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Instructor – Communication Sciences and Disorders

Fort Hays State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 20, 2022
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Communication Sciences & Disorders

Job Posting Title
Instructor – Communication Sciences and Disorders

Job Description

This 12-month position appointment is renewable annually. Primary responsibilities would include coordination of the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) program under the guidance of the department chair, academic/clinical teaching, and clinical supervision as commensurate with experience and departmental needs. Additional responsibilities may include service to the university, the state, and the profession depending on funding and needs.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • The candidate is required to have the following:
    • Master’s degree in speech-language pathology
    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence
    • Have or be eligible for Kansas licensure through Health Occupations Credentialing in the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
  • One year of experience as a fully licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist.
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills and be prepared to work as a team member within the program and in the community.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Five years or more of experience in clinical training, teaching, and/or clinical supervision.
  • Experience working in a school setting
  • Experience in supervising speech and language pathologist assistants and/or paraprofessionals.
  • Experience in program development and/or management in the school settings.
Appointment Date: No later than August 2023 (negotiable for January or June 2023)

Priority Application Date: November 30, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit . Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents:
  • Submit a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information of three professional references.
  • A statement (150 words max) describing the candidate’s experiences working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds and explaining how the candidate’s experiences have reflected and formed their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Please submit all application documents in one PDF document.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Name: Tara Marshall


Phone: 785.628.4450

About the Department:

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is one of six departments within the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. The CSD department is active in teaching, research, and service through integrated academic and clinical coursework. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a CAA accredited Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. The Herndon Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is housed within the department and serves the Hays area and surrounding communities. For more information about the department and clinic, please visit .

About the College:

The College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is home to challenging and exciting degree programs in the fields of allied health , communication sciences and disorders , health and human performance , nursing , psychology and social work . With 80 full-time faculty serving nearly 2700 undergraduate and graduate students, the departments offer programs that prepare students for careers in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Outstanding facilities, comprehensive and demanding curricula, and a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching provide a framework for graduates to excel in their chosen field. In addition to discipline specific coursework, students have numerous opportunities to gain experience and knowledge through research projects, field trips, service-learning activities, teaching apprenticeships, internships, and student exchange. Students develop skills and competencies that prepare them to be practitioners, scientists, health care providers, educators, managers, and policy makers destined for key roles in the health and behavioral sciences.

Community of Hays

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

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