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Tenure Track Open Rank in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Tenure Track Open Rank in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Tenure Track Open Rank in Communication Sciences and Disorders

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

Overview of Position. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Elmhurst College in the greater Chicago area invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of open-rank to begin in the fall of 2020.    

Qualifications. Requirements include a doctoral degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a closely related field, CCC-SLP certification, and Illinois licensure or eligibility for Illinois licensure.  Strong ABD candidates completing programs by August 2020 will be considered.  The ability to teach courses in neurology and speech science is preferred, though all specialties will be considered.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate-level teaching and commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body. 

In addition to teaching, responsibilities for this twelve-month position also include conducting research in areas of expertise, mentoring student research, and providing service to the department, College, and larger community.  The faculty member may also supervise clinical practicum as part of fulfilling teaching obligations.

Department.  The undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders was founded in 1946.  The Master of Science (M.S.) program in speech-language pathology through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Elmhurst College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The program is accredited through June 30, 2022.  The department is located in a newer building and houses the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and new Voice and Swallowing Center.  In addition, the department has relationships with the College’s departments of Education, Occupational Therapy, and Nursing, including access to the 4,600-square-foot, state-of-the-art Elmhurst College Simulation Center located at nearby, newly constructed Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.  The program is known for its exceptional clinical training, excellence in teaching, faculty-student research and Multicultural/Multilingual Emphasis in the graduate program. 

College.  Elmhurst College offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst College is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education. The College is located on a 48-acre arboretum in Elmhurst, Illinois, easily accessible by air, rail, and car, 18 miles west of downtown Chicago.  Elmhurst is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in Illinois.  Family Circle magazine has recently named Elmhurst as one of the 10 Best U.S. Towns for Families. Additional information about Elmhurst College may be accessed on our website:

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the College’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst College is an EO Employer. Elmhurst College prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Brenda K. Gorman, Ph.D., Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders,

Contact Address : 190 S Prospect Ave<br />Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders<br />Elmhurst College<br />Elmhurst, IL 60126

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : (630) 617-6122

Instructions : Apply online at: In your cover letter describe your teaching and research interests and how you meet the preferred candidate qualifications. In “other” document provide names and contact information for three references. A complete set of official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Questions can be directed to Brenda K. Gorman, Ph.D., Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders, or (630) 617-6122. <br />Review of applications will begin immediately. Qualified candidates will be invited for an initial interview at the 2019 ASHA Annual Convention in Orlando. <br />

Application Deadline : 5/31/2020

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