Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor in Speech-Language Pathology
Competition 774

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Department Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders
Posted date April 15, 2024
Closing date June 30, 2024
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Description

While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the university, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of Schedule D of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates. Please log in to verify your internal candidate status.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

Location - Work primarily takes place at Augustana Campus located in the city of Camrose, Alberta.  

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Position

As the largest Speech-Language Pathology department in Canada, the University of Alberta MScSLP program offers students a wide variety of academic and clinical experiences supported by an extensive network of dedicated academic and clinical educators and preceptors. The program is now expanding to a new satellite site at the UofA Augustana Campus in Camrose commencing in the fall of 2024. The MScSLP Satellite program will be one of three professional programs (including MScOT and MScPT) in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine that will be part of the Augustana campus.

This position is a Term 12 position with an end date of August 31, 2027  and a possibility of extension under the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement. The position's FTE can range from anywhere from 0.40 FTE to 1.0 FTE but the department is looking potentially for a 0.60 FTE which will be discussed and decided upon with the successful candidate. Depending on the agreed FTE as  discussed and decided upon with the successful candidate, if it is decided the position will be 1.0 FTE then the position will come with a comprehensive benefits package.

Duties

In addition to teaching, Teaching Professors are expected to participate in initiatives related to the scholarship of teaching & learning (SoTL) research, to promote scholarship initiatives, and to engage in service activities within the Department and the broader academic and clinical community.

Based in Camrose, Alberta, the positions on offer comprise teaching and teaching-related responsibilities, as well as a teaching-related service component, including (but not limited to) the following:  

  • Primary or Co-Instructor and/or Coordinator for assigned MScSLP courses; 
  • Student advisor for the Augustana MScSLP students (16 students per cohort); 
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff across the Edmonton and Augustana program sites, as well as with the Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs, to ensure equitable quality learning experiences for all students;
  • Contribute to the development, delivery and evaluation of the MScSLP program across sites;
  • Participate in Department of CSD and Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Committees as assigned.

Successful candidates should expect to work in a dynamic, team-focused environment and be open to a variety of professional development opportunities. Annual teaching, program delivery, scholarship, and teaching-related service responsibilities are determined in negotiation with the Department Chair, responsive to the person’s strengths and the department's requirements.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s or a PhD/Clinical Doctorate or equivalent
  • Minimum of four years of speech-language pathology experience in a variety of practice and/or academic settings.
  • Experience teaching in an academic setting
  • Leadership experience in clinical practice settings
  • A demonstrated history of, or commitment to, continuous quality improvement/ engagement in professional teaching development activities, ideally related to teaching and learning
  • Experience in clinical education coordination or student supervision/mentorship
  • Capability to oversee research or scholarly capstone projects
  • Familiarity and comfort with using distance/remote learning technology
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including conflict management skills

Additional Information and Application Instructions :

  • Registration with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) is required by the start date.
  • Compensation will be in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement and commensurate with experience.

EDI Statement requested: The University of Alberta has a Strategic Plan for EDI. Across the University, we are working to integrate and enact core equity, access, and justice principles in all that we do. We seek to thoughtfully explore, incorporate, and promote a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our research, teaching, and community building efforts. Please submit a statement, one-page maximum in a 12 pt font, in which you describe your own positionality and articulate your experiences regarding equity diversity inclusion in various practice contexts along with your anticipated EDI contributions within the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders.

Application Documents Required:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • EDI Statement

Timeline: Applications will be reviewed in April 2024, with interviews in April/May for a proposed start date of July 1, 2024.

For additional details or inquiries, please contact Esther Kim, Chair, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, at esther.kim@ualberta.ca or at 780-492-5980.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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Note: This opportunity will be available until midnight June 30, 2024, Edmonton, Alberta local time.