Communication Sciences and Disorders Tenure Track Assistant Professor

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 05, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

                                                Howard University
                               Communication Sciences and Disorders
                                 Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position

The School of Communications at Howard University in Washington, D.C. seeks outstanding candidates for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment begins August 15, 2021. The successful candidate will teach prerequisite and graduate courses in Neurological speech and language disorders in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Evidence of teaching and research in this specialty area is required. Candidates will also be expected to complete committee work, mentor graduate student research, pursue research and/or creative works, provide service to the University and the community, and supervise graduate clinical practicum if needed.

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Howard is committed to preparing leaders for the global community and produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a minor in speech-language pathology, the Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology and the Ph.D. in communication sciences. In keeping with the legacy of Howard University, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has a nationally and internationally renowned faculty, and an outstanding reputation for addressing multicultural issues in speech-language pathology. The candidate must demonstrate understanding of and support for the mission of the Howard University.

Candidates should hold a terminal degree (Ph.D.) in speech-language pathology or communication sciences and disorders and have a record of teaching experience at the university level. The ideal candidate must demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based assessment and treatment of communication disorders for a culturally and ethnically diverse client population. In addition to being able to use current technology for teaching, applicants must possess excellent human relations skills and an established research record of accomplishment. ABD considered; degree must be conferred prior to start date.

• Must hold a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Sciences and disorders.
• Preference of at least 1-year university teaching experience.
• Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
• Licensure or potential for licensure in the District of Columbia.
• Evidence of peer-reviewed publications and/or scholarly presentations;
• Evidence of superior potential for developing academic stature.

• engaging in research and/or creative work
• teaching prerequisite and graduate courses in neurological speech and language disorders
• serving on thesis and dissertation committees
• participating in faculty committee work at the department, school-wide, and university level
• participating in continuing professional development
• executing professional, university, and community service
• writing grants for internal and external funding
• disseminating peer-reviewed scholarly works
• presenting scholarly works at professional conferences

Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not be construed as a contract for employment.

Additional information about the Department and University can be found at

Application Process
Please submit: 1) Letter of application; 2) Statement indicating teaching philosophy; 3) Current vita (including e-mail address); 4) Three reference letters; and 5) Teaching evaluation summaries; 5A) If applying with minimal teaching experience as an ABD letter of teaching experience from Department Chair or Program Director of Doctoral Program required. Digital portfolios are preferred.

Email completed applications to:
Dr. Shameka Stanford, Ph.D.
Chair, Search Committee
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
School of Communications
Howard University
525 Bryant Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20059

Application reviews will begin December 1, 2020. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2021.

Howard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a culturally diverse academic environment.

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