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Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology

Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is searching for a full-time, tenure track faculty in Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences/Speech-Language Pathology, which will serve the CAA/ASHA Accredited Program. The ideal candidate will share UNC’s commitment to providing a personalized education grounded in health and educational sciences and infused with critical and creative inquiry. We currently enroll more than 11,000 students (approximately 8,500 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students). The student population comprises nearly 40% students from racially minoritized populations, and 46% of incoming first-year students are first-generation students. UNC is classified as a Doctoral/Professional University, has a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation, and is emerging as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The successful candidate will join a program faculty committed to providing a comprehensive educational experience and a strong clinical foundation to prepare students for careers in speech-language pathology or related areas that model patient-centered, cultural humble, and collaborative interactions within the health care and educational communities. The successful candidate will join a campus that places students first and is engaged in the first phase of our Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 strategic plan, which empowers inclusivity, enhances and invests, innovates and creates, and connects and celebrates.


Job Summary

Assistant Professor, tenure-track, 9-month appointment in the Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. The position requires undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of graduate student research and advising, scholarly activity, clinical supervision, and service. Opportunities for summer course and clinical instruction may be available.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

This position requires an earned doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders or closely related field.  ABDs will be considered if the dissertation proposal has been successfully defended and the doctorate is received within one (1) year of the starting date.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging racially minoritized students and first-generation students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarly achievement and/or potential to develop and manage programmatic scholarly efforts and excellent interpersonal communication skills. Responsibilities include instruction in areas of neurogenic communication disorders, adult language and cognition, or medical speech-language pathology with secondary expertise in other areas of professional practice that will support the delivery of the undergraduate ASLS degree and the MA: SLP (residential and distance programs).  Responsibilities also include student advisement; service to the profession, to the University, and to the local community; and, scholarly activity in areas of expertise including, publication and grant writing.


Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated competence in one or more of the following areas: aphasia, cognitive language impairments, dysphagia, motor speech disorders, undergraduate/graduate teaching online education, working with diverse cultural-linguistic communities, evidence-based practice, including development of external funding, or clinical education.  Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) is preferred.

Salary and Benefits 

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs.  Dependents and spouses of UNC employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants that will cover a portion of in-state tuition charges at UNC.  Further requirements may exist.  Other benefits may be available based on position. 

Requested Start Date 

August 16, 2021 or January 1, 2022

Application Materials, Contact, and Application Deadline 

The position is open until filled; however, for optimal consideration, applicants should provide a complete application by July 1, 2021. Interested persons should apply online at and select “View/Apply for Faculty Positions” then choose “Assistant Professor – Speech-Language Pathology II.”

 Application documents to be submitted online are:

a letter of application/cover letter

a curriculum vitae

a statement of your teaching philosophy. In this statement, please include a reflection of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success, particularly for racially minoritized, historically marginalized, and first-generation students?

a statement of your research interests (to be submitted in the “other document” category)

unofficial transcripts

the names and contact information of at least three references who will be submitting letters of recommendation 

If you have questions, please: Dr. Don Finan, Search Committee Chair, Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 140, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639 or 

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made.  The successful candidate must submit original academic transcripts within one (1) month of hire.


Program Description

The master’s program in speech-language pathology is designed to prepare students for entry-level activity as speech-language pathologists. The program places an emphasis on preparing students to be life-long learners with a strong foundation in evidence-based practice and academics.  Our program is constructed within a framework of the clinician-researcher model. The program supports a well-designed public clinic within an outstanding physical setting that includes high-tech classrooms, state-of-the-art velopharyngeal and laryngeal endoscopy facilities, and acoustic and aerodynamic lab facilities. The community has a number of local medical facilities which provide opportunities for collaboration.


Location and Environment

The University of Northern Colorado, founded in 1889, has an enrollment of 11,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The university is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of over 100,000 and is situated one hour north of Denver and 30 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. The City of Greeley is an affordable community (median home value of approximately $320,000) composed of both historic and newer homes, which has a lively downtown with many social and cultural activities. Greeley is located in close proximity to Pawnee National Grasslands (30 minutes), Rocky Mountain National Park (1 hour), Denver (1 hour), and world class winter sports (2 hours). Further information about UNC and the City of Greeley is available at


Additional Information

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.  Federal regulations require that the University retain all documents submitted by applicants.  Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.  For more information or issues of equity or fairness or claims of discrimination contact the UNC AA/EEO/Title IX Officer at UNC Human Resource Services, Campus Box 54, Carter Hall 2002, Greeley, CO  80639, or call 970-351-2718.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Don Finan

Contact Address : Search Committee Chair, Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 140, 501 20th Street, Greeley,CO 80639

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 970-351-1897

Instructions : Please see the position description for instructions for applying. Applications will be accepted after the application deadline, as the position is open until filled.

Application Deadline : 8/1/2021

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