Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Track)
Department of Communication Disorders
College of Education, Health and Human Studies

Primary Responsibilities

Provide dynamic collegial leadership to a department with a dedicated faculty and staff. Fulfill the role and responsibilities of a chairperson as defined in the Faculty Handbook, including officially representing the department’s interests on- and off-campus, evaluating faculty and staff, managing budgets, providing curricular leadership, and ensuring that the needs of students are met.

Chairperson Assignment: Teaching in the department will be six credit hours per regular term. Of particular interest is expertise in Child Language Development and Disorders and Developmental Articulation and Phonological Disorders; however, applicants with expertise in any area represented in the department will be considered. Six hours of the teaching load will be devoted to administrative responsibilities:

  • Administration of 8 full-time faculty members, 36 full time graduate students and approximately 110 undergraduate students
  • Oversight of graduate and undergraduate programs in Communication Disorders
  • Development and maintenance of productive relationships with external constituents for externship placements
  • Administration of facilities, personnel and budget
  • Demonstration of leadership in keeping with the University’s mission
  • Advocating for the department in the academic environment
  • Maintaining current accreditation standards within the program

Faculty Responsibilities

  • Teaching, service, and scholarship activities

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Communication Disorders or related field (All degrees must be from a regionally accredited, internationally accredited, or government-certified university)
  • Current active Missouri SLP license or eligibility for Missouri licensure
  • Experience in leadership or administration of undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, scholarship and service
  • Evidence of involvement in professional organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff and community
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm
  • 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.

Application Deadline: The position is available July 1, 2020. 

To Apply: Submit the following items online by clicking on the position you wish to apply for at the below link, then click on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • Letter of application addressing all position qualifications and how you learned of this position
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Copy of current SLP license and applicable certification
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)
  • Names and contact information for three professional references with at least one

Departmental Information: The Department of Communication Disorders includes 8 full time faculty members serving both undergraduate and graduate students. The graduate program is accredited by the CAA. 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.