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Assistant Professor, Counseling and Counselor Education - Department of Counseling and Higher Education - College of Education Cluster Hire (20011)
Northern Illinois University


Date Posted Nov. 8, 2021
Title Assistant Professor, Counseling and Counselor Education - Department of Counseling and Higher Education - College of Education Cluster Hire (20011)
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Counseling, Adult & Higher Ed
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Counseling/Human Services
    Education - General
 
 
The Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University is excited to announce a tenure track faculty opening as part of a cluster hire within the College of Education. The focus of this initiative is to hire scholars who have a commitment to the academic success of students of color and engagement in scholarly activity and/or service around anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. While not all candidates will engage in each area, the primary role of the candidates will include:

* Demonstrating commitment to the academic success of a diverse student population through teaching and service activity;
* Examining the impact of anti-racism programs among pre-service and in-service educators;
* Engaging with stakeholders in identifying and implementing solutions to increase academic equity and inclusion;
* Developing, implementing, and investigating programs to support students to timely degree completion;
* Creating and researching programs that serve the social and emotional learning of underserved populations.

The faculty hired will be expected to collaborate with https://employment.niu.edu/postings/59921cluster initiative faculty as well as College of Education faculty across all departments. Successful candidates will develop a program of scholarship and compete for federal funding and build networks across the campus and community.

Program Description:
The program 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 counselor education and supervision. 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 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 professor of counseling and counselor education who is committed to the academic success of students of color and is engaged in scholarly activity and service around anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. We are especially interested in candidates who demonstrate commitment to the academic success of a diverse student population through teaching and service as well as having expertise in the areas of social-emotional learning and wellness; effects of discrimination on health and well-being; and constructs such as resilience, racial identity development, trauma-informed practice, and post-traumatic growth.

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, service, and publication in areas related to social justice. This position is a permanent, tenured/tenure-track position with salary based on experience.

Department, University, and Community Description:
The department consists of the Counseling program and the Higher Education and Student Affairs program. The Counseling program offers an M.S.Ed. in Counseling (School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling specializations) and a Ph.D in Counselor Education and Supervision. Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois. The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford with three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

 
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