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Assistant/Associate Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

Assistant/Associate Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

College of Health Professions



The College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology beginning August, 2023. Faculty with expertise in adult neurogenic communication disorders, including expertise in voice disorders, dysphagia, and/or speech science, are encouraged to apply.



Applicants should have a doctoral degree in speech-language pathology or a related field. ABD applications will be considered with initial appointment at the Instructor rank; all degree requirements must be completed by February 28, 2024. ASHA CCC-SLP certification and current (or eligibility for) Maryland licensure are required. Candidates wishing to be considered for the rank of associate professor should have at least 6 years of experience teaching in higher education or comparable qualifications, and demonstrate a clear line of scholarship with outcomes. Candidates should have a commitment to working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students and to cultivating and strengthening a diverse and inclusive healthcare workforce.



Primary responsibilities include: (1) Teaching: Research-active instructors teach 6 course units (equivalent to 18 credits) over a 9-month academic year in a highly diverse, student-focused program, provide high-quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and advise and mentor students as they matriculate through the program and prepare to enter the profession (clinical supervision may also be included); (2) Scholarship: Development/continuation of a focused area of research that includes peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations, grant funding, and involvement in scholarly projects with students; and (3) Service: Active service participation at the department, college, university, community, and professional levels.


Department Information:

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology currently has 21 full-time faculty who teach nearly 250 undergraduate students, over 100 master’s students in Speech-Language Pathology, and over 60 students in an Audiology clinical doctorate program. The Department values diversity and inclusion and encourages interdisciplinary activities. The Department has two main clinical centers, the Speech & Language Center and the Hearing & Balance Center; these two centers are part of the College’s Institute for Well-Being, which is the University’s premiere interprofessional education and practice center.


Towson University: 

Towson University (TU) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top 100 public universities, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,800 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 64 bachelor’s, 46 master’s, and 4 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia. Towson University offers excellent fringe benefits, including health and life insurance, pension plan, and tuition waiver for employees and immediate family.


Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses the posting details and qualifications. Applications should also include: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) teaching statement, (3) research statement that addresses current and future research agenda, (4) a statement describing the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, (5) three letters of recommendation, and (6) contact information (name, address, email, phone number) for three professional references (may be those who wrote letters of recommendation). Application materials should be submitted electronically via the application link, preferably in a single PDF file. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the search committee:


Mark Pellowski, Ph.D., Chair of Faculty Search Committee

Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

Towson University



Please click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is CHP-3601.


A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.


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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Mark Pellowski, Ph.D.

Contact Address : Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Towson University 8000 York Rd. Towson, MD 21252

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 410-704-5899

Instructions : Applications must be submitted online using the instructions in the position description.

Application Deadline : 12/2/2022

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