Director, Master of Arts Rehabilitation Counseling Program

  • Adler University
  • Remote (17 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL, USA)
  • Feb 11, 2021
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Job Description


Adler University, Chicago is seeking a Director for the M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling (MACR) Program which is currently accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling Related Programs (CACREP).  This is a full-time faculty/administrative 10 month position starting Fall 2021. The MACR program is in the Department of Counseling and Integrated Programs, one of the most dynamic, innovative, and collaborative within Adler University.



  • Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, preferably from a CACREP-accredited program, and/or doctorate degree in rehabilitation counseling or related discipline with a year of full-time teaching in a counselor education program prior to July 2013.
  • a minimum of two (2) years of progressive teaching excellence and/or program development and leadership experience in rehabilitation counseling or related discipline preferred
  • Experience with administration and teaching (online and on-ground) in a CACREP accredited rehabilitation counseling program.
  • Experience in CACREP self-study preparation and engaging in the accreditation process



Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the rehabilitation counseling program, including faculty, quality of the program and student experiences.
  • Managing the operation of the MACR program including on-ground course delivery and online (pending further approval) modalities.
  • Maintaining accreditation and related processes.
  • Teaching graduate students, chairing dissertations, student advisement and mentoring, and serving on institutional and departmental committees.
  • Supporting institutional and departmental committees and initiatives, recruitment, and admission efforts.
  • Promoting an inclusive environment for growth and development of diversity, multiculturalism, advocacy, and social justice


Faculty members are expected to teach develop syllabi and teaching materials related to courses taught; and collaborate with department faculty on curriculum and program policies. In addition, faculty engage in student learning assessment activities, as well as participate in professional development activities.


Faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship activities, which may include submissions to peer-review journals or professional and/or lay readership publications; present at academic and professional conferences; and develop and deliver professional workshops and training programs for professionals.  Active engagement in ongoing research projects and other scholarly pursuits is encouraged.  Scholarship is broadly defined and consistent with our practitioner model and socially responsible practice focus.

Faculty members are expected to serve on committees at the campus, department, and professional level. Faculty must demonstrate engagement in and commitment to service to the community and profession consistent with the mission and values of the university.  Diversity, socially responsible practice, advocacy and service to underserved communities and populations are core elements of our training model and faculty mentor and support students, providing strong role models reflecting these priorities.


Preferred and Required Qualifications


Certifications/Licenses: Eligible for Illinois Licensure or must become licensed by the end of the first year of employment. State of Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LCP) required. Certified Rehabilitation Counselor certification, preferred.


  • Ability to leverage influence to drive change and influence stakeholders
  • A commitment to building a diverse community
  • Ability to consistently identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations based on observations
  • Strong demonstration of alignment with Adler’s social justice mission and vision
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and visioning acumen
  • Ability to proactively identify challenges and barriers to stated objective and employ assistance in addressing these
  • Strong collaboration acumen and abilities
  • Demonstration of Emotional Intelligence and professional maturity
  • Proficient and functional knowledge of MS Office (Work, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook)
  • Strong research acumen and abilities
  • Strong communication acumen including written, oral, and listening

Application Details


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. The position ideally has a Fall 2021 (September) start date.

Applicants should electronically submit the following documentation via application:

  • cover letter outlining applicant’s interest
  • detailed curriculum vita (CV)
  • personal statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy
  • three (3) Professional References

Official transcripts of graduate study and degree completion will be required prior to contract finalization, and salary shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Please contact Dr. Teresa Fletcher, Chair of the Search Committee, at with any questions.


COVID-19 considerations: The health and safety of our staff/faculty and their families, as well as our stakeholders, potential candidates, and the communities we serve, are of the utmost importance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role will temporarily be performed remotely. The successful candidate will train and work from home until such time as it is determined that role will return to the campus full-time.


Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. As part of the Adler's equal employment opportunity policy, Adler will also take affirmative action to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities


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