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SDSU Assistant/Associate Professor in Speech Science/Complex Comm Disorders

San Diego State University

SDSU Assistant/Associate Professor in Speech Science/Complex Comm Disorders

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty




[VPAA # 2024/25-15]

Assistant/Associate Professor: The School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Speech-Language Pathology with an emphasis in Speech Science and/or Complex Communication Needs.

SLHS has an undergraduate program, a CAA-accredited program in speech-language pathology, a CAA-accredited program in audiology conducted jointly with University of California - San Diego (UCSD), and a joint SDSU-UCSD Ph.D. program in Language and Communicative Disorders. The clinical graduate programs and the Ph.D. program are highly-ranked nationally ( Join 16 other full-time SLHS faculty and over 600 students in a stimulating work environment with excellent lab/clinical facilities and a beautiful place to live (see more information at 


Applicants should have Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Linguistics, Psychology, Neurosciences or a related field, excellence in teaching, strong research abilities, and a commitment to working in a multicultural environment with students from diverse backgrounds. Clinical experience, certification (CCC-SLP), and/or eligibility for state licensure are highly preferred. Primary responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate (MA and Ph.D.) levels, supervising theses/dissertations and pursuing a research program in the areas of speech science/production and/or complex communication needs, including cleft palate, stuttering, voice disorders, swallowing disorders, motor speech disorders, speech sound disorders, speech perception, and/or augmentative/alternative communication (AAC).  

If appropriate, the candidate would also be able to participate in our Center in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience at San Diego State University (established 2013), which involves faculty from various academic units at SDSU, including SLHS, the Department of Psychology, and a neuroimaging center on campus. 

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria. Additional guidance on our BIE program for applicants is here.

To Apply

Apply via Interfolio at Applicants should include a cover letter that addresses the BIE criteria, with a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and copies of relevant research reports and publications. Additionally, please follow the instructions to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable acceptable candidate is found. We will give priority to applications received by October 2nd, 2023 but will continue the search until the position is filled. Employment is expected to begin Fall semester 2024. For questions, please contact the Search Chair, Dr. JoAnn Silkes (

San Diego State University

SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus in San Diego serving 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students and additional locations in Southern California’s Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia.  SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See for more information.  SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university, an Asian-Native American-Pacific Islander -Serving Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

The minimum salary for this position is based on the current CSU salary schedule for Assistant Professors and Associate Professors and may be revised based on contract collective bargaining. The anticipated salary range is from $90,000 to $95,000 for an Assistant Professor and $98,00 to $103,000 for an Associate Professor. Salary placement will be based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience, and salaries higher than the published maximums may be offered in limited circumstances. San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For benefits information, click here

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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Application Deadline : 10/2/2023

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