Assistant Professor - Communication Disorders

  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
  • Jun 01, 2024
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description


Assistant Professor - Communication Disorders

Southeast Missouri State University

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202400124

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

Department: Communication Disorders


Position Summary

Assistant Professor

Communication Disorders

College of Education, Health and Human Studies

Full time; Tenure Track

Duties and Responsibilities: The typical teaching load will be 12 hours instructional/supervisory load per semester. Expertise in voice, anatomy and physiology of speech, craniofacial anomalies, and speech and hearing science is desirable; however, applicants with expertise in any area represented in the scope of practice within the field of communication sciences and disorders will be considered. In addition, the faculty member is required to provide clinical supervision as well as thesis and graduate research supervision as part of the teaching load. There may be additional opportunities for teaching or clinical supervision during the summer semester.

  • The faculty member will teach graduate or undergraduate courses based on departmental need, interests, and areas of expertise
  • Research and service are also expected at the rank of assistant professor per the department guidelines for promotion and tenure
  • All faculty members are expected to engage in professional development and teaching enhancement activities; provide departmental, college, and university service including advising; and engage in scholarly activity
  • Engagement in scholarly or service activities beyond the university setting is encouraged as part of the professional portfolio

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate (EdD, PhD) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related field (All degrees must be from a regionally accredited, internationally accredited, or government-certified university)
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Current active Missouri SLP license or eligibility for Missouri licensure
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with students at varying levels of ability, staff, and community
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to collegiality in the workplace

As a public regional university with a graduate mission, Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.

Required Information & Deadline

Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2024 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 1, 2024.

To Apply: Submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • Letter of application addressing all position qualifications and how you learned of this position
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Copy of current license and applicable certification (CCC-SLP)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)
  • Names and contact information for three professional references with at least one academic reference

Additional Information

About Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO): Founded in 1873 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. SEMO values access to high quality, affordable education with a broadly representative student body, faculty and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society.

SEMO Fact Book: Institutional Research Factbook | SEMO
SEMO Strategic Action Plan: Strategic Action Plan (

Departmental Information: The Department of Communication Disorders includes 7 full-time faculty members serving both undergraduate and graduate students. The graduate program is accredited by the CAA. The department website may be accessed at:

The Center for Speech and Hearing is associated with the department's programs and is located adjacent to the Department of Communication Disorders offices. The Center for Speech and Hearing Clinic Coordinator holds a faculty appointment and reports to the chairperson.

The Department of Communication Disorders is housed within the College of Education, Health and Human Studies. In addition to the Department of Communication Disorders, the departments within the college are, Allied Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Sciences; Child and Family Studies; Elementary, Early and Special Education; Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education; Nursing; and Psychology and Counseling. The college also includes a number of centers and auxiliaries including the University Autism Center, the EDvolution Center, and the University School for Young Children.

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Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action. In accordance with this commitment, and in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, it is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in its employment practices, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. The University believes that a diverse University community advances the academic purposes of the University and enhances the working and learning environment.


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