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Lecturer: Speech Pathology and Audiology Department

Calvin University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2023

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Calvin University invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in the area of speech-language pathology, beginning in August 2023. The appointment is a non-tenure-track position, eligible for annual renewal.



The university seeks applicants with vibrant Christian faith who are dedicated to integration of that faith with their field of study.


Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology or a related area (PhD or EdD). Master’s level plus extensive teaching experience considered. ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology is required. Eligibility for a Michigan State license to practice preferred.


Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching a range of courses at both the undergraduate and master’s levels, with a commitment to teaching excellence and innovation, active-learning, and engagement of students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching using a variety of methods and instructional technology. Applicants are required to have excellent interpersonal and English communication skills—in the classroom, with colleagues, in written work, and in listening. Experience with course development preferred.


The university will prioritize candidates with broad interdisciplinary interests, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, ability to integrate questions of meaning, significance, and ethics into all course content, and deep commitment to engaging students beyond the classroom.



The primary responsibility of this position will be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. The teaching load will be 27-30 credit hours in 2023-2024. There are no expectations of pursuing scholarship or serving on university-wide committees, but active participation in the department’s faculty activities such as faculty meetings and committees is expected. Candidates will be asked to affirm their commitment to the educational mission of Calvin University as a Christian liberal arts university in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. (See Educating for Shalom and Faculty Expectations.) Calvin University provides numerous faculty development opportunities to foster growth in these commitments.



The Speech Pathology and Audiology Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology, an accelerated 5-year BA-MA program, and an MA in Speech-Language Pathology (on-campus and distance education modalities). The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation accredits the program.


The mission of our program is to prepare students for the vocations of speech-language pathology or audiology within a liberal arts foundation. We specifically seek to provide an academically rigorous program with a Reformed Christian perspective that educates our students to have the essential academic knowledge, clinical skills, and reflective practices that enable them to enter the professions, to become lifelong learners to improve their service to others, to be intentional

advocates for individuals who have communicative disorders, to know, appreciate and respect cultural and linguistic traditions in a diverse world, and to become successful leaders specifically within the professions of speech-language pathology or audiology and more generally in society.



Calvin University is a top-ranked national university that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 3,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The university is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit. Furthermore, the West Michigan region is ranked by Forbes as the #1 place to raise a family.


Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin University is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.



Applicants must submit through the online submission website a complete electronic file of interest including the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching at a Reformed Christian University
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information of three professional references


If invited to interview, official transcripts and proof of ASHA certification must be provided.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Contact Brian Kreisman, department chair, with questions at





1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.  

2. A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.



Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.

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