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Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Tenure Track)

Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Tenure Track)

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

Applications are invited for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, beginning 8/1/21. 


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 academic and clinical interests in the areas of child language disorders and/or augmentative and alternative communication. 


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). BCHS is celebrating its 10th year as a college, and it is the second largest college at Appalachian State University with almost 3,600 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. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 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. As a part of the COVID-19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID-19 pandemic, as necessary. 


Direct inquiries to:  Joseph F. Klein, PhD., Search Chair  email:

Additional Info

Contact Name : Appalachian State University

Contact Address : Office of Human Resources, 330 University Hall Dr., Boone, NC 286080

Contact Phone : 828-262-6489

Instructions : Application link:

Application Deadline : 1/22/2021

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