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University Jobs in Speech/Hearing Sciences

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Non-UW Doctoral Funding Opportunity (AZ)

Fund your 4-year PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and get multicultural research training! Accepting students for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022!!!

Apply to our new program: Preparing Researchers in early Intervention for children with Disabilities from multicultural Environments (PRIDE).

This is a collaborative grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education to prepare doctoral students as researchers and future faculty with expertise in early assessment and intervention for children with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. This program is a collaboration between Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. Faculty from both sites will train and mentor students in research.

This opportunity is perfect for people who already have their CCCs.

Students accepted into PRIDE will receive a tuition waiver, stipend, health insurance, and funding to attend professional conferences.


To find out more, contact:

Dr. Nancy Scherer,

Dr. Laida Restrepo,

Dr. Mary Alt,

Dr. Leah Fabiano-Smith,


UF is Recruiting Ph.D Students

Potential Ph.D. Students Invited to Apply!

The University of Florida Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) is actively recruiting enthusiastic and well-qualified applicants for the Ph.D. program.  This program prepares graduates to do state-of-the-art research in a variety of the sub-fields of communication sciences and disorders using many different methodologies. Mentors in both Audiology and Speech/Language are available. Former students have had a strong record of finding high-profile post-doctoral fellowships and faculty positions.

Program Description:

Ph.D. students in this department earn the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences, and typically finish the program in about 4 years. The Rehabilitation Sciences program at UF includes Ph.D. students from SLHS, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. The advantage of this program is that students are immersed in interdisciplinary research and collaboration from the beginning of their programs. Students receive comprehensive training in theory, analysis, and dissemination of their research, as well as in-depth research experience in their chosen area of interest.  All accepted Ph.D. students receive a stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance.


Their department and the Rehabilitation Sciences degree program, which are part of the College of Public Health and Health Professions, are situated within the bustling UF Health Science Center, which also includes the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as UFHealth-Shands Hospital.  UF is currently ranked #8 among state universities, and is located in beautiful Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is great place to live. It has a relatively low cost-of-living, affordable housing, and a high quality of life, leading it to be listed #38 in the 100 Best Places to Live in America 2018. Commutes are short, with most faculty and staff living within 10 miles of campus, and most students living even closer. Gainesville has a lively cultural scene and is surrounded by beautiful parks and wildlife sanctuaries.


Priority will be given to applications completed by December 7, 2019.  For more information, please contact Dr. Lori Altmann, Ph.D. Program Director (, who will be available to meet with potential Ph.D. students at ASHA.


Open-Rank Positions at the Callier Center/University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)

The Callier Center/University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has three new open-rank positions available!

In addition to basic and applied research programs in hearing, speech and language, and neurophysiological (including motor speech) domains, the Callier Center for Communication Disorders houses strong clinical programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and patient care facilities. 

The Callier Center facilities are spread across two campuses, in the Dallas Medical District (adjacent to the UT Southwestern Medical Center), and on the main UT Dallas campus in Richardson (adjacent to Psychology and Neurobiology). The Callier Center contains state-of-the-art translational research facilities and an extraordinary network of interdisciplinary collaborations and resources. Excellent magnetic resonance imaging facilities are available at an inter-institutional imaging center adjacent to the Callier Center in the Medical District.

UTD is a Tier One Institution and the fastest growing university in Texas.  The University offers competitive salaries and generous start-up packages. 

Their School, Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS), houses a dynamic and collaborative research community in speech, language, hearing, psychology, and neurobiology.  BBS Faculty are active participants in a number of school-related research centers, including the Callier Center for Communication Disorders (the home of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences faculty) as well as the Center for Vital Longevity, the Center for BrainHealth, the Texas Biomedical Device Center, the Center for Children and Families, and the Center for Advanced Pain Studies.  The Dallas-Fort Worth area is an international hub with a strong economy, vibrant cultural atmosphere, world-class sports and entertainment, and nationally ranked public schools.


Applicants from all areas of speech, language, and hearing sciences will be considered. Priority will be given to candidates with a research focus in the following areas:

  • Age-related changes in hearing
  • Language disorders, emphasizing learning and remediation
  • Speech motor function and/or computational neuroscience, particularly technology-intensive investigation.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., Communication Sciences and Disorders; Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; Computer Science; Engineering; Neuroscience; and/or Psychology) and show evidence of a dynamic and productive research program with clear record of or potential for funding.

Applicants should submit:

  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of current and future research
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • Teaching evaluations
  • The full contact information for at least three professional references

Materials should be submitted via the online application form at

For more information about these positions, please see the attached files:

SLHS New Position Flyer and SLHS Job Posting.

