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Assistant Professor - Speech-Language Pathology

Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, Connecticut

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Department: Communication Disorders                                Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialization(s): Speech-Language Pathology                      Search # 22-017 

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus-wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is an innovative, student-centric university, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

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 & Audiology 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 medical speech-language pathology including expertise diagnosing and treating individuals with aphasia, motor speech disorders, and/or cognitive-communicative 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, is available as of August 2022 or until the position is filled. Responsibilities include: graduate/undergraduate teaching and academic advising, enhancement of interdisciplinary education and practice, participation in scholarly activities including presentations, publications, internal/external grants, and clinical instruction/supervision. 

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, and/or cognitive communication disorders.  

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

Application Process: 

Please submit electronically letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Communication Disorders Search Committee Chair at [email protected].  Best consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, October 29, 2021.  The position will remain open until filled. 

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. 

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