Assistant or Associate Professor, Nursing

The School of Nursing, in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Northern Illinois University, invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in its nursing program to begin August 2020.

The successful candidate may instruct at either the undergraduate or graduate level or both. The position will teach a diverse student population and may include online course delivery and travel to off-campus locations, as well as research, university and professional service and student advising. NIU is a diverse community of scholars engaged in research and artistry, teaching and learning. We are part of a warm friendly small town, with the bright lights and cultural amenities of one of the world’s great cities only an hour away. We provide transformative experiences for our students, and welcome candidates who enjoy helping others find their passion.

The nursing program offers a B.S. in Nursing through pre-licensure and degree-completion programs, an M.S. in Nursing with specializations in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The bachelor’s and master’s program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


The successful candidate will
• Have a doctoral degree in nursing science or a closely related area (applicants who are ABD will be considered if their dissertation will be complete by August 15, 2020),
• Be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Illinois,


Those candidates with a PhD, 3 years of clinical or teaching experience in population/community health, pediatrics, medical-surgical, women’s health, mental health or informatics, and a proven ability to conduct research and secure external funding will be given preference.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Applicants must apply online at Curriculum Vitae/Resume, Cover letter, list of 3 references, and unofficial transcripts are required upon submission of application. Note: Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Complete applications received by February 16, 2020, will receive priority; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled or withdrawn.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.
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. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.

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