Assistant Professor - Communication Sciences and Disorders - PhD Program - (FAC001570)



The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston, is seeking applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position effective Fall 2021.

Responsibilities include developing and maintaining an active and fundable research program, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, directing student research, and providing academic service to the institution and the larger academic community. The candidate will be expected to contribute to our recently established PhD program in communication sciences and disorders.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders ( https://uh.edu/class/comd/ ) at the University of Houston is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. We value diversity and strive to be a welcoming, inclusive center for research, education, and clinical service. Our faculty are engaged in research in a variety of areas representing our field ( https://uh.edu/class/comd/research/ ), and we have approximately 300 undergraduate and 80 graduate students. Degrees offered include: B.A. and B.S. degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders, American Sign Language Interpreting, an M.A. degree in Speech-Language Pathology, and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Additionally, the department offers a post-baccalaureate leveling program. Our on-campus clinic provides services to clients in the greater Houston area that represent diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, ages, disorders and etiologies.

Review of applications will begin November 2, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a cover letter with stated qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, research statement, representative papers, teaching philosophy, and the names of three academic references. Transcripts from all educational institutions and written letters of recommendation will be requested from final candidates. Questions about the position should be directed to Ferenc Bunta, search committee chair, via e-mail ( fbunta@uh.edu ) or phone (713-743-4489).

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research university, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and is recognized as for its community engagement. Located in the heart of the nation’s fourth largest city, UH is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse public research universities in the nation with over 45,000 students on the main campus. With its new College of Medicine, UH is also a member of the world’s largest medical center, the Texas Medical Center (TMC). Our faculty have active collaborations within UH (Psychology, Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics, Education, Health and Human Performance, College of Technology, etc.) as well as Rice University, TMC Institutions (such as Baylor College of Medicine, UT Health Science Center-Houston), school districts, and other institutions. Additional information about our department can be found a t https://uh.edu/class/comd/ .



The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples

Qualifications :

  • Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders or related field,
  • Evidence of the potential to develop a productive, fundable line of research and
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach effectively at the college level.


Desired qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral experience,
  • Promising record of scholarly activity,
  • Teaching experience at the college level,
  • Clinical licensure (CCC-SLP), and
  • Applicants whose research focuses on phonological disorders or motor speech disorders are encouraged to apply; however, all areas in the field will be considered.


Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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