Assistant Professor - Human Performance (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Human Performance, Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Virginia University (WVU) is seeking a full-time, tenure track (12-month) Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology to contribute to a well-established program with a tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of WVU and the program in Communication Sciences and Disorders housed within the School of Medicine.

The successful candidate will provide high-quality teaching and direct a research program, mentor student research, and participate in clinical practice. Individuals with expertise in speech sound disorders, acquired language disorders, dysphagia, and/or augmentative and alternative communication are encouraged to apply but all applications will be reviewed. Specifically, the successful candidate will participate in scholarship appropriate to areas of expertise leading to peer-reviewed publications and external funding. In addition, the faculty member will provide instruction to students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will also participate in dissemination of research findings in various formats including regional, national, and international conference podiums and posters, and peer-reviewed journals; contribute to a department culture of collegiality, collaboration, and trust; promote and demonstrate innovation and resourcefulness; and seek to promote partnerships within the department, community, and other related programs. Active engagement in departmental, university, and professional service activities is also expected.

Qualifications :

Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:
• PhD completed no later than August 1, 2021
• Has or is eligible for a West Virginia Speech-Language Pathology license
• Current ASHA Certification (CCC-SLP) or ability to obtain CCC-SLP prior to starting
• Record of publications commiserate with experience
• Participate in research clinical practice

All qualifications must be met by the time of the appointment.

West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 32,500 students, including 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students. The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Morgantown is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the northwest. Morgantown is a diverse and welcoming community of 55,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities.

First consideration will be given to applications received by February 28, 2021.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The appointment date is negotiable, with the goal to have the successful candidate identified no later than May 31, 2021.

Applicants should apply at: with a cover letter of interest describing teaching philosophy and experience, current CV, and contact information, including e-mail addresses for three professional references.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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