Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at .

Job Description:

Worcester State University's Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders has one opening for a tenure-track, full-time 9-month faculty position to begin September 1, 2022. The search committee is interested in interviewing candidates who have expertise in one of the following two areas:

  1. Audiology : The candidate must have an earned doctoral degree (Ph.D., conferred by September 1, 2022) with a preferred expertise in the area of aural rehabilitation. Desirable qualifications include an interest in teaching topics related to research, professional practices, and aural rehabilitation; mentoring student research; and in developing specialty clinical programs related to pediatric and/or adult (re)habilitation; or
  2. Child Language Disorders : The candidate must have an earned doctoral degree (Ph.D., conferred by September 1, 2022) with an expertise in the area of child language disorders. Candidates with expertise in alternative and augmentative communication are especially welcome to apply. Desirable qualifications include an interest in teaching topics related to child language disorders, research, and professional practices; mentoring student research in the candidate's area of specialization; and developing specialty clinical programs.

The successful candidate will be expected to serve the department and university on a variety of committees and conduct research within their area of expertise. Collaborative research within and across departments (such as Special Education, Occupational Therapy, and others) is encouraged.


  1. Ph.D. conferred by September 1, 2022
  2. Certificate of Clinical Competence
  3. Eligible for Massachusetts professional state licensure

Additional Information:

Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.

Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, and contact information for three professional references who will write a reference letter on your better. Finalists may be asked to submit teaching evaluations, if available.

Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:

Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester MA 01602-2597


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