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Assistant Professor in motor speech disorders, voice, resonance, or closely related areas

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Assistant Professor in motor speech disorders, voice, resonance, or closely related areas

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

About the Job

The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in fall semester of 2023. We are searching for a scholar whose work focuses on motor speech disorders, voice, resonance, or closely related areas. We are committed to attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups, knowing that diversity enriches the academic experience and provides a knowledge base for innovation.

Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.


Faculty in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research; to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; to advise BA, MA, AuD, and/or PhD students; and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession.

The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences are available at:

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at:


Required Qualifications:

Candidates will have:

  • Demonstrated scholarship investigating motor speech disorders, voice, resonance, or closely related areas, either in adults exclusively, or as part of a lifespan approach to studying communication disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including general-interest courses, courses on clinical topics, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.
  • A Ph.D. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and Disorders, Neuroscience, Psychology, Education, or other related discipline by the start date.

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • The ability to teach courses on the clinical assessment and treatment of voice disorders, resonance disorders, and/or acquired speech motor disorders.  
  • A research program that includes culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • We encourage applications from scholars who study communication in a variety of modalities, including those who study augmentative/alternative communication in individuals with motor speech disorders, voice disorders, and/or resonance disorders.
  • Clinical experience in speech-language pathology, with eligibility for Minnesota Department of Health/Education licensure or Minnesota Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board, and ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence.

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation, evidence of research and scholarly competence, potential for obtaining external research funding, evidence of commitment to and skills in teaching, and strength of recommendations. Candidates will also be evaluated according to evidence of attention to cultural diversity in teaching, research, and/or service and the proven ability to contribute to the University’s commitment to equity and diversity.

About the Department

Department Overview:

The department offers internationally recognized programs in speech-language­ hearing sciences (BA, Ph.D.), speech-language pathology (M.A.), and audiology (Au.D.) that provide outstanding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue academic, educational, and clinical careers. The department hosts a Bilingual Multicultural Emphasis Certificate Program for graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology.  Faculty research and teaching are strongly supported at the unit and collegiate levels.  Interdisciplinary collaborations abound across the university. Many faculty collaborate with university-wide centers, including the Center for Cognitive Sciences, the Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Sciences, The Masonic Institute on the Developing Brain, and the Center for Clinical Movement Disorders. The department also has ongoing collegial relationships with the departments of Psychology, Otolaryngology, and with the College of Education and Human Development. The department is strongly committed to community engagement and advancing an understanding of cultural and individual diversity in society (e.g., diversity related to age, ability/disability, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status). For further information about the department, please visit the department website,

College of Liberal Arts:

Home to the arts, social science and humanities disciplines and programs, the College of Liberal Arts comprises 31 academic departments, and over 20 interdisciplinary research centers and administrative/support units. CLA has over 1200 faculty and staff spanning research, teaching, advising, outreach, and administrative functions. CLA units reside in over twenty buildings on the East Bank and West Bank of the Twin Cities campus. CLA enrolls nearly 14,000 undergraduate students, half of the undergraduate enrollment on the Twin Cities campus, and over 1,600 graduate students and has an annual all-funds budget of over $250 million.

CLA is a destination for curious, compassionate individuals who are committed to making our increasingly interdependent and diverse global community work for everyone. That foundational commitment begins in our CLA Constitution. CLA is committed to increasing enrollment of underrepresented and under-resourced students, diversifying our faculty across all disciplines, recruiting, and retaining a diverse staff, and promoting the expression and exploration of diverse perspectives and viewpoints—so that we all gain the background knowledge and analytical skills we need to understand and respect differences.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in CLA

Working in CLA

The Benefits of Working at the U


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Application Instructions:

The University of Minnesota requires that applicants apply online via the Employment System at

To be considered for a position, please click on "apply for this posting" and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to attach the following required materials: a letter of application that includes statements of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and examples of scholarly research. All of the above required documents must be uploaded electronically at the time of submission.

In addition to the materials submitted electronically, applicants are required to arrange for three letters of recommendation, graduate transcript(s), and, if available, evidence of effectiveness in teaching to be sent directly to the department at:

Dr. Jayanthi Sasisekaran
Search Committee Chair
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
University of Minnesota
115 Shevlin Hall
164 Pillsbury Dr. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Priority will be given to completed applications received by November 1, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Dr. Sasisekaran at for any questions regarding the position or application procedures.  


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

About the U of M


The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Jayanthi Sasisekaran

Contact Address : 115 Shevlin Hall
164 Pillsbury Drive, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : +1 612 624 3322

Instructions : Please apply through the UMN website,

Application Deadline : 11/1/2022

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