College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS)

Assistant Professors

  • Conducting university courses for undergraduate and graduate students in gerontology/aging studies in the context of human development across the life span.
  • Teaching the courses within the prescribed curriculum.
  • Preparing and delivering lectures to students.
  • Compiling, administering and grading examinations.
  • Posting grades, course syllabi and other materials.
  • Advising students on academic curricula.
  • Serving on faculty committees as assigned by the university.
  • Completing research in gerontology/aging studies.

Requirements

Doctorate degree or foreign degree equivalent in human development or social work.

Special Requirements

Pre-employment background check and verification of eligibility to work in the US required. EOE/AA

Applying

Any applicant who is interested in this position may apply by sending a letter of application, resume and contact information (name/ address/ phone#/ e-mail) for three current professional references by March 5, 2021, to (including Ref#10053):

Dr. Pavkov
Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL 60115


About NIU

Northern Illinois University is a student-centered, nationally recognized public research university, with expertise that benefits its region and spans the globe in a wide variety of fields, including the sciences, humanities, arts, business, engineering, education, health and law. Through its main campus in DeKalb, Illinois, and education centers for students and working professionals in Chicago, Naperville, Oregon and Rockford, NIU offers more than 100 courses of study while serving a diverse and international student body.

Vision, Mission and Core Values

Northern Illinois University's vision is to be an engine for innovation to advance social mobility; promote personal, professional and intellectual growth; and transform the world through research, artistry, teaching and outreach.

The mission of Northern Illinois University is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world.

In pursuing our vision and fulfilling our mission, we value and practice:

  • Curiosity and creativity.
    • We provide our students active learning experiences.
    • We champion innovation.
    • We commit our resources to supporting students, faculty and staff in their research, artistry and professional development.
  • Equity and inclusion.
    • We seek and are strengthened by the diverse perspectives and experiences of our university community members.
    • We use an inclusive decision-making process.
    • We appreciate and respect every member of our community.
  • Ethics and integrity.
    • We prepare our students to become global leaders who work to build a better society.
    • We model ethical behavior in and out of the classroom.
    • We are transparent and accountable to our stakeholders.
  • Service and stewardship.
    • We serve society and confront local, national and global challenges through collaborations that improve our learning, teaching and research.
    • We make accessible the knowledge and resources we create.
    • We promote our students' success through advising and mentoring.

Student Profile

Total Student Enrollment

16,769 (Fall 2020)

  • Undergraduate: 12,277
  • Graduate: 4,185
  • College of Law: 307

Average Student Age

  • Undergraduate: 22
  • Graduate: 33

Male/Female Categories

  • Undergraduate: 47.2% male; 52.8% female
  • Graduate: 41.7% male; 58% female 

International Students

735 international students from 118 different countries

Ethnic/Racial Categories–Undergraduate (Fall 2020)

  • White: 48.2%
  • Black: 19.2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 21.1%
  • Asian: 5.9%
  • Two or more races: 3.9%
  • Non-res. Alien: 1.4%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian: 0.1%
  • Unknown 0.2%

Average High School Class Rank (Fall 2020)

  • High School Class Rank (percentile) for NIU freshmen: 63.1
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