Open Rank Position at Emerson College

Emerson College, the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts, is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, curriculum, and the college’s intellectual and geographic communities.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is soliciting applications from candidates who can contribute to excellence in diversity. The department seeks to fill a tenured (Associate), tenure-track (Assistant), or non-tenure-track (Term) full-time position; applications from faculty at all levels are encouraged.

The CSD prefers individuals with expertise in Communication Disorders, but will consider individuals in related fields. Candidates must be able to collaborate with the department’s curriculum committee to infuse multicultural approaches into core coursework. Tenured and tenure-track candidates will be expected to maintain a program of research. All candidates will be expected to engage in teaching and service. The teaching load may include graduate, undergraduate, on-campus and/or online courses. There may be opportunities to take on administrative roles with appropriate workload adjustments.  Start date is negotiable, beginning as early as August 20, 2020.

Required qualifications include:

  • A doctorate in Communication Disorders or a related discipline
  • Curricular experience with diverse populations
  • The ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from various backgrounds
  • Tenured/tenure-track candidates must have an active research program which reflects scholarship in multiculturalism
  • ASHA certification and experience with online pedagogy are strongly preferred.


To apply, please submit:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • Most recent course evaluations
  • Tenured and tenure-track candidates must also submit a research statement

Please provide the names of three references who will be contacted when the applicant becomes a candidate for the position (not to be contacted without candidate’s approval). Each material should be saved as a separate PDF or Word doc. and uploaded into the upload section where it requests your CV. Although the upload section just shows “upload CV” – you should upload all materials in that section as the separate documents.

Questions about the position should be directed to Rhiannon Luyster, Ph.D. (Search Committee Chair) at Review of applications will begin October 28, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

For the full job description and to apply, go to the job positing here.

Assistant Professor of Communication (Speech, Language, and Hearing Science) Position (Rhode Island College)

The Department of Communication at Rhode Island College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for Fall 2019 to teach and develop courses in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Science (SLHS) concentration. Final appointment is subject to available funding.

The Department of Communication serves approximately 350 majors in Media Communication, Public and Professional Communication, PR/Ad, and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Join a forward-looking and collegial department in a well-regarded regional institution with great traditions and dynamic culture. The Greater Providence metropolitan area offers easy access to the East Coast cultural centers, ocean shore, parks and forests, and many options for urban or suburban life styles. Established in 1854, Rhode Island College is a comprehensive mid-size institution of approximately 9,000 students. 

The Assistant Professor, Communication, Speech, Language, and Hearing Science will teach and develop courses including introductory and advanced level SLHS courses as well as assist with student advising.


  • Ph.D.* in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Audiology, Linguistics or related field
  • ABD considered and professional experience as appropriate to the individual discipline

*NOTE:  If no successful candidate is identified, applicants holding a master’s degree in Speech Pathology with CCC may be considered for a one-year limited term appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Speech Pathology or Audiology and evidence of effective teaching.


This position is open until filled.

For a full job description, which include additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

P.E.O. Scholar Award Opporunity

P.E.O. Scholar Awards are substantial one-time, competitive, merit-based awards of $15,000 for women of the U.S. and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral degree at an accredited college or university. In addition to recognizing and encouraging excellence in higher education, these awards provide financial support for study and research for women who will make significant contributions in their varied fields of endeavor. Priority is given to women who are well established in their programs, research or study.

A woman is eligible if:

  • She is a citizen or legal permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of her nomination;
  • Is within two years of her graduation date and has at least one full academic year of work remaining to complete her doctoral level degree at the time of the award payment is made (August 1)
  • Is enrolled in her program at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university (and would be enrolled full-time during the year of the award)

A woman is NOT eligible for Scholar Award support for a master’s degree, certificate program, residency, fellowship, specialization, or postdoctoral research.

For more information visit the P.E.O. International website:

Qualified students may contact Rebecca H. Ellison at or through the P.E.O. Scholar Award email for Washington State at

The application process requires that the applicant be sponsored by a local P.E.O. chapter, and that applications are accepted online, and only between August 20 and November 20. 


2018 UW Three Minute Thesis for Graduate Students

2018 UW Three Minute Thesis (UW 3MT®)

Submit proposal materials by Friday, March 16, 5 pm:

Call for Proposals poster:
Send questions to:


Are you a UW graduate student in the final stages of your capstone, thesis, or dissertation project? Does your work engage frameworks, methods, or theories from multiple disciplines in order to address complex challenges in the world? Join us for this opportunity to compete in a fast-paced presentation for cash prizes totaling $5,000. The 2018 UW Three Minute Thesis (UW 3MT®) Competition is open to all eligible graduate students from Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle campuses.

