Assistant or Associate Professor, Counseling - Department of Counseling and Higher Education -

Northern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Other Education, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Description Summary

The Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University seeks a dedicated and innovative individual to join our well-established CACREP accredited counselor education program. We invite applicants who are eager to contribute to a caring, committed, and collaborative professional environment that focuses on promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and service. We seek to hire an assistant or associate professor of counseling and counselor education and we are especially interested in candidates who bring expertise in the areas of trauma-informed practice, social justice and diversity, and research and assessment in counseling. The successful candidate will teach Master’s and Doctoral level courses. Courses are offered face to face, hybrid, and through online formats. Additional responsibilities include service on dissertation committees, program development, student advisement and mentoring, serving on program, department, and university committees, service to the profession, and developing and maintaining a line of research and publication. This position is a permanent, tenured/tenure-track position with salary based on experience.

Required Qualifications

The qualified candidate will have an earned Master’s degree in Counseling and an earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP -accredited program, experience commensurate with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor; eligibility for state licensure/certification in either school or mental health counseling; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; demonstrated commitment to multicultural inclusion and social justice; evidence of, or capability to, engage in and publish research in the discipline; membership in professional counseling organizations such as ACA and ACES, as well as state and regional counseling associations; demonstrated record of equity-minded pedagogical practices and ability to work effectively with historically underrepresented or marginalized students; experience teaching, mentoring, and advising graduate students; and experience using a variety of instructional technology in teaching and delivery methods.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include expertise and experience with trauma-informed practice and school counseling specialization; expertise with social justice/diversity issues; experience in graduate teaching and clinical supervision; evidence of grant writing to obtain external funding; minimum of two years’ experience teaching counselor education courses in face-to-face, blended, and online formats; established record of successful research; experience advising and mentoring graduate students; serving on and chairing doctoral dissertation committees; a demonstrated record of participation and leadership in relevant professional organizations; a record of service and involvement at a college or university; ability to bring innovative strategies to our counselor education program; and eligibility for state licensure in Illinois as an LCPC .

Hiring Rate/Range
Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Working Hours
8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Some weekends/evenings
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Closing Date

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Application Procedures

Submit a letter of application which includes a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests tailored to the position; curriculum vita; the names and contact information of four professional references; and transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial review of application; official copies required to confirm appointment) through the NIU Human Resource Services’ online job application system at by November 15, 2021 . For additional information, see or contact search co-chairs Melissa Fickling ( ) and Dana Isawi ( ). Review of complete applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory criminal background check. AA/ EEO Institution.
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Background Check Required
EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education ( AAEOE ) at .

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  4. List of References
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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