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Postdoctoral Scholar in Speech Language Pathology

Postdoctoral Scholar in Speech Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science TYPE Post-Doctoral Research

POSITION: Full-time, non-tenure-track Postdoctoral Scholar in Jonathan Preston’s Speech Production Lab in the Communication Sciences & Disorders of the College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University.  The lab’s current focus is broadly on assessment and treatment of speech sound disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech and residual speech sound disorders.  Position begins in Summer 2022. Compensation is nationally competitive.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Communication Disorders or related field. Must complete their PhD degree before employment begins.  The ideal postdoctoral candidate would have clinical and research experience with children with speech sound disorders or related area (e.g., child language, fluency, motor speech) and an interest in learning more about clinical research, speech sound disorders, speech motor control, speech perception, and clinical trials.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:  The Postdoctoral Scholar will be part of the speech production lab at Syracuse University and will report to Dr. Jonathan Preston. The lab is engaged in several clinical trials across preschool and school-age children, and is studying treatment outcomes associated with Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing, ultrasound biofeedback, visual acoustic biofeedback, teletherapy, and speech motor chaining. Responsibilities will include: Collecting and coding data from research participants, conducting data analysis, disseminating research findings through publications and presentations, and coordinating with students, lab staff, and collaborators about recruitment, research policies and procedures.

APPLICATIONS: Applicants must complete an online application including a curriculum vita, letter of intent, and a list of three referees  (Job # 076088) at  The position will remain open until filled, but priority consideration is given by December 1, 2021.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Department at Syracuse University offers CAA-accredited clinical programs in Speech-Language Pathology (MS) and Audiology (AuD), as well as a Bachelor's degree in CSD, an AuD/PhD and PhD/SLP degrees. Several CSD faculty teach courses that are included in the Neuroscience Integrated Learning Major for undergraduate students. Also, the department maintains an excellent, highly visible on-campus speech-language­ hearing clinic (the Gebbie Clinic) serving a variety of clients from the Greater Syracuse community. Many of our departmental faculty have appointments and maintain strong collaborations with neighboring institutions, including the SUNY Upstate Medical University, Crouse Hospital, and the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center. These collaborations and facilities include access to a broad range of patient populations and resources.

THE UNIVERSITY: Syracuse University, founded in 1870, is a comprehensive private coeducational and residential university. Its 14,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students come from the entire U.S. and nearly 90 foreign countries. Each of the professional schools and colleges is accredited by the appropriate professional association. Syracuse University offers an outstanding and comprehensive compensation and benefit package in a unique and vibrant urban campus setting. Syracuse University employees are offered a wide variety of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities while enjoying a diverse professional workplace.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Jonathan Preston, PhD

Contact Address : Dept of Communication Sciences & Disorders
621 Skytop Rd, Ste 1200
Syracuse NY 13244

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 315-443-3143

Instructions : Please begin the application process at

Application Deadline : 12/1/2021

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