Clinical Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, School Allied Health and Communicati...

Northern Illinois University (NIU)
DeKalb, IL
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Clinical Assistant Professor

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, School Allied Health and Communicative Disorders - College of Health and Human Sciences (4980)

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Allied Health & Comm Disorders

Position Description Summary:

University and Department Description:

Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Higher Research Activity located 60 miles west of Chicago. The Speech-Language Pathology program is part of the interdisciplinary School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders within the College of Health and Human Sciences. Faculty in Audiology, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology collaborate in clinical and research endeavors. The prospective candidate will work with a diverse student and clinic population and enjoy a comfortable work/life balance. Excellent off-campus sites are available for practicum, research, and grant development. The school includes a 27,000 sq. ft. multidisciplinary clinic space which houses the Speech-Language-Hearing and Physical Therapy Clinics. For more information about the program, visit

We are inviting applications for a full-time, twelve-month, promotable, clinical faculty position subject to funding at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor within the Speech-Language Pathology program beginning July or August 2021. Faculty rank is dependent on experience, qualifications, and Board policies.

Position Description Summary:

The faculty member is responsible for all aspects of direct patient care and will provide clinical and classroom instruction to graduate and/or undergraduate students. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, participating in research projects, coordinating community outreach programs, and serving on committees within the university and/or professional organizations.
This is a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor position. The faculty member is responsible for all aspects of direct patient care and will provide clinical and classroom instruction to graduate and/or undergraduate students. The faculty member will positively contribute to committee service within the program, university, community, and profession, and provide student advisement to graduate students and undergraduate students, as appropriate. Responsibilities include supervising in the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and participation in interdisciplinary committees. We seek faculty who embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Teach academic coursework and provide clinical instruction to SLP students and other students as appropriate;
•Provide clinical services to patients in the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic;
•Positively contribute to service within the university (program, school, college, university levels) and profession;
•Provide student advisement and support student research;
•Engage in scholarly activity (e.g. research presentations, publications, grants);
•Contribute to curriculum development and program advancement.
•Collaborate within the campus and community to promote the advancement of the program and the mission of the University.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications

•Earned Master’s degree in speech-language pathology or related field by the time of hire;
•Current CCC-SLP, and IL licensure in speech-language pathology;
•Minimum of two years of clinical experience as a licensed SLP post CFY;
•Expertise in areas that complement expertise of existing faculty to ensure depth and breadth across the scope of practice as required by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
•Experience with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
•Experience with Early Intervention.
•Experience providing clinical services to clients with complex communication needs including Autism.
•Bilingual in Spanish and English with the ability to professionally communicate in both languages to provide clinical care.
•Demonstrated experience with committing to diversity and promoting an inclusive work and learning environments that foster creativity and innovation.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•Ability and willingness to contribute to meeting the program’s instructional needs;
•Strong oral, written, visual, and electronic communication skills;
•Ability to communicate effectively and interact in a positive manner with diverse faculty, staff, patients, students, and clinicians as well as with people of varying economic and cultural backgrounds;
•Strong organization, problem-solving, and counseling skills;
•Demonstrated knowledge in evidence-based practice;
•Ability to teach academic and clinical skills to students;
•Ability to adhere to program’s immunization policies

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience in:
oteaching in a speech-language pathology program;
oclinic/program administration;
oparticipation on university committees/departmental projects;
outilization of course management systems to deliver organized and meaningful content;
•History of engagement and service to the profession at the local, state, and/or national level.
•Expertise in providing services to clients from birth to age twelve.

Additionally, preference will be given to individuals who have experience providing care to diverse populations. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of professional service, research, and experience developing grants for programming is desirable.

Hiring Rate/Range:

Commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

Working Hours:

as needed by the clinic and program, typically M-F 8:00 -4:30, some evenings and weekends possible

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Materials:
•Resume/Curriculum Vitae
•Cover Letter
•Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
•Licensure information
•List of Three References

Applicants must apply online and complete their applicant profile and upload their materials. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 17, 2021. Applications received after June 17 are welcomed but will be considered as needed.

For questions contact AHCD Office Administrator: Nicole Giardelli ([email protected]). Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and internal equity.

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Physical Demands:

must be able to perform the functions of a Speech-Language Pathologist and provide clinical and academic instruction to both undergraduate and graduate students

for additional physical demands and requirements see HR policies

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EEO Statement:

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.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]

Visa Policy:

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.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education (AAEOE) at [email protected].

Clery Act Information:

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Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

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