Western Michigan University invites applications and nominations for one Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. This is a tenure-track, academic year position with an expected start date of August 15, 2019. Rank will be determined by the selected finalist’s credentials.
Teach graduate and undergraduate courses
Sustained productivity and growth in research and grant writing
Contribute to clinical education aspects of the program
Service to the Department, the University, the profession, and the community
Contribute to an interdisciplinary environment of research, instruction, and community collaborations
The University: Western Michigan University, a learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged public research university, enrolls more than 23,000 students from 100 nations around the globe. WMU has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of just 147 public institutions in the nation with high or very high research activity.
The College: The College of Health and Human Services is located in a 195,000 square foot building with state-of-the-art teaching technologies and spacious research laboratories. The College enrolls over 3,200 students, with more than a third of those at the graduate level. In addition to the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences the College includes programs in blindness and low vision studies, nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy, social work, holistic health care, alcohol and drug abuse, interdisciplinary health services, public health, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary health sciences. The College has received a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Department of Education. The College also operates the Unified Clinics, a multidisciplinary service/training clinic. Learn more about our growing College at http://www.wmich.edu/hhs.
Department: Both the speech-language pathology program and the audiology program are ranked in the top 50 programs nationwide. The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences enrolls approximately 60 students in the two-year M.A. program in speech-language pathology, 24 students in the doctoral (AuD) program in audiology, 130 undergraduate majors and supports a minor in American Sign Language. Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences faculty are engaged in active research with students, classroom and clinical teaching through the on-campus Van Riper Language, Speech, and Hearing Clinics, and service to the university and professions. The Department is engaged in ongoing assessment activities and strategic planning to align with the College of Health and Human Services, University and Academic Affairs strategic plans. The Department is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Opportunities exist for inter-professional collaborations within the College, across the University, and with the Western Michigan University School of Medicine.
Earned research doctoral degree (by the start date) awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) in speech-language pathology, communication sciences and disorders, or a closely related field is required
Demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity and securing grant funding in speech-language pathology/communication sciences and disorders
Experience with course instruction involving a diverse student body
Expertise in one or more of the following areas: cleft/craniofacial disorders, fluency disorders, motor speech-language disorders, speech sound disorders, voice disorders or dysphagia
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology
Eligibility for licensure as a speech-language pathologist in the State of Michigan
Internal Number: 0604789
About Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University is a learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged public research university with more than 23,000 students from 100 nations around the globe. WMU has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of just 147 public institutions in the nation with high or very high research activity.