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Associate Professor/Department Chair - University of Maine

Associate Professor/Department Chair - University of Maine

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty TYPE Program Director/Chair


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders seeks to fill an Associate Professor/Department Chair position with a starting date of August 1, 2023.
The University of Maine offers the only undergraduate and graduate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the State of Maine. Our mission is to promote excellence in academic and clinical education, research and service in speech-language pathology and audiology to serve individuals with communication disorders across the life span.
We provide a significant service to the state by not only educating future speech-language pathologists who will practice in the state but also by providing services to individuals in our on-campus clinic and through community outreach programs in preschools, public schools, medical facilities and state organizations.

Responsibilities include 50% administrative duties (Department Chair and ASHA Program Director), teaching one course per semester and developing/maintaining a program of research in area of expertise. Administrative responsibilities include representing the department to the college Dean, university upper administration, and publicly. The Chair oversees the departmental budget, a substantial endowment, academic programming, faculty/staff hiring and review, strategic planning, and student concerns.
The program is committed to Diversity and Belonging. We seek qualified candidates committed to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion through teaching, scholarship, mentorship and service. We encourage applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate to apply.

About the University:
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.
Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found here.


• Meet the requirements for rank of Associate Professor at the University of Maine
• Demonstrated leadership potential
• Commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline and institution
• Demonstrated scholarship potential and an interest in engaging students in research or translating research into practice.
• Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service capacity for excellence in university-level teaching and mentoring

• Earned CCC-SLP with experience in medical speech-language pathology.
• Licensure or eligibility in Maine as SLP
• An established research agenda or plan including but not limited to: previous publications, grant funding, and/or participation in conferences.
• Expertise and experience in the following areas: adult neurogenic speech and language disorders, medical speech-language pathology, fluency,    school-age language and literacy, autism, clinical methods, research methods and multicultural/diversity

Other Information:
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" at the following website:
You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position 2.) a resume/curriculum vitae 3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows: 

Review of applications to begin: December 1, 2022 

Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: December 2, 2022 

On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: January 2, 2023 

Tentative start date: July1, 2023

Appropriate background checks are required.

Nancy E. Hall, Ph.D. (
Chair, Faculty Search Committee

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System

Additional Info

Contact Name : University Of Maine

Contact Address : CSD
Attn: Nancy Hall
University of Maine
5724 Dunn Hall
Office 310 Dunn
Orono, Maine 04469

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 207 581-2404

Application Deadline : 12/1/2022

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