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Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Services and Counseling (Position #6238)

Posted On: Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Position Type: Faculty
College/Division: College of Health and Human Sciences
Department: School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Contact: Lara Lyles | llyles@niu.edu | 815-753-6508
Phone: 815-753-6508
Fax: 815-753-9123


Job Summary:
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.

• 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


• 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.
• Earned Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential by the time of appointment.
• Eligibility for license as a professional counselor (LPC) in Illinois
• Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.


• Experience with the state/federal vocational rehabilitation system.
• Experience with seeking and/or securing external funding.
• Experience teaching in CORE-accredited graduate program.


Deadline: Review of complete applications will begin December 7th, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should submit (a)letter of application describing their interests and qualifications, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) graduate school transcripts, (d) statement of teaching philosophy, (e) statement of research philosophy, (f) list of three references with contact information, and, if possible, (g) sample publications and teaching evaluations to:

Lara Lyles
Assistant to the Chair
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Wirtz 323C
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Fax: 815-753-9123
Phone: 815-753-6508
E-mail: llyles@niu.edu

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