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Assistant Professor, SLP

Assistant Professor, SLP

Assistant Professor, SLP

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

Seeking a full-time tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in voice, swallowing, phonology, or speech development/disorders. Duties for this position include undergraduate and graduate teaching in applied areas of speech-language pathology, performing scholarly research, directing student research, and participating in service activities.


The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences consistently ranks among the top 5 Speech and Hearing Sciences departments in the US. Our research, education, and clinical activities are dedicated towards improving the quality of life for individuals affected by challenges in speech, language and hearing across the life span ( We have close interdisciplinary ties with related units on campus, including the Departments of Linguistics, Psychology, Music, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; the Graduate Program in Neuroscience; the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center; the Autism Center; the Integrated Brain Imaging Center; the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; the University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Tenure track faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16 - June 15). The University of Washington and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences seek to promote equity, diversity, and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and community (see Thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service align with this commitment. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the University of Washington supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.    




A Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences or a related field, or foreign equivalent, is required. Applicants will be considered in any area of voice, swallowing, phonology, or speech development and disorders research including, but not limited to: 

  • Approaches that identify causes of voice, swallowing, phonological, and/or speech disorders that can inform our professional education programs and clinical services
  • Methods for assessing and measuring the impact of voice, swallowing, phonological, and speech disorders on body functions and structures, individuals with these disorders, their families and communities
  • Developing efficacious interventions for those with voice, swallowing, phonological, and/or speech disorders
  • Exploring the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practice in communication disorders in these areas

The successful candidate will be able to complement our existing strengths in research and teaching and will have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in groups of faculty or other scientists. Primary evaluation categories include evidence of research productivity and impact, potential for external funding, teaching effectiveness, a commitment to service and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

          Equal Employment Opportunity Statement        


University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity 

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

Additional Info

Contact Name : Tanya Eadie, Ph.D.

Contact Address : University of Washington<br />1417 NE 42nd. Street<br />Seattle, WA 98105

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 206-616-2753

Instructions : Candidates should submit a) a general letter of interest in the position; b) a statement of research interests; c) a statement of teaching experience and interests; d) a 1 page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; e) curriculum vitae; and f) three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2020.<br /><br />Instructions and application materials can be found here:<br /><br />

Application Deadline : 10/15/2019

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