The 2018 UW 3MT Competition will feature graduate students engaged in interdisciplinary research. We have chosen to feature interdisciplinary research as this work is increasingly important due to the need to explore and address complex societal problems that cannot be resolved with a single discipline.  The explosion of innovative practices and new technologies has made interdisciplinary research even more possible and necessary. Interdisciplinary research can take many forms. In our review of submissions we will prioritize applications that describe the clear integration of information, methodologies, and/or theories from two or more disciplines to advance understanding or solve problems.

3MT competitions are intended for graduate students who are ready to present their capstone, thesis, or dissertation work, rather than for works-in-progress. If you are at an earlier stage with your research, we encourage you to seek out Scholars’ Studio events to present your work.

This event is organized by Core Programs in the Graduate School and the UW Libraries Research Commons—with prize awards courtesy of The Graduate School.

– Save the Date for the Information Webinar scheduled for Monday, February 12, 3-4 pm. (Re)visit this page for the link (in the Timeline section):

– Submit proposal materials by Friday, March 16, 5 pm.

– The UW 3MT Competition is on April 19, 4-5:30 pm, UW Seattle Campus.

– Select 3MT finalists will compete again for the UW Foundation Board on April 27, 8:30-11 am, UW Seattle Campus–with a required practice run-through on Thursday, April 26, between 11 am-2 pm.

Next Steps

–Learn more about UW 3MT eligibility criteria, timeline, proposal guidelines:

–Save the Date for the Information Webinar scheduled for Monday, February 12, 3-4 pm.
(Re)visit this page for the Information Webinar link (in the Timeline section):



Tenure Track Assistant Professor of SLP – California State University, San Marcos


THE POSITION:  California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks Tenure Track faculty for an academic year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor who has expertise and qualifications  in child language and/or literacy development/disorders.  The successful applicant may teach  in both the MS, BS, and Preparation programs through face to face and online modalities.   This individual will also be expected to mentor students, serve on culminating experience committees as chair and/or member; develop and maintain a research program; serve on department, college and university‐level committees, and supervise graduate students in clinical placements.  As part of a growing department within the College of Education, Health and Human Services, the successful candidate will serve an important role in the ongoing success of the MS and development and advancement of the BS and preparation programs, and will enhance the education of students  through experiential learning and simulations. CSUSM has become one of the fastest growing campuses in the CSU system. When completed (projected for 2030) the CSUSM campus will accommodate 25,000 full-time students on a 304- acre campus. CSUSM embraces and symbolizes twenty-first century learning, social justice and equity, and connection to the community. We offer hands-on and collaborative learning experiences, cutting edge technology, and academic programs relevant to the rapidly changing global environment. MINIMUM

QUALIFICATIONS:  Earned doctorate in a field appropriate to Speech Language Pathology.  ABD candidates will be considered, but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2018).  Candidate must have California SLP State License and ASHA CCC (or eligibility to obtain both).  The successful candidate has experience in teaching adults in face to face and online instruction at the MS and/or BS level, and must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with colleagues on an ethnically and culturally diverse campus.  The successful candidate will have the ability to develop and sustain a rigorous path towards retention, tenure and promotion as described in CSUSM policy.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Expertise in multicultural populations or bilingual language development is desired. Preference will be given to bilingual candidates who may be able to support supervision of graduate students with bilingual/bicultural populations. CSUSM places great value upon the development of educational and research partnerships within the community and candidates with a history of interprofessional collaboration and/or community‐based collaboration are desirable. Philosophical alignment with the Department of Speech Language Pathology Mission  is desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.

APPLICATION: A review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018; however, the position will be open until filled.

Please visit: for complete job announcement and application instructions.

 2018 Scholarship Fair – Mary Gates Hall, January 25th

Join us for the 2018 Scholarship Fair on Jan. 25, 2pm-5:30pm in Mary Gates Hall! This event is an opportunity for UW students and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 25 UW, local, national and international organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.

The list of participating scholarship programs is available at

Information sessions offered during the Fair include (all held in MGH 171):

College Success Foundation: Leadership 1000 Scholarships – 11:30am

Schwarzman Scholars program – 12:30pm

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship: FLAS Last minute tips – 2:30pm

Washington Space Grant: Astronaut Scholarship & other opportunities  – 3:00pm

Marshall Scholarships Program – 4:00pm

Don’t hesitate to RSVP, that just allows us to send you a reminder to attend if you are able to, but isn’t required. Drop into the Fair or any of these info sessions even if you don’t RSVP. Sign up to get reminded about the Fair.

And please contact us if you have questions.