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Assistant Professor of Audiology - Tenure Track

Assistant Professor of Audiology - 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 research experience 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. The position is an 11-month, tenure-track position. The start date is flexible but August 2024 is preferred. Interprofessional education opportunities abound and are encouraged. 

School of Audiology, 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 credits), block-curriculum model. State-of-the-art facilities include multimedia classrooms, simulation, and teaching labs. Collaboration opportunities are plentiful within the University and with the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) and Oregon Health & Science University (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.



Qualified candidates earned a research doctorate (Ph.D., EdD, or equivalent) in audiology, hearing science, or a related field.

Candidates who have completed all requirements of their doctoral program except the dissertation (ABD status) will be considered and should include a letter from their doctoral advisor that includes a date of expected degree completion.


Qualified candidates must have:

Earned research doctorate (Ph.D., EdD, or equivalent) in audiology, hearing science, or related field

Commitment to interprofessional health care education and service delivery, in keeping with the mission and vision of the College of Health Professions

Commitment to best practice and lifelong learning in diversity, equity, and inclusion.


All areas of professional expertise will be considered if supportive of the overall growth of the School of Audiology and its AuD program and clinic. Preferred experience and traits include:

Record of excellence in teaching, preferably at the university level

Record of scholarly work (or strong potential for success in scholarly activities) commensurate with their career stage

Record of mentorship and service to the community/profession

Oregon audiology license; individuals who do not yet hold one but are eligible for an Oregon audiology license will be considered but the license must be acquired before the start date

Clinical supervision experience, preferably at the university level.

ASHA CCC-A and/or ABA Board Certification in Audiology is a plus. The opportunity to provide direct clinical service while also mentoring students is available. Candidates with translational, clinical, and implementation research interests and expertise are especially encouraged to apply.


Confidential inquiries are welcome. Materials include:

Letter of application


Statement of teaching and clinical education philosophy (separate from letter of application)

Statement regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion, specifically addressing how candidate incorporates EDI into their service, teaching, and scholarship.

Complete contact information for three professional references.

The Link to the job posting is . Please contact Dr. Wendy Hanks, Director of the School of Audiology, with questions: Review of applications will begin September 30, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Application materials will be screened and candidates selected for an 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 experiences that are authentic, holistic, equity-minded, and responsive. We continue 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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