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Assistant Professor - Child Language Disorders

Fontbonne University
St. Louis, Missouri

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Assistant Professor – Child Language Disorders

Fontbonne University

Department: Communication Disorders & Deaf Education (CDDE)

Location: St. Louis, MO

The Communication Disorders and Deaf Education (CDDE) department at Fontbonne University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank (depending on qualifications) beginning in Fall 2022. CDDE is housed in the College of Education and Allied Health Professions.

This is a full-time, 9-month contract with options to teach during the summer semester. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising student clinicians in the on-campus speech and language clinic, directing student masters theses, and participating in department and university service activities. While applications from all areas are welcome, candidates with specialization in child language disorders, pediatric neurodiversity, fluency, and assessment/diagnostics are encouraged to apply. Experience in or desire for experience in graduate program administration is a plus. Starting salary will be based on qualifications and experience of the applicant with an excellent benefits package available.

Department Mission

The mission of the department of communication disorders and deaf education at Fontbonne University is to prepare knowledgeable, competent and caring professionals in speech-language pathology and deaf education. Through courses and practicum experience, knowledge is developed, professional ethics and values are formed, and opportunities are provided for guided practice to foster reflective and caring therapists and teachers who will have a positive impact on individuals, families and society.

The departmental mission statement corresponds closely with the university mission statement, as both speech-language pathology and deaf education disciplines are rooted in “personal concern.” Critical thinking, ethical behavior and assuming responsibility for one's own behavior and the welfare of others are additional qualities included in both the departmental mission and the university mission. The goals of speech-language therapy and deaf education are always to maximize inclusion of individuals served by both professions, and this is accomplished via open communication and collaborative practice.

Interview Process & Timing

Review of applications will begin October 18, 2021, with finalist interviews to be scheduled for mid-November 2021 and an offer to be made by early December.

Fontbonne encourages successful candidates to apply for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) ( if eligible. Fontbonne will match repayment provided by the FLRP.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via the online system at this link: Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Names and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three references.

We offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plan and tuition remission.

Fontbonne University

Director, Human Resources

6800 Wydown Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63105

Email: [email protected]

Our Mission & Vision

Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides transformative education committed to the common good, inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically and act ethically to create a more just world.

About Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University is a vibrant and strong academic institution located in the Clayton suburb within the St. Louis metropolitan area. We were founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and established in the Catholic tradition, yet we serve and welcome a diverse group of students from all faiths, cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. With nearly 1,000 students enrolled, we offer Division III athletics, a large range of student organizations, and more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Fontbonne University is uniquely situated to offer the best of city sights and scenes coupled with beautiful and historic homes and neighborhoods.

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Fontbonne University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers our diversity and inclusion efforts and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Open your mind. Follow your heart. Take the leap. Challenging, welcoming, affordable. Fontbonne will prepare you for an engaged and rewarding life, no matter how you're called to serve.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in speech-language pathology or closely related field, current CCC-SLP, and eligibility for Missouri licensure. A completed Ph.D. in communication disorders or closely related field is desired by the commencement of this position, but an ABD candidate may be considered if Ph.D. is conferred by August 2023.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with use of evidence-based practice in therapeutic practice, clinical supervision (at least one year), graduate-level course instruction, and tele-practice.


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