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Assistant or Associate Professor of Higher Education - College of Education (6092) (REVISED)

Northern Illinois University (NIU)
DeKalb, IL

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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Higher Education - College of Education (6092) (REVISED)

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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 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.

Required Qualifications:

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.

Additional Requirement:
1. 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 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.

Hiring Rate/Range:

Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a letter of application through the NIU Human Resource Services’ online job application system (see which includes the following:

1.A statement of teaching philosophy and research interests tailored to the position;
2.Diversity statement speaking to your qualifications as they relate to equity, diversity, and historically marginalized and underrepresented students;
3.Curriculum vita;
4.The names and contact information of four professional references; and
5.Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial review of application; official copies required to confirm appointment).

For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by May 15, 2021. Applications may be received after this date, but will be considered as needed.

For additional information, see or contact search chair Katy Jaekel ([email protected]; 815.753.9200).

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Physical Demands:

Standing and sitting.

Background Check Required:


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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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. In addition to the main campus, NIU has 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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