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Open Rank Professor of Counseling

National Louis University
Job Location:
Counselor Education

Who We Are:

National Louis is a 135+ year-old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, excellence, and equity from its inception. As an institution, we believe in providing access to educational opportunities and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. We are a student-focused community that is committed to continuous improvement and asks how we become more “student ready” so that we may better serve our students. We believe that through education we are able to empower change and build healthy communities. Our university community works hard in the service of students and supports one another like a family. 

What We Offer:

At National Louis University, we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off, and Educational Benefits.

What You Will Do:

The College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at National Louis University is pleased to announce its search for a Full-Time Faculty member with expertise in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling to join our collaborative team of diverse faculty in this robust, growing CACREP-accredited Master of Science in Counseling Program. The program offers advanced graduate training in the fields of Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling, and Addictions. School counselors and individuals with a certification in addiction are encouraged to apply.

As a part of our dynamic team of Faculty practitioners, the responsibilities for this position include teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching expectations will cover a variety of courses within our CACREP Core content areas including courses in counseling theory and techniques, assessment and diagnosis, and internship/practicum/supervision, with some specialized courses in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Faculty also engage in student advising and mentorship, program-level development and assessment crucial for maintaining CACREP accreditation, and college/university committee work. The successful candidates will exemplify skills in working competently with students and faculty representing a broad range of cultures and identities. Applicants must be Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC) in the State of Illinois or eligible to obtain their LCPC within 12 months of hire OR Licensed Professional Educators with PEL-School Counseling Endorsement or eligible to obtain the PEL within 12 months of hire. Members of underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is a Full-Time Open Rank (commensurate with experience) 10-Month faculty position and could be based out of the Lisle, Wheeling, or Chicago, Illinois campuses

Essential Responsibilities

  • Bringing your years of real-world experience to engage our students in core counseling courses (both didactic and clinical, including supervision of practicum/internship) for Masters students;
  • Maintain active membership and involvement with appropriate professional organizations;
  • Advise and mentor students to guide them through the rigors of this work
  • Engage in university service and professional/scholarly activities

Qualifications Skills and Competencies

  • Earned research or practitioner doctoral degree (Ph.D. or EdD) in Counselor Education & Supervision required (preferably from a CACREP-accredited program);
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois OR Professional Educator License (PEL) with School Counselor endorsement in Illinois. Candidates who hold both PEL and LCPC credentials are especially encouraged to apply;
  • Commitment to experientially based education;
  • Ability to contribute to and work collaboratively as part of a diverse faculty and with a student body representing a broad range of cultures and identities.
  • Knowledge and experience using technology in teaching

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach in two or more of the eight (8) CACREP areas;
  • Experience working as a clinical or school counselor;
  • Teaching experience in the field of counseling;
  • Experience in the CACREP re-accreditation process and/or CACREP-accredited program administration.

About NLU:

National Louis University (NLU) is looking to honor its past while defining a bold new future as a contemporary, comprehensive university that prepares diverse students for sustained professional success with a deep commitment to Access, Excellence, Innovation, and Equity. We are a pioneering community that uses innovation to improve outcomes. NLU questions the status quo and strives to adapt and evolve with the changing needs of its students. We are a community that cares about each other and our students and we work collaboratively, tirelessly, and quickly to advance change in the service of students. We have a long venerable history, but we are not typical. We seek to solve intractable social issues through education; we believe we have not succeeded until graduates achieve sustainable career-related employment; and we foster a culture that promotes failing fast so that we may constantly improve our work.

Founded in 1886, National Louis University is a private not-for-profit university offering over 70 programs from short-term certificates through the doctoral level across its five colleges. The University serves over 10,000 students per year and has experienced unprecedented growth over the last several years. Most students are from Illinois, but the University also attracts students from throughout the U.S. and from around the world who take advantage of campus-based, blended, and online programming.

NLU is located in the center of Chicago’s downtown loop, across the street from the Art Institute, in an area that has been recognized as America’s largest campus with over 25 institutions and 50,000 students attending a college across the city. In addition, the University has two suburban locations and a Florida regional campus.

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