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Instructor or Lecturer

Instructor or Lecturer

Instructor or Lecturer

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure-earning instructor or lecturer position to begin fall 2020. The successful candidate will join a diverse faculty and staff in a dynamic and growing university with high research activity (RU/H) and an expanding clinical program. The successful candidate will: (a) work collaboratively with a dynamic team of academic and clinical faculty, (b) teach a variety of academic undergraduate and graduate courses, and (c) participate in university committee and service activities. Opportunities to engage in research may also be available. The position involves reporting to the director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders was founded in 1969 and was first accredited in 1987. It has a strong history of excellence in teaching, research, and community service. It is one of four schools/departments in the newly established College of Health Professions and Sciences within the Academic Health Sciences Center. The school includes 30 full-time faculty members serving an average of 200 graduate and 700 undergraduate students. It offers a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The program boasts numerous internal and external affiliations, including Nemours Children’s Hospital, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), numerous public-school systems, and the UCF College of Community Innovation and Education. The Communication Disorders Clinic serves as the centerpiece for clinical education and applied research. This 13,500 square foot state-of-the-art facility includes an audiological suite and several specialty services, including the Aphasia House, the UCF Listening Center, and the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) Center, which provides assistive technology services for individuals across the age and disability spectrum living in 10 Florida counties. For additional information, visit our website at

Founded in 1963, UCF has enjoyed phenomenal growth in the years since and is one of the largest universities in the country with approximately 66,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Orlando, UCF has thirteen (13) colleges with thirty (30) doctoral programs and was identified as one of the top ten “Most Innovative Schools” by U.S. News & World Report. The university and college stress the importance of community engagement and partnerships and offer unique opportunities for collaborative research within and across disciplines. Innovative partnerships are in place with community agencies, healthcare facilities, public and private schools, business industries, government agencies, UCF College of Medicine, hospitals and biomedical research institutes. In its commitment to excellence, UCF provides support for both instructional and research efforts, including advanced instructional technology and support, national recognized web-based course development assistance, state-of-the-art instrumentation, simulation training, and grant support specialists. Additionally, UCF is one of 56 public universities with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation in two categories: community engagement and very high research activity. Faculty at UCF also enjoy the region’s mild climate, natural beauty, area attractions, and nearby beaches.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree (for instructor) or doctoral degree (for lecturer) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related discipline from an accredited institution. 

Preferred Qualifications: A history of, or potential for, a distinguished record of teaching across academic content areas in speech-language pathology, such as neurogenic communication disorders, speech disorders, and research design. ASHA CCC-SLP certification preferred. Candidates eligible for a lecturer appointment are also preferred. 

The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF Online Recruitment System at No paper applications will be considered. Applicants must complete the online faculty application and submit the following: (1) a letter of application including a statement on qualifications as they relate to the position announcement; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of all graduate level transcripts; and (4) at least three professional references (including names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers for each reference). The search committee will contact candidates prior to contacting references provided or other references.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Review of applications for a fall 2020 start date will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Bari Hoffman Ruddy, search committee chair at

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