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Associate Professor Tenure Track Audiology

Associate Professor Tenure Track Audiology

DISCIPLINE Audiology TYPE Faculty

The Western Washington University AuD Program is seeking an energetic and passionate individual to fill an open faculty position at either the Assistant or Associate level in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. 

About the University

Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

The CSD Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, and a Doctorate of Audiology. The CSD department currently includes 8 tenure-track faculty, 4 non-tenure track faculty, 11 part-/full-time clinical educators, 3 support staff, 120 undergraduate CSD majors, and 39 graduate students in speech-language pathology and 31 graduate students in audiology. CSD is located in the east wing of the Academic Instruction Center, a LEED certified building. Our fully-mediated and well-equipped classrooms, teaching labs, clinics, and research labs provide outstanding learning, clinical assessment/intervention, and research environments. The CSD Department is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion and supporting the success of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds. Learn more about the Department’s commitment to dismantle racism and cultivate a culture of equity and inclusion.  For more information about the Department of CSD at WWU, visit our website.

About the Position

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; supervising graduate students in the campus clinic; mentoring student research; conducting scholarly activity including research, presentations, and publications; and participating in service opportunities. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill teaching and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. at time of application OR ABD at time of application in Audiology/Hearing and Speech Sciences. If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by June 15th of the first year of employment
  • Strong record of or potential for effective teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in scholarship
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating a work environment that is equitable and inclusive of faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds and social identities
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate
  • ASHA clinical certification (CCC-A) within 24  months of hire
  • Valid State of Washington Audiologist licensure (or eligible)
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Pediatric audiology, vestibular diagnosis and treatment, pediatric amplification, cochlear implants, aural rehabilitation, industrial audiology, hearing conservation, tinnitus, or auditory processing
  • Clinical experience
  • University teaching and clinical supervision experience

Additional Info

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : (360) 650-3206

Instructions : A complete application should include:
(1) A cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing your experience related to the position responsibilities, the required and preferred qualifications, and statements of teaching philosophy and research plans;
(2) A separate statement that addresses your demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating a work environment that is equitable and inclusive of faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds and social identities (maximum 2 pages); this statement should include your past experiences with, and plans for contributing to accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion inside and outside the classroom (for more information see Advancing Diversity and Inclusion at Western);
(3) Graduate school transcripts;
(4) The names and contact information of three professional references; letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates following the first round of review.

Application Deadline : 1/1/2024

Contact Name : Kimberly Peters

Contact Address : Western Washington University
516 High Street
MS 9171
Bellingham, WA 98225

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