Full Professor & Dept. Chair of Speech-Language Pathology at CSULB

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH College of Health and Human Services Department of Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Position Opening


POSITION: Full Professor with tenure and Department Chair of Speech-Language Pathology

EFFECTIVE DATE: On or after April 1, 2019

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


  • Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology, or a related discipline from an accredited program;
  • Hold the certificate of clinical competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA);
  • Licensed as a speech-language pathologist in California or eligible for licensure in California, which must be obtained within the first year of employment;
  • Demonstrated excellence as a department chair or relevant administrative experience in working effectively with faculty, scheduling, and budgeting;
  • Demonstrated excellence in collegiate teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • Research and publication record commensurate with the rank of full professor;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


  • Successful grant writing
  • Experience with hybrid and online instructional settings
  • Experience mentoring faculty
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, leadership, and faculty governance
  • Evidence of a record of collaboration
  • Experience in clinical supervision at the graduate level

DUTIES: Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology serves on a 12- month assignment with duties including, but not limited to:

  • Recruitment of faculty;
  • Faculty and staff supervision including performance evaluation;
  • Faculty and student mentoring;
  • Promote scholarly and creative research, teaching excellence, and campus and professional service;
  • Provide leadership and advocacy for the Department’s educational and research mission;
  • Develop curriculum including, implementation and evaluation;
  • Course scheduling;
  • Serve as a resource/budget manager for the department;
  • Serve as the Program Director, with administrative oversight of the Department’s national accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Initiate grant writing and development projects that promote the Department’s mission and vision;
  • Participate and develop community relations including local agencies appropriate to the department discipline;
  • Promote the undergraduate and graduate programs;
  • Normally teach 6 units (2 courses) per semester of undergraduate and/or graduate and/or clinic courses in his/her area of expertise and experience.
  • Supervise graduate students in clinical practice and directed research

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: http://www.calstate.edu/hr/benefits/documents/cfa-unit-3-benefits-summary.pdf


  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current e-mail address)
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, official transcript, and examples of scholarly work in the form of portfolio materials.
  • Copy of the Certificate at Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the ASHA
  • Copy of license as a speech-language pathologist in California or evidence of eligibility for licensure in California within the first year of employment

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Lei Sun, Search Committee Chair California State University, Long Beach Department of Speech-Language Pathology 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840-2501 (562) 985-2907

or lei.sun@csulb.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin March 11, 2019 Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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