Research Associate Professor in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 22, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Washington, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, is inviting applications for a Research Associate Professor non-tenure track position, effective September 2021. The Research Associate Professor will be expected to conduct an independently funded program of research focused on emergent literacy. There will also be a need to participate in dissertation committees, mentor other trainees in the conduct of research, and participate in service activities.

Non-tenure track positions of this type at the University of Washington have a 12-month service period. The initial term of appointment is for three years and open for part-time and full-time consideration.

In the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, research, education, and clinical activities are conducted with the goal of improving quality of life for individuals affected by challenges in speech, language and hearing across the life span ( We have close interdisciplinary ties with related units on campus, including the Departments of Linguistics, Psychology, Music, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; the Graduate Program in Neuroscience; the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center; the Autism Center; the Integrated Brain Imaging Center; the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; the University of Washington Medical Center; and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

The University of Washington and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences seek to promote equity, diversity, and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and community (see Thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service align with this commitment. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the University of Washington also supports career development and work-life balance for faculty. 


  • Conducting an independently-funded research program that is directly related to literacy in children with hearing loss.
  • Maintaining external funding to support the research program.
  • Disseminating findings at national/international conferences and through journal publications.
  • Mentoring departmental trainees in the conduct of research.
  • Participating in national and some departmental service activities.


A Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences or related field (or foreign equivalent) is required. Candidates studying development of literacy in individuals with hearing loss are particularly encouraged to apply; however, all candidates studying emergent literacy are welcome. .

The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in obtaining large, federally funded grants. They will have established contributions in scholarship, research and national service. Primary evaluation categories include focus of the research program, evidence of research productivity and impact, potential for external funding, and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should apply via the Interfolio link and submit: a) a cover letter indicating general interest in the position; b) a statement of research interests; c) a statement of teaching experience and/or interests; d) a 1 page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; e) curriculum vitae; and f) contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 15, 2021. Questions regarding the search can be directed to Kristie Spencer, Ph.D.,, 206-543-7980.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

Please see Interfolio link for additional information and to apply: