University of Connecticut, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Position ID:UConn-Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences-497957 [#26345, 497957]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences / speech-language pathology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/10/23, listed until 2024/01/21)
Position Description:    

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The University of Connecticut seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS). The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor and will be expected to lead an active research program in acquired speech, language, and/or swallowing disorders, to teach courses in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and to contribute to service duties at the Department and University level. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose professional activities enhance our department's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in speech, language, and hearing research and services.

The SLHS Department is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Its primary missions are to conduct and disseminate high-quality basic, translational, and applied research in the speech, language, and hearing sciences; to educate and support graduate students and postdocs in becoming highly qualified, ethical, and discerning researchers, clinical practitioners, and other professionals in SLHS; and to prepare undergraduate students for graduate study in SLHS with a strong and comprehensive foundational curriculum. SLHS offers CAA-accredited clinical graduate training programs in speech language pathology (M.A.) and audiology (Au.D.), an undergraduate major (B.A.), and a research-intensive (Ph.D.) program. It is home to the UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic, a full-service healthcare facility offering speech language pathology and audiology services to the community, from infants to adults. The Department is a key contributor to the UConn Cognitive Sciences Program and the Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Department faculty are involved in interdisciplinary research and interprofessional education with the Brain Imaging Research Center on the Storrs campus and collaborate with external partners including Haskins Laboratory in New Haven, CT, the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, CT, and with UConn Health in Farmington, CT. Faculty research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and various foundations and industry partners.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • Ph.D. (or international equivalent) in speech, language, and hearing sciences or a related field. Applicants nearing completion of the Ph.D. (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the Ph.D. must be completed by the designated start date.
  • A record of quality research in acquired speech, language, and/or swallowing disorders, including the potential to develop and operate an externally funded research program.
  • Commitment to the clinical mission of the Department.
  • Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in the profession, in academia, and in the community.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.


  • Expertise in one or more of the following: acquired cognitive communication disorders, acquired language disorders, motor speech disorders, voice disorders, fluency disorders, or dysphagia.
  • Clinical Certification (CCC-SLP or international equivalent).


This is a full-time, 9-month tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2024. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Record of scholarship statement (a statement summarizing the candidate’s history of accomplishments in research and mentorship, and future research and mentorship goals; 1-2 pages)
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.; 1-2 pages)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and interest (1-2 pages)
  • Sample journal articles or books
  • At least three letters of reference

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but applications received by January 1, 2024, will receive full consideration. For more information regarding the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences please visit the Department's website at

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

The 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

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Application Materials Required:
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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