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Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders - Appalachian State University

Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders - Appalachian State University

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) at Appalachian State University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track position, beginning August 1, 2022. Area of expertise and rank are open. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, both face-to-face and online, conducting research and seeking external funding, and engaging in university and professional service. Opportunities for direct clinical service and clinical supervision may also be available.

Requirements include an earned doctoral degree in speech-language pathology or related area. For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must demonstrate the potential for effective teaching, student mentoring, and conducting research in the area of expertise. For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must demonstrate a history of successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, student mentoring, and research productivity. Candidates who are ABD are eligible to apply; however, all requirements for the degree must be completed by the appointment date. All qualified applicants will be considered. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with expertise in the areas of child language disorders, autism, literacy, cultural-linguistic diversity, and/or complex communication needs.  Ideal candidates will be eligible for ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and North Carolina licensure.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, and is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). In addition, the Department is home to the Charles and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic, which provides speech, language, and hearing services as an outreach to the community and serves as the primary location for student clinical training.  The Department emphasizes involvement in the areas of interprofessional education, clinical-academic collaboration, and diversity and inclusive excellence. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is located within the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS).

The Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) is the second largest college at Appalachian State University with around 3,700 students served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. In 2018, the College expanded to include the Holmes Convocation Center and Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a new, state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that is the cornerstone of the Wellness District.  In addition, the college is home for the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services and has a collaborative partnership with the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Review of complete applications will begin October 15  and will continue until the position is filled with a priority application deadline of November 30, 2021. A complete application consists of the following: (1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience; (2) a diversity statement that describes how the applicant’s scholarship, teaching, service or other relevant life experiences contribute to diverse and inclusive communities; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a research agenda; (5) a curriculum vitae; (6) unofficial copies of all transcripts; and (7) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number. 

Appalachian State and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

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