Term Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology

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  • Job Number:524095
  • Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), School of Allied Health seeks an innovative, energetic individual who will work in a collaborative teaching environment in the delivery of Allied Health courses in the UAA Speech Language Pathology (SLP) programs. The faculty member appointed to this position will provide advising to prospective and current students as well as didactic, laboratory, and clinical education to students enrolled in the SLP programs. The faculty member will contribute to the structure and daily operation of the program and clinic, including organization, administration, periodic review and evaluation, continued development, and general effectiveness of program curricula and grants.


Teach Speech-Language Pathology courses and collaborate in supervision of interns, • Teach up to 30 workload units per 9-month contract; courses are delivered online. • Collaborate in advisement of SLP post-baccalaureates, minors, and SLPA students. • Contribute to student learning and assessment of student/program competencies. • Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines. • Write and update course syllabi, and assist with curriculum review, revision, assessment, and development. • Maintain departmental integrity of student records. • Contribute to the improvement of the department, college, university, and community through active involvement in committee work. • Engage in professional development in the field of SLP, adult education, and online instruction. • Attend department meetings and engage in continuous quality improvement. • Work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse student population and university staff within the scope of the missions of the University of Alaska Anchorage and College of Health. • Active involvement with the professional organization is encouraged. • Perform other work related duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Allied Health.Essential

The University fosters an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful campus community that promotes diversity, civility, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community. UAA promotes and celebrates diversity through its academic and community support programs, clubs, committees, and councils. Intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination, intimidation, discriminatory harassment, and violence are central to our mission. 

We honor diverse experiences and perspectives—including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status—and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect.  

At UAA, valuing diversity is integral to excellence. Diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence, and outstanding service to our communities. 


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: • Knowledge of contemporary curricular content for the education of the SLP, with expertise in specific content area(s) based on the individual’s background.
• Excellent clinical SLP skills and competence using current technologies.
• Ability to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students, affective and cognitive competencies using various diverse pedagogical methods to engage students in learning, such as lecture presentations, clinical simulation and assessments, clinical instruction and evaluation, curriculum management system (e.g. Blackboard) applications, research, and the ability to teach using online modalities.
• Application of educational theory and methodology for curriculum development, student evaluation and outcome assessment
• Student evaluation and student/program outcomes assessment
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Computer literacy, MS PowerPoint and MS Word.
• Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and professionally with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and the public.
• Ability to work effectively on a faculty team, as well as function independently.
• Commitment to and the ability to work effectively within the scope of the College of Health mission and to work with a diverse student and staff population

Current knowledge of education for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certification accreditation standards and procedures.
Service on behalf of SLP education, the community, and/or the profession.
Typical Experience:
Required Experience:
Minimum five years’ experience in clinical practice
Experience supervising graduate students in clinical training

Preferred Experience:
Curriculum development (including web-based), student evaluation, and program assessment
Leading or working in a diverse workforce in a multi-cultural setting
Required Education or Training:

Required Education and Credentials:
Master’s degree in speech-language pathology / Communication Science and Disorders
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certification CCC-SLP
Current or eligible for State of Alaska Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
Current ASHA certification for providing clinical instruction and supervision

Preferred Education and Credentials:
Clinical, educational, or research doctorate in speech-language pathology or related field.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 9-month, Term Assistant Professor position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. Salary will be based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for the position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application: 

  • Cover letter to include a description of previous activities representing and working with members of underrepresented groups 

  • Curriculum Vitae/resume 

  • Statement of inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student population 

  • Copy of transcript verifying highest degree 

  • Copy of current State of Alaska credentials 

  • Names and contact information for three professional references 

  • Supplemental documents as additional information to support your application 


Special conditions of employment: 

  • Successful candidate must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as any national and/or state credentialing documents.   

  • Eligible to work in the United States; no work visas are available for this position. 

  • This is an in-person position located on the Anchorage campus; remote work is not available for this position.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified



*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact LeeAnne Carrothers, Assistant Dean of Allied Health, at lcarrothers@alaska.edu or 907-786-6932.


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