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Lecturer - Speech Language Pathology

Lecturer - Speech Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

About UMass Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally-ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430-acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network.

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at UMass Amherst has a long history of educating speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and researchers. The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including two fully accredited professional graduate degree programs (MA in Speech-Language Pathology and the Doctor of Audiology). The Department also houses The Center for Language, Speech, and Hearing, which provides diagnostic and therapeutic speech, language, and hearing services to the community.

Job Description

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( is seeking talented applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track speech-language pathology lecturer position (9-month appointment) in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Opportunities exist for summer teaching, which would be compensated for in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. The initial appointment period is two years with the possibility of renewal.


The successful candidate will be responsible for providing in-person and/or online teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Providing service to the department, university, community, and profession is also expected, including participation on committees, projects, and other activities that support the university, college, and departmental mission.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

Candidates must hold a minimum of a Master's degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences or a related field from an accredited university or college, with a doctoral degree preferred. A Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) is preferred. Demonstrated record of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level is preferred.

Additional Information

Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Salary: Information

Commensurate with Experience

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by this date to ensure full consideration. Anticipated start date is September 2024.

To apply please submit a:

  • Cover letter
  • Personal statement indicating your qualifications for the position, your teaching philosophy, and a discussion of your approach to enhancing equity and inclusion.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Recommenders will only be contacted for short-list applicants. For more information contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Nathaniel Whitmal (

Search will remain open until the position is filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Additional Info

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 4135454848

Instructions : Link to the job application:

Application Deadline : 1/22/2024

Contact Name : Nathaniel Anthony Whitmal

Contact Address : 358 N. Pleasant Street, Room 309, Amherst, MA 01003

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