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DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology
Associate Professor/Department Chair (id:82856)
Communication Sciences & Disorders - OCSD
Nonrep Faculty
Orono ME

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Maine seeks to fill an Associate Professor/Department Chair position with a starting date of January 1, 2024.  This position involves a split of 50% administrative, 25% teaching, and 25% research responsibilities. The individual will provide administrative leadership for the department, teach and advise, and establish an independent research program. The position carries an expectation to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the University and the discipline.


The University of Maine offers the only undergraduate and graduate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the State of Maine. The department’s 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 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.

Responsibilities include administrative, teaching, and research duties. Administrative responsibilities include serving as Department Chair and ASHA Program Director. The Department Chair, with an initial appointment of three years, oversees financial decisions (the departmental budget, an endowment), academic programming, faculty/staff hiring and review, strategic planning, and responses to student concerns. The chair also manages the Madelyn E. and Albert D. Conley Speech, Language and Hearing Center, a public-facing clinical services provider, and represents the department to the college Dean, university upper administration, and public.


Teaching responsibilities include courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The faculty member will develop and maintain an active research program.


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 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.


  • Meet the requirements for rank of Associate Professor at the University of Maine
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Demonstrated experience in mentorship
  • Demonstrated experience in fiscal oversight
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication
  • Experience in recruiting students
  • Commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline and institution
  • Demonstrated scholarship potential and an interest in engaging students in research or translating research into practice.
  • Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service capacity for excellence in university-level teaching and mentoring


  • Licensure or eligibility in Maine as SLP
  • An established research agenda or plan including but not limited to previous publications, grant funding, and/or participation in conferences.
  • Expertise and experience in the following areas: adult neurogenic speech and language disorders, medical speech-language pathology, fluency, school-age language and literacy, autism, clinical methods, research methods and multicultural/diversity
  • Earned CCC-SLP
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring faculty

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, research and leadership vision and philosophy, incorporating how you address diversity, equity, inclusion


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 2, 2023
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: October 16, 2023
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: November 6, 2023
Tentative start date: January 1, 2024


For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair, 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)
Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV, Teaching Statement

Additional Info

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 207 581-2404

Application Deadline : 10/2/2023


Contact Address : University Of Maine

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