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Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology

Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

Position Summary:

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado is seeking a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor of speech-language pathology with desired expertise to complement department faculty.  While individuals with broad scholarship and experience are encouraged to apply, desired areas of expertise may include pediatric or adult speech and language, bilingual speech and language, telehealth, or aural rehabilitation.

We seek an engaged, innovative individual to join our dynamic faculty. Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, conducting research, advising students, engaging in department and university service, and supporting the overall research, educational, and clinical missions of the department. We work as a dynamic team and pride ourselves in fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment where everyone thrives. We are committed to student-centered learning. We value and deliver high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs by empowering students to be lifelong learners, equipped to meet the challenges of today and the future.

Minimum Qualifications:

A terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D) in speech-language pathology, communication sciences and disorders, or a related field is required (ABD with expected completion by hire date will be considered).  Candidates should have aptitude and a plan for conducting scholarly research with demonstrated potential for success in obtaining external funding and disseminating research findings.  Applicants should have a spirit of collaboration and a passion for learning.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certificate of Clinical Competence and eligibility for Colorado licensure in speech-language pathology is desired but not required.  Experience with online education is preferred. 

Application Instructions:

Application portal:

Required application materials: Cover letter; Curriculum vitae; Statement on teaching philosophy; Statement of research interest; Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Unofficial transcripts; 3 letters of reference.


For questions about this posting or the Communication Sciences and Disorders department, please reach out to Department Chair Don Finan at 970-351-1897 or by email, or Student and Faculty Support Specialist M'lyn Miller at 970-351-1712 or by email,

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Other benefits may be available based on position.

About the College:

The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in the natural, health, human and mathematical sciences. Our students benefit from mentoring by faculty who are national and international experts in their fields and from meaningful research opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities. Our graduates leave us with a first-class education that has prepared them to contribute to society whether they become health-care providers, educators, chemists, biologists, physicists, computer scientists, statisticians, geologists, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, sport administrators, rehabilitation counselors, mathematicians, athletic trainers, public health practitioners or work in other public service-oriented fields. The College of Natural and Health Sciences Identity, Vision, and Goals document sets the priorities of the college and drives our collective innovation. Our commitment to equity and inclusion transcends all areas of our work. We are proud of the progress we have made this past year in NHS.

About UNC
The University of Northern Colorado is a public doctoral/research institution located in Greeley, Colorado. UNC’s commitment to education began in 1889 and continues to be a transformational force for our students. According to CollegeNet’s Social Mobility Index, UNC ranked #1 in social mobility (2022). UNC is also committed to providing our faculty and staff with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. Please visit UNC’s Career Hub,to learn more about UNC’s strategic plan, school programs, and employee benefits. Go Bears!

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The University of Northern Colorado believes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is the pathway to achieving an inclusive community and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. UNC supports the growth of individuals who care about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability – to honor the intersectionality of our campus. Please visit UNC’s Career Hub to learn more about UNC’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 

Background Check
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.

Clery Act
In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. A paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

AAEO Employer
The University of Northern Colorado is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body.

The University will not engage in unlawful discrimination in employment or educational services against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is the University’s policy to prohibit discrimination in employment or educational services on the basis of sexual orientation or political affiliation. The University will likewise take affirmative action to ensure that student applicants and enrolled students are treated during the enrollment at the University without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. Such affirmative action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff, retirement, or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. Furthermore, the University will post in conspicuous places, notice setting forth the provisions of this University’s Equal Opportunity Policy.

Federal regulations require that the University of Northern Colorado retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants. 

Additional Info

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 970-351-1897

Instructions : Applicant portal:

Application Deadline : 11/12/2023

Contact Name : Donald Finan

Contact Address : Communication Sciences & Disorders
Gunter 1400 Campus Box 140

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