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Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders - Tenure Track

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 16, 2023
Job Summary

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders ( CSD ) at Elmhurst University seeks a full-time (1.0 FTE ) tenure-track assistant professor with expertise teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in neurology and graduate course in motor speech disorders, though all specialties will be considered. In addition to teaching, responsibilities for this position also include conducting research in areas of expertise, mentoring student research, and providing service to the department, university, and larger community. The faculty member may also supervise clinical practicum in the Elmhurst University Speech and Language Hearing Clinic ( EUSLHC ) as part of fulfilling teaching obligations.
Start Date: Fall 2024

Essential Functions
  • Demonstrate Clinic Essential Functions
  • Know and abide by the policies and procedures currently in existence in the Elmhurst EUSLHC
  • Write letters of recommendation for students applying for graduate school, as requested by students
  • Attend department meetings and retreats and/or review minutes
  • Assume additional responsibilities, as determined by the needs of the EUSLHC and department, as negotiated with the department chair and clinic director (e.g., attending open houses, admissions committee)
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Remain a certified ASHA member in good standing
  • Maintain Illinois State licensure
  • Complete CEU requirements as required for ASHA certification and IL licensure
  • Complete ASHA clinical supervision requirement (2 hours minimum in supervision)
Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or other closely related field
  • Certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Illinois state licensure
  • Ability to work well with students
  • Ability to work well as a team member with department members
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent professional writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • High degree of flexibility
Preferred Qualifications

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move object.

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Complete the faculty application, attach a cover letter describing your experience, how you meet the candidate qualifications, and interests in scholarly activity and service, attach a curriculum vitae and teaching evaluation if applicable and on “Other document” include names and contact information for three references.
A complete set of official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Additional information about Elmhurst University may be accessed on our website: .

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred starting date is August 2024. Questions can be directed to search committee chair Ruiying Ding at .

The undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders was founded in 1946. The Master of Science (M.S.) program in speech-language pathology through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Elmhurst University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The program is accredited through June 30, 2030. The CSD department consists of stellar professionals who collaborate on graduate and undergraduate degree programs with excellent student outcomes. The program is known for its exceptional clinical training, excellence in teaching, faculty-student research and Multicultural/Multilingual Emphasis in the graduate program. In 2020, our Speech-Language Pathology graduate program ranked among the best in Illinois (7th) and the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious Best Graduate Schools list. The department is located in a newer building and houses the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, Voice and Swallowing Center, and access to the 4,600-square-foot, state-of-the-art Elmhurst University Simulation Center located at nearby Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. The CSD department is part of the newly structured School of Health Sciences including Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology and Public Health. A new 22 million dollar building to house these programs and foster interprofessional collaboration is has broken ground in October 2023.
Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 15 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education. The University is located on a 48-acre arboretum in Elmhurst, Illinois, easily accessible by air, rail, and car, 18 miles west of downtown Chicago. Elmhurst is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in Illinois. Family Circle magazine has recently named Elmhurst as one of the 10 Best U.S. Towns for Families. Additional information about Elmhurst University may be accessed on our website:

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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