Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

  • Western Michigan University, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Department
  • 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  • Nov 17, 2020
Full time   Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology

Job Description


Major Responsibilities:  

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Sustained productivity and growth in research and grant writing
  • Service to the Department, College and University, and the profession and community
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary environment of research, instruction, and community collaborations 

Western Michigan University invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor positions in the speech-language pathology program in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. The two faculty positions are full-time 9-month appointments with optional summer teaching and have an expected start date of August 15, 2021. Rank will be determined by the selected finalists’ credentials and experience. 

The College: The College of Health and Human Services is located in a 195,000 square foot building with state-of-the-art teaching technologies and spacious research laboratories. The College enrolls over 3,200 students, with more than a third of those at the graduate level. In addition to the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, the College includes programs in blindness and low vision studies, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, social work, holistic health care, alcohol and drug abuse, interdisciplinary health services, public health, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary health sciences. The College has received a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Department of Education. The College also operates the Unified Clinics, a multidisciplinary service/training clinic. Learn more about our growing College at http://www.wmich.edu/hhs.

Department: Both the speech-language pathology program and the audiology programs are ranked in the top 75 programs nationwide. The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences enrolls approximately 60 students in the two-year M.A. program in speech-language pathology, 24 students in the doctoral program in audiology (Au.D.), 130 in the undergraduate major, and supports a minor in American Sign Language. Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences faculty are engaged in active research with students,
classroom and clinical teaching through the on-campus Van Riper Language, Speech, and Hearing Clinics, and service to the university and professions. The Department is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-LanguageHearing Association (ASHA). Opportunities exist for interprofessional collaborations within the College, across the University, and with the Western Michigan University School of Medicine.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned research doctoral degree (by the start date) awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) in communication sciences and disorders, or a related field
  • Demonstrated a potential for scholarly productivity and securing grant funding in communication sciences and disorders or a related field

Desired Qualifications:

  • Expertise in a variety of areas in the field of speech-language pathology including but not limited to speech science, pediatric speech-language pathology and cultural-linguistic diversity
  • Experience with instruction involving a diverse student body and a commitment to centering anti-racism in course and program design
  • Demonstrate commitment to clinical education aspects of the Department’s programs
  • Eligibility for licensure as a speech-language pathologist in the State of Michigan; ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence is desired for speech-language pathology

Application Details

To Apply: Required application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement (that exemplifies commitment to diversity, inclusion and anti-racism) and contacts of three academic references. Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2021 and continue until position is filled. Please visit http://wmich.edu/hr/jobs for detailed information and application procedures.

Chair of the search committee: Suma Devanga, Ph. D. suma.devanga@wmich.edu Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences College of Health and Human Services Western Michigan University


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Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2021 and continue until position is filled