Position Description Summary
The Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University seeks to hire an assistant or associate professor with expertise in higher education. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarship, teaching, and service in higher education.
The successful candidate will contribute in the areas of scholarly productivity; grant procurement; graduate student mentorship; thesis/dissertation direction; university, college, and departmental committee service; and the establishment of partnerships with professional organizations within both the Illinois region and nationally. Participate in student recruitment and retention initiatives, develop innovative department/college curricular and programmatic initiatives. The qualified candidate is expected to teach graduate courses at the DeKalb and Naperville campuses and online.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
1. An earned doctorate from an accredited university in higher education or a closely related field;
2. Academic experience to commensurate with the rank of associate or assistant professor;
3. A record of published research, grants, and conference presentations in higher education;
4. Evidence of successful professional experience as a practitioner or educator in higher education administration, student affairs, or community college administration;
5. Demonstrated record of equity-minded pedagogical practices and ability to work effectively with historically underrepresented and marginalized students;
6. Experience using a variety of instructional technology in teaching and delivery methods.
1. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
1. Expertise in the areas of leadership, organizational change, minority-serving institutions, social justice, and/or student success for historically underrepresented and marginalized student populations;
2. Experience teaching, mentoring, and advising graduate students;
3. Teaching and scholarly record in the areas of assessment, evaluation, and/or quantitative research methods;
4. Evidence of experience in mentoring and advising graduate students and serving as a dissertation chair;
5. Five years+ of practitioner’s experience in higher education administration;
6. Leadership in state, regional, national, or international professional associations.