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Assistant Tenure-Track Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Assistant Tenure-Track Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences

DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington is searching for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and teaching in acquired language disorders and/or language development/disorders, such as in the areas of aphasia, phonology, or literacy. Investigators working in other areas of language science/disorders will also be considered. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, investigators leveraging multilingual, multicultural, and/or community-engaged approaches and perspectives, as well as candidates with demonstrated commitment, leadership, and/or interest in promoting the success of students from historically marginalized backgrounds. Duties for this position include performing scholarly research, undergraduate and graduate teaching in applied areas of speech-language pathology, directing student research, and participating in service activities. This position has an anticipated start date of Autumn 2023. Tenure-track faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16 - June 15).


The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences is internationally recognized for impactful research, innovative curricula, and active commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Our research, education, and clinical activities are dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals affected by communication challenges across the lifespan ( We have close interdisciplinary ties with related units on campus, including the Departments of Linguistics, Psychology, Music, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; the Center on Human Development and Disability; the Autism Center; the Integrated Brain Imaging Center; the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences;  the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center; the Graduate Program in Neuroscience; as well as the University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. 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.   


The successful candidate will be expected to provide effective teaching, contribute to professional service, and engage in impactful, productive research. This position will also be expected to generate external funding and support the Department's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Applicants will be considered in any area of acquired language disorders and language development/disorders, including but not limited to aphasia, literacy, phonology, and bilingualism. A Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences or related field (or foreign equivalent) is required.


The successful candidate will be able to complement our existing strengths in research and teaching, for example, through consideration of cultural or linguistic diversity in their research program, and will have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in groups of faculty or scientists.


Application Instructions          


Interested candidates should apply via the below Interfolio link and submit: a) a cover letter indicating general interest in the position; b) a research statement (5-page maximum); c) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience and/or interests (3-page maximum) and teaching evaluations, if available; d) a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (2-page maximum); e) a curriculum vitae; and f) the names and contact information for three professional references who can be contacted by the search committee for letters of recommendation at a later date. Priority consideration will be given to applications completed by October 31, 2022. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Andrew Brown (

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