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Speech-Language Pathology Faculty-Tenure Track

Speech-Language Pathology Faculty-Tenure Track

Speech-Language Pathology Faculty-Tenure Track

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

The Position

The Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Lewis University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology. This is a full-time, tenure track appointment. Preferred areas of expertise include adult language, cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders. However, all areas of expertise within the discipline will be considered.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.  

Speech-Language Pathology is a developing program that will matriculate its first cohort of students in the summer of 2020 on the Romeoville, IL campus.  The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MSSLP) degree will be conferred upon program completion.   The curriculum will incorporate academic, clinical, and research experiences to ensure that students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level practice as a speech-language pathologist.  The faculty member who is hired will begin this appointment in August 2020 at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year. 


Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold an earned doctoral degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related area, and be able to demonstrate a significant record of university teaching experience, clinical experience and expertise, and scholarship.  In addition, s/he must hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and must hold or be eligible for the Illinois state speech-language pathology license.


The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology shall include:

  • Developing and teaching didactic academic courses in the SLP curriculum, including undergraduate prerequisite and graduate courses.
  • Developing and executing a line of scholarly research that results in dissemination of knowledge.
  • Developing and managing off-site clinical practica in the community for clinical education of SLP students, scholarly projects and community outreach.
  • Completing service to the program, college, university and our profession.
  • Recording assessment data regarding student achievement at midterm and end of each semester.
  • Participation in departmental meetings, graduation ceremonies, and other meetings or events, as required.
  • Modeling the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, and respectful collaboration. 
  • Fostering an educational environment supportive of the Lasallian Mission.


Salary and benefits are competitive.  Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Application Process

Apply online at jobs.lewisu.edu. Submit a letter of application addressing interest and academic and clinical experience, a curriculum vitae, and two professional letters of reference.  Questions about this position may be directed to Tina K. Veale, Ph.D., Professor and Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology, Lewis University; (815) 834-6379; tveale@lewisu.edu.


Lewis University

Lewis University is located 35 miles southwest of Chicago in beautiful Romeoville, Illinois.  This location provides the beauty of rolling farmlands coupled with easy access to a major metropolitan city.  Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university, where the traditions of liberal learning and preparation for professional work come together to give the university its educational identity and focus. Our values are based upon the beliefs and educational philosophy of St. John Baptist De La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. For additional information, please see http://www.lewisu.edu.


Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer. 


We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Tina Veale, Ph.D., Professor and Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology

Contact Address : Lewis University, 1 University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446

Contact Email : tveale@lewisu.edu

Contact Phone : (815) 834-6379

Instructions : Apply online at jobs.lewisu.edu. Submit a letter of application addressing interest and academic and clinical experience, a curriculum vitae, and two professional letters of reference. Questions about this position may be directed to Tina K. Veale, Ph.D., Professor and Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology, Lewis University; (815) 834-6379; tveale@lewisu.edu.

Application Deadline : 12/16/2019

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