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.
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 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.