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Instructor/Assistant Professor – Speech-Language Pathology (Bloomsburg Campus)

Instructor/Assistant Professor – Speech-Language Pathology (Bloomsburg Campus)

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty


Position TitleInstructor/Assistant Professor – Speech-Language Pathology (Bloomsburg Campus)
Posting NumberF145
College/AreaCollege of Health Professions
DepartmentCommunication Sciences and Disorders
Bargaining UnitAPSCUF
Position TypeFaculty
Type of AppointmentFull Time
Complement TypeTenure Track
Home Campus
Work LocationHome Campus
 Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
If Other, please list
Appointment Start Date

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education provides a comprehensive package of employer benefits to eligible employees and their enrolled dependent(s), which include*:

  • Medical and prescription drug benefits.
  • Generous retirement plans, two options:
    • Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)
    • State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS)
  • Tuition benefits for employees and dependents.
  • Paid time off.
  • Employer-paid dental and vision benefits.
  • Employer-paid life insurance.
  • Voluntary insurances and additional retirement programs.

*Specific benefits may vary based upon university, employee group and/or collective bargaining unit. Visit: for additional information regarding benefits.

To be eligible for most benefits, you must be a permanent, full-time employee (including temporary, full-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) or a permanent, part-time employee (including temporary, part-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) who is scheduled to work every pay period for at least 50% of full-time hours.

Position Description Summary

About the Department: The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders consists of 17 full- and part-time faculty and staff who teach and/or provide clinical supervision for students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.) and Audiology (Au.D.) programs and a post-baccalaureate certificate program in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM). Faculty and staff benefit from state-of-the-art equipment in our clinical facilities and research labs. Faculty are supported in conducting collaborative research and engagement in interprofessional education in our newly formed College of Health Professions. Our in-house Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic, in addition to our affiliate school district site, offer excellent opportunities for clinical and school-based intervention research. Compensation is commensurate with credentials and includes excellent benefits.

About the College: The College of Health Professions (COHP) comprise of the Departments of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Health & Exercise Science, Physician Assistant and the School of Nursing which houses the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Departments. COHP offers several bachelors, masters, and two doctoral programs, the Doctor of Audiology and Doctor of Nursing Practice. COHP aims to prepare competent and caring health care professionals to serve communities and the health care industry.


Duties: The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include academic teaching; conducting research; and providing service to the department, college and/or university in addition to academic advisement. The successful candidate will need to complete distance education training programs as made available by the University within two years of hire for the purpose of teaching in a multi-campus environment with remote teaching needs.

Qualifying Experience and Education (Minimum/Preferred)

Qualifying Experience and Education (Minimum/Preferred):

Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related area and the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology are required prior to August 19, 2024.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous teaching experience; record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations; clinical experience; and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations are preferred. Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Swallowing Disorders; Cognitive-Communication Disorders; Speech & Hearing Science; Voice and Resonance Disorders; Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Autism is preferred; however, other areas of expertise may be considered.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants: A complete application includes the following: 1) a letter of interest specifying your qualification and experience for the positions 2) the most recent vita 3) unofficial academic transcripts 4) a one-page description of your teaching philosophy 5) a one-page statement of current and future research agenda 6) the contact information for three professional references. Questions may be directed to Search & Screen Committee Chair, Dr. Cara Tolan (

Applications must be submitted online by February 29, 2024 for full consideration.

Supplemental Information

Supplemental Information: Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and follow evidence-based practices. Completing this search is contingent upon student enrollment and available funding. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time department faculty.

Background Clearances

Background Clearances: Offers of employment are conditional, pending successful completion of the background clearances mandated by Act 153 of 2014 and Board of Governors Policy 2014-01-A: Protection of Minors. In order to qualify for a provisional appointment, the Applicant Acknowledgement Consent Form, Provisional Hire Form, Pennsylvania State Police and Justifacts portion of the clearance process must be successfully completed prior to your start date. The remaining PA Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Clearance must be successfully completed and returned as soon as possible within the first 90 days of employment.

Diversity Statement

At Commonwealth University we recognize our responsibility to continuously support a living, learning, and working environment that values the diverse contributions from all members of our campus community. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion enriches our campus community and is instrumental to our institutional success. Commonwealth University strives to cultivate a campus climate that allows all members to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion as we achieve success both in and out of the classroom, in our work responsibilities, and in our professional lives beyond Commonwealth University. We uphold our commitment to DEI by:

  • Actively supporting and promoting the intellectual and personal growth of our students, inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Providing workshops, trainings, programs designed to broaden the knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion within our campus community.
  • Ensuring that all learning and living environments throughout our campus are welcoming and capable of serving all individuals.

The University prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in any decision regarding admissions, employment, or participation in a University program or activity in accordance with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

Title IX/Clery

Title IX/Clery:

The University also complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Title IX prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. VAWA imposes additional duties on universities and colleges to investigate and respond to reports of sexual assault, stalking, and dating or domestic violence, and to publish policies and procedures related to the way these reports are handled. The University has designated the Title IX Coordinator (Jennifer Raup, Elwell Hall, ORL, 570-389-4808, jraup@commonwealthu.eduor, to coordinate the University’s compliance with Title IX and VAWA and to respond to reports of violations. The University has directed the Police Department to coordinate the University’s compliance with the VAWA-related Clery reporting requirements. Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

About Commonwealth University of PA

The Power of Three Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities have joined forces to boldly transform higher education in our region and beyond. While we are uniting as Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, you can expect a college experience that is anything but common.

We’re Honoring our History by preserving the founding principles of each campus and continuing our vibrant on-campus student experience, serving as pillars of our communities, supporting students and our neighbors alike.

We’re Investing in Today by answering the greatest challenges facing higher education: accessibility, cost, quality, and relevance through the combined strength of our storied institutions.

We’re Building a Powerful Tomorrow by boldly changing the trajectory of public education to position ourselves for growth, increased access, and to meet economic and workforce development needs in our region, across Pennsylvania and beyond.

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2024

Anticipated End Date

                                              Posting Detail Information              


Open Date mm-dd-yyyy12/07/2023
Close Date mm-dd-yyyy
Open Until FilledYes
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Posting Specific Questions


Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1.  *   What is the highest degree you have achieved?    
    • Bachelor's degree      
    • Master's degree        
    • Ph.D. candidacy/ABD        
    • Ph.D.
  2.  *   How did you hear about this employment opportunity?    
    • Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania Career Site       
    • PA CareerLink       
    • LinkedIn        
    • Indeed        
    • HigherEdJobs        
    • Local Newspaper        
    • Technical School/College Job Board
  3.  *   Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?    
    • Yes        
    • No


Applicant Documents

                Required Documents    

  1. Cover Letter 
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae    
  4. Teaching Philosophy    
  5. Statement of Plans for Scholarly Growth

Optional Documents    

  1. Additional Transcripts

Additional Info

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 570-389-4969

Instructions : Full consideration will be given to the applications submitted by 02/29/2023. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Contact Name : Dr. Cara Tolan

Contact Address : 400 E, 2nd St
Bloomsburg PA 17815

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