Assistant or Associate Professor - Communication Sciences & Disorders

Eastern Washington University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. This position may be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on candidate qualifications. The preferred start date is August 15, 2018.

The department is housed in the College of Health Science and Public Health based on Eastern's Spokane campus. The college and department prepare students to help meet the growing market demand in the critical fields of health care and education. The College is home to several nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs with an increased focus on inter-professional education (IPE).

Faculty positions include an expectation for teaching, research, and service, to meet the needs of the department. Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of learning outcomes. Specific responsibilities for this position include:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses consistent with expertise and program/departmental instructional needs
  • Potential clinical supervision in area(s) of expertise
  • Mentor student research
  • Conduct scholarly activities leading to publication and potential external funding
  • Provide service to the department, college, university as well as the discipline of communication sciences and disorders

Screening of applications will begin in late August 2017; applications will continue to be accepted until further notice. All materials will be held in confidence, and references will not be contacted without prior candidate notification.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates hired in at the rank of Associate Professor must go up for tenure in their third year.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate in communication sciences and disorders, speech-language pathology or closely related field at the time of appointment.
    • ABD will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the doctorate must be completed by August 2018.
  • Established record, or evidence of strong potential, of successful teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in at least one of the following areas:
    • Phonology
    • Alternate Augmentative Communication
    • Adult Motor Speech
    • Fluency
  • Eligible for Washington state SLP licensure
  • Evidence of ability to engage in productive, respectful, collegial relationships with students, faculty and staff

Additionally, candidates must demonstrate interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferred doctorate is a PhD
  • Established record, or evidence of potential, of external research funding
  • Readiness to work closely with students and faculty colleagues in community engagement and service-learning initiatives


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