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Inst/Ast Prof - Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Communicative Sciences Disorders Cas 10010084
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Instructor/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Michigan State University is seeking outstanding candidates for anticipated fixed-term (non-tenure stream) faculty positions. These are part-time positions but with the possibility of increasing to full time.

Primary responsibilities will include one or more of the following:

  • Teaching CSD courses either online or on campus.
  • Supervision of clinical experiences of CSD master’s degree students.
  • Supporting clinical placement efforts for CSD master’s students.
  • Planning and executing departmental activities and events that support CSD students and faculty, including overseeing the efforts of student workers.
  • Other activities that support the overall educational mission of the department as assigned by the chair of the department.

This person will report to the Chair of the department. Depending on the combination of responsibilities assigned to this person, they will work closely with the directors of the undergraduate and graduate programs in CSD, including the master’s program Director and Clinical Education Coordinator.

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Communicative Sciences and Disorders or related field.

Minimum Requirements

A Master’s or Ph.D. This is an open rank posting and selected individuals will be hired at the title that aligns with their highest completed degree.

  • Candidates with a Ph.D. would be hired as Assistant Professor.
  • Candidates with a Master’s degree would be hired as Instructor.

Desired Qualifications

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • Current license to practice as a speech-language pathologist and/or audiologist in Michigan, or eligibility for obtaining such a license.
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) or audiologist.
  • Experience supervising SLP Master’s students in clinical practicum.
  • Knowledge of the professional certification requirements for SLPs.
  • Strong organization, communication, and decision-making skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of databases and common office and communication applications.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest summarizing qualifications for the position and their vita or resume.

Special Instructions

To apply for this position, please refer to job posting number 855515 and complete an electronic submission at the Michigan State University Employment Opportunities website The search committee will begin its evaluation of applicants after June 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct inquiries about this position to Dr. Jeff Searl, Search Committee Chair (phone: 517-353-8780; email:

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders has grown dramatically in recent years, with ten active research laboratories and five endowments to support student and faculty development. The Departments thriving undergraduate major and minor, MA, and PhD programs prepare students for successful clinical and research careers in speech-language pathology and related fields. The Department is housed within MSUs world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences. The College provides excellent infrastructure for pre-award extramural grant submission, post-award grant administration, and information technology support for research and teaching. The College has an active DEI committee that advocates on behalf of students, faculty, and staff to ensure equity and opportunity and to foster an environment that empowers and includes all
The Department of CSD implemented a strategic plan in 2020 to guide our work as a leader in the field of communicative sciences and disorders. Woven throughout the plan is an emphasis on DEI. We believe it is our responsibility to foster an open and welcoming environment that aspires to attract, recruit, and sustain diverse students, faculty, and staff. Diversity is among the main drivers of institutional excellence, and we are proud to embrace and promote broad communities of knowledge, backgrounds, and experiences. Our efforts to advance DEI are guided by a shared vision grounded in a culture of caring, belonging, transparency, and accountability. In alignment with the University's DEI plan, we commit to actively challenging, disrupting, and dismantling systems that reinforce and/or maintain historical and contemporary social inequalities. We are dedicated to ongoing dialogue to strengthen our commitment to social justice, advocacy, and activism. We strive to be DEI thought leaders who inspire, influence, and cultivate progress in our College and throughout the MSU community.
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