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Chair and Faculty Member of the Master of Science in Counseling Program in Illinois

National Louis University
Job Location:
Wheeling, Illinois
Counselor Education
National Louis University invites applicants for the Chair and Faculty Member of the Master of Science in Counseling Program in Illinois. We seek a colleague with expertise in clinical mental health counseling and/or school counseling for our CACREP-accredited M.S. Counseling Program. The program offers advanced graduate training in the fields of Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. The Counseling program envisions a Chair who will collaborate with and lead the diverse practitioner faculty to prepare and train individuals to be diversity-sensitive clinical and school counselors with expertise for working in an increasingly global society.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, faculty position with a reduced teaching load carrying administrative duties based out of our Chicago or Wheeling campus.
The rank and salary will be determined based on the successful candidate’s credentials and experience.

The Chair of the Counseling program in Illinois will lead a CACREP-accredited program and serve as the program representative to a range of internal and external stakeholders. The Chair will work in close collaboration with the Florida MS Counseling program Chair to achieve curriculum alignment, operational efficiency, and academic excellence. 

National Louis is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. We are seeking applicants that reflect the diversity of the University’s student body, the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Applicants who have experience working with diverse clients, faculty, staff, and students and who have contributed to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. The counseling program is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and promoting working and learning environments that are diverse, inclusive and equitable. 

National Louis University has spent more than 135 years grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence. We believe in providing access to educational opportunity, because we view education as our greatest lever for social and economic mobility.

    • Provide curricular oversight to ensure program compliance with CACREP standards and other regulatory requirements. 
    • Collaborate with the Dean to prepare program budget and manage the program expenditures.
    • Monitor student progress, retention and graduation rates, and successful licensure and employment rates
    • Lead faculty hiring, development and evaluation.
    • Manage faculty teaching loads, advising, and service activities to ensure equity, efficiency, and transparency. 
    • Work effectively with external advisory board to strengthen the program and align student training with employment needs.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College.
In compliance with CACREP standards (2016), the program director must also be willing to commit to: 
  1. Sustaining memberships in professional counseling organizations;
  2. Maintaining certifications and/or licenses related to their counseling specialty area(s); and
  3. Demonstrating continued evidence of
    • sustained professional development and renewal activities related to counseling; and
    • sustained professional service and advocacy in counseling, and research and scholarly activity in counseling commensurate with their faculty role (section 3, para 2).
Required Qualifications
    • Must meet CACREP Core Faculty standards through an earned research or practitioner doctorate (PhD or EdD) in Counselor Education and Supervision or closely related field (preferably from a CACREP-accredited program);
    • Current licensure or license eligibility as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and/or Professional Educator License (PEL) with School Counselor endorsement in Illinois. Candidates who hold both credentials are especially encouraged to apply;
    •  Minimum of five years of experience in clinical mental health counseling and or/school counseling;
    • Evidence of effective supervision competencies; Appropriate professional memberships; Evidence of professionalism in working with diverse populations; Commitment to experientially-based education; 
    • Evidence of utilizing technology in delivering presentations, facilitating professional training sessions, and/or teaching courses. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to teach in two or more of the eight (8) CACREP areas;
  • Experience in CACREP re-accreditation process and/or CACREP accredited program administration;
  • Evidence of teaching online (synchronous and/or asynchronous) courses
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