Why Speech-Language Pathology?

Speech-language pathology (SLP) is an exciting and rewarding discipline that blends the multifaceted worlds of health sciences, speech and hearing sciences, communication, and communication disorders. A career in SLP offers opportunities to work with diverse populations ranging in age from birth to geriatrics. Degrees in speech-language pathology range from the undergraduate degree to the entry-level master's degree and advanced clinical and academic degrees at the doctoral level.

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Why Speech-Language Pathology at Ithaca College?

Ithaca College awards bachelor of science and master of science degrees in speech-language pathology. The undergraduate program provides an excellent clinical and academic foundation in basic human communication processes, development, and disorders while providing a broad-based experience in liberal arts and general education. The capstone experience of the undergraduate degree in SLP is experiential learning through clinical practica during the junior or senior year at the Sir Alexander Ewing-Ithaca College Speech and Hearing Clinic or at an approved off-campus clinic site, such as Longview or Head Start. Ithaca College students are well prepared to enter graduate degree programs in speech-language pathology and related fields of study.

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Now accepting applications for an Open Rank Faculty or Chair Position

Position/Job Summary: The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College invites applications for a 9-month Open Rank tenure-eligible/tenure faculty position, to begin August 2019. Candidates with teaching and research experience in child language, phonology, fluency, deaf studies and cranial-facial anomalies are of particular interest, however all areas of expertise will be considered. Primary responsibilities will be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising student clinicians, developing a line of scholarly inquiry, service, advising students, and mentoring student research. For candidates applying at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, an opportunity to serve as Chair of the department may be negotiated. Inter-professional opportunities exist at Ithaca College with related fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and recreation and leisure. Interested applicants who will be attending the upcoming ASHA Convention are encouraged to speak informally with members of the search committee. The Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, a professor in Speech-Language Pathology, will also be available for informal discussion at the convention.

Position/Job Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a research doctorate in speech-language pathology or a closely related discipline (ABD may be considered). Applicants must preferably hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and be eligible for New York state licensure. Candidates applying at the rank of Associate or Full Professor interested in serving as Chair of the department must have evidence of relevant administrative experience, leadership skills, and ability to foster a collaborative working environment.

EEO Statement: Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. We commit ourselves to change, growth, and action that embrace diversity as an integral part of the educational experience and of the community we create.

Instructions for Submitting Your Application: Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, scanned copies of transcripts, and a list containing the contact information for three professional references. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. Carly Jo Hosbach-Cannon, Search Committee Chair, at chosbachcannon@ithaca.edu. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin on December 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

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Maritsa Sherenian

“Imagine not being able to talk at all,” said Maritsa Sherenian. “And you’ll have an inkling of what life is like for people with speech disorders. Even telling someone they’re thirsty is very, very difficult. They’re isolated in their own skins. Imagine that.”

Maritsa has not only imagined that, at IC she’s confronted it.

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