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Assistant Professor, Pediatric Communication Disorders

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Communication Disorders

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

The College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University - Downers Grove Campus, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track academic faculty position in the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) graduate program. All qualified applicants will be considered while preference will be given to candidates with teaching and scholarly expertise in the areas of pediatric language disorders. Other areas might include expertise in bilingual pediatric services and/or cultural and linguistic diversity.

Responsibilities for this tenure-track position include teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching responsibilities include designing/directing up to three graduate courses a year in the SLP program. Opportunities for collaborative teaching and interprofessional education are available. Teaching resources are comprehensive and include purpose-built program specific teaching facilities, access to the latest technology and resources in the classroom, access to anatomy and prosection labs, and a healthcare focused clinical simulation center. This academic position includes protected time for research with manageable expectations for establishing/continuing and maintaining a productive and potentially fundable lines of research leading to dissemination. Research start-up funding is available and faculty research lines may be supported by intramural funding. Service responsibilities include membership on program, college, and university committees, and involvement in professional organizations is desired.

Applicants should hold a doctorate in speech-language pathology, speech-language and hearing sciences, communication sciences and disorders or a related discipline (Ph.D. preferred). Qualified candidates in an “all but dissertation” status are strongly encouraged to apply. Certification in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA CCC-SLP) is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship. Rank is open and dependent upon qualifications. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Faculty development is supported. Applications received before December 31st will receive priority consideration; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Projected start date is summer 2023.

Link to application:

Application materials should include a letter of interest describing qualifications for this position, up-to-date curriculum vita, and the names of three professional references.

Midwestern University is an independent institution of higher education committed to the education of health care professionals. The university specializes in graduate education in healthcare and allied healthcare professions and includes no undergraduate programs. The Illinois campus is located on a spacious 105-acre campus in Downers Grove, 25 miles west of Chicago, and is home to the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago College of Pharmacy, College of Dental Medicine and College of Health Sciences. The SLP program is housed in the College of Health Sciences along with Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Behavioral Medicine. The Chicago and Chicagoland area offers several entertainment and cultural opportunities with outstanding quality-of-life.

Questions regarding this opening can be directed to Jonathan Wilson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology: or to the Faculty Search committee Chair, Christina del Toro, Ph.D., CCC-SLP,

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.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Jonathan Wilson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Contact Address : Downers Grove Campus
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : (630) 515-6238

Instructions : Qualified applicants should apply online at the link in the position description.

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