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Open Rank Tenure-Track Position in CSD

Open Rank Tenure-Track Position in CSD

Open Rank Tenure-Track Position in CSD

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology


Position Summary and Institution Information

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, an innovative and growing program at the University of New Hampshire, invites applications for an open-rank tenure track position. The successful candidate will join us in continuing to develop dynamic, unique, and rigorous clinical, educational and research programs that advance the field and improve the lives of individuals with communication needs and disorders. The department, college and university are committed to growth, including bringing in top scholars in communication sciences and disorders. To this end, we have hired four tenure track faculty members in the past four years, each of whom has established an active research laboratory. We are building areas of excellence in learning theory and neural plasticity, cognitive and motor control, acoustics, and social-communication, including prosody. We also have re-designed the undergraduate and graduate curricula to increase the program’s rigor. This is truly an exciting time for us, and new faculty will be expected to build upon and contribute to our growth. The anticipated start date for this position will be Fall 2020.

Tenure track faculty are responsible for developing an independent program of research, instructing courses, and providing service to the department and university. Successful candidates are expected to assume leadership roles working with current faculty to establish and implement a Departmental vision consistent with the University and College of Health and Human Services evolving strategic planning and goals.

The University of New Hampshire is the state’s flagship public university and a Carnegie R1 research institution, with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant charters. The University of New Hampshire’s national and international agenda are highlighted through the President’s four strategic priorities: to enhance student success and well-being, build financial strength, embrace New Hampshire, and expand academic excellence by attracting strong and diverse faculty and students from around the world. The College of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in particular, have been identified as high-priority areas for growth. The University of New Hampshire has a student enrollment of 13,000+ undergraduates and 2,400 graduate students and a 18:1 student to faculty ratio with over 600 full-time faculty. The 11 colleges and schools offer 200 programs in more than 100 major fields of study. The university prioritizes student learning through collaboration with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression and service. In addition, The University of New Hampshire is in a spectacular location with gorgeous ocean beaches, and a short ride to the mountains. Our close proximity to Boston offers opportunities for research collaborations as well as a host of leisure activities, including theater, ballet, symphony, gourmet restaurants, and 5 major sports teams. Trains and buses offer easy and cost-effective commutes to Boston. The university is close to Portsmouth which has numerous world-class restaurants, an active art scene and is one of New England’s gems. The many towns surrounding the University offer excellent school systems, and each have their own personality and beauty.

The University of New Hampshire is committed to ensuring that faculty work in a supportive environment that includes mentorship and a balanced, healthy life style. The University creates an academic environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and a shared spirit of inquiry. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its faculty, staff, administrators and students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required qualifications include a PhD in speech-language pathology or a closely related field. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of strong research qualifications (e.g., post-doctoral fellowship, history of external funding, strong record of scholarly productivity, potential for multidisciplinary and/or inter-professional collaboration). Candidates also must provide evidence of teaching experience and service commensurate with rank. Holding a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) is preferred. As well, the University requires faculty demonstrate a commitment to sustaining and advancing the goals of the institution’s diversity of students, faculty, staff, and community groups. Candidates are expected to understand and be able to articulate the importance of equity, inclusion, and diversity in the field of CSD.

Preferred Qualifications:

Desired areas of expertise should build upon existing areas of excellence in the department.

Required materials: 

CV, Cover Letter, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and Teaching Evaluations (if available). 3 letters of recommendation sent directly to the Search Committee.

UNH EEO Statement:

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Kathryn Greenslade

Contact Address : University of New Hampshire<br />Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders<br />4 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 16038623287

Instructions : Applications should include (1) a letter of intent that delineates the candidate’s qualifications for the position, 2) a research agenda and teaching philosophy, and 3) a curriculum vitae. Please provide the names, addresses (including email) and phone numbers of three professional references to provide confidential letters of recommendation.<br /><br />Please direct questions to Kathryn J. Greenslade, Assistant Professor and Search Committee Chair (email:, phone: 603-862-3287). The search committee will begin its evaluation of candidate materials immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Initial on-campus interviews are anticipated to begin in November.

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