Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders - Tenure Track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders - Tenure Track
Department 240710-Communication Disorders
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998440
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998440.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

If selected for an interview, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Review of application materials begins January 17, 2018 and will continue until filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2018. This is a 9-month appointment.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to Search Committee Co-Chairs; Deborah Galley at or Cheryl Needham-Rives at

For information about the on-line application process, contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional faculty hours

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 10/19/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

A 9-month, tenure-track, assistant professor position beginning the Fall Semester (August) 2018. Responsibilities include teaching 12 hours of undergraduate/graduate courses per semester, including clinical supervision, mentoring undergraduate and graduate research, discipline based scholarship and university service. Summer teaching is possible.

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Cumulative: Aggregating multiple points of learning to broaden and deepen education.
Passionate: Encouraging employees and students to find his or her sense of purpose.
Confident: Embracing change and the new opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
Enterprising: Creating new ways for all students and employees to engage in their education and jobs.
Caring: Acting on the needs and welfare of our people and the community.

The Department of Communication Disorders and Social Work is one of eight academic departments in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies. The program has been accredited (CAA) in speech/language pathology since 1969 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. It offers a B.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Housed within the department is the Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders. The Center provides students with on-campus assessment and treatment training experiences involving individuals across the life span exhibiting a wide range of communication disorders. Clinical training is supported by state of the art assessment and treatment materials, instrumentation and facilities. On-campus training experiences are supplemented by a variety of off-campus clinical opportunities throughout Missouri.

Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in communication disorders and/or sciences, or another advanced degree, (Ph.D. or Ed.D., ABD candidates will be considered), CCC-SLP and eligibility for Missouri licensure.

ABD applicants must have the Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree conferred by August 1, 2019.

Computer Skills Class Management Software, Other - Blackboard

Preferred area of expertise in childhood speech and language disorders, with interest in research design opportunities; however, the position is open for all areas of emphasis for exceptional candidates.

Previous university teaching and practicum supervisory experience is desired.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Professional appearance
Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Vitae
Optional Documents