Assistant Professor, Counseling and Counselor Education - Department of Counseling and Higher E...

Job Details

Posting Number:

FAC0201P

Classification:

Assistant Professor

Working Title:

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

Position Number:

00020011

Job code:

2000FACUL

Type of Position:

F

FTE:

100

Representation:

Union

Department:

Counseling, Adult & Higher Ed

Position Description Summary:

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 cluster 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.

Required Qualifications:

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 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 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. Additional required qualifications include 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include expertise and experience with school counseling; trauma-informed practice; experience in graduate teaching and clinical supervision; evidence of grant writing to obtain external funding; experience teaching, mentoring, and advising graduate students and teaching counselor education courses in face-to-face, blended, and online formats; record of successful research; experience advising and mentoring graduate students; service on 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; and the ability to bring innovative strategies to our counselor education program.

Hiring Rate/Range:

Commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package.

Working Hours:

8:00 - 4:30 p.m. Some weekends/evenings

Posting Date:

11/07/2021

Priority Review Date:

12/05/2021

Application Procedures:

For full consideration, submit the following materials to https://employment.niu.edu/postings/59786 by December 5, 2021:

  • A letter of letter of interest which speaks to the job description and specified qualifications
  • Curriculum vita;
  • A statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • The names and contact information of four professional references;
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial review of application; official copies required to confirm appointment).

Applications received after December 5, 2021 are welcomed, but will be considered as needed. For additional information, see http://www.cedu.niu.edu/cahe or contact search co-chairs Melissa Fickling ([email protected]) or Dana Isawi ([email protected]). Applications received after November 30, 2021 are welcomed, but will be considered as needed.

Link to Department Homepage:

https://www.cedu.niu.edu/cahe/index.shtml

Physical Demands:

Standing/Sitting

Background Check Required:

Yes

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]
815-753-5560

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 www.safety.niu.edu/clery 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 www.niu.edu/clery/fire_report.pdf or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

Quick Link:

https://employment.niu.edu/postings/59786

Organization

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.

Find Us
Telephone
815-753-1000
Location
1425 Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb
Illinois
60115
US

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert