This is a 9-month appointment for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Rehabilitation Services and Counseling. 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 http://www.chhs.niu.edu/rehab_services/index.shtml

Deadline & Start Date: Review of completed applications will  continue until the position is filled. The new candidate is anticipated to begin employment for the Spring 2018 semester (January 2018) or Fall 2018 (August 2018).


Candidates should submit (a) letter of application describing their interests and qualifications, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) graduate school transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire), (d) statement of teaching philosophy, (e) statement of research philosophy, (f) three letters of recommendation OR a list of three references with contact information including email addresses, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers [candidates may be asked to submit three letters of recommendation after the initial review process], and, if possible, (g) sample publications and teaching evaluations.

Apply: http://employment.niu.edu/postings/23262

For more information contact:
Lara Lyles
Phone: 815-753-6508
E-mail: llyles@niu.edu

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