Associate/Full Professor, Nonprofit and Youth Leadership Studies

Posted: 01/25/2021

The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Health, Recreation, and Community Services in the College of Education seeks applications for an Associate/Full Professor in Nonprofit and Youth Leadership Studies, starting August 2021. This position will occupy the R. J. McElroy Professorship of Nonprofit and Youth Leadership Studies. The R.J McElroy Professorship is an endowed position focusing on issues and concerns related to nonprofits and youth and including teaching, research and service in the areas of social policy, organizational leadership/management, philanthropy, and behavioral and developmental foundations related to youth.
Required duties and responsibilities include development of a program of scholarship and research that addresses problems of practice; serving as a campus director of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) and overseeing the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credentialing; close collaboration with McElroy Trust and campus Office of Community Engagement; teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the supervision of theses and/or dissertations; advising undergraduate and graduate students; professional and public service activities appropriate to nonprofit/ youth service organizations; and recruitment, supervision and career placement for undergraduate and graduate students.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.
Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News and World Report the top three among Midwest public universities for over 20 years. The university’s size allows it to offer faculty the facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus. For more information, visit
UNI’s College of Education offers a full range of programs in education and education-related fields (bachelor through doctorate) that comprises six departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies; Health, Recreation and Community Services; Kinesiology; Special Education; and Teaching.
The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree. Required qualifications include established record of research and scholarship; successful teaching experience at the university level, including the supervision of theses and/or dissertations; knowledge/experience in the nonprofit and youth service sectors; and record of professional, university and community service. Evidence of significant community outreach and engagement with diverse stakeholders as reflected in scholarly and service endeavors also required. Demonstrated experience in seeking extramural funding including foundation funding required.
Preferred qualifications include disciplines/professional study areas: Nonprofit Organizational Administration, Youth Leadership Studies and/or Youth Development Studies; or Diversity Studies; experience in organizing and implementing youth development programs and services; and knowledge of fundraising, grant writing, and contracts.
Applications received by March 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Oksana Grybovych Hafermann at 319-273-6819 or Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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Type of Employment: Full-Time

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