Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Disorders (SLP)
APPOINTMENT: Tenure eligible - 2 positions – regular 9-month academic year with summer teaching possible. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and some clinical supervision. Expertise in all specializations or combination of areas within the field of Communication Disorders will be considered. Starting date is August, 2012, or negotiable. Collaborative research with colleagues and students is valued and supported. Must have an interest in working closely with others within the university community.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess the ASHA CCC-SLP and strong communication skills. A Ph.D. in Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology is preferred, but ABD or a doctorate in a closely-related field or will be considered. Must possess or be eligible for Missouri license in Speech-Language Pathology. Previous teaching and supervisory experience is preferred. Evidence of scholarly achievements and research abilities should be provided. This is also an appropriate opening for applicants at the Associate rank who have experience in program management or administration.
SALARY & RANK: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance, retirement contributions, and assistance with relocation expenses. Start-up funds are available.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Truman offers the B.A., B.S., and M.A. degrees in Communication Disorders and has been accredited (CAA) since 1970 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (most recent site visit: Spring 2009; re-accredited until July, 2017). The Speech and Hearing Clinic provides services to about 1000 clients per year of all ages, from throughout Northeast Missouri. The department has just relocated to a new Health Sciences Building as of fall 2011. The new facility houses both the CMDS academic department and the University speech and hearing clinic with state of the art technology and design.
The Truman CMDS Undergraduate major enrolls approximately 140 full-time students currently, with approximately 85-90% going on to graduate school in speech-language pathology, audiology, education, and a variety of other fields. The undergraduate major is traditionally structured and offers an undergraduate clinical practicum option to qualified seniors. The Truman CMDS Master's program in speech-language pathology currently enrolls about 15-18 new students per year, for an average ongoing enrollment of 25-30. Truman CMDS graduate interns are highly sought after in medical and school internship sites throughout the tri-state area. Truman's innovative graduate student assessment model (Clinical Process Commentary) has received national notice.
Truman State University, Missouri’s premier, public liberal arts and sciences university is located in Kirksville, MO. The selective admissions criteria, academic standards and high achievement levels by students have earned the University its national reputation. The University enrolls approximately 6000 students and maintains a high faculty/student ratio. There is an established new faculty mentorship program, generous support for travel and continuing education, and excellent library facilities. Kirksville is also the birthplace of osteopathy and home of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine/A.T. Still University. http://www.atsu.edu/index.htm
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the positions are filled. Send a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, three recent original letters of recommendation, ALL undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required if granted an interview), curriculum vita, and a sample course syllabus to:
Paula S. Cochran, Ph.D., Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Communication Disorders Department
Health Sciences 2252
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501