Tenure Status Professional Practice NT
Rank Open Rank
Term Length 12 Months
Terminal one year contract No
Position Status Full Time
Position Title Chair and Faculty Member of the Master of Science in
Counseling Program in Illinois
Campus Wheeling, IL
If other, please specify
This position could be based out of our Wheeling, IL or Chicago, IL campus but
may need to travel to any of the campuses in the Chicagoland area as needed.
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
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:
Sustaining memberships in professional counseling organizations;
Maintaining certifications and/or licenses related to their counseling specialty area(s); and
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).
Procedure for Candidacy
National Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal
Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity
among its students, faculty and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse
and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to
Candidate review will begin immediately and will continue until the position
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
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.
Ability to teach in two or more of the eight (8) CACREP areas;
Experience in CACREP re-accreditation process and/or CACREP accredited
Evidence of teaching online (synchronous and/or asynchronous) courses
Posting Number FAC288
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary
Please address in your cover letter how your prior experiences prepared you
to be successful in the duties included in the position portfolio.
Please submit scans of official transcripts (or unofficial transcripts) for
all graduate degrees held with the application. Prior to hire, we will require
Official Transcripts be sent to the institution.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Recommendation 1, 2 and 3
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Documents Needed to Apply
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
Teaching and Research Statement
Other (Licenses, Certifications, Etc.)