Assistant Professor of Audiology - Department Communication Disorders and Sciences 24-47

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nov 29, 2023
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description


Assistant Professor of Audiology - Department Communication Disorders and Sciences 24-47

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Communication Disorders and Sciences

Faculty Hire Number: #24-47

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 21, 2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary Scale: $86,500-96,000/year (Dependent upon qualifications)

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.2% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

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About the College:

The College of Health and Human Development is one of nine Colleges in California State University, Northridge. The College of Health and Human Development (HHD) is composed of nine academic departments, eight community-focused centers, and engagement in the campus wide Institute. The mission and view of the College of Health and Human Development emphasizes health, well-being and the educating individuals and communities in choices that impact how individuals live.

The College of Health and Human Development at California State University, Northridge offers fully accredited Bachelors' and Masters' degree programs in the departments of Child and Adolescent Development, Communication Disorders and Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health, Family Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Recreation and Tourism Management. The College of Health and Human Development also offers a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy, and began offering a clinical doctorate in the field of Audiology in the Fall of 2019. We have graduated over 3,000 students annually over the past several years from nearly 20 degree programs. Our programs span education, scholarship, and outreach services. We emphasize improvement of the quality of life for individuals and families, as well as managing services that promote health and well-being. Our collaborative approach fosters optimal learning for a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty.

The Tseng College of Graduate, International and Midcareer Education: The Tseng College of Graduate, International and Midcareer Education is one of nine Colleges in California State University, Northridge. The Tseng College creates and delivers innovative programs that provide access to CSUN's distinguished scholarship and teaching for midcareer professionals, regional employers, international students and the community.

The College specializes in developing graduate-degree and certificate programs that prepare midcareer adults for advancement in rapidly growing fields, and its international English-language and college-preparation program for foreign students is among the nation's largest.

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About the Department:

The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences has a three-dimensional mission incorporating teaching, research and service for the advancement of human potential in speech, voice, language and hearing. As part of a comprehensive university system dedicated to undergraduate and graduate instruction, teaching is always regarded as the first priority.

The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences offers an undergraduate degree in Audiology and, at the beginning the 2019-2020 academic year, began offering the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.). The Doctor of Audiology Program was accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) in February 2023. The Department also offers a B.A degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences, and M.S. degree in the discipline of Speech-Language Pathology, including an on-line M.S. degree program in speech-language pathology. Its speech-language pathology programs are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The Department is one of the institution's departments that are collectively accredited by the National Council on Accreditation in Teacher Education. The Department's website address is: The Department's website for the Distance Learning Program is: .

The Department and its offices, classrooms, laboratories and Speech Language and Hearing Center are housed in a 35,000 square foot, three-story facility. The audiology wing offers two complete audiology test suites, as well as labs for auditory electro-physiology (ABR and OAE), ENG and VAT, computerized platform posturography, a hearing aid dispensary, and an ear mold and real ear testing consultation rooms. Speech-language pathology facilities include 12 individual treatment rooms and 10 larger, group treatment spaces, all with direct observation and video recording capability. There are research spaces and newly acquired instrumentation for hearing science, speech science, swallowing, and related laboratories. Other facility features include a clinic business office to support 15,000 annual client visits for services in language, speech and hearing disorders, classrooms, clinical observation rooms and conference rooms with multi-media infrastructure.

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The Department announces an opening for one tenure-track appointment for an individual possessing an earned doctorate (Ph.D., Au.D., or equivalent) from an accredited institution in audiology, hearing and speech science, or closely related field, to teach in the undergraduate and doctoral programs in Audiology as well as undergraduate and graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology. ABD's will be considered but must have completed the doctoral degree by August 21, 2024. The position is available at the rank of Assistant Professor.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

While teaching is the primary mission of the institution, successful applicants will be expected to conduct scholarly work, publish, and provide other contributions to the professional field. Therefore, a successful candidate should provide evidence of recent research and/or recent publication. The position includes work in student advisement, faculty governance and university service, as well as participation in the development of new programs in and related to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

A successful candidate should have an academic and clinical background that will qualify him or her to teach existing undergraduate audiology core courses as well as graduate courses for the Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.), and to provide supervision for clinical services in audiology at the CSUN Language, Speech and Hearing Center. A successful candidate will also be qualified to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that support the speech-language pathology program in areas such as auditory anatomy, audiometry, and pediatric audiology. A successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum and program development. The successful candidate will be asked to indicate which areas would constitute teaching strengths for existing and proposed programs. The successful candidate will be available to teach on weekdays, evenings, and online, and be willing to participate in weekend student events.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, participation in assessment of student learning, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion. Given CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Other appropriate duties may be assigned according to the department's needs for sustaining the program, as well as for program development.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., AuD., or equivalent from an accredited institution in audiology, hearing and speech science, or closely related field
  • College or University-level teaching experience in-person, online, or both
  • Possession of, or obtaining within 12-month of hire, the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holding good standing for the duration of appointment.
  • Possession of, or obtaining within 12-month of hire, the California licensure in Audiology and holding good standing for the duration of appointment.
  • Evidence of productive research in the field related to Audiology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate a commitment and ability to teach, mentor and work with a diverse faculty environment
  • Evidence of effective engagement OR potential to engage with a diverse student body
  • Experience creating a student-centered learning environment
  • Experience adopting inclusive approaches to mentoring and teaching
  • Experience or potential to develop courses/curriculum for AuD. program
  • Experience with platforms for instructional technology
  • Experience with teaching doctoral level students in the fields of Audiology and/or Speech-Language Pathology
  • Strong preference will be given for the individuals with evidence of recent clinical or research experience with Industrial audiology and/or Occupational hearing conservation, vestibular assessment, Tinnitus assessment/management or (C)APD.
  • Strong preference will be given for the individuals with possession of, or immediate eligibility to attain and hold a hearing-aid dispensing license in California
  • Evidence for potential to conduct high quality of scholarly work
  • Supervisory experience of interns, clinical fellows, other clinical training

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin December 05, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applicants must to submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae to the website in the section above. In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Dr. Karen Kochis-Jennings at 818-677-3908.

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