Clinical Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position OverviewThe University of Kansas, Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic invites applications for a full-time 12-month non-tenure track faculty position as Clinical Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology beginning as early as June 1, 2023. All and intersecting areas of expertise into basic and applied aspects of communication sciences and disorders will be considered, including but not limited to speech and or language science, disorders, and development across the lifespan in monolingual, bilingual, multilingual, and or culturally/linguistically diverse populations. There is potential to serve as the Director of the Language Acquisition Preschool. The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing ( expects its faculty to contribute to the mission and goals of the Department and School in the areas of teaching, scholarship, service and practice.

Cultural and linguistic diversity are central to the field of speech-language-hearing and an integral part of clinical practice as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist. Candidates focused on bilingualism/multilingualism and/or cultural/linguistic diversity and under-representation in these language areas are encouraged to apply.

As a department, we strive to create an environment where differences are valued and respected, and all people have an equitable opportunity for success. We are committed to providing a climate focused around cultural and linguistic diversity through training, communication, and experiences that contribute to individual growth and development for leadership, learning and service in an increasingly diverse society. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the US prior to the start of the position. Job Description60% Teaching
  • Includes clinical instruction that occurs inside and outside the classroom
  • Supervision of students in clinical practicum
  • Advising and mentoring students in coursework and research
  • University teaching is at least one course per year
20% Service
  • Includes participation on department, university, state and national committees and advising students in the program.
10% Scholarly Work
  • Includes engaging in research, publishing articles and chapters, and presenting at state and national conferences.
10% Professional Performance
  • Involves assessment and treatment of communication disorders, advocacy for individuals with communication disorders and consultation with clients, family members, and/or professionals concerning clinical services.
Faculty Code
Faculty members are expected to carry out their responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of
Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, currently viewable at: Required QualificationsEvaluation of the following required qualifications will be made through 1) descriptions of work and educational experiences in letter of application, 2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV/resume, 3) clinical case statement and 4) diversity statement.
  1. Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  2. At least 3 years of experience providing clinical services.
  3. Current Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associate
  4. Eligibility for State of Kansas licensure in speech-language pathology.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated or high potential for clinical teaching.
  2. Demonstrated or high potential for work with diverse populations.
  3. Demonstrated or high potential for independent scholarship and mentoring.
  4. PhD in Speech-Language Pathologist or SLPD
Additional Candidate InstructionsApplicants must be submitted online at A complete application consists of:
  • A cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position.
  • A current and complete curriculum vitae or resume listing record of accomplishments and expertise.
  • A statement describing your approach to clinical practice through a case presentation (less than 1000 words).
  • The names, addresses, phone number and email addresses of at least three professional references.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less:
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Other documentation may be requested. Finalists will be required to submit to a background check, interview and presentation in their area of clinical expertise.
Contact Information to ApplicantsDr. Stephanie Meehan, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
[email protected] Advertised Salary Rangecommensurate with experience Application Review Begins01-Mar-2023 Anticipated Start Date01-Jun-2023


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