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The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Eastern Illinois University is accepting applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The desired start date is August 15, 2024. The department seeks candidates who are committed to student learning, and the academic and clinical instruction of undergraduate and master's students in Speech Language Pathology. Duties include teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels; clinical instruction; research; and service. Mentoring student research is expected.
Doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related field, and current ASHA CCC- SLP credential are required for tenure. Doctoral students who can work full-time at EIU and complete the degree prior to tenure will be considered. Prior clinical supervision of graduate students or CFYs, and/or university teaching experience is preferred. Area of expertise in adult acquired disorders and clinical experience in a medical setting is desirable. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting inclusive excellence is required.
Current students and alumni describe the department as feeling like family. Faculty and staff share a common goal of providing students with quality educational experiences and preparation for successful careers. The collaborative and congenial teaching-focused environment leads to outstanding student outcomes. Student Praxis scores are consistently and significantly above state and national averages. Program alumni rate the quality of their professional preparation for internships and employment as very high.
There are 13 academic and clinical faculty in the department involved in classroom teaching and clinical instruction. The department has a rich history of significant and high-level service to ASHA and to the profession. The department has a collaboration with a university and clinic in the Caribbean. The undergraduate program supports an active undergraduate honor's program. The unique STEP program at EIU offers program students rich experiential learning opportunities to work with college-going students with autism. The co-located speech language pathology clinic, classrooms, faculty offices, and graduate assistant offices are conducive to ongoing collaborations and a real sense of community. Research and clinical collaboration possible with local Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital as well as with Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign IL and Terre Haute Regional Hospital, both approximately 60 miles away.
Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.
The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University, located in the east-central Illinois community of Charleston, has a rich tradition of over 120 years of preparing students to accomplish their professional and life goals through a combination of quality academics and personal relationships. Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of all students, faculty, and staff with the goal for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging at Eastern Illinois University. The beautiful, 320-acre campus is host to approximately 7,500 students and 400 faculty members in a town of approximately 20,000 residents. EIU offers active research opportunities, cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and an engaged student body that are on par with larger universities. Charleston has all the advantages of a small, rural town (e.g., lower cost of living, a safe community, a short commute) within a two to three-hour drive of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.
Review of completed applications will begin January 5, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application includes a) letter of application addressing strengths and experience relative to the qualifications and responsibilities of the position; b) current CV; c) unofficial transcripts; and, d) names and contact information of three professional references who can comment on relevant clinical and/or academic teaching experience.
Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran -- committed to achieving a diverse community.