Overview

Title
Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Instructor/Assistant Professor

Rank
Assistant Professor

Tenure Information
1 year Temp

Department Summary

From Bridgewater State University’s inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSU’s institutional values, the work of the President’s Special Task Force on Racial Justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus’ commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.

The mission of the BSU Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is to prepare generations of highly qualified speech language pathologists equipped with a thorough understanding of typical and atypical communication and swallowing processes and the best prevention, diagnostic and treatment practices; and to serve as a professional development, public awareness, and clinical resource for Southeastern Massachusetts communities and beyond.

We strive to foster an innovative, intellectually stimulating student-centered learning environment, both academically and clinically, founded upon active learning, critical thinking, problem-solving, self-analysis, research-based discovery, the highest ethical and professional standards, accountability, community engagement, commitment to social justice, diversity and global awareness, and commitment to evidence-based life-long learning. We are committed to providing excellence in academic and clinical education to prepare students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees – faculty, professional, classified, temporary hourly staff – must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.

Medical or Religious Exemptions

An employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.

Essential Duties

The Department seeks candidates for a one-year, full-time, benefited temporary faculty position. The successful candidate will teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Course subjects may include graduate level aphasia, voice, fluency, speech sound disorders, assessment and diagnostics, dysphagia or medically related fields and undergraduate level anatomy and physiology, phonetics, language acquisition, and language disorders.

The successful candidate must also:

Demonstrate ability to use technology effectively in online and in-person teaching, and learning designed to meet the educational, culturally relevant, and emotional needs of our students.

Utilize an equity- minded framework to prepare lesson plans which incorporate varied instructional techniques, multi-media, integration strategies designed to meet the educational, culturally relevant, and emotional needs of our students.

Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning. Encourage student success to all students regardless of race.

Faculty members are expected to advise students, contribute service at the department, college and university levels as well as engage in ongoing scholarship and professional activity.

Required Qualifications

Terminal degree, PhD or EdD in a related field by September 1, 2022.

ASHA CCC/SLP and Massachusetts licensure in SLP or eligibility.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, to work collaboratively, to show evidence of scholarly activity and to have a commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

Clinical experience preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees – faculty, professional, classified, temporary hourly staff – must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.

Medical or Religious Exemptions

An employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.

EEO Statement

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Posting Number
F00378P

Close Date
06/03/2022

Open Until Filled
No

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Bridgewater State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce.