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Assistant Professor, Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Assistant Professor, Neurogenic Communication Disorders

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2022. Second consideration may be given to applications received by January 20, 2023. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (January 20, 2023) may not be given full consideration.

The Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with expertise in the area of adult neurogenic disorders. We seek a strong researcher who can contribute to our lifespan mission of advancing the health and well-being of individuals, and families of individuals, with communication disorders. Appointment date August 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop a competitive research program that includes high impact publications and external funding to support research and graduate students.
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the area of adult neurogenic communication disorders (e.g., Motor Speech Disorders, Dysphagia, Voice, Acquired Cognitive Disorders).

Participate in service-related activities that support the mission of the department, college, university, and profession.

1. A Ph.D. Ed.D. or ABD, with the expectation of completion by hire date, in Communication Sciences & Disorders, or in a related discipline (e.g., Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics, etc.).

2. The Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology under the auspices of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and eligibility for RI licensure.

3. Scholarly expertise as demonstrated by conducting or publishing research in the area of adult neurogenic disorders in at least one of the following areas; motor speech disorders, dysphagia, voice, or acquired cognitive disorders.

4. Demonstrated success or potential for success in publishing research in high impact journals.

5. Demonstrated success or potential for success in obtaining external funding to support a vibrant research agenda.

6. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in teaching, scholarship, service, and/or the delivery of clinical services.

7. Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

9. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

1. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.


The Department of Communicative Disorders is located within the College of Health Sciences, which has an interdisciplinary PhD program in Health Sciences. CMD currently has 55 graduate students and 250 undergraduate majors. The program received initial ASHA accreditation in 1985 and is currently accredited through 2029. The URI Speech and Hearing Center is located in the department and provides comprehensive services to the Rhode Island community, as well as serving as a clinical training site for our students.

The University of Rhode Island enrolls approximately 17,000 students across its graduate and undergraduate programs and is the principal public research university, as well as the land grant and sea grant university, for the state of Rhode Island. The main campus is located in the historic village of Kingston and is close to the ocean and major beaches in a beautiful coastal community. The campus is just 30 minutes from Providence, RI and within easy reach of Newport, Boston and New York City.

The Department, College, and University recognize that the field of communication disorders needs to be strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. The CMD Department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and seeks to serve as a representative inspiration for the next generations. Individuals under-represented in communication disorders as a discipline across race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other legally protected designation, are encouraged to apply. Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity to enhance a sense of belonging and academic success among undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those to whom we provide clinical services, from diverse cultures and backgrounds.



Additional Info

Contact Name : Leslie Mahler

Contact Address : Department of Communicative Disorders
25 West Independence Way
University of Rhode Island
Kingston RI 02881

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 401-874-2490

Instructions : Job applications must be submitted directly online only at:
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Application Deadline : 12/15/2022

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