Visiting Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Visiting Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Search #12133
Waters College of Health Professions and Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of Visiting Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders for the 2021-2022 academic year. The home campus for this position will be the Armstrong campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDS) Program supports the mission of the University to prepare individuals to think, lead, and serve, as well the mission of the Waters College of Health Professions (WCHP) to prepare future health professionals through academic excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration, while advancing knowledge through scholarship and serving culturally diverse communities.

The purpose of the Master of Science Program in CSDS is to prepare 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; think critically in order to solve clinical problems; convey complex health information through written and spoken modalities; collaborate effectively to realize exceptional clinical outcomes; 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 Savannah and the surrounding areas for its rich history and abundant resources, through strategic community partnerships that provide learning opportunities for faculty and students.

    Position Description.
    Reporting to the Department Chair for Rehabilitation Sciences, the individual selected as Visiting Faculty will be a valued member of our collaborative didactic and clinical education team within the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. The Communication Sciences and Disorders program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Pathology. The program is housed in the Waters College of Health Professions and offers both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

    Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Successful applicants must demonstrate the ability and desire to work collaboratively on an established faculty team and demonstrate potential to teach as well as an enthusiastic willingness to increase cultural competence and humility. Pedagogy that is strongly aligned with evidence-based approaches and a sound commitment to teaching excellence is essential. In addition, the position requires clinical supervision within the university clinic, The RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders. Faculty may provide both individual and group supervision in the areas of intervention and assessment to graduate students in the Masters of Science Program.

    The position is designated as a 10-month (with the opportunity for summer employment), non-tenure track position, and requires faculty to teach approximately 4 course equivalents per semester (fall, spring) as assigned as well as a 1 course equivalent in clinical instruction/supervision. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Visiting appointments are for one year only, with the possibility of reappointment to a second year, based upon funding availability and satisfactory performance.

    Required Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related field
  • 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 in English
  • 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.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Prior experience teaching in baccalaureate Communication Sciences and Disorders education
  • Prior experience teaching in graduate Communication Sciences and Disorders education
  • Evidence of effective teaching and clinical supervision
  • Evidence of commitment to supporting and teaching diverse students
  • Evidence of working with diverse populations
  • Expertise in augmentative and alternative communication, Motor Speech Disorders, Voice, Fluency, Articulation Disorders, Neurogenic Disorders

    Screening of applications begins August 5, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 10, 2021. 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 Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae or resume and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three (3) 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. Maya R. Clark
    Search Chair, Search # 12133
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail:
    Telephone: 912-344-2606

    More information about the institution is available through or . 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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