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Rockford University invites applicants for a tenure-track Professor of Education, Assistant/Associate rank, to begin August 2017. The successful candidate will teach courses in Special Education, oversee scheduling and the curriculum of the program, liaise with pertinent stakeholders, and engage in student recruitment activities.  Must carry an evening class load and attend meetings and events outside of normal working hours.  Applicants must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses online and face-to-face.  Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Special Education or a relevant field.  Doctoral candidates with ABD status will be considered.  Applicant must hold a Professional Educator’s License or teaching certificate with a credential to teach students with special needs.  At least 3 years of experience working directly with students with special needs. Prior full-time college teaching experience is highly preferred. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-university liberal arts setting is essential.

Applications will be reviewed starting immediately, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to

Rockford University’s search committees and hiring managers are especially interested in candidates who through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Rockford University is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Date Posted: 04/20/2017
Primary Category: Graduate Assistant
Type of Position: Graduate Assistant, Men’s Soccer
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s
Description & Details
Rockford University, a member of the NCAA Division III, located in north central Illinois, invites applications for a graduate assistant position with Men’s Soccer. The primary responsibility will be to assist the head coach in all facets of the program, including the recruitment of quality student-athletes, organization and planning of practices, game preparation, administrative duties, scouting, and monitoring of student-athlete academic progress.  Graduate Assistants must be available to work 30+ hours per week.  The position includes tuition remission, room and board, and a stipend.

  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Acceptance into the Graduate program.
  • Successful playing experience preferably at the collegiate level in men’s or women’s soccer.
  • Position specific knowledge of the game
  • Valid driver’s license and personal auto insurance
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
How to Apply / Contact
Priority application deadline is May 5th, 2017.  Submit a  letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references to:  Review of candidates will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Date Posted: 4/20/17
Primary Category: Graduate Assistant
Type of Position: Graduate Assistant, Sports Information
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree, Must be admitted into the MAT or MBA program
Description & Details
SUMMARY: The Sports Information Graduate Assistant will assist the Sports Information Director with the promotion and publicity of Rockford University’s 14 NCAA Division III intercollegiate varsity sports.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Sports Information Graduate Assistant responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with all game day operations; writing, editing, and disseminating press releases, game notes and stories; producing athletics publications, managing the athletic department social media pages and producing other digital media content; updating the athletics website (; compiling, maintaining, and distributing statistics; and operating computer systems including Adobe Creative Suite and Stat Crew. Some travel may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or related field; admission into a Rockford University graduate program; previous experience in a Sports Information Office is preferred; Experience with and knowledge of Adobe suite and Stat Crew is recommended.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Sports Information requires attendance at most home athletic events, both indoor and outdoors; Extensive nights and weekends are required; Office work will also be involved.

How to Apply
Review of candidates will begin immediately.  Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references to: