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Open-Rank Tenure-Track Professor

Open-Rank Tenure-Track Professor

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science

The School of Health Professions – Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Missouri (MU) - Columbia invites applications for a 9-month, tenure/tenure-track appointment beginning Fall Semester, 2023.  Responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate teaching (BHS, MHS, PhD levels), programmatic research, and service.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Speech-Language Pathology, Speech and Hearing Sciences, or a related field. 

Candidates will be evaluated on:

Area of specialization (motor speech, adult neurogenics, or fluency is preferable, but all areas will be given full consideration)

Demonstrated potential to conduct an independent research program and secure grant funding

CCC-SLP Status (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology)

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is eligible for university benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on university benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

The mission of the MU Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences is to offer outstanding educational and research programs in the areas of language, speech, and hearing and in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders. The department prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion in its programs, curriculum, and clinical activities as it strives to prepare professionals who are culturally aware and culturally responsive.

The University of Missouri is an AAU, Carnegie RU/VH Research University. Our faculty have access to a range of research centers and institutes, including the Cognitive Neurosciences Core Facility,  and the NextGen Precision Health initiative. SHP and MU offer internal funding opportunities and grant-writing and budget management support for external proposals.

The MU School of Health Professions (SHP) is the University of Missouri system’s only school of health professions and the state’s only public health program located on a health sciences campus. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of others. Every day, SHP faculty, staff, and students work towards changing lives through the integration of teaching, service and research.  With programs in speech, language and hearing sciences; rehabilitation; diagnostic and imaging sciences; public health; and social work, graduates of the School of Health Professions fill critical roles in health care. The school is comprised of eight departments and 13 disciplines.  The school is an important member of the University of Missouri Health System. Other members include the Sinclair School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, University Hospitals and Clinics and University Physicians.

The University of Missouri is located in Columbia, a mid-size city consistently ranked high in surveys of livability. Columbia is a dynamic college town with an active arts scene, athletics, and a large network of hiking and biking trails. Recent recognition includes listings in Obrella’s Best Commuter Cities, Best Small Places for Business and Careers, Best-Performing Cities, Best College Towns, Best Boomer Towns, Forbes Best Places to Retire, and Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs. Housing is affordable and the city has excellent schools. Located a two-hour drive from both St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia offers small town convenience and warmth as well as big-city sophistication and amenities. Discover more about Columbia at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

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Vaccination Statement:

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment, so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Judith Goodman

Contact Address : 301 Lewis Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 573-884-6085

Instructions : Applications should be submitted online at (choose the appropriate link under Academic positions and search for Job Opening 44024). Along with the online application please include a current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) as well as a letter detailing your interest in the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Deadline : 12/16/2022

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