Speech-Language Pathology, Full-Time. Tenure-Track, Assistant/Associate Professor
Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.
The College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor or a tenure track Associate Professor in Speech-Language Pathology. Both professor ranks require teaching, scholarly activity, and service. The position will begin in August 2021.
The successful Assistant Professor candidate will serve as a full-time faculty member responsible for providing discipline specific instruction in graduate and undergraduate courses as well as providing supervision as assigned and engaging in scholarly activity. The Assistant Professor is also responsible for service to the Program, Department, College, and University. Area of interest or experience is open.
The successful Associate Professor candidate will possess experience and Associate rank in an accredited Speech-Language Program with administrative duties and interest in serving as UCO Program Coordinator and/or CAA Program Director. The Associate Professor will be responsible for providing discipline specific instruction in graduate and undergraduate courses, engaging in scholarly activity, and providing service to the Program, Department, College, and University. Area of interest and experience is open.
The College of Education and Professional Studies currently has 100 full-time and over 100 part-time faculty organized in seven departments. The college offers 23 undergraduate majors and 28 graduate majors. All teacher education programs are CAEP accredited. Other programs are recognized at the state and national levels with accreditations by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), and the Oklahoma Educational Quality and Accountability Commission (OEQA). UCO's College of Education and Professional Studies has an enrollment of nearly 4,800 students, about one-fourth of whom are graduate students. For further information see our website at http://www.uco.edu/ceps .
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Both the successful Assistant Professor candidate and the Associate Professor candidate for the full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Speech-Language Pathology program will be responsible for a balanced commitment towards teaching, research, and service. Discipline specific instruction in courses may require a variety of formats (face-to-face, hybrid, and online). Clinical supervision requires continuing education in supervision as a distinct discipline and experience in scaffolding instruction and mentoring novice clinicians. Duties in teaching and clinical supervision include providing a quality learning experience for students; teaching, advising and mentoring students; evaluating student performance; and maintaining program/department and student records in accordance with university policies. The successful candidate will adhere to the educational philosophy of the university and work in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participation in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty is expected.
The successful candidate may bring an independent line of research to the university or be prepared to develop and implement a line of research. The candidate will mentor graduate students in research activities involving single-subject studies as a capstone to the program. Additionally, the faculty member may mentor undergraduate and graduate research activities, culminating in presentations at conferences such as Oklahoma Research Day, NCUR, Posters on the Hill, Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, and ASHA Convention. The faculty member is responsible for maintenance and compliance with activities or documentation as necessary to assist with ongoing program CAA accreditation.
Based on previous experience and achieved Associate Professor rank in an CAA accredited Speech-Language Pathology program, consideration for Associate Professor may be given to candidates interested in UCO Program Coordinator and/or CAA Program Director administrative duties .
An earned Ph.D. degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Must have 3+ years of progressively responsible experiences in chosen field or combination of relevant experience and education. Must hold ASHA CCC-SLP and hold, or qualify to hold, Oklahoma license in Speech-Language Pathology.
Experience Preferred :
An earned PhD is preferred. Current research line or potential to develop line of research is preferred.
Previous teaching experience in higher education environment is preferred. Candidate must provide evidence of teaching effectiveness/excellence. The candidate for Associate Professor rank will possess experience at the rank of Associate Professor in a CAA accredited Speech-Language Program. Experience in administrative duties in a CAA accredited program is preferred. Candidate must be professionally qualified under ASHA with CCC-SLP certification, hold or be eligible for, Oklahoma licensure and have a minimum of two years of experience and the ability to maintain ongoing professional credentials. Skill in team building; coaching; mentoring; supervision; conflict resolution, delegation, problem-solving, and understanding diversity. Able to comply with the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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