Overview

ATTENTION:The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks two tenure-track Assistant Professors in the area of speech-language pathology.

JOB DETAILS:These are full-time nine-month positions with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting research in the area of expertise, and providing service to the university and community. The preferred start date is August 22, 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Qualifications:

●Ph.D. or Ed.D in speech-language pathology or a related discipline
●ABD candidates will be given equal consideration if they have their degree completed by the contract start date; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before their first scheduled review.

Desired Characteristics:

●Previous teaching experience and research experience are preferred but not required.
●We welcome candidates from a variety of expertise areas within the field of speech-language pathology.
●Holding a current CCC-SLP is preferred but not required.
●Eligibility for Wisconsin licensure in speech-language pathology is preferred but not required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

●Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
●Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate instruction. Responsibilities may include clinical supervision for candidates that hold ASHA CCC. The individual in this position may be required to teach online and/or in a hybrid format, or courses in the evenings. Given the emphasis on teaching, collaboration, and clinical training at UW-Whitewater, candidates will have an understanding of evidence-based practice and a team approach to collaboration. This candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda that results in publications and contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the area of expertise. The candidate will also be expected to participate in advising and service activities, and embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a member of the university community. We welcome candidates from a variety of expertise areas within the field of speech-language pathology.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (http://www.uww.edu/coeps/departments/comdis) is one of eight departments in the College of Education and Professional Studies. The undergraduate program is committed to providing students with foundational knowledge in communication sciences and disorders required for graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology. The graduate program provides a comprehensive academic and clinical education for graduate students including on-campus and off-site clinical experiences across the lifespan. The modest size of the classes (undergraduate approximately 35 and graduate approximately 16) provides an excellent ratio for teaching and mentoring.  The department engages students in research in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Program.

College Information:

The College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to the development of professionals who are lifelong learners, creators of knowledge, and leaders of character and integrity. Responding to the changing needs within our global society, our programs prepare professionals to actively engage in an open democratic society inclusive of diverse populations. As a premier center for global learning, the College’s focus on depth of learning and academic excellence provides our students with the requisites to be leaders dedicated to change in their communities. The College of Education and Professional Studies has more than 2,200 students enrolled in seven departments: Communication Sciences & Disorders; Counselor Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Foundations; Kinesiology; Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies; and Special Education. Within the College, there are close to 100 faculty and instructional academic staff members, of which 90% have earned doctorates. In addition to teaching and research obligations, faculty and staff are actively involved in professional and specialty organizations. Many hold regional, state, national and international offices and serve on professional committees and advisory boards.

CAMPUS INFORMATION:

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION:

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Well-qualified candidates can expect a salary commensurate with the candidate’s education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.

SPECIAL NOTES:

UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).

CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT:

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:

Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until both positions have been filled.  The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Michael Hammer, M.A., Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
262-472-5201
hammerm@uww.edu

TO APPLY:

Only complete application packages will be considered.  Complete applications include online submission of the following materials:

●Name and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later time);
●Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position);
Current Curriculum Vita;
●Cover letter including: Statement of interest in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Statement of professional experiences related to your qualifications for this position; Statement of teaching experience including approach to teaching and learning and philosophy of teaching; Statement of content areas you would be willing and able to teach; Statement of research experience and goals.

The Job ID is 18194.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application on line due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262/472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.