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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 M.A. program in Speech-Language Pathology. The starting date is September 1, 2017 or when filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Rank and salary for the position are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Qualifications. The successful candidate will hold the SLP-D or Ph.D. in Speech Pathology or a related field, a current CCC-SLP, and be eligible for Louisiana state licensure. Higher education teaching and clinical supervision experiences are desirable but not required. New SLP-D and Ph.D. graduates, and mid-career scholars are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities. The major responsibilities will be to teach graduate courses in speech-language pathology, provide clinical supervision to M.A. students in the Louisiana Tech Speech and Hearing Center, develop a personal research program, direct doctoral student research, and participate in the ongoing implementation of the program. Faculty members also participate in departmental, college, and university committee work.
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, 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 100 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 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. Current university enrollment is approximately 12,000 students, with 20% of those enrolled in graduate programs. 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 (unofficial are acceptable for application purposes), 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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