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Tenure Track Faculty Position: Motor Speech or Swallowing Disorders

Tenure Track Faculty Position: Motor Speech or Swallowing Disorders

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

 Position Description: This is an open rank tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University  of Iowa. We are seeking faculty with expertise in disorders of motor speech and/or swallowing across the lifespan. Areas of interest may include fluency  disorders, motor speech disorders (e.g. apraxia, dysarthria) in adults, dysphagia, and/or cleft palate. 

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to: a) contribute to the department’s strong record of research accomplishments by establishing and maintaining an active program of empirical research; b) contribute to our educational mission by teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in their area of expertise; and c) contribute to the department’s mission to serve the university, the profession, and the community. 

Required Qualifications:

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must:
1.   have earned a PhD in communication sciences and disorders or a related field by the start of fall 2022;
2.   demonstrate clear evidence of potential to develop an active and productive research program;
3.   demonstrate clear evidence of potential to obtain external funding;
4.   provide evidence that suggests the ability to teach effectively at the college level.

Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level must:
1.   demonstrate an active and productive research program in the candidate’s area of interest and departmental needs;
2.   demonstrate an established record of external funding or viable attempts to obtain external funding;
3.   demonstrate a record of effective teaching at the post-secondary level.

Desired Qualifications

Successful applicants may also have one or more of the following attributes:
1.   certification in speech-language pathology;
2.   eligibility for Iowa licensure;
3.   post-doctoral research experience;
4.   clinical practice experience;
5.   successful attempts at receiving external research funding;
6.   evidence of service and/or leadership in university or professional contexts commensurate with rank;
7.   a demonstrated commitment to working across disciplinary boundaries;
8.   a demonstrated commitment to enhancing the diversity of the department.

Appointment Start Date: August, 2022.

SalaryCompetitive and negotiable, commensurate with qualifications.

Application Process: Interested candidates must submit their application materials on the Faculty Jobs at Iowa website, using the requisition #74174. Materials must include 1) a current CV; 2) a statement describing your research interests and your teaching philosophy; 3) a brief statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); and 4) one or two representative publications. For the DEI statement, describe how you have implemented, or would implement at the University of Iowa, your beliefs in promoting diversity. Examples may come from your scholarship, teaching, or community outreach experiences. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for short-listed applicants. Review of applications will begin on September 16th, 2021.

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Eileen Finnegan, PhD

Contact Email :

Application Deadline : 9/16/2021

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