Assistant/Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 19, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


FLSA Status



Earliest Start Date

Fall 2021



Commensurate with experience


Hours per Week

40 hours


Hiring Department

Health and Kinesiology


Required Application Materials


A single PDF or Word document containing a Curriculum Vitae (CV), letter of interest, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and three (3) recent letters of recommendation (with reference contact information including email addresses, phone numbers, and organizations) is required to apply.


Important Instructions:   

When prompted to upload your “resume”, upload your combined documents as one file.

  • Please do not upload documents to “Cover Letter” or “References”.


If the required application materials were not uploaded at the “resume” prompt, please withdraw your application and re-apply to upload your combined documents as one file.


Job Description

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), beginning Fall 2021. The CSD program was launched in the Fall of 2019 and has been growing rapidly since. The Department plans to open a new speech-language pathology graduate program in the next two years.



Essential Functions

  • Teaching a variety of undergraduate courses, including (but not limited to): speech science, hearing science, phonetics, voice and fluency disorders, and anatomy and physiology.
  • Assisting in the accreditation process of the new graduate program.
  • Teaching graduate courses in the future. Classes are primarily face-to-face, with occasional hybrid or online as needs arise.
  • Conducting scholarly research.
  • Service to the department.
  • Service to the campus community.



Required Qualifications

  • Earned terminal degree (Ph.D. or doctorate) in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • ASHA Certification in Speech-Language Pathology OR dual certification in SLP and Audiology
  • Eligibility for Texas licensure
  • Evidence of either an established line of research or the potential to establish one and obtain external funding


Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience on the university level
  • A minimum of three (3) years of direct clinical work with various communication disorders
  • Experience with AAC
  • Experience securing external grants


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written language skills
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, working collaboratively, and working in a multicultural environment.
  • Be able to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, should show evidence of scholarly activity, and should show commitment to public higher education.


Other Information

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Doctoral students scheduled to graduate in May 2021 are encouraged to apply.


Working Conditions

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Exposure to standard office conditions.
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking, and Bending.


About The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is a comprehensive institution of higher education offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs as an institution of the renowned University of Texas System. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences houses the Department of Health and Kinesiology and the School of Nursing. 

Nursing Program: Online graduate programs are currently ranked among the top 25 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. We offer the Master of Science (MSN) in Nursing Administration; MSN in Nursing Education; MSN in Informatics, Quality & Safety; MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner; MSN – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nursing (Ph.D.); Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP); Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), and are planning a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) Degree.

UT Tyler is situated 100 miles east of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex amidst the beautiful lakes and woods of East Texas, is an economically strong and rapidly growing community. With a population of 100,000, Tyler is the regional center for the arts, medical care, finance, and higher education.

The University contributes to the strong healthcare industry in Tyler through its College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, and its partnerships with sister institutions UT Health Northeast and UT Health East Texas, as well as CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Francis and Baylor Scott and White Texas Spine and Joint Hospital.


Additional Information

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


EEO/AA Statement

The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.