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Assistant Professor/Tenure Track

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Georgia Southern University
Location
Savannah, GA
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Nov 26, 2021

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Assistant Professor
Search # 67875
Waters College of Health Professions and Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Waters College of Health Profession invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor/Tenure Track of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program beginning August 1, 2022. The home campus for the position will be the Armstrong campus.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.
To equitably serve a fast-growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Within this setting, the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDS) Program supports the mission of the University to prepare individuals to think, lead, and serve, as well as the mission of the Waters College of Health Professions (WCHP) to prepare future health professions through academic excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration in undergraduate and graduate education, while advancing knowledge through scholarship and serving culturally diverse communities.
The Bachelor of Science program with a major in CSDS provides preparation in the normal processes of communication and its development, as well as in the identification and treatment of communication disorders for students whose career interests include audiology and speech-language pathology. In addition, the communication sciences and disorders major provides a broad foundation in normal and disordered aspects of speech, language, and hearing for students who are interested in pursuing careers in disciplines such as deaf education, speech science, hearing science, special education, and child development.
The Master of Science program in CSDS prepares graduate students for certification in speech-language pathology through didactic coursework in foundational concepts; clinical instruction in assessment, intervention, prevention, and counseling; volunteerism and advocacy. The program teaches graduate students to evaluate and utilize evidence from scientific research; to think critically in order to solve clinical problems; to convey complex health information through written and spoken modalities; collaborate effectively to realize exceptional clinical outcomes, and to act ethically to serve clients within a culturally and linguistically diverse society as outlined in the accreditation standards of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
As a unit, the Communication Sciences and Disorders program supports these core values:
  • Academic and clinical instruction that is transformative, experiential, and rigorous leading to student success
  • A balance among service, teaching, mentoring, and scholarship
  • An environment of mutual trust and collegiality that respects diversity in professional collaborations and the clinical populations served
  • Ethical behavior and accountability for faculty, staff, and students that support high standards of academic and clinical performance

Our relationship with the surrounding areas for their rich history and abundant resources, through strategic community partnerships that provide learning opportunities for faculty and students.
Position Description: Reporting to the Chair for the Department of Rehabilitations Sciences, the tenure-track Assistant Professor of the CSDS Program will teach courses in Communication Sciences Disorders at both the undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate levels (M.S.), pursue an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate research productivity, and contribute to the service activities of the CSDS program and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.
Successful applicants must demonstrate the ability and desire to work collaboratively on an established faculty team and demonstrate the potential to teach. Pedagogy that is strongly aligned with evidence-based approaches and a sound commitment to teaching excellence is essential. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment that requires faculty to teach approximately 3-course equivalents per semester (fall, spring). Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. ABDs will be considered, but coursework must be completed and verified by August 1, 2022.
Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate in communication sciences and disorders, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2022
  • Current certification of clinical competence from ASHA
  • Licensed or license-eligible to practice professionally within the state of Georgia
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  • Proficiency with computers and web-based technology
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
  • Commitment to engaging with best-practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline

Preferred Qualifications:
*Previous teaching experience in baccalaureate and graduate CSD coursework
*Evidence of commitment to supporting and teaching diverse student populations
*Previous history of scholarly output (presentations/publications) in the CSD or closely related field
*Expertise in augmentative and alternative communication, Motor Speech Disorders, Voice, Fluency, Neurogenic Disorders, Speech Sound Disorders, Bilingualism/Multiculturalism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder
Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
  • All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses

Screening of applications begins January 14, 2022, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Jan Bradshaw, Search Chair
Search # 67875
Georgia Southern University
Email: jbradshaw@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-344-3159
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://chp.georgiasouthern.edu/rehabilitation/undergraduate-majors/communication-sciences-and-disorders/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.
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