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Gerontology Faculty and Director of the Institute for Human Care

Concordia University Chicago
Job Location:
River Forest, 60305
Human Development and Family Studies

Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Gerontology and Director of the Institute for Human Care. This position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Health, Science & Technology and is located in River Forest, IL.

The Assistant/Associate Professor of Gerontology and Director of the Institute for Human Care is responsible for leading the outward-facing Institute for Human Care in the College of HST. This individual will teach and potentially lead academic programs in home discipline.


  • Leads the Institute for Human Care to create and manage community-engaged education and research connected to the College's academic programs
  • Oversees the operations of the existing Center for Gerontology
  • Provides program leadership and teaches courses in the academic discipline as assigned
  • Pursues original scholarship and performs service to the division, college, institution, and community
  • Engages alumni and other University supporters in the support of current students
  • Candidates must support and be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago, a university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS)

Skill Sets:

  • Strong administrative skills, including related computer and technology skills
  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff and administration
  • Enthusiastic supporter of Lutheran higher education and Concordia University Chicago
  • Exhibits a service mentality toward all stakeholders
  • All communication with stakeholders is effective, professional, accurate, and timely
  • Improves work performance and that of others by being receptive to and appropriately sharing information
  • Ability to lead an academic program in Gerontology
  • A record of successful teaching, scholarship, and service at the program or university level
  • Ability to challenge, motivate and encourage students to high levels of academic and personal success

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Previous experience teaching as a full-time faculty member at a college or university is required
  • A successful record of obtaining, managing, and evaluating external grants is required

Education Requirements:

  • A terminal degree in a related academic discipline is required
  • Undergraduate certification or colloquy completion as a professional church worker in the LCMS is preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting range and faculty rank is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HAS)
  • Disability and Survivor Plan
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Basic Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)

Application Information:

Interested individuals should include the following in their online application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Copies of post-secondary academic transcripts that reflect completion of advanced degree(s) (Official transcripts will be required upon hiring of successful candidates.)
  4. Names and phone numbers of three references

* Only applicants submitting all required documentation above will be considered.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

About Concordia University Chicago:

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities-Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at

Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

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