Assistant/Associate Professor Pediatric Speech Faculty Position
The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.
Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor full-time, 9-month tenure track position beginning August 2024 (possible earlier start date). Applicants with a background in pediatric speech sound disorders are preferred. Applicants with expertise in AAC, speech science, dysphagia, and/or the evaluation and treatment of culturally and linguistically diverse populations are also encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will provide high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and demonstrate and support a culture of diversity and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to establish a research program in their area of expertise. Dissemination of research findings in various formats including national/international conferences and peer-reviewed journals is expected. Opportunities for clinical supervision and summer instruction are likely.
The Department of CSD at FAU offers an accredited Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology and also provides prerequisite coursework. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with other colleges and departments (e.g., Engineering and Medicine) and on-campus programs/centers (e.g., university lab schools, Memory and Wellness Center, Brain Institute).
Successful candidates may be eligible for an appointment at the FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute (I-BRAIN, https://www.fau.edu/ibrain). I-BRAIN supports neuroscience research, education, and community engagement programs across multiple FAU campuses and colleges. Faculty members of I-BRAIN qualify for pilot grants, graduate student fellowships, research technology support, and subsidized use of I-BRAIN Core facilities including the FAU Cell Imaging Core and Neurobehavior Core. I-BRAIN faculty pursue research across the full spectrum of neuroscience, ranging from genetic and molecular neuroscience, cellular and circuit analysis of brain function, behavioral studies in models and man, cognitive and computational neuroscience, disease mechanism, and treatment studies.
The CSD Program is housed in the College of Education which is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths in this area.
FAU Benefits and Perks
If Benefits & Perks are important to you, then FAU is the place to be! Working at FAU has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, FAU offers:
- Excellent benefit packages including Medical (PPO/HMO $50 per month single & $180 per month family), Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending plans, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and much more.
- State retirement options including tax-deferred annuities and Roth 403(b) plans.
- State employees Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program - https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
- Flexible work arrangement plans - https://www.fau.edu/hr/employee_relations/flexwork.php
- Sick Leave Pool Program.
- Paid time off (eligible employees) including vacation and sick leave, 1 personal day, 9 paid holidays, and paid winter break (at President’s discretion)!!
- Paid Community Engagement Volunteer Service Day - https://www.fau.edu/hr/files/COMMUNITY_ENGAGEMENT_VOLUNTEER_LEAVE4-2015.pdf
- Employee Educational Scholarship Program (EESP) for eligible Staff/Faculty - Tuition assistance after 6 months of full-time employment. For in-unit faculty, the EESP program may be extended to spouses and dependent children (eligibility rules apply).
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Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an accredited institution in the field or related areas required by the time of appointment and ABD applicants will be considered
Eligible for Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology from ASHA
Eligibility for Florida state licensure.
Demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Expertise in the differential diagnosis of disorders of communication and swallowing.
Ability to consult with other professionals to meet the needs of individuals with communication and swallowing disorders.
Provide continuing professional education to SLPs and to professionals in related disciplines.
Demonstrates a commitment to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
Ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds
Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
Commensurate with Experience
College or Department:
COE - Communication Sciences & Disorders
Work Days and Hours:
Special Instructions to Applicant:
UPDATED: Start date from Aug 2023 to Aug 2024.
This recruitment has been reopened; all previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
This position is subject to funding.
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) Resume. Professional references (name, relevant institution, email address, phone number) may be emailed to the search committee chair, Dr. Connie Porcaro: firstname.lastname@example.org
The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.
Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711
Contact Email : Danesh@health.fau.edu
Contact Phone : 561-297-2071
Instructions : PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae. Professional references (name, relevant institution, email address, phone number) may be emailed to the search committee chair, Dr. Ali Danesh: email@example.com
Application Deadline : 1/31/2024
Contact Name : Ali A. Danesh, PhD, FAAA
Contact Address : 777 Glades Rd
Bldg 47 RM 420
Boca Raton, FL 33431