About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
About the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers the BS, MA, AuD and PhD degrees. Both the MA and AuD programs are CAA-accredited and student stipends are available from federal training and research grants. The Department currently has 20 full-time faculty members (including research, clinical, and teaching positions) and is located within the School of Public Health and Health Sciences on the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst campus. UMass Amherst has been classified as having Very High Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation. The statewide University system has five campuses, including a medical school located in Worcester, 50 miles from Amherst. The Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (https://www.umass.edu/public-health-sciences/) is seeking talented applicants for an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. This is a full-time, nine-month tenure-track position.
The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing an independent fundable research program, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and advising students. Providing service to the department, school, university, community, and profession is also expected, including participation on committees, projects, and other activities that support the university, school, and departmental mission.
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Speech-Language Pathology or a related discipline by the appointment date. Expertise in medical speech-language pathology, dysphagia, voice, motor speech, and fluency is preferred although we will consider applicants with expertise in any area of speech-language pathology. We are particularly interested in applicants who conduct their research within the framework of identify-affirming practice, health equity, lifespan approach, and public health. Applicants must possess the ability to teach clinical courses. They are not required to hold an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). Candidates should have a strong record of peer-reviewed publication given career stage, evidence of independent and collaborative research, potential to develop an extramurally funded research program, and excellent teaching skills.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with the application, please submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a personal statement outlining research expertise, future goals and teaching philosophy, 4) a diversity statement that discusses past or future contribution to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach, and 5) contact information for three (3) professional references.
The application review process will begin November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by this sate to ensure full consideration. Anticipated start date is September 2024.
Recommenders will only be contacted for short-list applicants. For more information contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Yu-kyong Choe: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The department is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and an openness to multicultural educational environments. Positive consideration is given to candidates with a teaching, research and/or service record that encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives of students. A record of inclusive excellence and serving diverse populations in teaching, research and/or service is preferred.
The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.