Assistant Professor - Communication Sciences and Disorders - 16665
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of speech-language pathology beginning August 2021. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in communication sciences and disorders, research, and service to the university and community. Expertise should complement existing faculty expertise, with particular teaching needs in the areas of speech production, fluency, literacy, or augmentative and alternative communication.
The successful candidate will be able to teach courses throughout the Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate and graduate curriculum. This candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages undergraduate and graduate students, results in publications and contributes to advancing the department, university, the profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity inclusion as a member of the university community.
Ph.D. or other terminal degree in speech-language pathology or a related discipline is required. ABD candidates will be given equal consideration if they have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2021; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2022 in advance of their first scheduled review.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
- Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Full-Time teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate and graduate courses throughout the curriculum as well as graduate clinical supervision if candidate holds ASHA CCC. Research expectations include publication, grant activity, and presentations. In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage students in undergraduate research or other scholarly and creative activities. Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as participation in community organizations as relevant to the candidate’s expertise and interest. Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach online and/or in a hybrid format, or courses in the evenings. Faculty may also elect to teach New Student Seminar or University Learning Communities, or participate in other programs geared toward improving student success.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders ( http://www.uww.edu/coeps/departments/comdis ) is one of eight departments in the College of Education and Professional Studies. The undergraduate program is committed to providing students with foundation knowledge in communication sciences and disorders required for graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology. The graduate program provides a comprehensive academic and clinical education for graduate students including on-campus and off-site clinical experiences across the lifespan. The modest size of the classes (undergraduate approximately 35 and graduate approximately 14) provides an excellent ratio for teaching and mentoring. The department engages students in research and travel study in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Program and the Center for Global Education. On campus collaborations include colleagues in education, early childhood, counselor education, occupational health and safety, business, music, psychology, biology, computer science, social work, and kinesiology. Collaborations focus on evidence-based practice, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and community-based learning/partnerships. The integration of teaching, research, and clinical practice are highly valued.
Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.
The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( https://www.wisconsin.edu ).
Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).
Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.
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UW-Whitewater embraces the teacher-scholar model. New faculty are provided with additional resources to ensure a strong start in their teaching and research activities. A first-year professional development program is also provided to all new faculty. Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( http://www.uww.edu/leap ) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices ( https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices ). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( http://www.uww.edu/orsp ) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys ( https://www.wisys.org ).
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TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Complete applications received by November 1, 2020 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in phone and/or online screening interviews and/or on campus interviews.
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Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
- Letters of recommendation from three professional references;
- Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position);
- Current Curriculum Vita;
- Cover letter including: Statement of interest in our department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Statement of approach to teaching and learning; Statement of content areas you would be willing and able to teach; Statement of research experience and goals.
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