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Assistant/Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology (Position #6245) (Deadline Extended)

Posted On: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Position Type: Faculty
College/Division: College of Health and Human Sciences
Department: School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Contact: Lara Lyles | llyles@niu.edu | 815-753-6508
Phone: 815-753-6508
Fax: 815-753-9123


Teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Engage in scholarly activity, e.g., research publications, presentations, grants, and mentor student research. Positively contribute to the university, community, and profession through service. Provide student advisement to undergraduate and graduate students. Other responsibilities may include supervising graduate or undergraduates at the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and participation in interdisciplinary projects.


Successful candidates will hold an earned Ph.D. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Science or closely related field from an accredited institution and exhibit evidence of, or potential for, an active program of research. All But Dissertation (ABD) candidates may be considered. Candidates must also demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and evidence of, or potential for, excellence in university teaching. Successful candidates will have expertise in areas of speech science, fluency, swallowing and/or voice disorders. Applicants must also demonstrate knowledge in evidence based practice.


Prior teaching experiences, current CCC-SLP, and eligibility for IL licensure in speech-language pathology is preferred.

A record of professional service, research, and experience developing grants for programming is desirable.

NIU is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive located 60 miles west of Chicago. The speech-language pathology program is part of the interdisciplinary School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders. Faculty in audiology, physical therapy, rehabilitation counseling, and speech-language pathology collaborate in clinical and research endeavors. Current projects include a developmental play group, concussion management team, balance evaluations, and language/listening evaluations and treatment. The prospective candidate will work with a diverse student and clinic population and enjoy a comfortable work/life balance. Excellent off-campus sites are available for practicum, research, and grant development. The school includes a 27,000 sq. ft. multidisciplinary clinic space which houses the Speech-Language-Hearing and Physical Therapy Clinics. For more information about the program, visit http://www.chhs.niu.edu/slp/


Send letter of application, vita, copies of graduate transcripts, contact information of three references, and if possible copy of current professional SLP certifications/licenses, sample publications, and teaching evaluations to:

Lara Lyles
Assistant to the Chair
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Wirtz 323C
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Fax: 815-753-9123
Phone: 815-753-6508
E-mail: llyles@niu.edu

Review of complete applications will begin January 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

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