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Louisiana Tech University
College of Liberal Arts
School of Communication
Position. The Department of Communication Disorders in the School of Communication at Louisiana Tech University seeks candidates to fill a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level for the graduate training program in speech-language pathology. The search begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Qualifications. A doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology/Communicative Sciences and Disorders is required with the area of expertise open; ABD will be considered. University teaching and clinical supervision experience desirable. This individual must hold a current Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and hold or be eligible for licensure as a speech-language pathologist by the state of Louisiana.
Responsibilities. This position involves teaching graduate courses and supervising graduate student clinical practicum in the Louisiana Tech University Speech and Hearing Center; some undergraduate teaching may be assigned. Additionally, there are expectations that the individual filling this position will participate in departmental, college, and university committee structure; engage in clinically related and professional activities such as innovative program development; participate in collaborative evidence-based research with departmental faculty; conduct personal research; direct graduate student research; participate in professional activities representing the department at local, state, and regional levels; and maintain professional affiliations.
The Program. The Department of Communication Disorders is administratively housed within the School of Communication in College of Liberal Arts. It offers a pre-professional degree in speech-language pathology, a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, an M.A. in speech-language pathology, and the Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.). The program holds CAA accreditation in speech-language pathology and audiology. There are 11 full-time faculty lines for approximately 50 full-time graduate students in speech-language pathology, 16 Au.D. students, and 85 pre-professional majors. The Louisiana Tech Speech and Hearing Center is housed within the department and provides students with on-campus assessment and treatment training experiences with individuals of all ages and types of speech, language, and hearing disorders. There is also a satellite clinic, providing additional speech-language therapy space as well as complete audiological facilities. Both clinical facilities also include individual and group treatment rooms with accompanying observation areas, a supportive speech and hearing science laboratory, and a student computer lab. On-campus training experiences are supplemented by a variety of opportunities in external affiliations with local, state, and regional facilities.
The University. Louisiana Tech University is categorized as an SREB Four-Year 2 institution, as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Intensive, and as a COC-SACS Level VI institution. As a selective admissions university, it offers a broad range of fully accredited undergraduate degrees, master’s degrees in a variety of areas, and doctoral programs in areas of specified expertise. The university campus is located in Ruston in north central Louisiana, 70 miles east of Shreveport and 30 miles west of Monroe on I-20.
Application. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of all transcripts, and three recent (within one year) letters of recommendation to Dr. Brenda Heiman, Director, School of Communication, Louisiana Tech University, PO Box 3165, Ruston, LA 71272. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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