Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Western Michigan University

Position Description: 

Western Michigan University invites applications and nominations for one Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. This is a tenure-track, academic year position with an expected start date of August 15, 2019. Rank will be determined by the selected finalist's credentials. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Sustained productivity and growth in research and grant writing
  • Contribute to clinical education aspects of the program
  • Service to the Department, the University, the profession, and the community
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary environment of research, instruction, and community collaborations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned research doctoral degree (by the start date) awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) in speech-language pathology, communication sciences and disorders, or a closely related field is required
  • Demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity and securing grant funding in speech-language pathology/communication sciences and disorders

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with course instruction involving a diverse student body
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: cleft/craniofacial disorders, fluency disorders, motor speech disorders, speech sound disorders, voice disorders or dysphagia
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology
  • Eligibility for licensure as a speech-language pathologist in the State of Michigan

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

The University: Western Michigan University has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of just 147 public institutions in the nation with high or very high research activity. The College: The College of Health and Human Services is located in a 195,000 square foot building with state-of-the-art teaching technologies and spacious research laboratories. In addition to the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences the College includes programs in blindness and low vision studies, nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy, social work, holistic health care, alcohol and drug abuse, interdisciplinary health services, public health, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary health sciences. The College has received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Department of Education. The College also operates the Unified Clinics, a multidisciplinary service/training clinic. The Department: Both the speech-language pathology program and the audiology program are ranked in the top 50 programs nationwide. The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences enrolls approximately 60 students in the two-year M.A. program in speech-language pathology, 24 students in the doctoral (AuD) program in audiology, 130 undergraduate majors and supports a minor in American Sign Language. Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences faculty are engaged in active research with students, classroom and clinical teaching through the on-campus Van Riper Language, Speech, and Hearing Clinics, and service to the university and professions. The Department is engaged in ongoing assessment activities and strategic planning to align with the College of Health and Human Services, University and Academic Affairs strategic plans. The Department is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Opportunities exist for interprofessional collaborations within the College, across the University, and with the Western Michigan University School of Medicine.

How to Apply: 

To Apply: Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018 and continue until position is filled. Please visit for detailed information and application procedures. Chair of Search committee: Stephen Tasko, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, [email protected], (269) 387-8049.