Lecturer - Speech Language Pathology

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Dec 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Speech & Hearing Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

About the University of Massachusetts Amherst:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu), the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally-ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students.  The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City.  UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network.

The Department of Communication Disorders at UMass Amherst has a long history of educating speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and researchers. The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including two fully accredited professional graduate degree programs (MA in Speech-Language Pathology and the Doctor of Audiology). The Department also houses The Center for Language, Speech, and Hearing, which provides diagnostic and therapeutic speech, language, and hearing services to the community.


The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu/sphhs) is seeking talented applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track speech-language pathology lecturer position (9-month appointment) in the Department of Communication Disorders. Summer work is anticipated and may be required and will be compensated in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. The initial appointment period is two years with possibility of renewal.


The successful candidate will be responsible for providing in-person and online teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Providing service to the department, university, community, and profession is also expected, including participation on committees, projects, and other activities that support the university, college, and departmental mission. Teaching of at least one course during the summer is expected. Extra compensation will be provided.


Candidates must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders or a related field from an accredited university or college, with a doctoral degree preferred. A Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) is preferred. Demonstrated record of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level is preferred.

Additional Information:

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 degree and career.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Typical office environment

Additional Details

Exercises considerable initiative, leadership, judgment, responsibility and decision-making. 

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 40 hours/week.

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is September 2022.

To apply, please apply online with the following items:

For more information contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kelly Richardson (krichardson@umass.edu).

Search will remain open until position is filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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