Northern Illinois University, Clinical Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling

Position Title: Clinical Assistant 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 invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Counseling to begin August 2020.

Position Summary:
The chosen candidate will provide clinical instruction to students engaged in clinical practicum, internship, and related coursework to support pre-professional education for rehabilitation programs. As an integral part of the graduate and undergraduate rehabilitation programs, this individual will collaborate with program faculty to advance clinical training, curricular improvements, and overall program development and assessment. In addition, the clinical assistant professor will support and supervise students in clinical research and may teach didactic courses in the individual’s area of expertise. Further, he/she will carry out his/her duties using methods consistent with the standards set forth in the accreditation and certification requirements of the Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors.

This individual is the main point of contact with students, clinical sites, faculty members, and administrative staff, regarding practicum and internship activities as well as assigned didactic courses. The ability to communicate effectively and in a positive manner with internal and external partners and clients, including people of varying economic and cultural backgrounds is critical. The individual must have the ability and desire to teach clinical skills to students and work in a collegial manner with faculty and staff members.

• Provide quality clinical and administrative supervision to students enrolled in clinical; experiences as outlined by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP);
• Develop and coordinate clinical placements, and provide oversight of administrative agreements
• Develop and maintain internal clinical experiences;
• Prepare student clinical files to include documentation for CACREP accreditation (e.g., written evaluations, time logs, direct service activities);
• Provide timely updates to maintain the program’s electronic tracking system;
• Coordinate program’s professional development hours requirement;
• Assist with program admission process;
• Engage in marketing activities to promote graduate and undergraduate programs;
• Abide by program policies and procedures Serve on committees at the program, school, and other levels as appropriate;
• Actively participate in area meetings;
• Support/assist with clinical research;
• Teach graduate and undergraduate courses as assigned by the chair;
• Complete other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
The individual must hold a doctorate in rehabilitation counseling or a related field, a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from an accredited program or a closely related field, and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential or be CRC eligible. Currency of certifications must be maintained.

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

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)

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. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

EEO Statement, Visa Policy, ADA Accommodation, Clery Act Information

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
Citigroup Center
500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544

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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