Assistant Professor - Speech-Language Pathology

New Haven, Connecticut
Oct 02, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department:  Communication Disorders                                                     

Rank: Assistant 

Specialization(s): Speech-Language Pathology                                             

Search # 21-013

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is a comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, SCSU provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus-wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is student-centered, intentionally diverse, focused on student success and the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

The Department of Communication Disorders at Southern offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in communication disorders and a Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. In addition to offering an exemplary academic program, the Department of Communication Disorders provides its students with rich internal and external clinical experiences. With the largest university clinic for Speech-Language Pathology in Connecticut, Southern students are offered a wide variety of enriching clinical opportunities.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship. Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.

The Department of Communication Disorders is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty opening focused on adult and/or pediatric communication sciences related to medical speech-language pathology including expertise diagnosing and treating individuals with aphasia, motor speech disorders, cognitive-communicative disorders, dysphagia, and/or voice disorders. A knowledge of or interest in bilingual and/or multicultural issues is a plus. Candidates with expertise in other related areas will be considered.

This ten-month position, with possible summer employment, will begin in August 2021. Responsibilities include:  graduate/undergraduate teaching, enhancement of interdisciplinary education and practice, participation in scholarly activities including presentations, publications, internal/external grants, clinical instruction/supervision, departmental and university service, and professional activities reflective of the candidate’s area of expertise.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Communication Disorders or related field; ABD candidates considered. If ABD, candidate must earn doctorate by end of first year of appointment.
  • Must have ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and be eligible for Connecticut state licensure in Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Must meet the ASHA 2020 standard for clinical instruction by start of employment.
  • Evidence of the ability to teach effectively at the university level and to engage in meaningful scholarship, including peer-reviewed publications and grant funded activities.
  • Experience and expertise in teaching, research, and clinical practice in one or more of the following areas: speech science, anatomy and physiology, neurological bases of communication, neurogenic speech and language disorders, cognitive communication disorders, dysphagia, and/or voice.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in communication disorders or related field
  • Experience teaching at the university level and providing clinical instruction
  • Demonstration of an established record of scholarship.
  • Interpersonal/team collaboration skills.
  • Computer literacy skills for administrative, research and instructional purposes.

Application Process:

Please submit electronically a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, official graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to Communication Disorders Search Committee Chair at [email protected].

The letter of interest must address the candidate’s ability to effectively fulfill the job requirements for this position and describe area(s) of expertise.  For best consideration, all materials should be received electronically by Friday, October 30, 2020.  The position will remain open until filled.

All open faculty positions are subject to suspension pending state and Connecticut State University System budget.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.