Northeastern Illinois University
Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education

department of counselor education
tenure track position
couple and family counseling

Starting Date: August 2024

Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Description: Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Counselor Education is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join the Couple and Family Counseling program in the Department of Counselor Education. The ideal candidate will share the University’s commitment to educating a racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse student population. Furthermore, the candidate will be committed to reflective, collaborative, and transformative practice.

NEIU faculty strive for racial equity and diversity through scholarship, service, mentorship, and teaching. The ideal candidate will share Northeastern’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Currently, 49% of NEIU’s students are Latinx, 9.1% are African-American, 0.1% are Native Hawaiian, 7.2% are Asian-American, 0.2% Native American, 21 % are White, and 1.7% are multiracial.
In 1997, NEIU was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution. As such, our incoming faculty should meaningfully reflect on our rich and diverse student composition and be able to articulate how they will contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for equitable student outcomes. We are looking for candidates with experience in meeting the needs of our large and growing Latinx student body and our diverse student community.

About Northeastern Illinois University: Founded in 1867, Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) enrolls about 5,500 students through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, the College of Business and Technology and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Northeastern is regarded as one of the most diverse public comprehensive universities in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

NEIU’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Read more about Northeastern Illinois University at

Department Background: The Department of Counselor Education (CACREP accredited) offers four master’s level programs with emphases in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Couple and Family Counseling, School Counseling, and Rehabilitation Counseling. The department strives to remain committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout our scholarship, service, advocacy, leadership, mentorship, and teaching. Therefore, we seek candidates who advocate for social justice and antiracist policies, and utilize culturally relevant teaching, clinical practice, research, and service. We are dedicated to preparing counselors who are leaders and advocates in social justice and who will provide professional counseling services to adults, children, youth, individuals, couples, groups, and families.

Department Mission: The Mission of the Department of Counselor Education at Northeastern Illinois University is to provide a quality graduate education in Clinical Mental Health, Couple and Family, Rehabilitation, and School Counseling. Through a reflective, collaborative pedagogical approach, graduate students acquire transformative as well as culturally-sensitive knowledge and skills that promote personal, interpersonal, and professional development. The program trains graduate students to become skilled counselors in a diverse and changing world.


  • Teach graduate courses in the Couple and Family Counseling program, as well as across the graduate counseling curriculum
  • Provide clinical supervision to Couple and Family Counseling students at NEIU’s on-site counseling clinic
  • Advise Couple and Family Counseling students
  • Contribute to assessment, evaluation, and accreditation of Counselor Education programs
  • Engage in on-going scholarly activity and disseminate research findings via presentations and publications
  • Participate in Department, College, and University activities
  • Participate in professional activities


  • Earned doctoral degree from a CACREP-accredited, or COAMFTE-accredited Couple/Marriage/Medical Family Therapy program (ABD will be considered with administrative experience)
  • Established Counselor Educator identity
  • Professional LCPC/LMFT licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of Illinois
  • Evidence of effective teaching at the graduate level
  • Evidence of research and scholarship productivity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Couple and Family and/or Clinical Mental Health counseling experience
  • Acquired LCPC/LMFT licensure in the state of Illinois
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and ability to teach across core counseling courses
  • Experience providing clinical supervision in an academic setting
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse individuals in teaching, counseling, and supervision
  • Membership and involvement in professional organizations such as ACA, AAMFT, or ACES
  • Experience advising graduate students
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and diversity
  • Knowledge of CACREP-accreditation process

Deadline: Screening will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled.

Application: Please send letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, any relevant teaching evaluations, and the names of three references (including telephone numbers and email) to Dr. Zach Bloom at

Northeastern Illinois University welcomes candidates who will support our diverse and inclusive student community. Northeastern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University’s positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.

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