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Speech-Language Pathology / Communication Sciences and Disorders (Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor)

Speech-Language Pathology / Communication Sciences and Disorders (Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor)

Speech-Language Pathology / Communication Sciences and Disorders (Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor)

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

The Speech-Language Pathology Division in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Central Michigan University (CMU) is recruiting for one full-time, 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning August 24, 2020. The CMU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and is located in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Attractive benefits package and research support are available.  Summer work opportunities exist.


Required: Earned terminal doctorate degree is required although ABD considered if it is clear the degree will be completed by the start of appointment; CCC-SLP required.  Licensed as an SLP in Michigan or eligible for MI licensure. Expertise in one or more of the following areas:  voice, dysphagia, motor speech disorders, child phonology; however, other related areas of expertise may be considered.  Effective oral/written communication skills required. Must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred:  PhD; clinical supervision experience; teaching at university level; experience or demonstrated interest in securing extramural grants and contracts; demonstrated research agenda based on published works and/or external funding; and evidence of involvement with professional associations and organizations.


Maintain a standard of excellence in teaching, research/scholarship and service as outlined by the CMU Faculty Agreement and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Bylaws.
Teaching. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Supervise graduate and undergraduate student clinicians providing speech-language pathology services.  

Research.  Conduct research and scholarly endeavors leading to publications and external grants. Direct student research.

Service. Involvement in campus and community service. Advise undergraduate and graduate students.

General Information:

Founded more than 125 years ago to meet Michigan’s need for teachers and business leaders, Central Michigan University prepares students to become leaders and changemakers in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 22,000 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. We offer approximately 300 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels — many of which are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5 percent of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 18 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes are achieving great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing titles in Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.2.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. The city is a short drive from other major Michigan destinations including Grand Rapids and Detroit, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and more.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions consists of five academic units (Department of Physical Education and Sport, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Department of Physical Therapy, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Science). It offers undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in audiology, communication disorders, community health education, health services administration, school health education, physical therapy, physician assistant, exercise science, substance abuse prevention, health promotion, speech-language pathology, physical education, athletic training, athletic coaching and sport management, delivered by 100+ faculty/staff. CMU's website is The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions website is

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has a faculty/staff of 35, and an enrollment of approximately 120 graduate students and 200 undergraduate signed majors.  The department’s academic and clinical programs are accredited in both speech-language pathology and audiology by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  Over 5,000 clients are seen annually, including 100+ participants in the Summer Specialty Clinics program.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Mark Lehman

Contact Address : Central Michigan University<br />2186 Health Professions Building<br />Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 989-774-7293

Instructions : Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Starting date of the position will be August 24, 2020. Applications must be submitted through an on-line process beginning at: Electronically attach a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, copy of academic transcripts, and a list of three professional references, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Mark Lehman at CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see

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