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Psychiatrist (Position #4160)

Posted On: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Position Type: Supportive Prof
College/Division: Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Department: Counseling & Consultation Services
Contact: Joan Parrish | jparrish1@niu.edu | (815) 753-1208
Phone: (815) 753-1208


Northern Illinois University (NIU) Counseling & Consultation Services (CCS) is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill a Psychiatrist position. Opportunities are available for full or part time employment with flexibility in scheduling hours. This is a great opportunity to make a difference practicing in a collaborative environment without excessive administrative and on-call responsibilities.

The psychiatrist reports to the Executive Director for Counseling & Consultation Services and is responsible for providing outpatient psychiatric evaluation and treatment for NIU students including medication management, referral, and patient education. The individual in this role serves as a consultant to Health Services (HS) multidisciplinary medical staff regarding psychiatric components of patient care and works very closely with other resources on campus including Disability Resource Center and Nutrition Education. Typical student concerns include mood disorders, anxiety concerns, and symptoms impacting academic performance. A successful candidate will have experience treating co-morbid substance abuse and eating disorders as well.

CCS is an active department within the Division of Student Affairs at NIU. The department supports the academic, emotional, social and cultural development of students through student-centered programs and services including individual and group therapy and outreach education. CCS values all aspects of diversity; the department promotes awareness, empathy, and cultural competence across the university community.

Northern Illinois University is located in DeKalb, IL, approximately 65 miles west of Chicago, with an enrollment of roughly 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The vision of NIU is to be the premier student-centered, research-focused public university in the Midwest, a place where students are “learning today to lead tomorrow.” The Division of Student Affairs values student centered service, partnerships focused on student learning, establishing inclusive community, and actively building collaborative relationships. Creativity, energy and innovation are welcomed and encouraged.


1) Unrestricted MD or DO licensure in Illinois at the time of appointment
2) Unrestricted DEA and Illinois controlled substance licensure at the time of appointment
3) Board certification or eligible for Board certification in psychiatry
4) Considerable experience providing psychiatric services across a broad range of diagnoses
5) Demonstrated commitment to diversity
6) Excellent verbal and written communication skills
7) Demonstrated administrative and collaborative skills.


1) Prior experience in a university counseling center.


A formal letter of interest, current resume/vita, two current letters of recommendation and one current professional reference with contact information should be sent via e-mail or postal service to Joan Parrish, Office Manager. E-mail address is jparrish1@niu.edu ; mailing address is Counseling & Consultation Services, Campus Life Building, Suite 200, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Preference will be given to complete application packets received by March 20, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

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. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.

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.