EDUCATION: Visiting Assistant Professor in Research Methods

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

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.

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Education teaches doctoral courses to EdD candidates preparing dissertations in  administration, curriculum and instruction, and adult and higher education.  Responsibilities of this position include teaching graduate courses in the following areas: quantitative research methods, qualitative methods, and mixed methods. 

The role requires teaching both at the Aurora campus and at offsite locations. A PhD or EdD in Educational Psychology or a related field that emphasizes social science research methods is required.  The successful candidate will have excellent teaching skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, technology competence, the ability to advise doctoral candidates and to collaborate with colleagues. A person may serve as a visiting professor for up to three years. Applications received by Friday, May 16, 2014, will receive full consideration.

All faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability and generous matching contributions to a 403(b) plan. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed. More information can be found at

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Provost
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:

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.