Category: Faculty Department: Other/Unknown Locations: Moline, IL Posted: Aug 29, 2022 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: FT - Continuous
About Western Illinois University:
Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review. Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential branch campus in Moline, IL.
APPOINTMENT: August, 2023
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Counselor Education and College Student Personnel invites applications for a 9- month tenure track assistant professor position. The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities, including: teaching graduate courses int he Counseling programs; providing clinical supervision and academic advising; participating in broad-based university, college and departmental committee work and professional services; and conducting research and scholarly activity.
RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/
An earned doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited program conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education by date of appointment;
Evidence of successful teaching, supervision, and communication skills in Counselor Education;
Specialization/interest in teaching courses in data, assessment and research;
A demonstrated interest in working with diverse populations and social justice advocacy issues;
Post-master degree experience as a professional counselor outside of practica/internships; and
Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC)/ licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois within one year of hire. If not currently licensed, please describe in detail what steps will need to be completed in order to be licensure eligible.
Experience with/Interest in CACREP standards and familiarity with the Continuous Assessment planning, Reporting and Self-study processes
A demonstrated ability to actively collaborate and communicate with colleagues and local stakeholders within the profession
Identified research agenda and interest in working with research teams
An established professional identity as a Counselor Educator through affiliation with relevant counseling associations
Ability to contribute to the connectivity between faculty, staff, and students in the professional environment
Interest in inter-disciplinary teaching, research and collaborations
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Counselor Education and College Student Personnel offers Master degrees in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Student Affairs and Higher Education Leadership. The Counseling programs are located on the WIU-Quad Cities campus. There are no online Counseling programs. The department offers a unique blend of courses designed to provide designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent counseling professional. The counseling programs are accredited by the Council for accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
About WIU (wiu.edu/about/)
Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,539): A traditional, residential four-year campus offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb. Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 916): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.
WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (wiu.edu/dei)
Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.
At WIU, we will:
Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities. Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates. Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding. Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services. Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices. Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds. Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates. Create a Universitywide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.
More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 40 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 13 post-baccaulaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.
There are more than 200 student organizations at Western that provide social, academic, recreation, sports, service, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more. Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
WIU Intercollegiate Athletics (wiu.edu/athletics)
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.
Application: Complete applications include:
*A letter of application detailing how the candidate meets each of the above required and preferred qualification;
*Current curriculum vita or resume;
*The names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current professional references;
*A separate statement regarding your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (candidates should describe their awareness and understanding of diversity, their past and current experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, research, and service, and how they propose to continue promoting DEI in the new position); and
*Copies of unofficial academic transcripts (Official transcripts will be required for selected candidate).
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
**Note** Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size in order to upload.
Review of Applications will being on October 17 and continue until the position is filled.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit a backgrounds investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with university policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to Dr. Holly Nikels, Department Chairperson at [email protected]
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a brand spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: Sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status and any other classes protected by state or federal laws.