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Assistant/Associate Professor of Audiology, tenure-track

Assistant/Associate Professor of Audiology, tenure-track

DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science DISCIPLINE Audiology

The Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders at Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track position in Audiology/Hearing and Speech Sciences beginning September 2023.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; supervising graduate students in the campus clinic; mentoring student research; conducting scholarly activities 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. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track.

Required Qualifications include: 

  • Ph.D. at the time of application or ABD at the 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 (e.g., for a September 2023 start date, all degree requirements must be completed by June 15th, 2024)
  • 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)
  • For an appointment at the associate level, demonstrated significant research and evidence of successful teaching commensurate with standards for promotion to associate professor in the department, college, and university.

Preferred Qualification includes: 

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: adult diagnostics, vestibular diagnosis and treatment, pediatric and/or adult amplification, speech acoustics, aging, industrial audiology, hearing conservation, tinnitus, or auditory processing disorders.
  • Clinical experience
  • University teaching and clinical supervision experience

Conditions of Employment. All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by the time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Salary. Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Anticipated starting salary range for assistant professor appointment, tenure-track is $69,000 - $72,000; for associate professor appointment, tenure-track, anticipated starting range is $79,000 - $82,000. Relocation assistance may be available per University guidelines. Salary and start-up funds are to be determined upon being offered the position.

Benefits Information. 2022 Benefits Overview for Faculty Positions

Application 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.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, at 360.650.3303 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to, and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires and rehires, which includes a sexual misconduct background check.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Douglas Sladen, Ph.D., CCC-A

Contact Address : 516 High St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 3606507561

Application Deadline : 2/1/2023

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