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Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

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Communication Sciences & Disorders - OCSD

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Orono ME

Statement of the Job:
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders seeks to fill a 50% teaching, 50% research
tenure-track academic year Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, developing a research line with
the potential for external funding, and providing service to the university. All faculty members are
expected to advise graduate and undergraduate students and serve in leadership roles commensurate
with rank and experience.

The program is committed to Diversity and Belonging. We seek qualified candidates committed to
equity, diversity, and inclusion through teaching, scholarship, mentorship and service. We encourage
applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who
can contribute to an inclusive climate to apply.

The University of Maine offers the only undergraduate and graduate programs in Communication
Sciences and Disorders in the State of Maine. Our mission is to promote excellence in academic and
clinical education, research and service in speech-language pathology and audiology to serve
individuals with communication disorders across the life span.

We provide a significant to service to the state by not only educating future speech-language
pathologists who will practice in the state but also by providing services to individuals in our on-campus
clinic and through community outreach programs in preschools, public schools, medical facilities and
state organizations.

About the University:
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and
2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the
state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the
University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a
Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and
service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to,
tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical,
dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a
former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and
to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing
to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe
neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater
Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.

-Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a closely related field

-Commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline and institution

-Record and promise of strong teaching ability

-Ability to mentor and advise students

-Potential for excellence in scholarship

-Ability to engage students in research or translating research into practice

-Commitment to institutional and professional service


-Academic teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level

-Earned CCC-SLP

-Licensure or eligibility in Maine as SLP

-Potential to expand community outreach and collaborative research projects addressing rural health

-An established research agenda or plan including, but not limited to: previous publications, grant
 funding, and/or participation in conferences

-Expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas: autism/social communication,
 medical speech-language pathology, fluency, school-age language and literacy

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and
application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references
4.) teaching and research vision and philosophy, incorporating how you address diversity, equity,

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and
the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered.
Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: October 23, 2023
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: November 1, 2023
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: November 27, 2023
Tentative start date: January 1, 2024

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Dr. Judy Walker at or 207-581-2404.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity,
the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national
origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic
information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and
activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with
disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding
non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Academic Year (Sept-May)
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV, Teaching Statement
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Position Title:
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Additional Info

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 207 581-2404

Application Deadline : 10/23/2023

Contact Name : Judy Walker

Contact Address : University of Maine
Communication Sciences & Disorders
5724 Dunn Hall
Orono, Maine 04469

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