Assistant Professor (Tenure-track, 9 months)
The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Michigan State University invites applicants for one Assistant Professor position that is part of a multi-position thematic hire within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences that focuses on age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other social identities. We seek scholar-teachers whose research, teaching, outreach, and/or service addresses systemic inequities and who will advance the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
The start date for this position is August 2023. Review of Applications will begin October 1, 2022 and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
The goal of the thematic hire is to grow our collaborative network of scholars focused on communication, communicative disorders, and disparities across a broad range of subdisciplines, bringing together new hires and existing faculty. Successful candidates will be part of a community of scholars and practitioners working to enhance social justice through research, teaching, outreach, and service in the fields of communicative sciences and disorders, communication, journalism studies, advertising, public relations, information science, and game studies. The hiring initiative will bring in five or more new faculty over two years.
The Department of CSD seeks an individual committed to developing an outstanding program of research and demonstrating excellence in teaching and service. The ideal candidate will be an energetic educator and scholar who is excited to join a dynamic department and work with similarly dedicated scientists in a collaborative and inclusive environment. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in developmental or acquired language disorders, though we are open to a wide range of research interests related to language including augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), bilingualism, neurodevelopmental disorders, cognitive/neurogenic aspects of communication, and non-mainstream dialect usage, among others. Outstanding candidates with other expertise will also be considered.
1. Ph.D. in communicative sciences and disorders or a terminal degree in a related discipline (e.g., education, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, etc.)
2. Demonstrated success, or potential for success, in obtaining external funding
3. Demonstrated success, or potential for success, in scholarly productivity
1. Expertise in developmental or acquired language disorders. Subspecialty within the field of language is open to a wide range of areas such as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), bilingualism, neurodevelopmental disorders, cognitive/neurogenic aspects of communication, and non-mainstream dialect usage, among others. Outstanding candidates with expertise outside of developmental or acquired language disorders will also be considered.
2. Commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
3. Ability to teach required and elective courses, some of which are clinical in nature, in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs
4. Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association
Required Application Materials
Applicants should submit the following electronically:
1. Cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position
2. Research Statement (maximum of 2 pages)
3. Teaching/Mentoring Philosophy (maximum of 2 pages)
4. DEI Statement. In keeping with the thematic nature of this hire, please include a statement highlighting how your research, teaching, outreach, and/or service supports the MSU strategic plan which can be found here https://strategicplan.msu.edu/strategic-plan/dei (maximum of 2 pages)
5. Curriculum vita
6. Names and contact information of three references
To apply, please refer to Posting #799230 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/511595/assistant-professortenure-system.
Please direct inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Jeff Searl (firstname.lastname@example.org). The search committee will begin its evaluation of applicants immediately and will continue until an outstanding candidate is selected.
MSU Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders has grown dramatically in recent years, with active research laboratories and five endowments to support student and faculty development. The Department’s thriving undergraduate major and minor, MA, and PhD programs prepare students for successful clinical and research careers in speech-language pathology and related fields. The Department is housed within MSU’s world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences. The College provides excellent infrastructure for pre-award extramural grant submission, post-award grant administration, and information technology support for research and teaching. The College has an active DEI committee that advocates on behalf of students, faculty, and staff to ensure equity and opportunity and to foster an environment that empowers and includes all (for more information visit https://comartsci.msu.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion/diversity-equity-inclusion-committee).
Michigan State University, the nation’s pioneer land-grant institution, offers excellent opportunities for collaborative research across a wide range of disciplines, including two medical programs (College of Human Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine), a College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Engineering, and College of Education, among others. MSU is one of the nation’s largest and greenest campuses and is in East Lansing, a college town just three miles from Michigan’s capital, Lansing.
Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Contact Name : Michigan State University
Contact Address : 1026 Red Cedar Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Contact Email : email@example.com
Contact Phone : 518-884-6724
Instructions : To apply, please refer to Posting #799230 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/511595/assistant-professortenure-system
Application Deadline : 10/1/2022