Professor, Higher Education - College of Education (6092)

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Professor, Higher Education - College of Education (6092)

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Counseling, Adult & Higher Ed

Position Description Summary:

The Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University seeks to hire a full professor with expertise in higher education to serve as the Niemi Endowed Professor. The successful candidate will have a record of outstanding scholarship, teaching, and service in higher education. Further, the successful candidate will 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. The qualified candidate is expected to teach graduate courses at the DeKalb and Naperville campuses and online. Appointment will commence August 16, 2021.

Required Qualifications:

1. An earned doctorate from an accredited university in higher education or closely related field
2. Experience commensurate with rank of Full Professor
3. Outstanding record of published research, grants and conference presentations in higher education along with record of collaborative research with students
4.Evidence of successful professional experience as a practitioner/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 or marginalized students
6. Experience teaching, mentoring, and advising graduate students
7. Experience using a variety of instructional technology in teaching and delivery methods
8. Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Procedures: Applicants must apply online at The following should be uploaded to the application:
1. Letter of application which includes a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests tailored to the position;
2. Curriculum vita;
3. Names and contact information of four professional references;
4. Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial review of application; official copies required at time of hire.)

For additional information, see or contact search chair Dr. Katy Jaekel [email protected] or 815-753-0788. Review of complete applications will begin February 15th, 2021; 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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Physical Demands:

Standing and sitting.

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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
Health Services 230
[email protected]

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 [email protected].

Clery Act Information:

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 4/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time