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Assistant Professor, Hearing Science

Assistant Professor, Hearing Science

Assistant Professor, Hearing Science

DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science

Seeking a full-time tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in hearing science who is committed to the advancement of research and teaching in the area of communication outcomes. Duties for this position include undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarly research, directing student research, and participating in service activities.

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences consistently ranks among the top 5 Speech and Hearing Sciences departments in the US. Our research, education, and clinical activities are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals affected by challenges in speech, language and hearing across the life span ( We have close interdisciplinary ties with related units on campus and in the community, including the Departments of Psychology and Linguistics; the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center; the Graduate Program in Neuroscience; the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center; the Autism Center; the Integrated Brain Imaging Center; the Seattle Children’s Hospital; and The Memory, Brain and Wellness Center at Harborview Medical Center.

Tenure track faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16 - June 15). The University of Washington and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences seek to promote equity, diversity, and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and community (see Thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service align with this commitment. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the University of Washington supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.




A Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences or a related field, or foreign equivalent, is required. Applicants will be considered in any area of hearing research including, but not limited to:

  • Multidisciplinary approaches to hearing science that incorporate psychology, engineering, biology, neuroscience, and/or linguistics
  • Impact of hearing loss and/or hearing assistive technology on human communication across the lifespan
  • Auditory development in infants and children with or without hearing loss

The successful candidate will be able to complement our existing strengths in research and teaching and will have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in groups of faculty or other scientists. Primary evaluation categories include evidence of research productivity and impact, potential for external funding, teaching effectiveness, a commitment to service, and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

          Equal Employment Opportunity Statement        


University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity 

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

Additional Info

Contact Name : Kristie Spencer, Ph.D.

Contact Address : University of Washington<br />1417 NE 42nd. St. <br />Seattle, WA 98195

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 206-543-7980

Instructions : Candidates should submit a) a general letter of interest in the position; b) a statement of research interests; c) a statement of teaching experience and interests; d) a 1 page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; e) curriculum vitae; and f) three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2020. <br /><br />Application instructions and materials can be found here:<br />

Application Deadline : 10/15/2019

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