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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty
TitleAssistant Professor, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders,
RankAssistant Professor
Tenure InformationTenure Track
Department Summary
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure track faculty position to begin Fall 2023. The mission of the BSU Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is to prepare generations of highly qualified speech language pathologists equipped with a thorough understanding of typical and atypical communication and swallowing processes and the best prevention, diagnostic and treatment practices; and to serve as a professional development, public awareness, and clinical resource for Southeastern Massachusetts communities and beyond. Our graduate program is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Speech Language Pathology.

We strive to foster an innovative, intellectually stimulating student-centered learning environment, both academically and clinically, founded upon active learning, critical thinking, problem-solving, self-analysis, research-based discovery, the highest ethical and professional standards, accountability, community engagement, commitment to social justice, diversity and global awareness, and commitment to evidence-based life-long learning. We are committed to providing excellence in academic and clinical education to prepare students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.
Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Essential Duties
The Department seeks candidates for a tenure track faculty position to begin Fall 2023. The successful candidate will teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Course subjects may include the following graduate courses: Aphasia, dysphagia, voice, fluency, speech-sound disorders, counseling, cleft-palate, child-language disorders, or medically-related fields. Courses will also include undergraduate courses.

Faculty members are expected to advise students, contribute service at the department, college and university levels as well as engage in ongoing scholarship and professional activity.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees – faculty, professional, classified, temporary hourly staff – must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.
Medical or Religious Exemptions
An employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.
Required Qualifications
PhD or EdD in a related field by September 1, 2023.

ASHA CCC/SLP and Massachusetts licensure in SLP or eligibility.

Clinical experience required.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, to work collaboratively, to show evidence of scholarly activity and to have a commitment to public higher education.
Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual.
Special Conditions for Eligibility
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees – faculty, professional, classified, temporary hourly staff – must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.
Medical or Religious Exemptions
An employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.
EEO Statement
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Heather Richards-Gay

Contact Address : Human Resources and Talent Management
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Contact Email : HRTM@bridgew.edu

Contact Phone : 508-531-1324

Instructions : Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply at:
https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/23839

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
CV
Cover Letter
Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

Application Deadline : 1/31/2023

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