Professor, Higher Education - 6092
DeKalb, IL 
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description
Position Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FAC0124P
Classification Professor
Working Title Professor, Higher Education - 6092
Job code 2080FACUL
Type of Position F
FTE 1.00
Representation Union
Department Counseling, Adult & Higher Ed
Position Description Summary

The Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University has a highly regarded regional and national reputation for the quality of its graduates. Faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and professional service and seek to hire an extraordinary faculty member with expertise in higher education. We invite you to contribute to a caring, committed, and collaborative professional environment that focuses on promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. This presents a rewarding professional opportunity for a highly qualified, enthusiastic, and motivated individual to join this highly recognized department as it continues to grow and further enhance its regional, national, and international reputation. Further, we seek faculty who embrace NIU's mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement.

Position Summary:
The department is seeking a full professor with expertise in higher education to serve as the Niemi Endowed Professor. The qualified candidate will have a record of outstanding scholarship, teaching, and service in higher education.

*Contribute in the areas of scholarly productivity; grant procurement; graduate student mentorship; thesis/project direction; university, college, and departmental committee service; and the establishment of partnerships with professional organizations within both the Illinois region and nationally.
*Participate in student recruitment and retention initiatives, develop innovative department/college curricular and programmatic initiatives.
*Teach graduate courses at the DeKalb and Naperville campuses and online.

Required Qualificaitons

Required Qualifications:
*Earned doctorate in higher education or a closely related field.
*Academic experience commensurate with the rank of full professor.
*Evidence of successful professional experience as a practitioner/educator in higher education administration, student affairs, or community college administration.
*Evidence of commitment equity-minded pedagogical practices and ability to work effectively with historically underrepresented or marginalized students.
*Evidence of experience in the use of technologies in teaching adult learners.
*Effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
*Expertise in the areas of leadership, organizational change, minority-serving institutions, social justice, and/or student success for historically underrepresented or marginalized student populations.
*Teaching and scholarly record in the areas of assessment, evaluation, and/or quantitative research methods.
*Evidence of experience in mentoring and advising graduate students and serving as a dissertation chair.
*Five years+ of practitioner's experience in higher education administration; and leadership in state, regional, national, and international professional associations.

Hiring Rate/Range Competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Working Hours
Posting Date 09/13/2019
Closing Date
Priority Review Date 11/25/2019
Open Until Filled? Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Procedures: Applicants must apply online at The following should be uploaded to the application:
1.Letter of application which includes a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests tailored to the position;
2.Curriculum vita;
3.Names and contact information of four professional references;
4.Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial review of application; official copies required at time of hire.)

For additional information, see or contact search chair Carrie Kortegastat or 815.753.9200. Review of complete applications will begin November 25, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory criminal background check. AA/EEO Institution.

Link to Department Homepage
Physical Demands

Standing and sitting.

Background Check Required Yes
EEO Statement

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

Visa Policy

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.

ADA Accommodation

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.

Clery Act Information

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Required Experience
5+ years
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