Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Updated: 7 days ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS
Job Type: FullTime

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Job Posting Title
Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Job Description

Position Description:

Full-time, 9-month instructor appointment which is renewable annually; clinical teaching and academic responsibilities include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; service to university, community, state and profession are included; potential for part-time summer employment dependent on funding and departmental need. Individual must have effective oral and written communication skills and be prepared to work as a team member within the program and in the community. A commitment to the highest personal and professional standards must be demonstrated.

Minimum Qualifications:

CCC-SLP national certification and eligibility for Kansas SLP license required. Clinical experience working with individuals who present with speech and language disorders is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with pediatric population
  • Clinical supervision experience
  • Experience with special populations
  • Demonstrated service to the community, state and profession.

Rank:  Instructor

Appointment Date: August 2020

Application Deadline: Priority deadline January 30, 2020. Review of applications will begin after priority deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Responsibilities: The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include clinical and academic teaching, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and providing service to university, community, state and profession.

Required Application Documents:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Name: Jacque Jacobs

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (785) 628-5366

About the Department:

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is one of six departments within the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. The CSD department is active in teaching, research, and service through integrated academic and clinical coursework. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a CAA accredited Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  For more information about the department, please visit

About the College:

The College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is home to many challenging and exciting degree programs in the fields of allied health, communication sciences and disorders, health and human performance, nursing, psychology and social work.  With 80 full-time faculty serving nearly 2700 undergraduate and graduate students, the departments offer programs that prepare students for careers in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Outstanding facilities, comprehensive and demanding curricula, and a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching provide a framework for graduates to excel in their chosen field. In addition to discipline specific coursework, students have numerous opportunities to gain experience and knowledge through research projects, field trips, service-learning activities, teaching apprenticeships, internships, and student exchange.  Students develop skills and competencies that prepare them to be practitioners, scientists, health care providers, educators, managers, and policy makers destined for key roles in the health and behavioral sciences.  


Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

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