Assistant Professor – Speech Language Pathology


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Assistant Professor – Speech Language Pathology

Morningside University’s Nylen School of Nursing and Health Sciences is seeking applications for a faculty member to serve as Department Head of its graduate Speech-Language Pathology program. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track appointment at the assistant or associate professor level with an annual teaching load of 20 credits assigned across the fall, spring, and/or summer terms as appropriate. The anticipated start date is August 12, 2024.


  • Teaching responsibilities include teaching theory and clinical courses over multiple forms of delivery based on expertise and interest in the graduate Speech-Language Pathology program.
  • Provide clinical supervision in areas of expertise, supervision of graduate scholarship, and service to the department, school, and university.
  • Serve as a liaison between students, faculty, and staff and support initiatives set forth by the dean of the school.
  • Collaborate with the dean of the school on budgeting; planning curricular offerings; overseeing faculty course loads; providing faculty evaluations; overseeing programmatic reviews; participating in the accreditation process; and other departmental operations.


Applicants must have earned a terminal doctoral degree (PhD, EdD) in Speech-Language Pathology or a related area; hold certification in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA CCC-SLP) and hold or be eligible for state licensure in Iowa. Applicants who are close to finishing their degree may be considered. Prior teaching or administrative experience in higher education, online teaching, adult education, and/or graduate programs is preferred.

The Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology is Morningside’s newest academic program, housed in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, with an anticipated first cohort enrollment starting in fall of 2025. The ideal candidate will have the unique opportunity to assist in the development and implementation of this exciting new degree program.

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Review of applications for the position will begin immediately and will continue until filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 29, 2024.  Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Successful completion of a background check and education verification are required. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, religion, creed, race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, or other characteristics protected by state and federal law. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Director of Human Resources at

Apply on-line only by submitting an email to entering “SLP Search” in the subject line and attaching a PDF or Microsoft Word files for the following documents: A cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. If the letters of recommendation are not included in the application, they must be submitted electronically to the “facultysearch” email address provided above. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Jackie Barber, Dean of the Nylen School of Nursing and Health Sciences, at:, or 712-274-5297.