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POSITION:  Instructor or Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology Graduate Program, Non-Tenure Track (Exempt) *Applicant Pool

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  College of Health Professions

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Assistant Professor of CSD & Speech Language Pathology Graduate Program Director


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION: HSU Campus, Abilene, TX 

TARGET HIRE DATE:  As Soon As Possible

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 as reflected in the University’s Statement of Faith.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or 


The Speech-Language Pathology Department at Hardin-Simmons University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenured faculty position in the graduate program. The candidate will join a dynamic team of committed professionals interested in advancing the success of SLP students.   This position is a 9-month academic year appointment at a faith-based institution which will begin August 2022.  Primary job responsibilities include teaching in the graduate program, providing clinical supervision of graduate students, service to the university, community and profession and student recruitment events and alumni engagement. Additionally, a commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds is essential.  Expertise is preferred in one of the following areas: neuromotor disorders, fluency, and/or child speech-sound disorders.


Provide student mentorship and support

Supervision of students receiving clinical contact hours in the university clinic

Participate in departmental, university and professional service

Engage in appropriate and required faculty development activities that foster  achievement of program outcomes

Participate in external and internal recruitment activities for the SLP Program

Maintain accurate records and documents and submit timely reports.   

Records/documents include but are not limited to syllabi, grades, and office hours.

Submit all course grades electronically each semester as defined by College of Health Profession and Hardin-Simmons University

Submit all course grades electronically each semester as defined by College of Health Profession and Hardin-Simmons University

Schedule, announce, post, and maintain sufficient office hours to allow students time for formal and informal contact that may include but is not limited to advising, mentoring and remediation.

Strive to ensure the highest level of faculty and student morale within the school and maintain harmonious, professional collegial, and productive working relationships among colleagues, both within the school and university at large.

Fulfill all classroom, whether face-to-face or online, and clinical duties essential to the role of faculty, as assigned, by the Dean/Program Chair.

Attend faculty meetings and participate in the process of faculty governance within the College of Health Profession.

Participate in committees to which you are assigned by attending regularly and fulfilling assigned responsibilities.

Participate in curriculum and program development.

Utilize evidenced based practice and best practices in the teaching-learning process.

Participate in the preparation for and meetings of the Accreditation and Board visits.

Know and uphold the policies in the Graduate Catalogs, Graduate   

Student/Clinical Handbook, and HSU Faculty & Staff Handbook.

Participate in the advising, mentoring and remediation of students.

Perform all other duties as assigned.


There are no supervisor responsibilities currently.

COMPETENCIES: As a part of a Teaching Philosophy, address each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity

Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.  

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Internet software; Calipso; and ClinicNote.


Ph.D./Ed.D. in Speech Language Pathology or a related field required.

Current Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA.

Eligible for Texas State Licensure to practice in Speech-Language Pathology. 

A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience and/or 3 years of supervision.

Must meet the requirements for clinical supervision stated by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and/or use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell.

This position requires standing/sitting for lectures, stooping, squatting, kneeling, getting up and down from the floor and lifting up to 50 lbs frequently.


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.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This position is a Full-Time Exempt Level Faculty position with a teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus. Must be willing to relocate to Abilene, Texas, or the surrounding area to teach in-person classes on the HSU Campus.

A normal 40-hour workweek is required, with infrequent work on evenings or Saturdays.

Must have an maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.


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 individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. 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.