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Assistant Professor- AZ- Speech Language Pathology

Assistant Professor- AZ- Speech Language Pathology

The College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language Pathology Program. Faculty with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply: dysphagia, motor speech, voice disorders.  The graduate program offers the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree.

A faculty member in the Speech-Language Pathology Program has responsibilities in teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching responsibilities include engaging in evidence-based classroom instruction and providing clinical education in the Midwestern University Speech-Language Institute.  Scholarship requirements include development of a productive line of scholarship that results in dissemination. Service responsibilities include membership on Program, College, and University committees, assisting with the student recruitment and admissions process, contributing to the preparation of program self-study and accreditation documents, professional role-modeling, and participating actively in the professional activities of state and national organizations.

Applicants must hold a Master’s or Doctoral (preferred) degree in Speech-Language Pathology and evidence potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship. Candidates must hold certification in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA CCC-SLP) for a minimum of 9 months at the time of interview and must hold or be eligible for state licensure in Arizona. Prior teaching experience (clinical or academic), scholarly productivity, and professional service will enhance the candidate’s application. Rank is open and dependent upon experience. Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Midwestern University is an independent institution of higher education committed to the education of health care professionals. The Arizona campus is located on a spacious 143-acre campus in Glendale, AZ, 10 miles outside of Phoenix, and is home to the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Dental Medicine, College of Optometry, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Graduate Studies, Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine, and College of Health Sciences. The Speech-Language Pathology program is housed in the College of Health Sciences along with Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Cardiovascular Science, Graduate Nursing Programs, and Nurse Anesthesia.

Qualified applicants must complete an online application at Go to Quick Links - Employment at MWU - Employment Opportunities. Identify the position for which you are applying and submit your application. Candidates should attach a curriculum vita, the names of three professional references, and a statement describing qualifications for this position to their application.  

Applicants should direct questions about this position to Stephanie Christensen, Ph.D., Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology; 19555 N. 59th Ave.; 302A Cactus Wren; Glendale, AZ 85308;

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance.  We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care account.  We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday’s, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days.  We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program.  Wellness is important to us and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility.   

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts. 

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