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Assistant Professor-Tenure-Track- Speech-Language Pathology

Assistant Professor-Tenure-Track- Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology


The Communication Disorders Program at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track, assistant professor position (speech-language pathology) beginning in the Fall Semester (August 2022).  Summer teaching may be available.  Responsibilities include (a) teaching 12 hours of undergraduate/graduate courses per semester, including clinical (teaching) supervision, (b) mentoring undergraduate and graduate research, (c) discipline-based scholarship and (d) university/discipline service.


Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in communication disorders and/or science, or another advanced degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D). Candidates must be eligible for Missouri licensure and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association for a minimum of 9-months prior to employment.

Preferred area of expertise is dysphagia and voice; however, the position is open for all areas of emphasis for exceptional candidates.  Preferred candidates will possess experience instructing and mentoring student clinicians. Candidates must also possess attention to detail, communication skills including oral, written, and nonverbal, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to develop positive working relationships with people of all ages.  The ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, meeting deadlines and maintain confidentiality are required. Summer teaching is possible.  University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity employer. We accept applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, or abilities. Minorites, women, disabled, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. UCM offers an attractive benefits package.


Since 1871, the University of Central Missouri has been transforming students into lifelong learners who are dedicated to service. UCM is home to over 10,000 students who represent 43 states and 32 countries. UCM offers more than 150 programs of study and 40+ graduate programs. Our graduates are in high demand with 95 percent finding employment or continuing their education within six months of earning their degree. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, UCM is a state leader in program-specific accreditations through national associations.

The UCM Communication Disorders program offers a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. The program has held accreditation since 1969 from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Housed within the program is the Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders (WSCCD). The WSCCD provides student clinicians with on-campus diagnostic and treatment experiences involving individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of communication and/or swallowing disorders at various levels of severity. On-campus clinical training is supported by specialty clinics that feature state-of-the-art materials, instruments, and facilities. Additionally, on-campus clinical training is supplemented by a variety of off-campus clinical opportunities.


UCM has campuses in Warrensburg, about 50 miles southeast of Kansas City, and in Lee’s Summit. Kansas City International Airport is approximately 90 miles away. Online options are also available.

Central to western Missouri, Warrensburg invites you to experience the small-town atmosphere that offers many cultural and recreational opportunities. The Katy Trail (the country’s longest recreational rail trail at 240 miles) currently begins at Machens (mile-marker 27) on the Missouri River and runs along the northern back of the river for most of the trail’s length. The next major city along the trail is Jefferson City—the state capital. Powell Gardens (an 835-acre botanical garden) is located about 15 minutes northwest of Warrensburg. The Missouri State Fairgrounds Historic District (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) is located about 30 minutes east in Sedalia. Also, the Lake of the Ozarks is located about 100 miles south of Warrensburg. And for those who frequently (and infrequently) desire a faster pace, the Kansas City metropolitan area is located just 45 minutes northwest and provides a wide array of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Aside from the social atmosphere, Warrensburg offers low housing costs—relative to the national average—as well as the Warrensburg School District which has been awarded the highest-level accreditation from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.


Please complete an online faculty profile, which may be found at Provide the following either on your faculty profile or as an attachment:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Three professional references (include names, phone numbers, and email addresses).

If selected for an interview, you will need to provide three letters of reference and official transcripts from all universities attended.

The anticipated review date is June 24, 2022, and reviews will continue until the position is filled. Please address any questions regarding the position to Dr. Carlotta Kimble, Search Committee Chair via email at

For information about the online application process, please contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255. UCM is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Please note that UCM requires all faculty applicants for this position to complete the online faculty profile and submit to the appropriate position at for consideration. All documents requested for this position must also be attached to the faculty profile at the time of application. Only completed online faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position. The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity employer. We accept applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, or abilities. Minorities, women, disabled, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Dr. Carlotta Kimble

Contact Address : Communication Disorder Program
Martin 63
School of Human Services
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO. 64093

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 660-543-4107

Instructions : See Description section of this posting.

Application Deadline : 6/24/2022

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