Northern Illinois University – Assistant/Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling

Organization: Northern Illinois University

Location: DeKalb, IL

Posted Dated: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Application Due Date:  Friday, November 29, 2019

Position Description

The School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions at Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions. These are 9-month appointments to begin August 2020 for Assistant or Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling based on qualifications.

Position Summary:
The chosen candidates will teach courses in the Rehabilitation Counseling master’s program and Rehabilitation and Disability Services undergraduate program. Engage in scholarly activity (e.g., research publications, presentations, grants). Positively contribute in committee service within the university (i.e., program, department, college university levels) and profession. Provide student advisement. As an integral part of the rehabilitation counseling program, the assistant/associate professor will provide insights in curricular improvements and overall program development and assessment. Further, he/she/they will carry out his/her/their duties using methods consistent with the standards set forth in the accreditation and certification requirements of the program’s accrediting bodies including the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). Potential areas of research and clinical focus that are desired include: case management, program evaluation, family systems, addictions and /or trauma/crisis intervention. Candidates with expertise in all content areas will be considered.

Required Qualifications:

For Associate Professor:
• Earned doctorate with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling. Evidence of a productive research agenda (including grant writing, service and successful teaching commensurate with NIU’s standards for tenure).

For Assistant and Associate Professor:
• Individual must hold a doctorate from an accredited institute in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Education, Rehabilitation Psychology, or closely related discipline and earned master’s degree from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) or Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited graduate program or from a closely related field;
• Demonstrated ability and desire to teach and provide quality services to undergraduates and graduate students;
• Demonstrated ability to conduct a program of research, contribute to committee service within the university;
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and work in a positive and collegial manner with students, faculty, staff, and community members as well as with people of varying economic and cultural backgrounds;
• Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ideally, the candidate will be a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) or be CRC eligible.

Application Process

Questions regarding the search can be directed to Paul Priester, Chair, School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions at or 815-753-5198. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution. Pre-employment background check and verification of eligibility to work in the United States is required.

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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 Altgeld Hall 238

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
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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.

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. This form can be obtained by contacting the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) at 815-753-8399.

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How to Apply

Preference will be given to applications received by November 29, 2019. Applicants must apply online at and upload the following materials:

Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover letter
List of four current references with contact information
Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)

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