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Assistant Professor of Audiology - Non-Tenure Track

Assistant Professor of Audiology - Non-Tenure Track

DISCIPLINE Audiology TYPE Faculty

Pacific University achieves excellence and distinction by investing in exceptional people to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world. We embrace discovery in a close nurturing environment that leads to genuine transformation. Our community is diverse, sustainable, and dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship, and practice.


At Pacific University we thrive in an extraordinary environment, surrounded by the beauty of the great Pacific Northwest, with campus locations in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene, and Woodburn. We humbly acknowledge and thank the original caretakers of the lands on which we live, work, teach, acquire, and share knowledge.


The School of Audiology (SOA) in the College of Health Professions at Pacific University seeks candidates with expertise in clinical audiology who are excited to advance audiology education to meet the changing needs of the future. Candidates should complement existing interests in the school and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Join our innovative team in the beautiful Willamette Valley and (a) Provide patient-centered audiology services in conjunction with clinical precepting of students in the Pacific EARClinic and community-based experiences; (b) Collaborate in advancing student development of clinical reasoning skills and practical competence in the school's teaching labs, (c) Teach clinical courses in one's area of expertise and (d) Engage in scholarship and service to the school, college, university, community, and profession. Interprofessional education opportunities abound and are encouraged.

The SOA, established in 2012, is housed in the Tuality 7th Avenue Medical Plaza. The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree program utilizes an accelerated three­ year (121 credit), block-curriculum model. State-of-the-art facilities include media classrooms, simulation, and teaching labs. Collaboration opportunities are plentiful within the University and with the NCRAR and OHSU in Portland. Approximately 80 audiology students across three cohorts participate in interprofessional education with other students in the college including Athletic Training, Dental Hygiene, Graduate Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, and Physical Therapy. Pacific University's Health Professions campus, located in the Hillsboro Health and Education District, is 15 miles west of downtown Portland and easily accessible by public transit. 


Teach in the AuD program, both didactically and clinically

Develop and maintain a line of scholarship that results in dissemination and includes mentoring student scholarship

Support the educational mission and vision of the school, according to the needs of the school

Engage in service to the school, college, university, community, and profession.



Faculty will be evaluated on the typical faculty activities of teaching, scholarship, and service.


Qualified candidates must have: (a) Earned doctorate in audiology (AuD or PhD); (b) Oregon audiology license; individuals who do not yet hold but are eligible for an Oregon audiology license may be considered but the license must be acquired before the start date; (c) A commitment to interprofessional and equitable healthcare education, service delivery, and emerging healthcare-related issues which aligns with the mission and vision of the School and College of Health Professions.


All areas of professional expertise will be considered if supportive of the overall growth of

the School of Audiology, its AuD program, and the PacificEar Clinic. Desirable experience and traits include: (a) At least three years of post-graduation professional audiology clinical

experience; (b) Clinical supervision experience, preferably at the university level; (c) Teaching experience, preferably at the university level; (d) Bilingual in English and Spanish; and (e) ASHA CCC-A and/or ABA certification.


Typical clinical, administrative, and university teaching environments. Accelerated, modified block-curriculum teaching format. Clinical service delivery, supervision, and teaching conducted during fall, spring, and summer semesters.


Confidential inquiries are welcome. Application must be submitted online and materials include (1) letter of application, (2) CV/resume, (3) statement of clinical education and teaching philosophy (separate from letter of application), (4) statement regarding equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, specifically addressing how candidate incorporates EDIA into their service, teaching, and scholarship and (5) complete contact information for three professional references. Upload applications electronically at Please contact Dr. Wendy Hanks, Director of the School of Audiology, with questions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position is an 11-month, assistant professor, extended-term track (non-tenure) position. Start date is flexible. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Application materials will be screened and candidates selected for interview will be notified by telephone or email. The hiring process may consist of multiple interviews and can last several weeks. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and passing a background check.

At Pacific University we are dedicated to providing services that are authentic, holistic, equity-minded, and responsive. Pacific University continues to develop our equity practices with a particular focus on racial equity.

For qualifying employees, our benefits include generous paid time off for vacation, holidays (including winter break), and sick leave. We offer medical coverage with alternative care (in-network services covered at 100% after payroll deduction), comprehensive dental, and vision plans, a 9% contribution to retirement after one year of service with no match required, free mental health appointments, and tuition remission for employees and their dependents. We cover employer-paid life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance. On-campus benefits include free access to our sports facility and library, with discounts on on-campus food, bookstore purchases, clinic services, and gear rentals through our outdoor program (kayaks, snow shoes, bikes, and more).


Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Studies have shown that candidates who are female and/or BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications they find in the job description. We are seeking the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be a person who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every minimum qualification described or are unsure if your experience could be considered related experience.




It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status, or any other protected classification recognized by applicable law, in admission, access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other applicable state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,


Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified by telephone.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  All applicants will be notified once the position is filled.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Additional Info

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 5033522697

Application Deadline : 12/15/2023

Contact Name : Wendy Hanks

Contact Address : 333 SE 7th Ave Suite 4450
School of Audiology
Pacific University
Hillsboro, OR 97123

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