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Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology


Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty


The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Eastern Illinois University is accepting applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The desired start date is August 15, 2021. The department seeks candidates who are committed to student learning, and the academic and clinical instruction of undergraduate and master's students in Speech Language Pathology. Duties include teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels; clinical instruction; research; and service. Mentoring student research is expected.


Doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related field, and current ASHA CCC- SLP credential are required for tenure. Doctoral students who can work full-time at EIU and complete the degree prior to tenure will be considered. Prior clinical supervision of graduate students or CFYs, and/or university teaching experience is preferred. Area of expertise in adult acquired disorders and clinical experience in a medical setting is desirable. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting inclusive excellence is required.


Current students and alumni describe the department as feeling like family. Faculty and staff share a common goal of providing students with the best educational experiences and preparation possible for successful lives and careers. The collaborative and congenial teaching-focused environment leads to outstanding student outcomes. Student Praxis scores are consistently and significantly above state and national averages. Program alumni rate the quality of their professional preparation for internships and employment as very high.

There are 13 academic and clinical faculty in the department involved in classroom teaching and clinical instruction. The department has a rich history of significant and high-level service to ASHA and to the profession. The undergraduate program supports an active undergraduate honor's program. The unique STEP program at EIU offers program students rich experiential learning opportunities to work with college-going students with autism. The co-located speech language pathology clinic, classrooms, faculty offices, and graduate assistant offices are conducive to ongoing collaborations and a real sense of community. Research and clinical collaboration possible with local Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital as well as with Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign IL and Terre Haute Regional Hospital, both approximately 60 miles away.

The University and Its Community

Eastern Illinois University, located in the east-central Illinois community of Charleston, has a rich tradition of over 120 years of preparing students to accomplish their professional and life goals through a combination of quality academics and personal relationships. The beautiful, 320-acre campus is host to approximately 7,500 students and 400 faculty members in a town of approximately 20,000 residents. EIU offers active research opportunities, cultural events, NCAA


Division I athletics, and an engaged student body that are on par with larger universities. Charleston has all the advantages of a small, rural town (e.g., lower cost of living, a safe community, a short commute) within a two to three-hour drive of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Application Instructions

Review of completed applications will begin April 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. A complete application includes a) letter of application addressing strengths and experience relative to the qualifications and responsibilities of the position; b) current CV; c) unofficial transcripts; and, d) names and contact information of three professional references who can comment on relevant clinical and/or academic teaching experience.

Application materials should be submitted at Questions can be addressed to Dr. Nichole Mulvey, Chair of CDS Faculty Search Committee,

Eastern lllinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran -- committed to achieving a diverse community.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Dr. Nichole Mulvey

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 217-581-2712

Application Deadline : 4/1/2021

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