Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Instructor/Assistant Professor (Full-time, Temporary, 1 Year)

July 6, 2024

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Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Instructor/Assistant Professor (Full-time, Temporary, 1 Year)

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: 1 year Temp

Department Summary:

The mission of the BSU Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is to prepare generations of highly qualified speech language pathologists equipped with a thorough understanding of typical and atypical communication and swallowing processes and the best prevention, diagnostic and treatment practices; and to serve as a professional development, public awareness, and clinical resource for Southeastern Massachusetts communities and beyond.

We strive to foster an innovative, intellectually stimulating student-centered learning environment, both academically and clinically, founded upon active learning, critical thinking, problem-solving, self-analysis, research-based discovery, the highest ethical and professional standards, accountability, community engagement, commitment to social justice, diversity and global awareness, and commitment to evidence-based life-long learning. We are committed to providing excellence in academic and clinical education to prepare students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewaters accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties:

The Department seeks candidates for a one-year, full-time, benefited temporary faculty position for the 2024/2025 academic year. The successful candidate will teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Expertise in all areas will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants who can teach undergraduate courses in anatomy & physiology, language development, and disorders in childhood speech and language as well as graduate courses in language disorders in early childhood and fluency.

The successful candidate must also:

Demonstrate ability to use technology effectively in online and in-person teaching, and learning designed to meet the educational, culturally relevant, and emotional needs of our students.

Utilize an equity- minded framework to prepare lesson plans which incorporate varied instructional techniques, multi-media, integration strategies designed to meet the educational, culturally relevant, and emotional needs of our students.

Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning. Encourage student success to all students regardless of race.

Required Qualifications:

Terminal degree, PhD or EdD in a related field by September 1, 2024.

ASHA CCC/SLP and Massachusetts licensure in SLP or eligibility.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, to work collaboratively, to show evidence of scholarly activity and to have a commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Clinical experience preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Posting Number: F00472P
Open Date: 07/03/2024
Close Date: 08/22/2024
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

  • A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidates past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the universitys efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates application materials.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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