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The School of Speech, Language, Hearing and Occupational Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Dynamic Assistant/Associate Research Professor with the power to propel program growth in the School of Speech, Language, Hearing and Occupational Sciences.

Audiologists, hearing sciences or aural rehabilitation specialists are strongly encouraged to apply, but all specialties will be considered. This position is equipped with the unique ability to cultivate and expand our program. If you have an innovative mindset, a dedication to excellence, a desire to foster an environment of intellectual curiosity and professional growth and want to live in a place known for its excellent quality of life and abundant recreational opportunities, the School of Speech, Language, Hearing and Occupational Sciences at the University of Montana is the ideal place for you.

A successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program, pursue funding for research or service programs, teach graduate ad undergraduate courses (academic and/or clinical), advise and mentor students, direct student research and participate in school, college and university service. Documented experience in program development and a track record of securing external funding will be highly regarded. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess outstanding interpersonal skills, facilitating collaboration and fostering partnerships within the academic and clinical communities.

Required Qualifications:

  • A research doctoral degree (or ABD) in hearing, speech and language sciences, communication disorders and sciences, or a related field.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • An innovative mindset.
  • Leadership skills to drive program development.
  • Ability to teach independently in a graduate clinical program.
  • Capability of acquiring extramural funding.
  • Record of scholarship and professional/clinical service sufficient to merit appointment at the Associate or Assistant Professor level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hearing science, audiology and aural rehabilitation expertise.
  • Clinical certification in audiology and/or speech-language pathology.
  • Evidence of successful academic/funding/administrative experience at the university level.
  • Established record of obtaining extramural funding.

Position Details:

Tenure Track Faculty:  Speech, Language, Hearing & Occupational Sciences.

Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.

Position Type: Academic, full time (1.0 FTE) during academic year (10-months).

Schedule: Full time academic year position.

Entry Rate: $70,000 and is commensurate with qualifications.

Benefits: Comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical insurance/mandatory retirement contribution, 50% family tuition waiver in all Montana University System colleges and universities, opportunity to live in beautiful Montana.

Primary Duties: Teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching responsibilities may include a combination of undergraduate, graduate, and clinical courses. Typical teaching load in SLHOS is 15 credits per academic year (Fall & Spring) with possible opportunities for summer teaching, if desired.

About the School of Speech, Language, Hearing and Occupational Sciences University of Montana:

The University of Montana’s School of Speech, Language, Hearing and Occupational Sciences (SLHOS) is accredited through the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAPCSD). With a thriving student body including PhD candidates, master’s students, undergraduate majors, leveling students and SLPA students, you’ll have the opportunity to inspire and mentor a diverse range of passionate learners. At SLHOS, we embrace innovative teaching methods, including campus-based, synchronous online and asynchronous online instruction, ensuring flexibility and accessibility in delivering course content.

As a faculty member, you will have the freedom to lead an active research lab, persue rigorous research endeavors and contribute to the scholarship of teaching. Our commitment to excellence extends to our on-campus DeWit RiteCare Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, where faculty engage in innovative clinical training programs. We foster a collaborative environment, encouraging interprofessional research and training collaborations with international, national, regional and campus partners. The school currently partners with otolaryngologists at Rocky Mountain Ear, Nose and Throat clinic for clinical training and research in the areas of voice, upper airway and swallowing disorders. There is a strong potential to expand this collaboration in the area of audiology and aural rehabilitation.

SLHOS is one of the Schools of the College of Health, which also houses Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Social Work, Family Medicine Residency and integrative Physiology and Athletic Training. Faculty within the College lead an innovative, campus-wide, interdisciplinary clinical and research collaborations are highly valued and supported across these units and campus-wide.

The University of Montana is a flagship, R1 research institution with a student enrollment of over 10,000. It is the state’s primary liberal arts and social sciences institution. Native Americans comprise the largest minority group on campus. Montana is home to seven reservations, 12 Tribal Nations, and multiple urban indigenous communities. Missoula is located on the traditional homelands of the Salish and Kalispel people and traditional territory to multiple Native American peoples. It is a thriving community representing the region’s cultural hub for visual and performing arts. It balances the warmth of small-town life with the sophistication and amenities of the urban northwest. Missoula and Montana offer stunning mountain scenery, blue ribbon trout streams, abundant wilderness, and thrilling recreational opportunities. Outside Magazine ranked Missoula among the top 10 best places to live in the U.S. in 2014 and one of the “Best Towns Ever” in 2017.

The University of Montana is an ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always”; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

1. University of Montana

2. City of Missoula

3. The State of Montana

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.

References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.
Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How To Apply:

To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials.

Please submit the following application materials** via the UM Jobs portal and by clicking “New Resume/CV” button.

*Please note, only five (5) attachments allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

A complete application Includes:

1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
4. Transcripts

Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the “How to Apply” section.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.

**Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

Position Type

The University of Montana is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified minorities, Vietnam era veterans, and women. This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ preference in accordance with state law