Assistant Professor of Human Resources

McKendree University seeks a dynamic, engaged, and student-centered Assistant Professor of Human Resources to join our team. This tenure-track position begins August 2022. 

The successful candidate will foster responsible citizenship, ignite curiosity, and encourage students to develop into forward-thinking and engaged individuals.

We are looking for the following qualities:    

  1. Commitment to excellence in teaching, which includes an understanding of individual student needs;
  2. Investment in ongoing scholarly research, which includes collaboration with students;
  3. Dedication to university service, which includes recruiting and retaining students as well as helping them flourish intellectually.

The McKendree University School of Business offers a B.B.A. degree with a significant general education component and several majors, including a major in human resources. The School of Business also offers an M.B.A. The successful candidate will participate in both programs. The position requires an earned doctoral degree in human resources or a related field. If the doctoral degree is in a related field, then a master’s degree with an emphasis in human resources or seven or more years of experience in HR is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have college-level teaching experience and significant experience in business or industry.

Responsibilities: Teach on-campus and online courses in human resources and related subjects such as General HR, International HR, HR Law, Staffing, Performance Management, T&D, Total Rewards, and other applied management topics. The successful candidate will advise undergraduate students in the human resources major and other business degree programs, work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary faculty. The teaching load is 4/4 (12 hours in fall and 12 hours in spring semesters). Must be willing to accommodate a variety of learning styles and strategies in instructional delivery and learning activities, including online and hybrid delivery. The position requires excellence in teaching, research, and service.

McKendree University, Illinois’ first and finest, is a private liberal arts university in Lebanon, IL, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, a culturally rich and vibrant city. Popular co-curricular activities for McKendree students include Division II athletics, speech and debate, and both instrumental and choral music.  The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, the premiere performing arts center in southwestern Illinois, is located on McKendree’s campus.

We are committed to growing the diversity of our community.  

If you are ready to join an exciting team of faculty, we welcome your application!  

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest referencing job #APHR91 with a list of courses you are prepared to teach, resume/CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation to the Director of Human Resources, hr@mckendree.edu.   

Deadline for best consideration: November 5, 2021   

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.