Thiel College seeks a vibrant faculty member (tenure-track rank open) in the new accelerated Master degree in Speech-Language Pathology, scheduled to begin in May of 2020. Envisioned as a 5th-year Master’s degree, this program will be open to qualified graduates from Thiel’s undergraduate Communication Disorders program as well as graduates from other institutions.
A dedicated passion for helping students reach their full potential in a supportive and inclusive diverse environment is essential to this position. Responsibilities include program leadership, teaching, advising, and professional development. The successful candidate will possess the ability to teach courses with an applied focus that emphasizes experiential learning. Teaching assignments may include foundational and upper-level courses within the Communication Sciences Disorders curriculum and courses in the candidate’s specialty area. The position would focus on graduate-level teaching though some undergraduate courses may be included. While Thiel College gives highest priority to teaching effectiveness, the successful candidate will be expected to remain current in the field through professional development opportunities such as attendance at related conferences, research, or other scholarly activities. A comprehensive employee benefit package including research support and a sabbatical program is provided.
Position Highlights: Open-rank tenure-track position; nine-month appointment with some summer teaching possibly required; emphasis on teaching and clinical education; the expected faculty teaching assignment would be 18-24 credits over the course of the year. Pediatric experience is preferred. Possible courses to teach include but are not limited to: Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Motor Speech and Fluency Disorders, Clinical Practice I and II, Communication Disorders in Children, Voice, Counseling and Communication Disorders in Special Populations, and/or Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Thiel College is an independent liberal arts college rooted in the Lutheran tradition. Thiel provides an accessible and inclusive learning environment that emphasizes service to society. Thiel College empowers individuals to reach their full potential by creating a diverse and inclusive learning environment that ensures educational excellence, stimulates global awareness, and promotes ethical leadership. In doing so, Thiel prepares students for careers and lives of meaning and purpose.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is well-established at Thiel College and offers a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology is currently in candidacy status with the first cohort matriculating in May 2020. The department has state-of-the-art teaching facilities and a brand new on-campus clinic.
The communication sciences and disorders (CSD) major at Thiel College serves the higher education needs of pre-professionals as they advance their career and reach toward their personal enrichment goals. This interdisciplinary curriculum prepares students to compete for admission to graduate school and prepare for a career in the profession. The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program (MS-SLP) at Thiel College serves to prepare students to enter the workforce as speech-language pathologists. The program includes requirements needed for certification and licensure. Students will have a combination of academic coursework focusing on professional issues and disorders across the speech-language pathology scope of practice, lifespan, and diverse populations.
Minimum Requirements: Doctoral degree in speech-language pathology, or a closely related discipline is required; Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP); ability to obtain Pennsylvania professional license. Strong ABD candidates will be considered.
Email letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi and summaries of teaching evaluations if available to: email@example.com (preferred method), or mail application materials to: Jennifer Clark, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125.
Thiel College is committed to attracting a culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience. EOE
Review of applications will begin on September 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The position can start January 1, 2020 or May 1, 2020 depending on applicant’s preference.