Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Appalachian State University

United States

October 12, 2021


Posting Details

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Tenure Status Tenure Track Provide Rank Assistant or Associate Position Number 016451 Department Communication Sciences & Disorders - 273100

Minimum Qualifications

Requirements include an earned doctoral degree in speech-language pathology or a related area.

For an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must demonstrate the potential for effective teaching, student mentoring, and conducting research in the area of expertise.

For an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must demonstrate a history of successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, student mentoring, and research productivity.

Candidates who are ABD are eligible to apply; however, all requirements for the degree must be completed by September 15, 2022. All qualified applicants will be considered.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with expertise in the areas of child language disorders, autism, literacy, cultural-linguistic diversity, and/or complex communication needs.

License/Certification Required

Ideal candidates will be eligible for ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and North Carolina licensure.

Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, and is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). In addition, the Department is home to the Charles and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic, which provides speech, language, and hearing services as an outreach to the community and serves as the primary location for student clinical training. The Department emphasizes involvement in the areas of interprofessional education, clinical-academic collaboration, and diversity and inclusive excellence. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is located within the Beaver College of Health Sciences. The Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) is the second largest college at Appalachian State University with around 3,700 students served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. In 2018, the College expanded to include the Holmes Convocation Center and Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a new, state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that is the cornerstone of the Wellness District. In addition, the college is home for the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services and has a collaborative partnership with the Wake Forest School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, both face-to-face and online, conducting research and seeking external funding, and engaging in university and professional service. Opportunities for direct clinical service and clinical supervision may also be available.

Type of Position Full Time Position Appointment Type 1.0 Number Of Months Per Year 9 Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments in a professional position at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student- to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Proposed Date of Hire 08/01/2022

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:

(1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience. (2) a diversity statement. Appalachian State and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are committed to working with diverse student and community populations. In your application, please describe how your scholarship, teaching, service, or other relevant life experiences contribute to diverse and inclusive communities. (3) a statement of teaching philosophy. (4) a research agenda. (5) a curriculum vitae. (6) unofficial copies of all transcripts. Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview. (7) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Posting Date 09/14/2021 Closing Date 11/30/2021 Open Until Filled No Evaluation of Applications Begins 10/12/2021 AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer Office of Human Resources 330 University Hall Dr. Boone, NC 28608 (828) 262-3187

Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator Office of Title IX Compliance 123 I.G. Greer Hall Boone, NC 28608 (828) 262-2144

ADA/504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director Office of Disability Resources 224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall Boone, NC 28608 (828) 262-3056

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Search Chair Name Kim McCullough Search Chair Email Quick Link https: //

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  • Diversity Statement
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript-Undergraduate (Unofficial) - No Password Protected Documents
  • Transcript-Graduate (Unofficial) - No Password Protected Documents
  • List of References with Contact Information (View Special Instructions)
  • Optional Documents

  • Transcript-Doctoral (Unofficial) - No Password Protected Documents
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