
Posting DetailsRank Assistant Professor Term Length 10 Months Terminal one year contract Position Status Full Time Position Title Assistant Professor - Undergraduate Human Services & Social Work Campus Chicago, IL - 122 S. Michigan Ave. If other, please specify Position Summary
National Louis University is pleased to announce a full-time Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Human Services & Social Work position. This is a full-time non-tenure-track, ten-month position with teaching responsibilities that will serve as a Human Services & Social Work Faculty and Assistant Professor within the Undergraduate College at National Louis University. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with University stakeholders while providing excellence in teaching.
National Louis University (NLU) is focused on developing undergraduate degrees that are highly relevant within the field of study. As such, we are looking for a practitioner and educator who understands the knowledge, skills, and attributes that students must acquire to become competitively prepared for the workplace.
The Human Services & Social Work Faculty member will report to the Human Services Department Chair while working collaboratively with the Social Work Program Director as the Social Work program is being developed. The position will be based in Chicago, and applicants must be willing to teach at other Chicago metropolitan area campuses and online, as needed.
Who we are:
We are a team of dedicated educators who have been working together to build a new Undergraduate College (UGC) at National Louis University (NLU) focused on building academic pathways and providing holistic student support to ensure students graduate career ready and achieve strong employment outcomes. Our undergraduate majors serve first time freshmen as well as adult and transfer students in blended and online delivery formats – on and off campus.
We work fearlessly to educate and retain our students. As a result, we have exceeded national benchmarks through our approach to appreciative advising and data-driven, personalized instruction. Our educational model is student-focused, professionally-focused, expects excellence, and provides personalized support in a data-driven environment, while grounded by pillars of continuous improvement and innovation to structure our work.
Who you are:
You are: A Proven Leader Ready to Train the Next Generation in your Field.
You have made a demonstrated impact on individuals, families, and/or communities in non-profit, private, corporate, government or community organization settings. You have experience providing direct services to clients in the discipline of social work and/or human services. Ideally, you have demonstrated teaching excellence in a higher education setting as an adjunct or full-time faculty. You will ensure the delivery of a career-relevant curriculum that provides real world experiences to help prepare students for their careers in the field. Employment outcomes are a focus of the Undergraduate College.
You are: Driven to Succeed.
You are energetic and passionate about a diverse student body that typically includes many first-generation students and those that face many personal challenges. To be successful in this position, you must be committed to excellence in teaching and learning in Higher Education and demonstrate competency in social work and human service practice. The position requires you to be agile, creative and engaging while offering new curriculum pathways and providing a career relevant, unparalleled experience to undergraduate students. Enthusiastic candidates have the belief that all students can be successful students. As an active team member you believe in a supportive environment and a student-driven culture. Student retention is a critical success indicator in the Undergraduate College.
You will: Offer Best-in-Class Teaching and Learning.
Teach 7-8 courses during the Academic Year. You believe that your work has demonstrated your respect for education and the power that it holds. Each term, you will facilitate blended classes that utilize technology and data to drive instruction. You will work with a dedicated team of Coaches and Instructors, Content Experts and Data Analysts to determine how to personalize the learning experience for your students. In addition to teaching content, you will also encourage growth mindset, increase non-cognitive skill development and nurture academic confidence.
Instructional excellence is a key performance indicator for all NLU faculty.
You are ready to: Make an Impact.
Each and every day, our Undergraduate College changes lives. You want to be a part of that meaningful innovation. You are someone that will always look for creative ways for students to earn success. We know this work is challenging, but we are in it together. Student persistence through graduation is our shared responsibility in the Undergraduate College.
Each and every day, our Undergraduate College changes lives. You want to be a part of that meaningful innovation. You are someone that will always look for creative ways for students to achieve success. We know this work is challenging, but we are in it together. Student persistence through graduation is our shared responsibility in the Undergraduate College.
UGC CORE COMPETENCIES
• Student-Focused: Make decisions based on what is best for students with the belief that when all students have access to resources and support, they are empowered to achieve success.
• Expect Excellence: Hold high expectations for our students and for the adults to serve them and hold ourselves accountable for achieving excellence.
• Personalized Support: Take a holistic approach to providing individualized support that encourages students to realize their full potential in college and beyond.
• Data-Driven, Collaborative Environment: Work together as a unified team, utilizing real-time data and technology to adapt to student needs.
• Continuous Improvement and Innovation: Remain agile and open to changes and new ideas-incorporating data as well as student, faculty and administration voice-to ensure that we are continuously learning, improving, and innovating in all aspects of the student experience.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES
Demonstrate excellence in teaching:
Demonstrate, maintain, and continuously strengthen content expertise:
Promote student success with a proactive, high expectations, high support approach:
Engage in data-driven instruction and student support planning:
Participate in continuous improvement of UGC curriculum, as governance model evolves:
Commit to continuous improvement of self and colleagues (i.e., professional development):
National Louis University (NLU) is looking to honor its past while defining a bold new future as a contemporary, comprehensive university that prepares diverse students for sustained professional success with a deep commitment to Access, Excellence, Innovation and Equity. The university is focused on inspiring and empowering all learners to be leaders ready to address tomorrow’s challenges in the context of increasing global urbanization. NLU is dedicated to providing a career-building, life-changing education that is accessible to all students. The University offers 80 + programs within its five colleges: National College of Education, Kendall College of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management, Undergraduate College, College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Business and Information Technology. The University serves over 9,000 students per year and has experienced unprecedented growth in its undergraduate programming. Most students are from Illinois, but the University also attracts students from throughout the U.S. and from around the world who take advantage of campus based, blended and online programming.
Founded in 1886, National Louis University is a private not-for-profit university offering programs through the doctoral level. NLU is also classified as an Engaged Institution by the Carnegie Foundation and has been named as a top ten institution by Money Magazine where its alumni believe they are making the world “a better place.” The University has had more Golden Apple Award winners among its graduates in teacher preparation than any institution across the state. The University has a deep commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is among the top 25 most diverse national universities according to U.S. News and World Report (2019). The University has received more than $80 million in funding for applied research projects in urban development, childhood development, school improvement, and teacher preparation. NLU recognized as a national leader in closing the post-secondary completion through its innovative approach to undergraduate education.
NLU is located in the center of Chicago’s downtown loop, across the street from the Art Institute, in an area which has been recognized as America’s largest campus with over 25 institutions and 50,000 students attending a college across the city. In addition, the University has several suburban locations and a Florida regional campus.
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