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Assistant Professorial Lecturer

Assistant Professorial Lecturer

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program invites applicants for a full-time non-tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professorial Lecturer to begin August, 2021. This is a 9-month annual position involving clinical practicum supervision and academic teaching. SONHS offers a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, and an undergraduate minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. SXU’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program offers students unique academic and clinical opportunities through both on and off campus learning opportunities. The Ludden Speech and Language Clinic was founded in 1959 and currently serves over 200 clients across ages and clinical populations. In alignment with the mission and core values of the university, all services are provided at no cost to clients. Students also gain clinical experience via partnerships with many educational and medical settings in the Chicago area and in our simulation lab. Faculty and students in the Ludden Speech and Language Clinic serve the community by hosting support groups, book clubs, concussion education programs, transition programs, augmentative and alternative communication groups, and birth to three groups.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Course assignments may include both face to face and online instruction. Clinical practicum supervision includes both on campus and off sites at various Chicagoland locations. Faculty members are expected to show excellence in teaching and student learning and provide service to the department. Service activities include participation on faculty committees and faculty meetings and the clinical and/or academic advising of students in the program.


· Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology from ASHA-accredited program

· Current Illinois State Licensure in CCC-SLP

· CPR Certification (BLS + AED)

· Minimum of 3 years’ experience in clinical service delivery after completion of the Clinical Fellowship

· Recent speech language pathology practice in pediatrics

· Experience in school-based speech and language pathology practice preferred

· Completion of professional development in the area of clinical supervision

· Understanding of the scope and challenges of the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders

· Teaching experience and/or supervision of students in higher education desired, but not required

· Experience with student academic advising and/or mentoring is preferred

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Enthusiasm toward serving a diverse student and client population

· Support for the Mission of Saint Xavier University and the Mercy Tradition's value of service to others (

Supplemental Information: This is an exciting opportunity to join Communication and Sciences Disorders Program in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS), recognized for excellence by both national and regional organizations, in the heart of one of the country’s great metropolitan centers. The SONHS encompasses Communication Sciences and Disorders program, as well as programs in Exercise Science, Sports and Fitness Administration, Nursing, and Gerontology studies. SONHS’ administrative structure includes the Ludden Speech and Language Clinic and the Saint Xavier University Health Center, both serving the needs of the students, faculty, staff and community. We inspire success by working together to provide meaningful, personalized service in a spirit of excellence. SXU seeks candidates that deliver value-added services in a responsive, collaborative, effective, and respectful manner. Saint Xavier is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions and all other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other factors protected by law. Hiring decisions will be based on the bona fide occupational qualifications of each applicant. The University is committed to diversity and encourages applications from individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Saint Xavier University affirms its position as a Catholic institution, inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, and asserts its rights to employ persons who subscribe to the mission, vision, and core values of the University.

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Contact Name : Maureen Schmitt

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Contact Phone : 773-298-3903

Instructions : Information on how to apply can be found here:

Application Deadline : 6/1/2021

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