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Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Tenure-Track, Fall 2024

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Tenure-Track, Fall 2024

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

Chapman University, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders            

Location: Irvine, CA          


Open Date: Oct 10, 2023            


           The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Chapman University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.  

The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program is located on the Rinker Health Science campus in Irvine, California. This campus is designed to foster an inter-professional educational environment and to use cutting-edge technology in teaching and practice. The campus features state-of-the-art facilities, including a human cadaver anatomy laboratory, an advanced learning center with innovative technology, a Grand Rounds auditorium with 3D projection capabilities, multi-sized classrooms, a medical library, and collaborative work centers. The campus is home to several accredited graduate health science professional programs, including Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master of Physician Assistant Sciences, and Doctor of Pharmacy.  It is strategically located near numerous healthcare institutions and medical device and biopharmaceutical companies in Southern California.  The following link will provide additional information about the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The CSD department is also associated with numerous medical centers, private practices and schools that provide services to individuals with communication disorders across the lifespan, including two clinics operated by the CSD department: the CSD Adult Learning Lab for adults with neurological communication disorders and the RiteCare Childhood Language Center of Orange County for young children with communication disorders. The diversity of southern California is reflected in the CSD student cohorts, where over 50% self-identify as members of racial or ethnic minority communities. 

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty includes academic leaders who excel in research, publishing, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university and Crean College is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at



Develop and/or maintain a productive line of research with strong potential for securing extramural funding. 

Teach in area(s) of expertise in the graduate program in CSD.   

Mentor graduate students and complete professional/academic service.    




The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders, neuroscience, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or a related field.

Research expertise should include the language, speech and/or cognitive disorders associated with adults with neurologically-based communication disorders resulting from stroke, traumatic brain injury, neuroprogressive disease or other conditions. 

An emerging record of excellent scholarship and clear potential for collaborative extramural funding is expected.  

Clinical certification in speech-language pathology is required for this faculty position.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.



Eligibility for California licensure in speech-language pathology is preferred but not required.  

Application Instructions                     

Qualified candidates should electronically submit the following materials:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statements of research and teaching philosophy
  • Three publications or pre-prints in pdf format that best align with the statement of research
  • Statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation

Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Mary Fagan, Ph.D.,, and Mary Kennedy, Ph.D.,, cc to Faculty Search Coordinator Erika Orejola  

Please use “CSD Asst. Professor Position” as the email subject line.  

Initial application review will begin on November 30, 2023 and will be ongoing until the position is filled.     

A start date of Fall 2024 is preferred but negotiable. The salary range is $100,000 to $110,000. A competitive start-up package will be provided based on the rank and funding status of the applicant. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is contingent on final budget approval. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Office of Human Resources, DeMille Hall - 140, One University Drive, Orange, California 92866

Additional Info

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 714-744-2132

Instructions : This position is open until filled.

Application Deadline : 3/1/2024

Contact Name : Mary Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP

Contact Address : Chapman University
9401 Jeronimo Rd.
Irvine, CA 92618-1908

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