University of Connecticut, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Position ID:UConn-Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences-2020304 [#15510, 493805]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/11/15, finished 2020/08/02, listed until 2020/02/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two Assistant Professor (tenure track) positions in the area of ethnic/racial health disparities, with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. Successful candidates will be hired in one of three departments, with no more than one in any department: Anthropology, Sociology, or Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS), as part of a college-wide cluster hire of three faculty in health disparities. We anticipate that at least one of these positions will be a joint appointment with the Africana Studies Institute. These hires demonstrate UConn and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Faculty have opportunities for connections to strong centers and institutes across the University, including the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), the Human Rights Institute, the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, and the Health Disparities Institute. The University of Connecticut is ranked the best public university in New England and among the top 25 public universities in the U.S.


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high quality publications in top-tier venues and through mentoring of graduate students. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful candidates will highlight a commitment to equity and be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement multiple perspectives as the foundation of a rich learning experience; integrate diverse experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and/or provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, populations, and intellectual interests.


Doctoral degree or equivalent foreign degree completed in Anthropology, Sociology, SLHS, Africana Studies or other relevant discipline by position start date. A record of scholarly productivity and/or research foci in the area of ethnic/racial health disparities; teaching experience or a demonstrated capacity and commitment to instruction. The ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the department. Effective communication skills (both written and oral).


Program of research that focuses on ethnic/racial health disparities in the United States. Experience teaching courses on health disparities and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrated experience in teaching and/or mentoring a diverse student population. Disciplinary innovation and/or interdisciplinarity in research and teaching as well as the ability to engage productively and collegially with faculty across disciplines. Potential to attract external funding for collaborative, interdisciplinary research. 

For SLHS only: Clinical certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-A or CCC-SLP).


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Please use this link to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research and scholarship statement, commitment to diversity statement, writing sample, and any supporting materials. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three (3) reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by February 1, 2020; however, screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

For more information please visit the departmental websites:  Anthropology, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Sociology, and Africana Studies Institute. For questions about this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair - Dr. Keith Bellizzi,

 Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 493805).

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Connecticut
850 Bolton Road, Unit 1085
Storrs, CT 06269-1085

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