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Assistant Professor, Motor Speech & Swallowing Disorders

Assistant Professor, Motor Speech & Swallowing Disorders

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science TYPE Faculty

The Department of Communicative Disorders (CMD) at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in one or more of the following areas: motor speech disorders; voice disorders; and/or dysphagia. We seek a strong researcher who can contribute to our mission of advancing the health and well-being of individuals with communication disorders across the lifespan, and their families. Position to start August 2024 or earlier.

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2023. Applications received after November 1, 2023 may not be given full consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop a successful research program that includes high impact publications and external funding to support research and graduate students.

Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in areas of expertise and need in the department.

Participate in service-related activities that support the mission of the department, college, university, and profession.



1. PhD (or ABD with the expectation of completion by hire date) in Communication Sciences & Disorders, or in a relateddiscipline (e.g., Neuroscience).

2. Demonstrated potential for success in publishing scholarly research in high impact journals.

3. Demonstrated potential for success in obtaining external funding to support a vibrant research agenda.

4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in teaching, scholarship, service, and/or the delivery ofclinical services, including the ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

5. Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

6. Proficiency in written communication skills.


1. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.

2. Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology under the auspices of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and eligibility for Rhode Island licensure.

3. Interest in and aptitude for interdisciplinary research.


The Environment

The University of Rhode Island enrolls approximately 17,000 students across its graduate and undergraduate programs and isthe principal public research university, as well as the land and sea grant university, for the state of Rhode Island. The maincampus is located in the historic village of Kingston and is close to the ocean and major beaches in a beautiful coastalcommunity, just 30 minutes from Providence, RI and within easy reach of Newport, Boston, and New York City.

The Department of Communicative Disorders is housed within the College of Health Sciences (, which consists of 7 departments, including Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, Psychology, Nutrition, Human Development and Family Science and Health Studies, creating many opportunities for interdisciplinary research and clinical initiatives. The College offers an interdisciplinary PhD program in Health Sciences (, with a specialization in Communicative Disorders. The Graduate School also offers a PhD in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (

CMD currently has 45 graduate students in its MS-SLP program and over 250 undergraduate majors. The program received initial CAA accreditation in 1985 and is currently accredited through 2029. The URI Speech and Hearing Center is located in the department and provides comprehensive services to the Rhode Island community, as well as serving as a clinical training site for our students.

The Department, College, and University recognize that the field of communication disorders needs to be strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. The CMD Department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and seeks to serve as a representative inspiration for the next generations. Individuals who are under-represented in communication disorders as a discipline, across race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected designation, are encouraged to apply. Strong candidates will demonstrate acommitment to inclusivity to enhance a sense of belonging and academic success among undergraduate and graduatestudents, as well as those to whom we provide clinical services.

Additional Info

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : (401) 874-2735

Instructions : Please apply here:

Please attach the following 6 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment application:

(#1) One-page cover letter/letter of application that describes your interest in this position and addresses how you meet the required qualifications and, if applicable, the preferred qualifications for the position.

(#2) Curriculum Vitae which includes the names and contact information for three referees.

(#3) One-page research statement describing your scholarly goals and how they would enhance the CMD department’s and/or university’s mission.

(#4) “Other Document” – A representative scholarly publication or manuscript (as one complete PDF document).

(#5) One-page teaching statement describing your approach to teaching, as well as any previous teaching experience.

(#6) One-page statement describing (past or anticipated) efforts and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in your research, teaching and/or service.

Application Deadline : 11/1/2023

Contact Name : Jean K. Gordon

Contact Address : Independence Square
25 West Independence Way, Suite K
Kingston, RI 02881

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