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Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

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 2020. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in speech, language, voice, or dysphagia in children or adults. 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. 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.

LSU is a research intensive university rated RU/VH by the Carnegie Foundation, with outstanding research facilities and funding support. 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 the 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. Not only does the university provide excellent research opportunities, but Baton Rouge, the capital of the state of Louisiana, provides many cultural opportunities with a revival in its downtown area, famous restaurants, and rich music scene. Baton Rouge also boasts a below average cost of living and welcomes individuals from diverse and international backgrounds.

Applicants for this position should articulate in their letter of application how they will help LSU attain its goals as stated in Flagship 2020:

  • Discovery: Expand discovery through transformative research and creative activities addressing contemporary and enduring issues that shape the way we live in the world.
  • Learning: Enhance a faculty-led and student-centered learning environment that develops engaged citizens and enlightened leaders.
  • Diversity: Strengthen the intellectual environment by broadening the cultural diversity of the LSU community.
  • Engagement: Promote engagement of faculty, staff, and students in the transformation of communities.

Louisiana State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Janna Oetting

Contact Address : Dept of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 68 Hatcher Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 2255782545

Instructions : Enter application information at . Application review will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please include the following in the application: 1) letter of intent summarizing research and teaching experience, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) 5-year research plan, and 4) up to three samples of scholarly writing. In addition, applicants should have three letters of recommendation submitted directly to: Janna B. Oetting,, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at

Application Deadline : 8/28/2020

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