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Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Butler University

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Job no: 494872
Work type: Faculty
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Faculty

Assistant Professor
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
College of Communication, Butler University

The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences department in the College of Communication at Butler University invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor with an expected start date of August 2024. The successful candidate will be a dedicated teacher-scholar-mentor committed to the merger of theory and practice, experiential learning, and inclusive pedagogies. They will primarily teach classes in Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing, Phonology, and Speech and Hearing Sciences. They will also develop and continue a research program, supervise students, and provide leadership and service to the college, university, and professional community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A terminal degree (PhD) in speech-language pathology or related field (ABD considered) by May 2024
  • Evidence of teaching excellence;A record or potential for peer-reviewed, published scholarship in the area of speech-language pathologyExcellent written communication skills;Expressed desire to work with students, faculty, and staff from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • PhD in speech-language pathology or related field;
  • Successful experience in the following:
    • working collaboratively with others (e.g., committee service, being part of a production team, co-teaching);
    • working independently (e.g., supervising a research study, course development);
  • Current ASHA certification (CCC-SLP);
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching undergraduate speech, language, and hearing sciences courses;
  • Articulated interest or experience creating projects compatible with socially and culturally diverse and inclusive lines of inquiry in teaching and/or research;
  • Professional experience as a speech-language pathologist;
  • Experience connecting and collaborating with speech, language, and/or hearing professionals on the local, regional, and/or national levels;
  • Experience managing people on projects;
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills;
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills

To apply, candidates must submit:

  1. A letter of application outlining qualifications, brief teaching philosophy, and experience with/commitment to teaching a diverse student body
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Research statement
  5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  6. Contact information for three references who can speak to your ability or promise as an instructor and/or researcher

Materials should be addressed to Sofia Souto, PhD, SLHS Search Committee Chair, College of Communication, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208. For questions, please reach out to Applications are due by September 22, 2023.

About the University and the College of Communication: Founded by Ovid Butler in 1855 on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, Butler University is a comprehensive, liberal-arts-based, private university located in the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Indianapolis and is committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. The city of Indianapolis also houses several hospitals, the Indiana University School of Medicine, and many clinics and schools that offer SLP observations. With a mission to boldly innovate and broadly educate, Butler University has been recognized by US News & World Report as the #1 Regional University in the Midwest, #1 Most Innovative School for the seventh consecutive year, and the #1 Best College for Veterans. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students across its six colleges, including the College of Communication.

The College of Communication enrolls approximately 550 students across its 8 majors and online graduate program in Strategic Communication. CCOM is a dynamic and forward-thinking college that seeks to create an inclusive learning environment with a student-focused approach. Tenure-track faculty in the College have a typical teaching load of 3 courses per semester with an expectation for research and service. Butler offers generous financial support for research projects, innovations in curricular development, and travel to present for domestic and international conferences. Additional information about the University and the College can be found at There are also opportunities and support for engaging in work that contributes to university-wide initiatives in diversity and social justice, the Indianapolis Community Requirement, and Global Historical Studies.

About the SLHS Department: The department has 120 undergraduate students who participate in a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including in-house speech-language and audiology clinics. In addition, the program has strong professional connections in the Indianapolis community and students who are actively interested in research. Additional information about the department can be found at

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Advertised: September 05, 2023
Applications close: September 22, 2023

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