Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology

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The Position

The Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Lewis University invites applications for Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology. Preferred areas of expertise include adult language, cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders. Other areas of expertise that incorporate management of adult communication and swallowing issues will be considered.  This is a full-time, tenure track appointment. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.  

Speech-Language Pathology is a developing program that will matriculate its first cohort of students in the summer of 2020 on the Romeoville, IL campus.  The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MSSLP) degree will be conferred upon program completion.   The curriculum will incorporate academic, clinical, and research experiences to ensure that students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level practice as a speech-language pathologist.  The faculty member who is hired will begin this appointment in August 2020 at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Developing and teaching didactic academic courses in the curriculum, including undergraduate prerequisite and graduate courses.
  • Developing and executing a line of scholarly research that results in dissemination of knowledge.
  • Developing and managing off-site clinical practica in the community for clinical education of students, scholarly projects and community outreach.
  • Completing service to the program, college, university and our profession.
  • Recording assessment data regarding student achievement at midterm and end of each semester.
  • Participation in departmental meetings, graduation ceremonies, and other meetings or events, as required.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Lewis University provides tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefits that add to your bottom line. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctoral degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related area, and be able to demonstrate a significant record of university teaching experience, clinical experience and expertise, and scholarship.  Must hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and must hold or be eligible for the Illinois state speech-language pathology license.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at  Submit a letter of application addressing interest and academic and clinical experience, a curriculum vitae, and two professional letters of reference

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Job No:
Posted: 8/28/2019
Application Due: 10/27/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive