Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (R-0783)

Job description

Nine-month tenure track faculty appointment. Academic and clinical teaching responsibilities include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, conducting and disseminating research in area(s) of interest. The teaching assignments will be based on area(s) of expertise and individual interests. In addition, service duties will be completed at university, community, state, and/or the professional level. 

Earned doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders; ABD candidates with completion expected within 12 months of employment are encouraged to apply.

Individuals with academic, research, and/or clinical experience in the field of communication sciences and disorders. In addition: 1) involvement with professional organizations related to field; 2) Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology; 3) eligibility for Kansas Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology.

RANK:  Assistant/Associate Professor, salary dependent on qualifications and experience


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Application review will begin immediately. Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2018.  Position will remain open until filled.

BENEFITS: Competitive benefit package

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include academic and clinical teaching, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, conducting and disseminating research in area(s) of interest, and providing service to university, community, state and profession.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  To apply for this position, please visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Dr. Carol Ellis
Email: [email protected]

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is one of six departments within the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. The CSD department is active in teaching, research, and service through integrated academic and clinical coursework. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a CAA accredited Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  For more information about the department, please visit

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is a department within the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. For more information about this college please visit

Forward Thinking.  World Ready - Fort Hays State University is a highly entrepreneurial teaching focused institution with major operations on-campus, online and in China.  Providing a high-quality education at an affordable price, FHSU is ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top ten fastest growing universities in the U.S.  It has an enrollment in excess of 14,000 students (Approximately 5,000 on campus, 3,500 in China, and over 6,000 online) and over 380 full time faculty.  Bachelors, masters and professional doctoral degrees are offered through five colleges, the Graduate School, the Honors College, the Virtual College, and various international partnerships.   Fort Hays State University's award-winning Virtual College coordinates distance education to the U.S. Armed Services and students in over 20 countries.  The Virtual College has received many accolades, including U.S. News & World Report Online Programs rankings,, Best Buys in Education, among others.  Students at FHSU may select a major field of study from 30 departments.  FHSU is fully accredited by several national agencies, and is one of six state-assisted institutions of higher education governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the governor of the state of Kansas.  The website ranked the Fort Hays State campus as the safest in the state of Kansas.

The University has rich sports and cultural programming, all of which enjoy tremendous community support.  The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center is home to the Encore Series, which hosts many travelling Broadway shows, the Hays Symphony, university and other national and world-caliber performances.  Fort Hays State University athletic events provide NCAA Division II athletic entertainment.

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant university community of approximately 22,000, located half way between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70.  Hays has received numerous recent accolades such as being voted an All-American City, second best city in the state to raise children, and also the third best small college town in America.  It is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas – serving a population of nearly 400,000.  Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, and excellent opportunities for walking, running, and biking.  Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily.  The community has award-winning public and private schools.  With over 60 restaurants, robust retail outlets, one of the lowest unemployment rates and commute times in the U.S., the city provides a safe, very friendly, low-cost, high-quality living environment.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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Posted: 1/24/2018
Application Due: 3/25/2018
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