Northern Illinois University – Open Rank Tenure-Track Professor in Rehabilitation Services and Counseling

Position Title: Open Rank Tenure-Track Professor in Rehabilitation Services and Counseling

Institution/Organization Name: Northern Illinois University

Location: Dekalb, IL

Posted Date: Monday, October 16, 2017, Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

This is a 9-month tenure-track faculty appointment in Rehabilitation Services and Counseling at Northern Illinois University. The chosen candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the graduate and undergraduate program, engaging in scholarly activities (e.g., research publications, presentations, grants), positively contributing in committee service within the university (i.e., program, department, college/university levels) and profession, and providing student advisement and mentoring. The rehabilitation counseling program faculty members are committed to undergraduate and graduate student success as well as overall program success. We are seeking faculty who can contribute to the success of the program and commit to achieving ambitious long and short term goals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institute in Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Education, or closely related discipline by the time of appointment.
  • Master’s degree from a Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredited graduate program.
  • Evidence of, or potential for, active and productive program of research.
  • Evidence of, or potential for, university teaching excellence in rehabilitation counseling and related courses.
  • Evidence of or potential to supervise clinical fieldwork and provide student advisement/mentoring.
  • Earned Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential by the time of appointment.
  • Eligibility for license as a professional counselor (LPC) in Illinois.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with diverse populations.
  • Evidence of or potential to build a career at NIU.
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work-related experience providing rehabilitation services to people with disabilities beyond practicum and/or internship.
  • Experience teaching graduate and/or undergraduate rehabilitation services/counseling courses.


  • Teach courses in the Rehabilitation Counseling master’s program and Rehabilitation 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 and mentoring.

NIU is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University – Extensive located 60 miles west of Chicago. The rehabilitation counseling program is part of the interdisciplinary School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders. Faculty in audiology, physical therapy, rehabilitation counseling, and speech-language pathology collaborate in clinical and research endeavors. The prospective candidate will work with a diverse student and clinic population and enjoy a comfortable work/life balance. Excellent off-campus sites are available for practicum, research, and grant development. For more information about the program, visit

Deadline & Start Date: Review of completed applications will begin January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


All applicants must apply online to be considered:

Required Applicant Documents:

  • Curriculum Vita
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of research philosophy
  • Three letters or recommendation OR a list of three references with contact information
  • If possible, sample publications and teaching evaluations


Contact information:

Lara Lyles
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders,
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115,
Fax: 815-753-9123,
Phone: 815-753-6508
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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.

To request a reasonable accommodation please contact Human Resource Services at 815.753.6000. For more information about requesting an ADA accommodation view Employment and Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act policy.

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