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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty


The Communication Disorders Program at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor with an expected start date of August 2021. Responsibilities include (a) teaching 12 credit hours of undergraduate and/or graduate students per semester, including supervision of student clinicians; (b) engaging in scholarship, including mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate research; and (c) providing service. Applicants with expertise in child speech, language development and disorders, and literacy are highly desired. Summer teaching may be available. Opportunity for clinical directorship exists. 


Candidates must (a) possess a terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology, or a related discipline; (b) possess a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP); and (c) hold or be eligible to obtain Missouri licensure. ABD candidates will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants possessing a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology. 


Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. UCM offers an attractive benefits package.


The UCM Communication Disorders program offers a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. The program has held accreditation since 1969 from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Housed within the program is the Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders (WSCCD). The WSCCD provides student clinicians with on-campus diagnostic and treatment experiences involving individuals across the life span and with a wide range of communication and/or swallowing disorders at various levels of severity. On-campus clinical training is supported by specialty clinics that feature state-of-the-art materials, instruments, and facilities. Additionally, on-campus clinical training is supplemented by a variety of off-campus clinical opportunities.

The Communication Disorders Program is located in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies’ School of Human Services. With four colleges, UCM offers 150 programs of study, including 10 pre-professional programs, 27 areas of teacher certification, and 37 graduate programs all at an affordable cost that has been applauded by the U.S. News & World Report in their America’s Top 100 Public Colleges & Universities. Nearly 12,000 students from 49 states and 59 countries enjoy small class sizes, learning opportunities with hands-on experiences, and personalized attention from dedicated faculty members. Currently, UCM successfully places 92% of graduates (across all graduate programs) within six months of graduation. We are a leader in discipline-specific accreditation and serve as Missouri’s lead institution in professional technology.


Central to western Missouri, Warrensburg invites you to experience the small-town atmosphere that offers many cultural and recreational opportunities. The Katy Trail (the country’s longest recreational rail trail at 240 miles) begins in Warrensburg, and Powell Gardens (an 835-acre botanical garden) is located about 15 minutes northwest of Warrensburg. The Missouri State Fairgrounds Historic District (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) is located about 30 minutes east in Sedalia. Also, the Lake of the Ozarks is located about 30 minutes south of Warrensburg. And for those who frequently (and infrequently) desire a faster pace, the Kansas City metropolitan area is located just 45 minutes northwest and provides a wide array of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Aside from the social atmosphere, Warrensburg offers low housing costs – relative to the national average – as well as the Warrensburg School District which has been awarded the highest-level accreditation from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.


Please complete an on-line faculty profile, which may be found at Provide the following either on your faculty profile or as an attachment:

  • cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae, and  
  • three professional references (include names, phone numbers, and email addresses).

If selected for an interview, you will need to provide three letters of reference and official transcripts from all universities attended.

The anticipated review date is May 10, 2021, and reviews will continue until the position is filled. Please address any questions regarding the position to Dr. Bonnie K. Slavych, Search Committee Chair via email at

For information about the on-line application process, please contact Human Resources at or (660) 543-4255. UCM is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Please note that UCM requires all faculty applicants for this position to complete the on-line faculty profile and submit to the appropriate position at for consideration. All documents requested for this position must also be attached to the faculty profile at the time of application. Only completed online faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Dr. Bonnie Slavych

Contact Address : University of Central Missouri, Communication Disorders Program, Martin 68, Warrensburg, MO. 64093.

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 660-543-8816

Instructions : Refer to "APPLICATION PROCEDUERES heading for instructions on how to apply.

Application Deadline : 5/10/2021

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