Clinical Assistant Professor, Communicative Disorders

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

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Job Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor, Communicative Disorders

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications:

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by June 6, 2022. Second consideration may be given to applications received by June 27, 2022. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (June 27, 2022) may not be given full consideration.


Applications are sought for a 12-month, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders, in the College of Health Sciences, University of Rhode Island. Expertise is required in the areas of adult and/or child language disorders. The position will begin in the summer or fall of 2022. The clinical assistant professor will be housed within the URI Speech & Hearing Center that serves children and adults with speech, language and/or hearing impairments.
The University of Rhode Island enrolls approximately 17,000 students and is theprincipal public research university, as well as the land grant and sea grant university,for the state of Rhode Island. The main campus is located in the historic village ofKingston and is close to the ocean and major beaches in a beautiful coastal community.Just 30 miles from Providence, RI, URI is within easy reach of Newport, Boston and NewYork City.

Candidates are expected to supervise students in the URI Speech & Hearing Center, provide services to clients as needed, teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses, take part in service related activities, and participate in clinical scholarship activities that keep them up-to-date with current best practices within the discipline of speech-language pathology.



1. A minimum of an M.S. Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

2. The Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology under the auspices of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

3. A minimum of four years of experience working as a speech-language pathologist after earning the Certificate of Clinical Competence.

4. Eligibility for Rhode Island state licensure in speech-language pathology.

5. Demonstrated expertise in adult and/or child speech and language disorders.

6. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.


1. Three to five years of experience supervising graduate students in speech-language pathology, preferably in a university setting.

2. Demonstrated ability to develop a record of clinical and classroom teaching excellence.

3. Demonstrated ability to engage in clinical scholarship activities related to current clinical best practices.



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Status :

Calendar Year, Full-time, Non-tenure-track, Limited

End Date of Restriction or Limitation:

Position is full-time calendar year, limited to 07/01/2023 with anticipated renewal.


Communicative Disorders


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Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter with a description of how you meet the qualifications for the position (as one complete document).

(#2) Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and contact information for three professional references (as one complete document).

(#3) Other Document – A statement of clinical and teaching philosophy, along with any supporting materials (as one complete document).

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Founded in 1892, this land and sea grant university is the flagship public research institution in Rhode Island, enrolling more than 14,500 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students.

Thinking big
URI is home to some of today’s leading innovators, discoverers, and creative problem solvers and is known regionally and worldwide for its big ideas and pioneering research in such areas as environmental studies, neuroscience, biotechnology and life sciences, engineering, marine sciences, forensic sciences, pharmaceuticals, behavioral sciences, and public health promotion. A strong core of traditional academic disciplines provides the foundation for all specialized, professional, and applied areas of study. The University receives about $60 million annually in federal funding for research across 87 undergraduate and 70 graduate degree programs.

Motivated students, engaged faculty

Nearly 23,000 students applied for fewer than 3,300 openings in the 2017 freshman class, which boasts an average grade point average of 3.54. The 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio allows for personal attention and rewarding teaching experiences. Approximately 87 percent of faculty hold terminal degrees. In 2018 URI produced two Fulbright Scholars, five Boren Scholars, a Truman Scholar, and was named a one of the country’s top Gilman scholar-producing schools. URI’s commitment to diversity is demonstrated through its student body, with 43 states and 65 nations represented and 20 percent of students identifying as persons of color, a 65 percent increase since 2008.

Four campuses, one community

URI’s main campus is located on 1,248 acres in rural Kingston, where the campus core — including a quadrangle surrounded by handsome granite buildings — is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Six miles from Rhode Island’s beaches, this campus is conveniently situated along the Boston to New York corridor. The University’s renowned Graduate School of Oceanography is located at the 165-acre Narragansett Bay Campus. The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies brings higher education to downtown Providence. Nearby, the 133,000-square-foot Rhode Island Nursing Education Center URI Picture 2includes unparalleled simulation labs. The W. Alton Jones Campus — 2,300 acres of forests, lakes, and farmland in West Greenwich — provides a secluded setting for academic research, environmental education, business meetings and special events.


Investing in the future
Since 2007, the University has invested $607 million in campus capital projects, including: a $150 million engineering complex, due to open in 2019; Brookside, another new apartment-style residence hall, 2019; a Welcome Center, 2018; the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center, 2017; Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences, 2016; and Avedisian Hall, home to the College of Pharmacy, 2012.


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The University is home to several centers of expertise that tackle some of society’s most vexing challenges. The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience brings multi-disciplinary research to bear on devastating brain diseases, such as ALS and Alzheimer’s. The Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center supports state, national, and international public welfare through education, research, training, and service. The Business Engagement Center is the “front door” through which industry taps into research and training opportunities and assistance with intellectual property or technology issues. The R.I. Food Center brings URI’s agricultural roots to the 21st century as a resource for farmers, consumers, retailers, and others across the food industry

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