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Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology

Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania-Bloomsburg invites applications for full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology to begin fall 2023.

Posting Details (position # F0837)                                        

Job Description Summary

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania invites applications for Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology.

The home campus for this position is Bloomsburg with the expectation of serving a multi-campus University within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

About the Department: The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders) consists of 17 full- and part-time faculty and staff who teach and/or provide clinical supervision for students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.) and Audiology (Au.D.) programs and a post-baccalaureate certificate program in Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM). Faculty and staff benefit from state-of-the-art equipment in our clinical facilities and research labs. Faculty are supported in conducting collaborative research and engagement in interprofessional education in our newly formed College of Health Professions. Our in-house Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic, in addition to our affiliate school district site, offer excellent opportunities for clinical and school-based intervention research. Compensation is commensurate with credentials and includes excellent benefits.

About the College: The College of Health Professions (COHP) comprise of the Departments of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Health & Exercise Science, Physician Assistant and the School of Nursing which houses the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Departments. COHP offers several bachelors, masters, and two doctoral programs, the Doctor of Audiology and Doctor of Nursing Practice. COHP aims to prepare competent and caring health care professionals to serve communities and the health care industry.


The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include academic teaching; conducting research; and providing service to the department, college and/or university in addition to academic advisement. The successful candidate will need to complete distance education training programs as made available by the University within two years of hire for the purpose of teaching in a multi-campus environment with remote teaching needs.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related area and the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology are required prior to August 19, 2023.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous teaching experience, published research, and presentation experience; clinical/work experience; and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations are preferred. Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Swallowing Disorders; Cognitive-Communication Disorders; Speech & Hearing Science; Stuttering; Voice Disorders; Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC); and Clinical Practicum and Methods would be preferred; however, other areas of expertise will be considered.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education provides a comprehensive package of employer benefits to eligible employees and their enrolled dependent(s), which include*:
  • Medical and prescription drug benefits.
  • Generous retirement plans, two options:
    • Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)
    • State Employees' Retirement System (SERS)
  • Tuition benefits for employees and dependents.
  • Paid time off.
  • Employer-paid dental and vision benefits.
  • Employer-paid life insurance.
  • Voluntary insurances and additional retirement programs.
*Specific benefits may vary based upon university, employee group and/or collective bargaining unit. Visit: for additional information regarding benefits.

To be eligible for most benefits, you must be a permanent, full-time employee (including temporary, full-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) or a permanent, part-time employee (including temporary, part-time faculty with at least an academic year contract) who is scheduled to work every pay period for at least 50% of full-time hours.

                                              Posting Detail Information                           

Open Date11/02/2022
Close Date
Special Instructions for Applicants

A complete application is comprised of the following: 1) a letter of interest specifying your qualifications and experience for the position, 2) vita, 3) unofficial academic transcripts; 4) names and contact information for 3 professional references, 5) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; 6) diversity statement and 7) a one-page statement of current and future research agenda. Applications must be received by January 15, 2023 for full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Questions may be directed to Search & Screen Committee Chair, Shelley E. Scarpino, Ph.D,

Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process and a teaching demonstration that incorporates the candidate’s research interests as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time department faculty.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background.

Completing this search is contingent upon student enrollment and available funding.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your three background checks are returned to the Human Resource office prior to your hire date.

Diversity Statement

At Commonwealth University we recognize our responsibility to continuously support a living, learning, and working environment that values the diverse contributions from all members of our campus community. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion enriches our campus community and is instrumental to our institutional success. Commonwealth University strives to cultivate a campus climate that allows all members to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion as we achieve success both in and out of the classroom, in our work responsibilities, and in our professional lives beyond Commonwealth University. We uphold our commitment to DEI by:
• Actively supporting and promoting the intellectual and personal growth of our students, inside and outside of the classroom.
• Providing workshops, trainings, programs designed to broaden the knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion within our campus community.
• Ensuring that all learning and living environments throughout our campus are welcoming and capable of serving all individuals.

Title IX/Clery

The University prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in any decision regarding admissions, employment, or participation in a University program or activity in accordance with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

The University also complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Title IX prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. VAWA imposes additional duties on universities and colleges to investigate and respond to reports of sexual assault, stalking, and dating or domestic violence, and to publish policies and procedures related to the way these reports are handled. The University has designated the Title IX Coordinator (Jennifer Raup, Elwell Hall, ORL, 570-389-4808, or, to coordinate the University’s compliance with Title IX and VAWA and to respond to reports of violations. The University has directed the Police Department to coordinate the University’s compliance with the VAWA-related Clery reporting requirements. Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

About Commonwealth University of PA

The Power of Three Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities have joined forces to boldly transform higher education in our region and beyond. While we are uniting as Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, you can expect a college experience that is anything but common.

We’re Honoring our History by preserving the founding principles of each campus and continuing our vibrant on-campus student experience, serving as pillars of our communities, supporting students and our neighbors alike.

We’re Investing in Today by answering the greatest challenges facing higher education: accessibility, cost, quality, and relevance through the combined strength of our storied institutions.

We’re Building a Powerful Tomorrow by boldly changing the trajectory of public education to position ourselves for growth, increased access, and to meet economic and workforce development needs in our region, across Pennsylvania and beyond.

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Applicant Documents

 Required Documents    

  1. Cover letter of interest specifying your qualifications and experience for the position
  2. Curriculum Vitae    
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts   
  4. Names and contact information for 3 professional references 
  5. A one-page statement of teaching philosophy
  6. Diversity Statement
  7. A one-page statement of current and future research agenda

Additional Info

Contact Name : Shelley E. Scarpino, Ph.D.

Contact Address : 401 N. Fairview St.
J205 East Campus
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 570-389-3876

Application Deadline : 1/15/2023

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