Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M System, invites applicants for a tenure-track position for a planned undergraduate degree in Communications Disorders, which will be housed in the Department of Social Work within the College of Health Sciences and Human Services. This position begins fall 2020, and will be located on the newly opened Fort Worth campus of Tarleton State.
The successful applicant will assist in developing the undergraduate degree, including student recruitment, course development, advising, and establishing clinical sites for student internships. This is a 12-month position. Primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution. Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work and teaching requirements indicate.
Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect the current levels of knowledge in the discipline; Exhibit willingness to work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify professional development activities which will lead to effective student learning outcomes. Primary responsibility in the Department of Social Work will be effective teaching in the classroom, skills lab, simulation, and clinical areas for undergraduate students; Design and/or implement course(s)/clinicals consistent with the program’s curriculum; Create a positive, effective, learning environment for students in all areas; Collect and use evaluation data to improve teaching and learning; Function as an effective, cohesive team member; Be present on campus and available for student success and inquiry.
Demonstrate a record of career long evidence of significant scholarly contributions to the profession or be willing to engage in an active research agenda; Demonstrate through teaching, research and service a substantial command of their field of expertise; Production of scholarly outcomes.
Exhibit a mature view of your discipline; Maintain an appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising, orientation; Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty. Participate in department, college, and university committees, teams or task forces; Assume leadership role in at least one department committee, team or task force; Provide accurate advising information and serve as an advocate for communication disorder students; Participate in on-going and end-of-semester evaluations of the Communication Disorders program and annual data collection and analysis of student learning outcomes. Function as an effective team member at the department, college and university levels.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the ASHA requirements for acquiring Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC); excellent writing and communication skills; eligibility for Texas licensure. The successful candidate will prepare and teach undergraduate courses, will provide mentorship and advising to undergraduate students, and will engage in research activities. Classroom experience is a plus. The applicant must be able to work independently to aid in the development of this new major, and be able to work collegially and professionally within an interdisciplinary department.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Required Education and Experience
A Ph.D. or doctoral degree in Speech-Language Pathology or a closely related discipline from an accredited university and recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as appropriate to the academic area in which he or she serves. ABD candidates may be considered if all requirements for the doctoral degree will be met by the time of appointment. Teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards which normally include a Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justification. ASHA Certification (CCC-SLP) and eligibility for Texas state licensure in Speech-Language Pathology.
Preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and an active research agenda with strong potential for external funding. Experience teaching in higher education will be considered.
Internal Number: R-025877
About Tarleton State University
Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. The main campus is located approximately 1 ½ hours southwest of Fort Worth Texas. The Communication Science and Disorders Program will be housed in Fort Worth, Texas, at a brand new campus in southwest Fort Worth.Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with approximately 13,000 students enrolled in 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Departments and programs are housed in seven colleges. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs as well as offering classes in Waco, Midlothian, Fort Worth and Bryan-College Station.For more information about our University, please visit www.tarleton.edu