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Clinical Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology (21881)
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Sep. 20, 2022
Title Clinical Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology (21881)
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Allied Health & Comm Disorders
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Speech/Hearing Sciences


Northern Illinois University (NIU) is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Higher Research Activity located in DeKalb, IL. DeKalb is a diverse and growing community providing residents with a small-town feel and the benefits of a large university. The Speech-Language Pathology program is part of the interdisciplinary School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders and offers a bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders, a master’s degree in communicative disorders with a specialization in speech-language pathology, and a multicultural certificate in speech-language pathology. Faculty in Audiology, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology collaborate in clinical and research endeavors. The prospective candidate will work with a diverse student and clinic population and enjoy a comfortable work/life balance. Excellent off-campus sites are available for practicum, research, and grant development. The school includes a 27,000 sq. ft. multidisciplinary clinic space which houses the Speech-Language-Hearing and Physical Therapy Clinics. For more information about the program, visit

We are inviting applications for a full-time, twelve-month, promotable, clinical faculty position subject to funding at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor within the Speech-Language Pathology program beginning October 2022. Faculty rank is dependent on experience, qualifications, and Board policies.

Position Summary

The faculty member is responsible for all aspects of direct patient care and will provide clinical and classroom instruction to graduate and/or undergraduate students, and serving on committees within the university and/or professional organizations.
The faculty member will positively contribute to committee service within the program, university, community, and profession, provide student advisement to graduate students and undergraduate students, as appropriate, participate in research projects and coordinate community outreach programs. Responsibilities include serving as the speech-language pathology clinical coordinator, supervising in the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and participation in interdisciplinary committees. We seek faculty who embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership and coordination of speech-language pathology clinical services in the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
  • Teach clinical coursework and provide clinical instruction to SLP students and other students as appropriate;
  • Provide clinical services to patients in the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic;
  • Positively contribute to service within the university (program, school, college, university levels) and profession;
  • Provide student advisement and support student research;
  • Engage in scholarly activity (e.g. research presentations, publications, grants);
  • Contribute to curriculum development and program advancement.
  • Collaborate within the campus and community to promote the advancement of the program and the mission of the University.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Earned Master’s degree in speech-language pathology or related field by the time of hire;
  • Current CCC-SLP, and IL licensure in speech-language pathology;
  • Minimum of two years of clinical experience as a licensed SLP post CFY;
  • Expertise in areas that complement expertise of existing faculty to ensure depth and breadth across the scope of practice as required by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Experience with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
  • Experience providing clinical services to clients with complex communication needs including Autism.
  • Demonstrated experience with committing to diversity and promoting an inclusive work and learning environments that foster creativity and innovation.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to contribute to meeting the program’s instructional needs;
  • Strong oral, written, visual, and electronic communication skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact in a positive manner with diverse faculty, staff, patients, students, and clinicians as well as with people of varying economic and cultural backgrounds;
  • Strong organization, problem-solving, and counseling skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge in evidence-based practice; 
  • Ability to teach academic and clinical skills to students;
  • Ability to adhere to program’s immunization policies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in:
      • teaching in a speech-language pathology program;
      • clinic/program administration;
      • participation on university committees/departmental projects;
      • utilization of course management systems to deliver organized and meaningful content;


  • History of engagement and service to the profession at the local, state, and/or national level.
  • Expertise in providing services to clients from three to age twelve.
  • Professional Educator Licensure
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English with the ability to professionally communicate in both languages to provide clinical care.
  • Additionally, preference will be given to individuals who have experience providing care to diverse populations.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a record of professional service, research, and experience developing grants for programming is desirable.

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