We seek talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning and who will help us realize our vision. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.
PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION: Tenure Track Assistant Professor
(Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.)
The Aurora University Dunham School of Business and Public Policy invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor appointment in Public Policy and Administration. The Public Policy and Administration program prepares students for careers as successful public sector practitioners upon graduation. Candidates for this position must hold a DP A or PhD in Public Administration or Political Science. Successful candidates will be expected to teach across the Public Policy and Administration curriculum, including graduate courses in Aurora University's new MPA program (i.e. core program courses, concentration courses in community and economic development, nonprofit management, public safety management, leadership, research methods, and courses related to the faculty member's area of expertise). The successful candidate may also teach undergraduate courses in public policy, public administration and/or leadership studies. Teaching and working experience are highly valued. Prior higher education teaching experience preferred.
Successful candidates will be expected to participate in curricular development, program assessment, student advising, supervising internships and student groups, and engage in institutional service and scholarship. As participating members off the School faculty, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the activities of the School, including recruiting, mentoring, and other service.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University is a private institution of higher learning in Chicago's western suburbs, offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs to more than 4,900 students annually. Our community is focused on helping students to discover what matters and then build their life around it. In addition to the main campus and the Orchard Center in Aurora, Illinois, AU offers programs online, at... George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and at the Woodstock Center in downtown Woodstock, Illinois. Aurora University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.