Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Iowa

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Iowa invites applications for THREE (3) open rank tenure-track faculty positions from individuals with expertise in speech physiology, motor speech, speech sound development and/or swallowing disorders. The areas of emphasis for each positions are described below. You are invited to apply for one or more of the positions.

Speech physiology (Requisition #73961): The emphasis of this position is on normal processes of speech production, with optional extension to disordered populations. Areas of interest may include speech acoustics/resonance, speech motor control/organization, motor speech disorders, articulation, fluency, and/or cleft palate and other syndromes, using behavioral, imaging, and/or modelling approaches.

Motor speech/swallowing (Requisition # 73962): The emphasis of this position is on disorders of motor speech and/or swallowing across the lifespan. Areas of interest may include motor speech disorders (apraxia, dysarthria) in adult and/or child populations, articulatory disorders, cleft palate and other syndromes, and/or dysphagia.

Speech sound development/disorders (Requisition # 73963): The emphasis of this position is on developmental speech sound disorders. Areas of interest may include articulatory disorders, phonological development and disorders, and/or fluency.

The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, housed in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa, is one of the top-ranked programs in the nation. The Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic, based on an expert model, is run by clinical faculty from CSD and provides a wide range of services to clients of all ages. The department has strong connections to several innovative programs and facilities at the university, such as the DeLTA Center (https://deltacenter.uiowa.edu/), the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (https://psychology.uiowa.edu/), the Center for Disabilities and Development (https://uichildrens.org/medical-services/center-disabilities-and-development), and departments at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (e.g., Otolaryngology, Neurology, Imaging, Surgery), offering many opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction and scholarship.

The successful applicant will be expected to: a) contribute to the department’s strong record of research accomplishments by establishing and maintaining an active program of empirical research; b) contribute to our educational mission by teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise; and c) contribute to the department’s mission to serve the university, the profession, and the community.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must:

  1. have earned a PhD in communication sciences and disorders or a related field by the start of the fall 2021 semester;
  2. demonstrate clear evidence of potential to develop an active and productive research program in the candidate’s area of interest;
  3. demonstrate clear evidence of potential to obtain external funding;
  4. provide evidence that suggests the ability to teach effectively at the college level.

Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level must:

  1. demonstrate an active and productive research program in the candidate’s area of interest;
  2. demonstrate an established record of external funding or viable attempts to obtain external funding;
  3. demonstrate a record of effective teaching at the post-secondary level.

Desired Qualifications:

Successful applicants for each position may also have one or more of the following attributes:

  1. certification in speech-language pathology;
  2. eligibility for Iowa licensure;
  3. post-doctoral research experience;
  4. clinical practice experience;
  5. successful attempts at receiving external research funding;
  6. evidence of service and/or leadership in university or professional contexts commensurate with rank;
  7. a demonstrated commitment to working across disciplinary boundaries;
  8. a demonstrated commitment to enhancing the diversity of the department.

Application Process:

Interested candidates must submit their application materials on the Faculty Jobs at Iowa website (https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/), using the appropriate requisition number above.

Materials must include:

  1. a current CV;
  2. a statement of interest describing a) your research interests, and b) your teaching philosophy;
  3. a brief statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); and
  4. MAY include one or two representative publications.

For the DEI statement, describe a specific example describing how you have implemented, or would implement at the University of Iowa, your beliefs in promoting diversity. Examples may come from your scholarship, teaching, or community outreach experiences or plans. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for short-listed applicants. Review of applications will begin on November 16th, 2020.

For questions or additional information, please contact Jean K. Gordon, PhD, Search Committee Chair at jean-k-gordon@uiowa.edu.

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.