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Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director

Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty TYPE Program Director/Chair

Assistant or Associate Professor with Program Director Responsibilities – Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Position: The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Program (SLHS) in the School of Clinical Sciences at Northern Michigan University invites applications for one, full-time, tenure track, 12 month (annualized) position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in the Fall of 2023.  This is a campus-based position.  The SLHS program offers an undergraduate degree and is in the process of developing a master's degree program in speech-language pathology.  

Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include teaching undergraduate courses,  development and teaching of graduate courses, advising students, pursuing research and scholarly endeavors leading to publication, presentations, and grants, and participation in campus and community service. In addition, this person will serve as the program director for the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences undergraduate and graduate programs at Northern Michigan University.

Additional responsibilities and duties include:

Commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Ability to work well with an instructional team, including but not limited to fellow instructors and assistants. Ensure academic and clinical compliance and adherence to ASHA accreditation standards.

Monitor and evaluate faculty and staff performance and advise the Associate Dean in formulating recommendations for faculty staff hiring, merit, equity, promotion, tenure, and termination.

Oversight of all aspects (academic and clinical) of the graduate and undergraduate SLHS programs.

Completion of all ASHA accreditation documentation and reports in a timely manner.  This will include completion of an annual outcome assessment comprised of outcome data as well as alumni feedback.

The Program Director will meet with the board members annually to assess the program strengths, weaknesses, and outcomes.

Contact clinical affiliates annually for feedback on the program and for information on updates in the field. 

Annual review and analysis of enrollment.  

Minimum Qualifications:  

Must hold the following credential by the appointment start date:

An earned doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders, or related field

A record of successful teaching, and experience in higher education (minimum of 3 years) in a field related to Communication Sciences & Disorders by the appointment start date.

Demonstration of prior expertise with leadership, administration, management, and supervisory roles.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:  Ability to effectively instruct students.  Ability to advise and mentor students.  Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and assessment of outcomes.  Ability to work effectively with others in productive ways.  Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to conduct and supervise scholarly work.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:  Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology is highly desired.  Experience with ASHA accreditation procedures, and online teaching experience is highly valued. 

The review of applicants will begin January 15,  2023. Applications received after January 15, 2023 will not be considered.  All applicants must include a letter of application, a current vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers) for three references.  To apply for this position please visit:  

Northern Michigan University, with approximately 7,000 students and 170 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life.  See more at

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Lori Ann Nelson

Contact Address : 1401 Presque Isle Ave
1504 West Science

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 9062271029

Instructions : Subject Line: SLHS Search

Application Deadline : 1/14/2023

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