Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education (Non-Tenure Track)- Search #67972
Georgia Southern University
Waters College of Health Professions and Department of Clinical Sciences
The Department of Clinical Sciences in the Waters College of Health Professions (WCHP) invites applications and nominations for the position of non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program (CSDS).
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving over 25,500 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.
Within this setting, the CSDS program supports the mission of the University to prepare individuals to think, lead, and serve, as well as the mission of the WCHP to prepare future health professions through academic excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration in undergraduate and graduate education, while advancing knowledge through scholarship and serving culturally diverse communities.
The Bachelor of Science program with a major in CSDS provides preparation in the normal processes of communication and its development, as well as in the identification and treatment of communication disorders for students whose career interests include audiology and speech-language pathology. In addition, the communication sciences and disorders major provides a broad foundation in normal and disordered aspects of speech, language and hearing for students who are interested in pursuing careers in disciplines such as deaf education, speech science, hearing science, special education and child development.
The Master of Science program in CSDS prepares graduate students for certification in speech-language pathology through didactic coursework in foundational concepts; clinical instruction in assessment, intervention, prevention, and counseling; volunteerism and advocacy. The program teaches graduate students to evaluate and utilize evidence from scientific research; to think critically in order to solve clinical problems; to convey complex health information through written and spoken modalities; collaborate effectively to realize exceptional clinical outcomes; and to act ethically to serve clients within a culturally and linguistically diverse society as outlined in the accreditation standards of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
As a unit, the Communication Sciences and Disorders program supports these core values:
Academic and clinical instruction that is transformative, experiential, and rigorous leading to student success.
A balance among service, teaching, mentoring, and scholarship.
An environment of mutual trust and collegiality that respects diversity in professional collaborations and the clinical populations served.
Ethical behavior and accountability for faculty, staff, and students that support high standards of academic and clinical performance.
Our relationship with the surrounding areas for their rich history and abundant resources, through strategic community partnerships that provide learning opportunities for faculty and students
Position Description. Reporting to the Chair for the Department of Clinical Sciences, the Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education for the CSDS requires teaching, administrative, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and vision of the CSDS program. The Director of Clinical Education will plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the CSDS program and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty. These activities include, but are not limited to the following:
Developing, scheduling, monitoring, and refining the clinical education component of the curriculum;
Facilitating quality learning experiences for students during clinical education;
Evaluating student performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum;
Educating students, clinical faculty, and academic faculty about clinical education;
Selecting clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with clinical practice;
Maximizing available resources for the clinical education program;
Providing documented records and assessment of the clinical education component of the CSDS Program (including clinical education sites and clinical educators);
Engaging core faculty in clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment;
Teaching in the CSDS program;
Assisting with procedures involved with program re-accreditation.
The Clinical Assistant Professor of CSDS and Director of Clinical Education, in cooperation with program faculty, establishes clinical education sites and facility standards, selects and evaluates clinical education sites, and facilitates ongoing development of and communication with clinical education sites and clinical faculty. The position is a fiscal year (12-month), non-tenure track appointment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Earned doctorate in communication sciences and disorders, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2024.
Current certification of clinical competence from ASHA;
Minimum three years of experience as a licensed speech-language pathologist;
Minimum of two years clinic supervision of students and/or clinical coordination experience;
Licensed or license-eligible to practice professionally within the state of Georgia;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations;
Proficiency with computers and web-based technology;
Ability to travel, as needed;
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
Prior teaching experience in a Communication Sciences and Disorders academic program and/or administrative experience in clinical practice;
Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education;
Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels
Conditions of Employment:
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus .
Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.
Screening of applications begins November 1, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2024. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Jan Bradshaw, Search Chair, Search #67972
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: https://tinyurl.com/5n6xaa4p
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://chp.georgiasouthern.edu/clinical/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.
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