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LEJA Assistant Professor - Fire Science

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Western Illinois University
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Macomb, IL 61455
Job Description

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:**

APPOINTMENT: The School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration is seeking to fill a nine-month tenure-track position. The position is offered on the Macomb, Illinois campus, with a starting date of August 2019.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will be required to teach Fire Science and Fire Administration undergraduate courses as assigned. Successful applicants could also be assigned to teach and develop courses that concern special topics related to fire science and administration. Applicants should also demonstrate an understanding of the application of technology to enhance learning. Other duties may be assigned as required by the Director of LEJA. Unit A faculty must also engage in ongoing scholarship and service to the university to satisfy retention and promotion requirements (see ).

This position requires full attendance at all classes in a traditional face-to-face classroom format. While opportunities to develop and conduct hybrid or online courses exist for the successful applicant, this solicitation/position is not for online instruction or distance learning only.

RANK & SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, however starting salary is based upon the academic year and is constrained by the terms of an agreement with the University Professionals of Illinois, Local 4100 (see Agreement.pdf ).

Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must meet the qualification standards of an earned doctorate with an educational and experiential vita demonstrating expertise in fire operations and administration.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of three years teaching fire science courses, or courses in a closely related field, at an institution of higher learning is preferred.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).

Additional Information:**

THE DEPARTMENT: Within the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at WIU, one can receive a Bachelor of Science and/or a Master of Arts degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. A Police Executive Certificate is also available to post-graduate students and is designed to prepare future law enforcement executives and current executives for the future. A Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science is also available. Classes are primarily taught at the main campus in Macomb, Illinois, but also at locations in the Quad Cities, Springfield, and Chicago.

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a “Best Midwestern College” by the Princeton Review for 14 consecutive years and as one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier “Best Midwestern University” by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University’s 566 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to eight pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 8,109): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,332): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:**

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

Note In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on November 11, 2018.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Jeffrey Swanson at

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at

Category: Faculty

Department: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration


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