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Open Rank, Tenure Track - Speech-Language Pathology

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Open Rank, Tenure Track - Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science TYPE Faculty


The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is one of two schools in the College of Education (COE) at Pacific University, located in Forest Grove, Oregon. We invite applications for appointment to a 10-month (annually), Tenure-Track, Open Rank position.

Pacific University and the School of CSD emphasize excellence in teaching. The School offers a graduate program in speech-language pathology (MS SLP), an undergraduate minor, and a post-baccalaureate course sequence. Our clinical program is embedded in the community with multiple collaborative and reciprocal partnerships.

The selected candidate will join a dynamic, thoughtful, and engaged faculty who are committed to fulfilling the School of CSD’s mission: to develop a diverse and inclusive workforce of collaborative professionals who are leaders in their communities; to integrate science, theory, and the art of practice; to inspire curiosity and cultivate critical thinking; to promote the well-being of those we serve with humility and genuine care; to curate authentic clinical experiences through reciprocal partnerships with diverse and underserved communities; and to advance scholarship and move the profession forward.



The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Pacific University seeks a candidate for a full-time, tenure eligible (10-month annually) position as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of speech-language pathology. Position to begin in 2023.

Qualified candidates will have expertise in communication and/or swallowing disorders in adult populations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Excellence in teaching of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate-level academic and clinically-relevant coursework
  • Develop and sustain an active research and scholarly agenda
  • Actively engage in service within the School, College, University, and profession
  • Consistent use of evidence-based decision-making in teaching and/or scholarly work
  • Integrate expertise in one or more areas of neurologic communication, cognition, and/or swallowing disorders that impact adult populations into the undergraduate minor, post-baccalaureate course sequence, and/or graduate program
  • Consistent demonstration of excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Integrate the vision, mission and values of the University, College, and School of CSD


An earned research doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D. or equivalent) with a strong background in adult-focused practice and/or research is required. Successful candidates will demonstrate experience and commitment to lifelong learning related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Priority will be given to candidates who contribute to the diversity of the faculty. Preferred candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: dysphagia, cognitive communication disorders, and/or alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching and a record of scholarship or strong potential for scholarly work.

Individuals who fulfill some, but not all of the preferred characteristics are encouraged to apply. Candidates who have completed a doctoral program with the exception of completion of the dissertation (ABD status) will be considered and such applicants should include a letter from their doctoral advisor that includes an expected date of program completion.

Candidates are required to hold the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) or equivalent, be eligible for licensure in the State of Oregon (licensed by start date), and successfully complete a federal and/or international background check. All applicants are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States on acceptance of a conditional offer of employment.



  • Minimum research doctorate degree (Ph.D., Ed.D or equivalent)
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Oregon
  • Current American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)
  • Successful completion of Background Check
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Commitment to best practice and lifelong learning in equity, diversity, and inclusion


  • Expertise in dysphagia, cognitive communication disorders, and/or alternative and augmentative communication (AAC)
  • Contributes to diversity of the faculty in the College of Education
  • Record of excellence in teaching
  • Record of research/scholarly work or strong potential for success in scholarly activities
  • Record of mentorship and service to the community including the profession


Please visit our website: School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Please visit Pacific University - Oregon Human Resources for Full Description and To Apply 

Additional Info

Contact Name : Helen Sharp

Contact Address : 2043 College Way

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 5033521432

Instructions :

Application Deadline : 1/15/2023

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