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Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

San Diego State University

Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty




[VPAA #2022/23-38]


Assistant Professor: The School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Speech-Language Pathology.

SLHS is a CAA-accredited program in both audiology and speech-language pathology.  Both programs hail national rankings ( Join 14 other full-time SLHS faculty and over 500 students in a stimulating work environment with excellent lab/clinical facilities, and a beautiful place to live (see more information at


Applicants should have Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Linguistics, Psychology, Neurosciences or a related field, excellence in teaching, strong research abilities, and a commitment to working in a multi-cultural environment with students from diverse backgrounds. Clinical experience, certification (CCC-SLP), and/or eligibility for state licensure are highly preferred. Primary responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate (MA and Ph.D.) levels, supervising theses/dissertations and pursuing a research program in the area of speech, language, communication and/or swallowing disorders.  Applicants in all areas of expertise are welcome to apply; we are especially interested in applicants with expertise in speech science and/or complex communication needs including motor speech, phonological acquisition/speech sound disorders, cleft palate, fluency, voice, swallowing, autism, augmentative/alternative communication (AAC), and aural rehabilitation. 

If appropriate, the candidate would also be able to participate in our Center in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience at San Diego State University (established 2013), which involves the School of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS), the Department of Psychology and a new neuroimaging center on campus. Salary will be dependent on candidate’s qualifications and budget considerations.

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet at least two of these criteria.

San Diego State University

San Diego State University is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. See for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

To Apply

Apply via Interfolio at Applicants should include a cover letter, a diversity statement that addresses the BIE criteria, with a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and copies of relevant research reports and publications. Additionally, please follow the instructions to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.   Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable acceptable candidate is found. We will give priority to applications received by November 15th, 2021 but will continue the search until the position is filled.  Employment expected to begin Fall semester 2022. For questions, please contact the Search Chair, Dr. Jessica Barlow (

Employment Conditions

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Jessica Barlow

Contact Email :

Application Deadline : 11/15/2021

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