Assistant Professor/Tenure Track
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Waters College of Health Profession invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor/Tenure Track of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program beginning August 1, 2022. The home campus for the position will be the Armstrong campus.
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through its degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.
To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution’s goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Within this setting, the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDS) Program supports the mission of the University to prepare individuals to think, lead, and serve, as well as the mission of the Waters College of Health Professions (WCHP) to prepare future health professions through academic excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration in undergraduate and graduate education, while advancing knowledge through scholarship and serving culturally diverse communities.
The Bachelor of Science program with a major in CSDS provides preparation in the normal processes of communication and its development, as well as in the identification and treatment of communication disorders for students whose career interests include audiology and speech-language pathology. In addition, the communication sciences and disorders major provides a broad foundation in normal and disordered aspects of speech, language and hearing for students who are interested in pursuing careers in disciplines such as deaf education, speech science, hearing science, special education and child development.
The Master of Science program in CSDS prepares graduate students for certification in speech-language pathology through didactic coursework in foundational concepts; clinical instruction in assessment, intervention, prevention, and counseling; volunteerism and advocacy. The program teaches graduate students to evaluate and utilize evidence from scientific research; to think critically in order to solve clinical problems; to convey complex health information through written and spoken modalities; collaborate effectively to realize exceptional clinical outcomes; and to act ethically to serve clients within a culturally and linguistically diverse society as outlined in the accreditation standards of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
As a unit, the Communication Sciences and Disorders program supports these core values:-Academic and clinical instruction that is transformative, experiential, and rigorous leading to student success.
-A balance among service, teaching, mentoring, and scholarship.
-An environment of mutual trust and collegiality that respects diversity in professional collaborations and the clinical populations served.
-Ethical behavior and accountability for faculty, staff, and students that support high standards of academic and clinical performance.
-Our relationship with the surrounding areas for their rich history and abundant resources, through strategic community partnerships that provide
learning opportunities for faculty and students.
Reporting to the Chair for the Department of Rehabilitations Sciences, the tenure-track Assistant Professor of the CSDS Program will teach courses in Communication Sciences Disorders at both the undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate levels (M.S.), pursue an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate research productivity, and contribute to the service activities of the CSDS program and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.
Successful applicants must demonstrate the ability and desire to work collaboratively on an established faculty team and demonstrate potential to teach. Pedagogy that is strongly aligned with evidence-based approaches and a sound commitment to teaching excellence is essential. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment that requires faculty to teach approximately 3 course equivalents per semester (fall, spring). Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. ABDs will be considered, but coursework must be completed and verified by August 1, 2022.
Contact Name : Dr. Janet Bradshaw
Contact Address : Communication Sciences and Disorders Program
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Georgia Southern University
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone : 912-344-3159
Instructions : Screening of applications begins January 14, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation
Application Deadline : 1/14/2022