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Speech Language Pathology Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Aurora University
Aurora, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 3, 2024

Aurora University (AU) is committed to the transformative power of learning by creating a student-centered environment and an equity of experience and opportunity, to ensure that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome and included. Our culture of collaboration, generosity, and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty, and staff.

AU is grounded in the transformative opportunity it provides to a diverse student body. As a private university with a public mission and a commitment to making a difference in peoples’ lives, AU has a long history of resilience and of providing access to an education that values innovation, focuses on continuous improvement, and has a positive impact on the communities we serve. We are proud of our service to and economic impact on the state of Illinois, where over 80% of our students stay to live and work, where 90% of our students come from, and where we foster strong community partnerships to develop the workforce in areas such as nursing, education, business, technology, and social work.

We are looking for passionate and purposeful individuals who represent the full diversity of Aurora and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, identity, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at AU, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

At AU we believe that continuous learning is a fundamental part of working life, and our goal is for all colleagues on our campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support our community by providing all employees with opportunities to engage in professional development activities, as well as a range of tuition and employee benefits that can be found here .

Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.

Position Purpose: Aurora University’s College of Health and Sciences invites applications in the area of Speech Language Pathology. The candidate is expected to oversee the Pre-Speech Language Pathology undergraduate program and serve as the chair of the program. The candidate will teach multiple courses from the curriculum of the newly launched Speech Language Pathology pre-professional track and will also explore the feasibility of a graduate program. This position is a 9-month academic appointment with the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon need and availability of funds, beginning fall of 2024.

Essential Job Functions:

The successful applicants will be required to teach; mentor students; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; serve the university; and engage in professional development activities. The successful application will also provide leadership to the undergraduate program and will begin the process for developing and launching a graduate Speech Language Pathology program.

This faculty position will be appointed in the School of Health Sciences and will report to the Dean of the College of Health and Sciences. Applicants should have demonstrated teaching experience in Speech Language Pathology. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a highly inclusive learning environment, centered on student learning. We will value applicants who have the motivation to grow the program, provide expertise in recruitment, and maintain local partnerships with graduate programs. Applicants should also be familiar with ASHA and CAA accreditation. Faculty typically teach three courses per term, and have opportunities for service and professional growth and development.

Essential Job Requirements:

Education: Applicants should hold a doctorate in speech-language pathology, speech-language and hearing sciences, communication sciences and disorders or a related discipline (PhD strongly preferred). Candidates in "all but dissertation" status will be considered. Certification in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA CCC-SLP) is preferred.

Experience: Industry experience, leadership experience, accreditation experience, recruitment experience, and teaching experience preferred.

Skills: Demonstrate commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment. Demonstrated effective written, oral communication, and/or presentation skills. Commitment to staying current in the field. Mentoring undergraduate students.

Physical Requirements: Ability to interact with individuals, either in person or via technology. Ability to be physically present in class and during office hours.

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.

Inquiries about this position can be directed to the Dean of the College of Health and Sciences, Dr. Sarah Radtke ( ).

If you were referred by a current employee of Aurora University please include the name of the employee in your submission.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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