Family and Consumer Sciences - CC Wheeler Endowed Professor

The department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Bradley University is seeking applications and nominations to fill the C.C. Wheeler Endowed Professor position (full professor with tenure) beginning August 19, 2013.  Established from the generous gift by Cecelia Chesko Wheeler (Home Economics, 1942), the endowed professorship promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching.  The University is seeking a nationally-recognized scholar of distinction who will bring a well-developed research agenda in an FCS related field.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences includes six undergraduate majors: Dietetics, Nutrition and Wellness, Retail Merchandising, FCS Education, Hospitality Leadership, and General FCS, as well as a post baccalaureate Dietetic Internship.  The department maintains a core curriculum built upon the founding principles of the field of family and consumer sciences.  We are seeking an individual with outstanding leadership in research in one of the above areas.  This position will consist primarily of research with some teaching assignments.  The ideal candidate will have experience in research and teaching as well as outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Bradley University is a distinctive, medium-size, comprehensive private institution of higher learning.  The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois.  With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, Bradley offers the opportunities and choices of a larger university (with over 130 programs in five colleges, plus a graduate school) and the quality, personal attention, and challenge of a small private college.  Bradley is rich in tradition and full of promise to become one of the nation’s best comprehensive universities.  For additional information about the University, visit  Visit for information about Peoria, IL.

An earned doctoral degree and at least one FCS related degree (e.g., a degree from a FCS related department or college) and qualifications for appointment at the rank of Full Professor as determined by the guidelines established at Bradley University are required.  Additional requirements include evidence of national recognition in scholarship and of excellence in teaching.  Candidates must demonstrate a strong scholarship record in a FCS discipline as evidenced by a quality research program and publications.

Qualified applicants may apply or be nominated.  If interested in nominating a candidate, please send the nominee’s contact information (including phone number) to the Search Committee Chair, Kendra Brandes.

A complete application must include a cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position and explaining interest in Bradley University and this position, curriculum vitae, complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references, and copies of or links to at least three samples of scholarly works.  Candidates invited for a campus interview will be required to have at least three current reference letters from their initial list of professional references forwarded to the search committee chairperson.

Review of applications will begin December 14, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Submit an electronic application file to

                                                Dr. Kendra Brandes, Search Committee Chair

                                                Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

                                                Bradley University

                                                1500 W. Bradley Avenue

                                                Peoria, IL  61625

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from  underrepresented groups.