Assistant Professor - Pediatric Language Disorders

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The Department of Speech-Language Pathology, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in the field of pediatric language disorders. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on January 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Disorders or a related field of research and expertise in child language and child language disorders, with a focus on semantics, syntax, pragmatics or literacy with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Completion of a post-doctoral fellowship will be considered an asset, as will experience supervising student research and/or post-doctoral fellows. We require that candidates have a clinical background in speech-language pathology/communication disorders and are eligible for registration with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive and externally funded research program.

Research excellence should be demonstrated by high-quality peer-reviewed publications, peer-reviewed funding, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments and awards, the teaching dossier, including a detailed teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

This is an exceptional opportunity to join the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto, one of the most highly ranked research universities in North America. The department is housed in the Rehabilitation Sciences Building, which provides excellent teaching and research facilities. The University of Toronto offers unique opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research, encourages innovative scholarship, and provides the prospect of teaching a diverse student population. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (up to 3 pages), copies of up to three representative publications and a teaching dossier to include a detailed teaching statement (up to 3 pages), sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to [email protected] by the closing date. If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected]. All application materials must be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF format. 

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by July 18, 2019.

For more information about the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, please visit our home page at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: Speech-Language Pathology
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: May 8, 2019
Job Closing: Jul 19, 2019




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Posted: 5/8/2019
Application Due: 7/26/2019
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