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 16, 2020. 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 preferred, and current ASHA CCC-SLP credential required. Outstanding ABDs with an anticipated completion date within one year of hire may be considered. Prior clinical supervision of graduate students or CFYs, and/or university teaching experience is preferred. Area of expertise in adult acquired disorders or childhood developmental disorders is desirable. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with 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 the best educational experiences and preparation possible for successful lives and 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 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.
The University and Its 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. 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 December 1,2019, 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.
Internal Number: 65252
About Eastern Illinois University
Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern Illinois University offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty, with reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates. A variety of excellent on-campus housing opportunities are available on the safe, compact 320-acre campus. Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees -- year after year, Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction.The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences provides high-quality academic and clinical instruction in an undergraduate program integrated with an accredited graduate program in speech-language pathology. The department operates a speech-language-hearing clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders. These services are offered to both EIU students and members of the community.