About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
About the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers the BS, MA, AuD and PhD degrees. Both the MA and AuD programs are CAA-accredited and student stipends are available from federal training and research grants. The Department currently has 20 full-time faculty members (including research, clinical, and teaching positions) and is located within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences on the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst campus. UMass Amherst has been classified as having Very High Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation. The statewide University system has five campuses, including a medical school located in Worcester, 50 miles from Amherst. The Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum.
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is searching for an Assistant Professor for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position beginning September 2024.
The successful candidate will be teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses; advising students; service to the department, school, and university; and establishing an independent, fundable research program.
Qualified candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in audiology, hearing science, or a related discipline by the appointment date. All areas of expertise related to audiology and hearing science will be considered. We are also particularly interested in applicants who conduct research in pediatrics, hearing technologies, and/or public health approaches to hearing healthcare. Applicants are not required to hold an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A); however, they must possess the ability to teach clinical courses. Candidates should have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications commensurate with career stage, evidence of independent and collaborative research potential, demonstrated potential to develop an extramurally funded research program, and an interest in developing excellent teaching skills.
- PhD (or equivalent) in audiology, hearing science, or a related discipline by the appointment date (preferred AuD and/or CCC-A).
The salary will be commensurate with experience. The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.
Along with the application, please submit a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a personal statement outlining their research expertise, future research goals and teaching philosophy, 4) a diversity statement (see below), and 5) contact information for three (3) professional references.
The diversity statement should discuss past or future contribution to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach.
The application review process will begin November 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by this date to ensure full consideration. Anticipated start date is September 2024. For questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Sara Mamo, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The department is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and an openness to multicultural educational environments. Positive consideration is given to candidates with a teaching, research and/or service record that encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives of students. A record of inclusive excellence and serving diverse populations in teaching, research and/or service is preferred.
The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.