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Assistant / Associate Professor in Medical Speech-Language Pathology

Assistant / Associate Professor in Medical Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

Position: The Department of Speech and Hearing Science ( invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in medical speech-language pathology. Areas of specialization may include voice disorders, dysphagia, motor speech disorders, aphasia, and cognitive-communication disorders due to acquired brain injury, in the pediatric or adult population. The position offers numerous opportunities to engage in basic, clinical, and translational research through interdisciplinary programs and institutes. The position is available August 16, 2024.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates at the assistant professor rank must (i) hold a doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related field by the start date, and (ii) have the potential to develop a funded research program. Qualified candidates at the associate professor rank must have a record of external funding, demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring, and the potential to collaborate with faculty through existing campus initiatives.

Preferred Qualification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from ASHA.

Responsibilities: Successful applicants will: conduct and publish research; seek external funding to support research activities; mentor students; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in communication sciences and disorders; engage in professional and public engagement activities; and contribute to the missions of the department, college, and university.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Academic Environment: Speech and Hearing Science is a highly collegial and collaborative department, situated in the College of Applied Health Sciences on the main campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and includes: (a) the recently renovated Speech and Hearing Science Building that houses academic, research, and collaborative spaces; (b) the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Clinic; and (c) the Collaboration Lab that houses clinical faculty offices, a classroom, multiple study spaces for clinical graduate students, and private spaces for telepractice. Our department offers an undergraduate degree and three graduate degrees—M.A., Au.D., and Ph.D. Its mission is to engage in research, education, and outreach activities that enhance communication across the lifespan, integrating research and clinical applications from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences. Our faculty are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in professional practice and the professorate. You may visit for additional information about the department and its programs.

Departmental activities contribute to the mission of the College, specifically, the advancement of research, instruction, and public engagement that promotes the development of healthy, livable communities, facilitates optimal living with disability, and promotes health and wellness across the lifespan and throughout a diverse society. The College houses two interdisciplinary research centers, the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability, and the Chez Veterans Center, as well as the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services. Our faculty are active in interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues in the College of Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, the Center for Social and Behavioral Science, Family Resiliency Center, Illinois Neurobehavioral Assessment Laboratory, Psychological Services Center, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Faculty are also supported by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute which organizes campus efforts to address health and wellness challenges and provides support for research infrastructure.

The University of Illinois offers generous employee benefits ( including health insurance and retirement programs. In addition, we also offer our employees tuition waivers and other development opportunities for personal and professional growth. The University assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment through our Dual Career Program ( To learn more about all Champaign-Urbana has to offer please visit: We value our employees and seek to foster an inclusive workplace.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1020290
Job Category: Faculty
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Contact Phone : 217-333-2137

Instructions : Application Procedures & Deadline Information
For full consideration, applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on November 30, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. The following materials are required: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (2) a research statement (3) a teaching statement, (4) a curriculum vitae, and (5) names and contact information for 3 references.

All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted and letters requested. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
For further information about this specific position, please contact Raksha Mudar, Chair of the Search Committee. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

Application Deadline : 11/30/2023

Contact Name : Raksha Mudar

Contact Address : 901 S. Sixth Street
Champaign, IL

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