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Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Speech, Language, Hearing, & Occupational Sciences

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Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Speech, Language, Hearing, & Occupational Sciences

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science TYPE Faculty

The School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences in the College of Health at the University of Montana invites applications  - for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank beginning August 2022.  A successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program, pursue funding for research or service programs, teach graduate/undergraduate courses (academic and/or clinical), advise and mentor students, direct student research, and participate in school, college, and university service.   

About The School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences

The School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences is accredited through the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and offers the following programs: (1) a Ph.D. doctoral degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, (2) a Master’s of Science (MS) degree in Speech-Language Pathology, (3) a bachelor’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, (4) a Post-baccalaureate Leveling Certificate, (5) and a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) certificate. An occupational therapy graduate program will be launched in the near future. The School currently has 5 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 4 non-tenure track clinical assistant professors in speech, language, and hearing sciences, and additional academic and clinical adjuncts. The School currently has approximately 3 PhD students, 70 master’s students, 110 undergraduate majors, 70 leveling students, and 30 SLPA students. SLHOS faculty deliver content via direct, campus-based course instruction, synchronous online instruction, and asynchronous online instruction. Faculty direct active research labs and conduct rigorous research in addition to commitment to the scholarship of teaching. In addition, faculty are committed to innovative clinical training programs conducted through the on-campus DeWit RiteCare Speech, Language, Hearing Clinic Faculty. SLHOS faculty foster and enjoy interprofessional research and training collaborations across international, regional, and campus partnerships.

Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Amy Glaspey at


Position Details

Tenure Track Faculty: Speech, Language, Hearing, & Occupational Sciences

Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Position Type: Academic

Schedule: Full time academic year position beginning fall semester 2022

Entry Rate: $70,000 for entry level; range depending on experience

Benefits: Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program

Primary Duties: Teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching responsibilities may include a combination of undergraduate, graduate, and clinical courses.


Required Qualifications

  • All candidates with any specialty in the field of speech-language pathology, audiology, and other communication disorders are encouraged to apply 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills including the ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to teach independently in a graduate clinical program
  • Capable of acquiring extramural funding
  • Record of scholarship and professional/clinical service sufficient to merit appointment at the Associate or Assistant Professor level
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies
  • A research doctoral degree (or ABD) in speech, language, and hearing sciences, communication disorders and sciences, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • The following areas of expertise are encouraged to apply: complex communication disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, early language development, early intervention, medical pediatrics, child feeding and swallowing, craniofacial disorders, pediatric/adult motor speech, traumatic brain injury, fluency disorders, autism spectrum disorder, audiology, aural rehabilitation
  • Clinical certification in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology
  • Eligibility for Licensure at the Montana State level
  • Evidence of successful academic/funding/administrative experience at the University level
  • Established record of obtaining extramural funding

About UM and Missoula

The University of Montana, a flagship, research institution of approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, is one of the nation's outstanding public universities, committed to liberal arts education, research, and strong professional programs.  It is located in Missoula, a cosmopolitan Rocky Mountain community, often singled out in national publications for its quality of life.  The vibrant downtown community embraces the state’s most sophisticated music and art scene.


Missoula is set right in the middle of the mountains and the rivers of western Montana. Downhill skiers enjoy fantastic snow and 2,600 feet of continuous vertical terrain 15 miles away at Montana Snowbowl.   Great hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing opportunities are all just minutes away. The Clark Fork runs right through downtown, with Brennan’s Wave the center of attraction for kayakers. Downstream there’s the famous Alberton Gorge, which offers whitewater fun. Upstream is the Blackfoot River, popular for fly fishing, rafting, canoeing, and tubing. South of Missoula the Bitterroot River is a beautiful scenic float.


Surrounding public forests provide unparalleled recreational opportunities. Nearby, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.  Outside magazine has ranked Missoula as one of the “25 Best Towns”  “Greatest Places to Live in America” and one of “The 5 Best Places to Raise Outdoor Kids,” lists Missoula as one of the “Best College Towns,” and rated Missoula as “#1 Most Fitness-Friendly Place" and #9 “Least Stressed Cities in America.”


UM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

How to Apply: Application URL

Priority Application Deadline: December 12, 2021. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

  • Cover letter specifically addressing your interest in teaching and how your experience qualifies you for the position
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) professional references- Names, addresses and telephone number


Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Additional Info

Contact Name : Amy Glaspey

Contact Address : Curry Health Center/SLHOS
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 406-243-2106

Instructions : Priority Application Deadline December 12, 2021. Position open until filled.

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Application Deadline : 2/1/2022

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