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Northern Illinois University- Chair of Nursing
Title:Northern Illinois University- Chair of Nursing

Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Northern Illinois University in their search for a Chair of Nursing.

The ideal candidate is dynamic, energetic and ready to join a growing school at the university. They are committed to academic excellence and prepared to assume an exemplary academic and scholarly leadership role within the school.

With excellent faculty and a committed support staff, the program consistently achieves pass rates in excess of 93% as it provides ethical, evidence-based nursing education programs; maintains professional/disciplinary currency; and facilitates the development of faculty and staff in their academic and professional careers. NIU is listed as a best value university in Illinois, and the program welcomes top tier students and recognized as the best program for men in nursing. The program receives more than 1200 applications per year and accepts only 15%. The School of Nursing offers numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations.

The successful candidate is a hands-on, inspirational leader with excellent inter-personal skills ready to develop collaborative relationships with internal and external constituencies and a commitment to shared governance.


  • Manage school resources including operating, foundation, and fee budgets
  • Oversee instructional laboratories
  • Engage in typical faculty responsibilities, which may include teaching 1 course per year, research, service, and grantsmanship and mentor faculty to fulfill these responsibilities.
  • Serve as a member of the college senior leadership team

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate; graduate degree in nursing
  • Eligible for tenure
  • Eligible for licensure in Illinois
  • Proven leadership skills in a higher education setting
  • Evidence of successful teaching, research, professional service, and mentoring.
  • Minimum level – Associate Professor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with professional accreditation and credentialing processes
  • Successful administrative, budgetary, and grant experience.
  • Familiarity with online teaching
  • Full Professor
  • Experience working in a unionized workplace
  • Experience working with tenure track and non tenure track faculty


About the University

Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse and international student body of more than 19,000. NIU is included in the Research Universities – High Research Activity and Community Engaged Institution categories by the Carnegie Foundation and is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. School programs hold CCNE accreditation and offer the B.S., M.S. and D.N.P. degrees.

About the School of Nursing

The School of Nursing has 17 academic faculty, 10 supportive professional staff, and approximately 40 instructors serving approximately 120 graduate students and 450 undergraduate students. The School of Nursing provides the skills necessary to become leaders in delivering patient care in all settings. Through the Nursing B.S. and Nursing RN-B.S. programs, students receive superior training in the physical and social sciences integral to becoming successful nurses. Graduate degrees include the M.S. in Nursing, Post-master's Certificate in Nursing Education and D.N.P. Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

The school maintains affiliation agreements for clinical placements in excellent off-campus sites which are available for practicum, research, and grant development.   The school houses state of the art human simulation and teaching laboratories. Visit the school website at

Living in the Area:

Voted one of the five most affordable cities in Illinois, the scenic city of DeKalb has a population of 44,340 and median age of 32 years old. It boasts an unemployment rate lower than the national average, offers very reasonable housing prices with the average price of $149,000 and a Walkscore® in excess of 35.

DeKalb has a high-ranking public school system, 44 parks and several sports complexes. The community enjoys lively sports, entertainment and arts as well as easy access to excellent shopping.

DeKalb’s local economy is highlighted by a number of large employers including Northern Illinois University, Northwestern Medicine, KishHealth, Kishwaukee Hospital and a number of corporations operating major distribution warehouses including 3M, Nestle, Panduit and Target.

Commuting from larger metropolitan areas is also possible.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and CV. 

Inquiries and nominations are treated confidentially and can be sent to: Jennifer Muller, Academic Career & Executive Search at or call 860-740-2600.


In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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