This is a full-time, nine month, promotable, tenure track Speech-Language Pathology Faculty position. This is an open rank search. The faculty member is responsible for all aspects of teaching undergraduate and graduate students. The faculty member will prepare graduate students to provide direct patient care and develop research skills. The faculty member is expected to engage in scholarly activity, e.g., research publications, presentations, grants, and mentor student research. The person in this position will need to positively contribute to committee service within the university, community, and profession. This faculty member will provide student advisement to undergraduate and graduate students. Other responsibilities may include supervising graduate or undergraduates at the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, providing speech-language therapy services, and participation in interdisciplinary committees.
Successful candidates will hold an earned Ph.D. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Science or closely related field from an accredited institution and exhibit evidence of, or potential for, an active program of research. All But Dissertation (ABD) candidates may be considered. Candidates must also demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and evidence of, or potential for, excellence in university teaching. Successful candidates will have expertise in areas of speech science, fluency, swallowing and/or voice disorders. Others may be considered. Successful candidates will have expertise in areas that complement expertise of existing faculty to ensure depth and breadth across the scope of practice as required by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Applicants must also demonstrate knowledge in evidence based practice.
The successful candidate must have the desire and ability to teach clinical skills and academic skills to students, and work in a collegial manner with other faculty and staff members. The ability to effectively communicate in a positive manner with faculty, staff, patients, students, and clinicians as well as with people of varying economic and cultural backgrounds is critical.
The program is looking for a faculty member who wants to make NIU their long-term home.
Preference will be given to individuals who have experience teaching graduate students and experience supervising clinical education. Priority will be granted to candidates with current CCC-SLP, and/or eligibility for IL licensure in speech-language pathology.
Additionally, preference will be given to individuals who have a record of professional service, research, and experience developing grants for programming.
Applicants must apply through the university's employment portal system
Application Deadline: 01/01/18 Position is open until filled
Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse and international student body of approximately 20,000. NIU is included in the Research Universities – High Research Activity and Community Engaged Institution categories by the Carnegie Foundation and is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The school has service contrac...ts in the community and excellent off-campus sites available for clinical experiences, research, and grant development. The School has alliances with early intervention, early childhood, and gerontology programs, as well as public schools, hospitals and community rehabilitation centers. Visit the College website at http://www.chhs.niu.edu/ahcd/. NIU is located in DeKalb, IL, 60 miles west of Chicago. For information about DeKalb, visit http://www.niu.edu/visit/dekalb.shtml.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.