Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Division, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences (CHS) is currently accepting applications for a full-time (11-month), tenure-track faculty positions. We invite you to become part of a dynamic group of faculty focused on being a national leader in research, instruction, and service.

Primary duties will include; teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses; engaging in scholarly activity, and participating in clinical activity. Additional duties include advising students and participating in service across the division, department and college levels.

Qualified applicants for the position must possess a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related area (ABD with established scholarly record will be considered with documentation), CCC-SLP, and eligibility for Kentucky State Licensure. Rank, tenure status and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified applicants in all areas of expertise will be considered for the position, but preference will be given to those with expertise in any of the following areas: pediatric speech and feeding, aphasia, phonetics, early intervention, and moderate and severe disabilities. Preference will be given to bilingual candidates who have expertise in working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Candidates should apply on line with a curriculum vita and letter of interest. Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Anne Olson, Ph.D. by email Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

About the CSD Program

The CSD program has offered undergraduate and master's degrees in communication disorders for over 60 years. The qualified candidate will join an outstanding academic faculty devoted to teaching, research, clinical practice, and service. Our faculty is comprised of 9 certified, licensed SLPs, one certified and licensed audiologist and one speech scientist. All faculty are engaged in active clinical practice and research. The UK CSD program is home to six ASHA Fellows, three state DiCarlo recipients, one national DiCarlo winner and a past president of ASHA. Our faculty are funded at the state and national levels including funds from NIH and DOE. Our research portfolio is diverse and places a high value on translational and interdisciplinary science. The qualified candidate will have access to several significant resources including; the College's state of the art teaching and clinical facilities, UK's Center for Clinical Translational Sciences, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, advanced neonatal and child and adult neuroimaging capabilities, a contiguous Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, our Human Performance Laboratory, the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, the UK Human Development Institute, and local and public schools. The College of Health Sciences is home to state-of-the-art research laboratories (wet & dry), and maintains strong collaborative ties with colleagues across campus.

About the University of Kentucky

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. Visit the University's website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work.

Job Title
Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related area

Required Related Experience


Required License/ Registration/Certification

Speech-Language Pathologist licensed (or eligible) in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
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    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents