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Kansas State University
Posted: 04/22/2021
Teaching Assistant Professor (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

Teaching Assistant Professor (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

Department: 3670055050 Applied Human Sciences

Job no: 510533

Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Education / Instructional

Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Applied Human Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking a Teaching Assistant Professor in the area of speech-language pathology to join the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program. A dynamic and innovative professional is needed to teach graduate and undergraduate coursework, provide clinical supervision, and demonstrate leadership in the coordination of the graduate program. This position will contribute to the broader missions of both the Department and the College.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Maintain full-time teaching load with an emphasis on clinical course work (undergraduate and/or graduate) and clinical supervision

• Actively contribute to the CSD program (e.g., graduate admissions, comprehensive examinations, curriculum review)

• Identify and develop online courses for continuing education requirements for professionals

• Serve on committees related to program, school, and college issues

• Collaborate and communicate effectively with a diverse group of campus constituents

• Flexible work hours and some travel may be required

This 12-month position at the rank teaching assistant professor has a preferred starting date of August 2021, with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Why Join Us:

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program provides students with a rigorous, comprehensive education designed to prepare graduates for diverse roles in a variety of professional environments. The program boasts a 100% pass rate for the Praxis exam (first-attempt) since 2004 and has been an established presence at Kansas State University for more than 50 years. The program at K-State is ranked 9th (top 8%) of 126 masters-only programs in U.S. News and World Report's 2016 college rankings ( The Speech and Hearing Center is located on campus and provides high-quality, comprehensive services to individuals with a range of communication or swallowing impairments, and provides graduate students with professional training in speech-language pathology and audiology (

The Department of Applied Human Sciences consists of seven primary academic programs (Conflict Resolution, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Couple and Family Therapy, Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Science, General Human Ecology, and Family and Consumer Sciences Education), as well as Cooperative Extension. The department is committed to conducting comprehensive research with a focus on well-being through multidisciplinary collaborations; providing transformational educational experiences to students; and enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through engaged and collaborative research, teaching, and service that addresses human needs and improves societal conditions.

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology) and three academic units (Interdisciplinary Program in Gerontology, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and General Human Ecology Studies). In addition, the college received approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to begin a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. The College enrolls roughly 2,800 students (graduate and undergraduate) and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions ( The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

• Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders

• Earned ASHA CCC and minimum 3 years of clinical experience

• Ability to teach didactic coursework for 2-4 courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels

• Eligible for Kansas licensure in speech-language pathology with the ability to function as a clinical supervisor for graduate students in practicum at the K-State Speech and Hearing Center

• Participate in summer teaching and clinical supervision

• Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a diverse group of campus constituents including administrators, faculty, staff, students, and graduates

Preferred Qualifications:

• Clinical doctorate in Communication Sciences & Disorders

• Experience with clinical supervision at the graduate level

• Eligibility for graduate faculty status

• Strong interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills

• Experience with diverse populations, and/or evidence of cultural competence

• Experience with university teaching

• Experience in leadership of people and projects

• Excellent organizational and time management skills

Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

• Letter of interest addressing qualifications and skills related to the position

• Curriculum vita

• Name and contact information for three professional references

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Jeridy Oetken, SLP.D/M.B.A., CCC-SLP, at with the subject line: CSD Faculty Search.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Apr 15, 2021

Application Closes: Open until filled

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