Assistant Professor - Communication Disorders & Sciences (Speech Sound Disorders)

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The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie and three hours from Toronto, Canada. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success.  Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:

  • Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
  • Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
  • Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
  • Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

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Job Description:

The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences is home to faculty and staff members dedicated to providing students with engaging and required classes for future speech-language pathologists.  We offer a 62 credit two-year master's degree program in which the graduate students have the opportunity to enroll in four elective courses, and experience three clinic semesters and two 8-week clinic externships in the final spring semester.  The B.S. in Communication Disorders and Sciences offers three clinic courses, and opportunities to enroll as a minor in several specialty areas.  We are also home to the largest full-time graduate program on campus with 58 students and our undergraduate enrollment with 135 students. 

Our on-campus clinic and classes within the department allow students to experience community engagement, global initiatives, and the chance to work with local 'experts' on a professional level.  The Henry Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders, a full service outpatient diagnostic and treatment center, is consistently refurbished, offering state of the art technology.  

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chair, the successful candidate will:

  • Teach your specialty in: child language, speech disorders, or dysphagia and related pedagogical content courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Conduct research in areas of interest that results in literature contribution;
  • Contribute to curriculum development and refinement;
  • Contribute to the department's strategic plan; 
  • Contribute to annual accreditation data collection and analysis;
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate with clinical faculty,
  • Provide academic advisement to students;
  • Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession;
  • Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.



 Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. from an accredited institution by August 2018; or August 2019 as a strong ABD candidate;
  • Expertise in child language, speech sound disorders, or dysphagia;
  • Effective interpersonal skills to work effectively, and in a collegial and professional manner, with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff;
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive education;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.

Preferred Qualifications;

  • Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology or related area (e.g., Linguisitics) from an accredited institution;
  • University teaching experience;
  • Experience with instructional technology;
  • Experience in relevant research/peer reviewed publications;
  • Certificate of Clinical Certification in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP);
  • Commitment to community engagement.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, term appointed, tenure track position beginning August 20, 2018.

Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
  • Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
  • A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Writing sample

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Posted: 9/21/2017
Application Due: 9/21/2018
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