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Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Radford University is seeking to expand and develop new areas of clinical research to enhance our programs. We invite applications and nominations for two full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Instructor/Assistant Professor.


The required areas of clinical research expertise are motor speech disorders, voice and resonance disorders, fluency disorders and/or swallowing.

The selected candidates will pioneer the creation of a new clinical practice in their area of expertise with collaborating partners. These practices will serve as a catalyst for the new emphasis on advanced clinical practice and research. These are nine-month appointments beginning August 2023 with possible summer funding available. Required qualifications include an earned doctoral degree or ABD in speech-language pathology or related area, qualifications requisite for Virginia licensure in Speech-Language Pathology, and professional certification (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  Applicants who are ABD and meet the requirements for licensure and certification must have their PhD conferred by May 2024. Individuals who are ABD will be hired at a rank of instructor. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework, supervising in the Radford University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, establishing or continuing a line of research in specialty area, student advising, and University service.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the position will be provided with a reduced teaching load during the first year of employment to support the development of a research program. Relocation funds are also available.


Candidates must submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, and contact information (names, addresses, and phone numbers) for three professional references.  The successful candidate will also be required to provide official transcripts.  Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Lauren Flora, Chair of the Search Committee at  Applicants must apply online at Paper submissions will not be accepted.


Nestled in the New River Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 40 miles from Roanoke, Radford University is a co-educational, doctoral/professional national university. Radford University is a student-focused institution offering 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, two associate degrees, and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master's programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 17 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate, preparing students to become successful and productive leaders in the community.

 In 2022, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education elevated Radford University to the Doctoral/Professional classification due to the increased number of doctoral degrees awarded. In Top Public Schools – National Universities, Radford University tied with other schools ranked #169 and ranked at 118 in Top Performers on Social Mobility among public universities in the National Universities category. Radford University was recently recognized among the top National Universities by the U. S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Colleges report.  In addition, Radford University was recognized as one of the “2022 “Best Regional Universities in the South” by the Princeton Review in 2022 and ranked as 14th Top Public Schools in the South in 2022 by US News and World Report.  Radford University was also recognized as one of the Best Colleges of Public Distinction and Best Colleges of Virginia Distinction for 2022-2023.  Radford University prides itself on its strong commitment to teaching and research.  Please visit the Radford University website at

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity

Additional Info

Contact Name : Lauren Flora

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 540-831-7639

Instructions : Applicants must apply online at Paper submissions will not be accepted.

Application Deadline : 1/10/2022

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