Assistant Professor

Amherst, MA
Jul 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS FACULTY POSITION POSITION: Assistant Professor in Communication Disorders. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position beginning September 4, 2018. QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Speech-Language Pathology or a related discipline by the appointment date. Expertise in child language development and/or bilingualism is preferred. We are also particularly interested in applicants with research interests in either literacy or neurodevelopmental disorders, although we will consider applicants with expertise in any area of speech-language pathology. Applicants are not required to hold an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP); however, they must possess the ability to teach clinical courses. Candidates should have a strong record of peer-reviewed publication given career stage, evidence of independent and collaborative research potential, demonstrated potential to develop an extramurally funded research program, and excellent teaching skills. RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses; advising students; service to the department, school, and university; and establishing an independent, fundable research program. SALARY: Salary is competitive at the Assistant Professor level. THE PROGRAM: The Department of Communication Disorders offers the B.S., M.A., Au.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Both the M.A. and Au.D. programs are CAA-accredited and student stipends are available from federal training and research grants. The Department currently has 12 full-time faculty members and is located within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences on the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst campus. UMass Amherst has been classified as having Very High Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation. The statewide University system has five campuses, including a medical school located in Worcester, 50 miles from Amherst. The Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. TO APPLY: The application review process will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by this date to ensure full consideration. Anticipated start date is September 4, 2018. Applications: Interested candidates should apply online at and provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a personal statement outlining their research expertise, future research goals, and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references. For questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Sarah Poissant, Search Committee Chair, at The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career. We are seeking talented applicants who are qualified for an Assistant Professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.