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Assistant Professor - Communication Sciences and Disorders

Assistant Professor - Communication Sciences and Disorders

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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2021. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Communication Disorders or a related field and a demonstrated commitment to scholarly research; strong ABD considered. The ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency is preferred but not required. Ability to teach courses in motor speech, adult language, or cognitive-communication disorders is desirable. Successful applicants will be expected to conduct research in their area of expertise, seek extramural funding for research activities, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research, and participate in related scholarly activities. 

Our department is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, and we strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in speech-language pathology. Application materials should describe the candidate’s commitment, experience, and anticipated contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion at LSU through research, teaching, professional activities, and/or service. 

LSU is a research intensive university rated RU/VH (R1) by the Carnegie Classification system, with outstanding research facilities and funding support. The Louisiana Board of Regents offers a substantial grant program that supports research of new faculty; such funding opportunities contribute to LSU’s position among the top 30 public universities in total research awards. Our department also has close ties with related units/centers in and around the campus, facilitating interdisciplinary research collaborations. These include LSU MIND, Life Course and Aging Center, and Interdepartmental Linguistics Program; Pennington Biomedical Research Center; LSUHSC Department of Otorhinolaryngology; and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the second largest city in Louisiana, which enjoys a thriving and diverse community. Baton Rouge also offers many cultural opportunities, famous restaurants, a rich music scene, and below average cost of living. 

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

LSU is committed to providing equal opportunity for all qualified persons in admission to, participation in, or employment in the programs and activities which the University operates without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, or veteran’s status. LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. 

Special Instructions: 

Please include the following in the application: 1) letter of intent summarizing research and teaching experience, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) 5-year research plan, 4) diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, and 5) at least one sample of scholarly writing (no more than three). In addition, applicants should have three letters of recommendation submitted directly to: E. Susan Duncan, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at 

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Contact Name : E. Susan Duncan, Ph.D.

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