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Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor (Applied Human Sciences)

Apply now Department: 3670055050 Applied Human Sciences
Job no: 508366
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Education / Instructional
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Applied Human Sciences, within the College of Health & Human Sciences at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, is currently seeking a full-time, 9-month Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor (non-tenure track) in the area of speech-language pathology to join the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program. Candidates with expertise in voice, anatomy and physiology, speech science, or AAC are preferred; however, other areas of expertise will be strongly considered.

Responsibilities for either tenure track or non-tenure track include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Mentor graduate students in clinical aspects of their professional development
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Provide service to the unit, school, college, and university

Additionally, a tenure-track candidate is expected to develop/maintain a productive research program in area of expertise. Clinic supervision opportunities may be available.

This 9-month position at the rank of assistant professor or teaching assistant/associate professor has a proposed starting date of August 2020, with competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience (for information regarding how benefits may apply to this position, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/docs/

Why Join Us:

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program provides students with a rigorous, comprehensive education designed to prepare graduates for diverse roles in a variety of professional environments. The program boasts a 100% pass rate for the Praxis exam (first-attempt) since 2004, and has been an established presence at Kansas State University for more than 50 years. The program at K-State is ranked 9th (top 8%) of 126 masters-only programs in U.S. News and World Report's 2016 college rankings (https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/fshs/academics/
). The Speech and Hearing Center is located on campus and provides high quality, comprehensive services to individuals with a range of communication or swallowing impairments, and provides graduate students with professional training in speech-language pathology and audiology https://www.hhs.k-state.edu/speech/).

Kansas State University is a distinguished public, land-grant institution renowned for the excellence of its faculty, students, staff, academic programs, research, and service. It is a three-campus system with the main campus located in Manhattan and the other campuses in Olathe and Salina. Online degree programs, professional development conferences and workshops, and enrichment classes and programs are offered through the K-State Global Campus. The university has an enrollment of more than 22,200 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. K-State was recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America’s best colleges and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S. The mission of K-State is to foster excellent teaching, research, extension, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. K-State is also implementing an aggressive plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025 (http://www.k-state.edu/2025).

K-State is centered on a 664 acre campus in Manhattan located 50 miles west of the state capital of Topeka and 125 miles west of Kansas City in the rolling Flint Hills. Manhattan provides access to a wide range of educational, cultural, medical, and recreational programs and facilities. The local economy is bolstered by K-State and its proximity to Fort Riley, a large U.S. Army installation, and is the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a closely related field (ABD considered with Ph.D. completion date of December 2020)
  • Accomplished instructor for undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Ability to mentor and develop undergraduate and graduate students in academic and clinical settings
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills for collaboration and inter-professional education opportunities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of research activity, publications, and external funding in area of expertise
  • Experience with diverse populations and/or evidence of cultural competence
  • Possess CCC-SLP and eligibility for Kansas Licensure
  • Relevant professional/clinical experience working

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Submit application, cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vita, a statement of research/scholarship interest and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information of three individuals who may serve as references.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Kristin Pelczarski, PhD, CCC-SLP at kpelczar@ksu.edu with the subject line: Assistant Professor in CSD Search.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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