Assistant/Associate Professor - Communication Sciences and Disorders

Employer
Northern Arizona University
Location
Communication Sci & Disorders

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor - Communication Sciences and Disorders
Location: Communication Sci & Disorders
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605864
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

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Job Description

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Northern Arizona University (NAU) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor from candidates with expertise in the area of culturally and linguistically responsive practices in speech-language pathology. The successful applicant will join a diverse faculty that is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. In this position, the selected individual will have the unique opportunity to work together with existing faculty to develop the academic and clinical requirements for a newly approved and funded graduate certificate program in culturally and linguistically responsive practices in speech-language pathology. This innovative new program is aligned with our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as a university with a specific commitment to Native Americans. As such, we are committed to providing inclusive academic excellence and embracing the cultural and linguistic diversity of our region. In the first year of the appointment, primary responsibilities will be in the area of curriculum development for this new program. In subsequent years, other responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in CSD, maintaining a productive research program in area(s) of expertise, seeking external funding for research and scholarly activity, participating in clinical teaching activities as applicable, and providing service to the department, college, university, and profession. The anticipated start date for this position is August 22, 2022. Opportunities for summer teaching are available.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Research doctorate in speech-language pathology or closely related field. ABD will be considered if the candidate is in the final stages of the dissertation process and it is clear the degree will be earned before the start of the appointment.
  • Evidence of potential for excellence in research and teaching.
  • Demonstrated use of evidence-based practice methodologies in the assessment and treatment of culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Completed PhD
  • Eligibility for CCC-SLP and Arizona State Licensure
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity-minded practices in teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to evidence-based clinical practice
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in clinical supervision and instruction
  • Evidence of research productivity

General Information

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) offers a Master of Science in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology through a full-time program and a part-time Summers Track program. We also offer an undergraduate degree preparing students for graduate work in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant certificate program. We have a fully-operational clinic that serves clients across the lifespan. CSD excels in its preparation of Speech-Language Pathology clinicians to become leaders in the profession by participating in a unique blend of coursework, clinical experiences, and research. CSD is committed to enriching research, teaching, learning and the professional service environment by embracing the cultural and linguistic diversity of our region and nation. Our department is housed in the College of Health and Human Services, whose mission is to prepare students to become and remain excellent health professionals. The college aims to facilitate high quality learning and education, to advance knowledge and practice in the health professions, and to provide service to improve the health and well-being of the communities served, particularly Arizona residents, Native Americans, and individuals considered disadvantaged. Candidates must be committed and able to work effectively within an increasingly diverse university community.

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

NAU affirms the importance and critical need for diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in higher education and we seek to hire individuals with a strong commitment to DEIJ in their professional endeavors. We are committed to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence. NAU is committed to enhancing campus diversity and creating a more inclusive and diverse institution.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.


Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary

Salary is commensurate with academic credentials and experience.


Benefits

This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.


Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2022.


How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605864, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a brief statement that highlights your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; please include examples from your past experiences and/or your future plans to further diversity, equity and inclusion; (4) a statement of research interests; (5) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (6) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Organization

Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Our educational programs are designed to prepare our students for personal and professional success after graduation.

Whether they earn their degrees at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare our students to achieve their human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

If you can see yourself as part of a university community dedicated to its students and their success, NAU might be the right fit for you.

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Telephone
928-523-2223
Location
PO Box 4113 Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Flagstaff
AZ
86011
United States

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