Assistant Professor – Department of Communication Disorders

College of Education, Health, and Human Studies at Southeast Missouri State

Full time, Tenure Track

Responsibilities: The faculty member will teach graduate or undergraduate courses based on departmental need, interests, and areas of expertise. Preference will be given to those with experience in clinical supervision and college-level teaching. Expertise in child language development, language/literacy disorders, fluency, and speech sound disorders is desirable. In addition, the faculty member is required to provide clinical supervision as part of the teaching load. The typical teaching load will be 12 hours instructional/supervisory load per semester. There may be additional opportunities for teaching or clinical supervision during the summer semester. Research and service are also expected at the rank of assistant professor per the Faculty Handbook Guidelines. All faculty members are expected to engage in professional development and teaching enhancement activities; provide departmental, college, and university service including advising; and engage in scholarly activity. Engagement in scholarly or service activities beyond the university setting is encouraged as part of the professional portfolio.


  • Doctorate (EdD, PhD, or SLPD) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related field (All degrees must be from a regionally accredited, internationally accredited, or government-certified university)
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Speech-Language Pathology and hold or be eligible for Missouri licensure
  • Demonstrate expertise in, interest in, and willingness to teach a variety of courses based on departmental needs such as Language, Cognitive, and Social Communication Disorders in School-Age Children, Developmental Articulation and Phonological Disorders, Fluency Disorders
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with students, staff, and community
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to collegiality in the workplace
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats; and, participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/defaull.cfm?promotionaljobs=1

  • Letter of interest addressing all position requirements
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Copy of current license (if available) and applicable certification (CCC-SLP)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official copies required for employment)
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Departmental Information: The Department of Communication Disorders includes 7 full-time faculty members serving 150 undergraduate and 30 graduate students. The graduate program is CAA accredited in speech-language pathology. The department website may be accessed at http://www.semo.edu/commdisorders/.

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 78,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.