Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders - Tenure Track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Working Title
Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders - Tenure Track

240710-Communication Disorders

Pay Rate
Per faculty salary model



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998441.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts for all awarded degrees; (4) teaching philosophy and (4) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

If contacted for an interview, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Review of applications will begin on February 13, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2023. This is a 9-month appointment.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Carlotta Kimble, Ph.D., CCC - SLP, Search Committee Chair, Communication Disorders Program, email address:

For information about the on-line application process contact Human Resources at> or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/ EEO / ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

The Communication Disorders Program at the University of Central Missouri ( UCM ) in Warrensburg invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track, assistant professor position beginning August 8, 2023. Responsibilities include (a) teaching 12 hours of undergraduate/graduate courses per semester, including clinical (teaching} supervision, (b) mentoring undergraduate and graduate research , © discipline-based scholarship and ( d) university/discipline service. Preferred area of expertise is dysphagia and voice; however, the position is open for all areas of emphasis for exceptional candidates. Previous university teaching and practicum supervisory experience is desired.

Since 1871, the University of Central Missouri has been transforming students into lifelong learners who are dedicated to service. UCM is home to over 10,000 students who represent 43 states and 32 countries. UCM offers more than 150 programs of study and 40+ graduate programs. Our graduates are in high demand with 95 percent finding employment or continuing their education within six months of earning their degree. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, UCM is a state leader in program-specific accreditations through national associations.

The UCM Communication Disorders program offers a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. The program has held accreditation since 1969 from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association. Housed within the program is the Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders ( WSCCD ). The WSCCD provides student clinicians with on-campus diagnostic and treatment experiences involving individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of communication and/or swallowing disorders at various levels of severity. On-campus clinical training is supported by specialty clinics that feature state-of-the-art materials, instruments, and facilities. Additionally, on-campus clinical training is supplemented by a variety of off-campus clinical opportunities.

Education & Formal Training
Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below), Formal training (specify)

Other Education & Formal Training

Doctoral degree in communication disorders and/or science, or another advanced degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D) required.

Candidates must be eligible for Missouri licensure and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology ( CCC - SLP ) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing- Association for a minimum of 9-months prior to employment.

Computer Skills

  • Preferred area of expertise is dysphagia and voice; however, the position is open for all areas of emphasis for exceptional candidates.
  • Preferred candidates will possess experience instructing and mentoring student clinicians.
  • Candidates must also possess attention to detail, communication skills including oral, written, and nonverbal. Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to develop positive working relationships with people of all ages, and the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality are required.
Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Physical & Environmental Factors:

Special Working Conditions:

Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Vitae
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
Optional Documents

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