Speech-Language Pathology, Full-time, Tenure-Track, Assistant/Associate Professor-APS

University of Central Oklahoma
Main Campus - Edmond, OK, 73034

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK

Position Type: Faculty

Job Category: OTRS Classified

Position Announcement:

The College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Speech-Language Pathology. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing discipline specific instruction in graduate and undergraduate courses, clinical supervision, and administrative duties as the UCO Program Coordinator/CAA Program Director. For Associate Professor rank, the candidate will possess experience and an Associate rank in an accredited Speech-Language Program.

Position Overview:

Teaches, advises, and mentors students; evaluates student performance; and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Collects data and prepares reports as required by the university and accreditation association. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty and coordinators. Serves on department, college, and university committees. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. The position will begin in August 2023.

College/Department Overview:

The College of Education and Professional Studies currently has 100 full-time and over 100 part-time faculty organized in seven departments. The college offers 20 undergraduate and 29 graduate majors. All teacher education programs are CAEP-accredited. Other programs are recognized at the state and national levels with accreditations by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), and the Oklahoma Educational Quality and Accountability Commission (OEQA). UCO's College of Education and Professional Studies has an enrollment of nearly 3,375 students, about one-fourth of whom are graduate students. For further information see our website at http://www.uco.edu/ceps.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Discipline specific instruction in courses may require a variety of formats (face-to-face, hybrid, and online). Clinical supervision requires continuing education in supervision as a distinct discipline and experience in scaffolding instruction and mentoring novice clinicians. Duties in teaching and clinical supervision include providing a quality learning experience: teaching, advising and mentoring students; evaluating student performance; and maintaining program/department and student records in accordance with university policies. The candidate will mentor graduate students in research activities involving single-subject studies as a capstone to the program. Additionally, the faculty member may mentor undergraduate and graduate research activities, culminating in presentations at conferences. Program Coordinator/CAA Program Director duties include day-to-day management of the program as well as activities and documentation necessary for ongoing CAA accreditation. Duties include undergraduate and graduate advisement and permissions; graduate admissions; curriculum coordination; course development; staffing and scheduling; coordination of program assessment; tracking student data; completing and submitting college, university, and CAA reports; and so forth.

Experience Required:

An earned Ph.D. degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement. Must demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness/excellence. Must be professionally qualified under ASHA with CCC-SLP certification, hold or be eligible for Oklahoma licensure, and have a minimum of two years of experience and the ability to maintain ongoing professional credentials. Must possess excellent communication skills and skills in team building, coaching, mentoring, supervision, conflict resolution, organization, delegation, problem-solving, and understanding diversity. The candidate for Associate Professor rank will possess experience at the rank of Associate Professor in a CAA accredited Speech-Language Program.

Experience Preferred:

An earned PhD is preferred. Previous teaching experience in a higher education environment is preferred. Experience in administrative duties in a CAA accredited program is preferred. Current research line or potential to develop a line of research is preferred.


Previous teaching experience in higher education environment is preferred. Candidate must provide evidence of teaching effectiveness/excellence. Candidate must be professionally qualified under ASHA with CCC-SLP certification, hold or be eligible for Oklahoma licensure, and have a minimum of two years of experience and the ability to maintain ongoing professional credentials. Skill in team building, coaching, mentoring, supervision, conflict resolution, delegation, problem-solving, and understanding of diversity. Able to comply with the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

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The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.


UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.


The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by Portfolio.com. From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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