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Assistant Professor, Audiology (Tenure-Track)

Lamar University
Beaumont, TX

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Assistant Professor, Audiology (Tenure-Track)





Job Summary/Basic Function:

About This Role:

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Lamar University is seeking a full-time open rank tenure-track faculty position in Audiology to begin Summer 2024. Individuals with a productive research agenda and current or strong potential to obtain extramural funding are heavily encouraged to apply. Research facilities are well-equipped and ready for most project types. Applicants must: have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service; be flexible and adaptable; and have a cooperative work style. Expertise and/or research in any of the following areas is considered an asset: Telehealth or eHealth, Cochlear Implants, Pediatrics, Tinnitus/Hyperacusis, or Auditory Processing Disorders. Other specialty areas will be considered. Summer employment opportunities and start-up research funding may be available.

Note regarding Teaching Workload: While full-time is considered a workload equivalent of a 4 course Fall, 4 course Spring (4:4), considerations will be made for release for scholarly and creative activities with a maximum release set at half per semester (2:2).

Position Responsibilities:

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Scholarly and Creative Activities – maintaining active research, dissemination of research, and application for extramural funding; mentoring of undergraduate and graduate research endeavors
  • Teaching – graduate and undergraduate coursess
  • Service – to the Department, College, University; to the Community; to the Profession
  • Other departmental and program duties as assigned.

Who We Are:

Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

Department Summary:

The Department offers two graduate degree programs that are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA): (1) the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) and (2) the Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology. The Department also offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program leading to state licensure as an SLP-A, and an online graduate certificate program in Vocology.


At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent from an accredited institution approved by the licensing board of the State of Texas, Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Active holder or eligible to obtain Texas state licensure in Audiology at the time of hire. Those near completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD. Experience in University teaching, research, and clinical experience will be considered an asset.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Veteran's Preference:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

How to Apply: Interested candidates should apply at and submit 1) letter of Interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching philosophy; 4) 5-year research agenda/philosophy, and 5) list of 3 professional references. Official transcripts are required at the time of employment.

Primary Contact: Connie L. Howard, Au.D., Lamar University
Contact Email: (please include “Audiology Position” in your initial subject line)Contact Phone: 409-880-8171Department Phone: 409-880-8338Department Fax: 409-880-2265Department Mailing Address: Speech and Hearing Sciences Department, Lamar University, Box 10076, Beaumont, TX 77710

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Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.


A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.


Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.


Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.


Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail

To apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, go to


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