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Job ID: 138907

Professor, Higher Education - 6092
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Feb. 26, 2020
Title Professor, Higher Education - 6092
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Counseling, Adult & Higher Ed
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Higher Education Administration
    Education - General

Position Description Summary
The Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University has a highly regarded regional and national reputation for the quality of its graduates. Faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and professional service and seek to hire an extraordinary faculty member with expertise in higher education. We invite you 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 outreach and service. This presents a rewarding professional opportunity for a highly qualified, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to join this highly recognized department as it continues to grow and further enhance its regional, national, and international reputation. Further, we seek faculty who embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement.

Position Summary:
The department is seeking a full professor with expertise in higher education to serve as the Niemi Endowed Professor. The qualified candidate will have a record of outstanding scholarship, teaching, and service in higher education.


  • Contribute in the areas of scholarly productivity; grant procurement; graduate student mentorship; thesis/project 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.
  • Teach graduate courses at the DeKalb and Naperville campuses and online.

Required Qualifications
Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in higher education or a closely related field.
  • Academic experience commensurate with the rank of full professor.
  • Evidence of successful professional experience as a practitioner/educator in higher education administration, student affairs, or community college administration.
  • Evidence of commitment equity-minded pedagogical practices and ability to work effectively with historically underrepresented or marginalized students.
  • Evidence of experience in the use of technologies in teaching adult learners.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in the areas of leadership, organizational change, minority-serving institutions, social justice, and/or student success for historically underrepresented or marginalized student populations.
  • Teaching and scholarly record in the areas of assessment, evaluation, and/or quantitative research methods.
  • Evidence of experience in mentoring and advising graduate students and serving as a dissertation chair.
  • Five years+ of practitioner’s experience in higher education administration; and leadership in state, regional, national, and international professional association

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