The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor to begin spring or fall semester, 2019, depending on applicant availability. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) interdisciplinary graduate training program, provide oversight of LSL interdisciplinary practicum requirements, provide graduate student supervision and mentoring, and direct services. This is a non-tenure track, 9-month, academic year position, with the possibility of summer employment based on mutual interest and availability of funding.
Work within a collaborative team in the department's graduate programs in early childhood deaf education, audiology, and speech language pathology.
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in deaf education with particular emphasis on listening and spoken language educational methods.
Provide oversight of interdisciplinary practicum requirements for deaf education, speech-language pathology, and audiology graduate students. This includes developing and managing practicum schedules, monitoring student performance in practicum settings, providing feedback on written assignments, and monitoring student completion of interdisciplinary practicum requirements.
Collaborate with faculty in Sound Beginnings, a campus-based early education program, to ensure delivery of evidence-based, family-centered services and effective graduate student practicum experiences.
Assist in oversight of tele-intervention services, including the support of graduate student experiences using distance technologies for service delivery.
Provide support to LSL graduate students in completing educational projects associated with master's degree requirements.
Provide direct services to children enrolled in Sound Beginnings or via tele-intervention.
The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services includes more than 40 research and clinical faculty, academic instructors, and student advisors in the divisions of Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Deaf Education. The department head's work is supported by three division chairs and a strong cadre of administrative staff. The department offers campus and online bachelor's degrees in communicative disorders, campus and outreach master's degrees in speech-language pathology and deaf education, a clinical doctorate in Audiology. The department offers a non-clinical master's degree and strands in audiology and speech-language pathology in the interdisciplinary PhD program in Disability Disciplines. The department is also part of the interdisciplinary PhD program in Neuroscience. The department includes full-service speech and hearing clinics that will be housed in the new Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence, an American Sign Language lab, and a Listening and Spoken Language program (Sound Beginnings) for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. These serve as practicum sites for graduate training for all three divisions. Research faculty benefit from state-of-the-art facilities with attractive research start-up, college level grant management and statistical support, and competitive internal university research funding.
Utah State University is a Carnegie Higher Research Activity (R2) institution. USU is the largest public residential campus in Utah, enrolling approximately 28,000 students at its main campus in Logan. The department offers campus and online bachelor's degrees in communicative disorders, master's degrees in speech-language pathology and deaf education, a clinical doctorate in audiology, and PhD participation in disability disciplines and neuroscience. A state-of-the-art speech clinic is housed in the new interprofessional Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence. Speech-language students also benefit from Sound Beginnings, a listening and spoken language program for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our academic and clinical training program has a strong positive state and national reputation.
Logan, Utah is situated in the scenic high mountains of Cache Valley in northern Utah. Outdoor activities nearby include excellent hiking, biking, skiing, and water sports. Regional areas of interest include Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole, Wyoming to the North and the red rock country of Arches National Park and Moab to the South. Logan is a small city located in a growing community of approximately 120,000 inhabitants, 80 miles north of Salt Lake City.
A Master's degree in Deaf Education, Speech-Language Pathology, or related field.
Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to be an excellent university instructor for in-person and online courses.
Ability to be well-organized and manage documentation of student practicum experiences.
Ability to provide excellent graduate student supervision to effectively support and promote student competencies in delivering family-centered LSL services.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; promote respect and forward-thinking in program collaboration.
Five years or more of professional experience in serving young children who are DHH who are developing and using listening and spoken language, including a basic understanding of current hearing technology.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience in graduate student mentoring, including graduate student supervision in LSL deaf education services.
Experience in university teaching, including course delivery using distance technology.
Experience in providing family-centered services using tele-intervention.
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Sound Beginnings at Utah State University is an early education program that provides home and center-based services to children with hearing loss whose families want their children to learn to listen and talk.Sound Beginnings is located on the campus of Utah State University, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Department, Logan, Utah