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POSITION:  Adjunct Faculty - Communication Sciences, and Disorders Speech Language Pathology Instructor

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  College of Health Professions

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Department Head: Communication Sciences and Disorders; Assistant Professor


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION:  Abilene


Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Becky Saterbak at  


The College of Health Professions invites applications for an adjunct position in the Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate program for June 2021.  Applicants should have a master’s degree in speech-language pathology.  ASHA CCC-SLP certification and current Texas licensure are required.  Candidates should have research, clinical, and/or teaching experience in the fields of pediatric language disorders, and articulation/phonological disorders, as well as an understanding of implementing speech-language services in the school setting.  Responsibilities include undergraduate class instruction and clinical supervision during student practicum.


This adjunct professor will teach the clinical internship course offered in the Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate department (presently scheduled in the Summer 1 term).

Teaches subjects within prescribed curriculum.

Supervises students during clinical practicum.

Ensures evidence-based practice during treatment.

Provides feedback to students regarding their clinical skills.

Reviews and corrects students’ treatment notes.

Compiles specialized materials for outside reading assignments.

Stimulates class discussions.


Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Applicants should have a master’s degree in speech-language pathology.  At least 3-5 years of clinical experience in the field of speech-language pathology is required.  


ASHA CCC-SLP certification and current Texas licensure in speech language pathology are required.  


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. 

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The job is sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit for long periods of time while performing office and computer operations.

Must be able to stand and walk during teaching.

Must be able to make frequent trips across campus to various buildings and offices. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is rarely exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This position is a part-time/temp adjunct position (no more than 29 hours per week) with teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus.

Must be a resident of the state of Texas

EEO / ADA Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.