Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - 019901

Health Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) at Appalachian State University invites applications for one or more nine-month, tenure track positions, beginning August, 2018.  Area of expertise and rank are open. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, conducting research and seeking external funding, and engaging in university and professional service.  Opportunities for direct clinical service and clinical supervision may also be available.

Requirements include an earned doctoral degree in speech-language pathology or related area. For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must demonstrate the potential for effective teaching, student mentoring, and conducting research in the area of expertise. For appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, candidates must demonstrate a history of successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, student mentoring, and research productivity. Candidates who are ABD are eligible to apply; however, all requirements for the degree must be completed by the appointment date. All qualified applicants will be considered.  Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with  academic and clinical interests in the areas of neurogenic communication disorders, voice and resonance disorders, speech and hearing sciences, or aural rehabilitation.

 The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, and is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). In addition, the Department is home to the Charles and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic, which provides speech, language, and hearing services as an outreach to the community and serves as the primary location for student clinical training. 

 The BCHS is the newest and second largest college at Appalachian with approximately 3,400 undergraduate and graduate majors served by 150 faculty and staff.  BCHS was established to meet the growing healthcare needs in North Carolina and beyond, and is poised to be the preeminent and most comprehensive academic center for health professions in western North Carolina.  Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the Beaver College of Health Sciences will transform the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. BCHS is home to 10 undergraduate and 6 graduate programs of study which include communication sciences and disorders, health care management, nursing, social work, nutrition, exercise science, health promotion, athletic training, health and physical education, and recreation management.  The BCHS is committed to expanding existing and developing new health programs that meet regional needs.  In addition, the BCHS is home for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Institute for Health and Human Services and the Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, and has a collaborative partnership with Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.  This partnership has resulted in a cohort of this acclaimed program being delivered on the Appalachian campus and will enhance student learning through interprofessional clinical and service outreach.  Funding has been secured and construction is underway on a new state of the art $80 million, 203,000 square foot facility for the BCHS that is slated for opening Summer 2018.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina system with approximately 19,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs. The campus is located in Boone NC, a picturesque college town that sits atop the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Boone and surrounding areas offer extensive opportunities for hiking, skiing and other outdoor activities, as well as fine dining and cultural events.

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. A complete application consists of the following: (1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy; (3) a research agenda; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) unofficial copies of all transcripts; and, (6) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number. Send application materials (PDF format preferred) via email to Dr. Jennifer Dalton, Search Committee Chair: For questions, contact Dr. Dalton via email ( or phone (828-262-6065).
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Jennifer Dalton (; Phone 828-262-6065). Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.