College of Education and Health Sciences - Temporary Assistant Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Bradley University invites applications for a faculty position starting August 18, 2014.  Duties include teaching undergraduate and possible graduate courses in Family and Consumer Sciences and collaborating with colleagues.

Requirements: a Master’s degree in a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) discipline or related field, Ph.D. preferred; the demonstrated potential for student advising, curriculum development, effective oral/written communication skills, effective leadership skills, computer/technology skills, and collegiality skills with the ability to teach in at least two of the following areas: introductory classes in FCS disciplines, family systems and theories, consumer issues, and research methods.  Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience.  Candidates may be considered for administrative duties related to the C.C. Wheeler Institute. 

Qualified applicants should submit the following, electronically: 1) a cover letter addressing their qualifications for the faculty position, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) complete contact information for three professional references. These may be e-mailed to:             

Dr. Kara Wolfe, Search Committee Chair

BR 18, Dept of FCS

Bradley University

Peoria, IL 61625      


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

The FCS Department, an original department, has existed since Bradley was founded in 1897 by philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley.  The FCS Department offers majors in Retail Merchandising, FCS Education, General FCS, Community Wellness, Dietetics, and Hospitality Leadership. 

Bradley University is a distinctive, medium-sized, 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

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