University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Education and Professional Studies
Assistant Professor Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.
The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls (UWRF) seeks applicants for two full-time, 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to begin August, 2018. Positions include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, clinical supervision of graduate students, service and research.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching, Supervision, Research and Service
Teaching: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses with expertise in at least one of the areas of AAC, adult neurogenic language and cognitive disorders, craniofacial disorders, voice disorders, speech sound disorders and/or speech science.
Supervision: Supervise graduate students providing speech-language pathology services in the UWRF Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic.
Research: Ability to conduct research and other scholarly activities. There are opportunities to direct graduate and undergraduate student research.
Service: Contributions at the university, college, departmental and community levels. Advise undergraduate students.
Earned doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders or in a closely related field is required; ABD with confirmed completion date within one academic year of start date will be considered.
CCC-SLP required and must be maintained during employment.
SLP Wisconsin licensure or eligibility required; license must be maintained during employment
The successful candidate will maintain a standard of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service as outlined by the UWRF Faculty and Staff Handbook.
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. Positions will be kept open until filled; however for full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by 11:59 p.m. January 15, 2018. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidate.
Through its strategic plan, Pathway to Distinction, UW-River Falls will vigorously pursue three goals: Distinctive Academic Excellence; Global Education and Engagement; Innovation and Partnerships. In support of our first goal, UW-River Falls strives to be a leader in collaborative and undergraduate research; we therefore seek faculty members who have an interest in or experience with faculty-student collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activity. The university is also interested in applicants who can support and extend our partnerships and initiatives in Asia and Latin America. The university’s strategic focus on international education encourages faculty to develop courses/pedagogy that facilitate the transition of international in-bound students and out-bound UWRF students and enhance our curricular and programmatic partnerships in these regions.
UW-River Falls Diversity Statement: We declare that diversity and inclusivity are core values. We dedicate ourselves to build a culture grounded in principles of equity, social justice, and excellence. We fundamentally affirm and embrace the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of all individuals and communities. We will address fundamental issues of bias, discrimination, and exclusion.
The University is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and identities which actively supports tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural heritages are especially sought in applicants.
UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran or military status. All persons, especially women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the final candidates may be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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