Utah State University

Assistant Professor - Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/3/2023 6:26 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Communicative Disorders & Deaf Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Telework Eligible


Utah State University’s Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (COMDDE) invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Audiology and Speech-language Pathology beginning August 2024.


The emphasis of this position is research. The new hire will establish a thriving research program and pursue collaborations within and outside the department. Candidates with expertise in the area of early childhood hearing in Audiology are encouraged to apply. Opportunity will exist to collaborate with a new, tenure-track faculty hire in our Deaf Education Division with expertise in Listening and Spoken Language as well as to collaborate with other researchers in the College on issues of health equity. In addition to research, the new hire will teach courses in Speech-Language Pathology as well as offer institutional and professional service.


We value individual differences of every human and provide an equitable experience for our students, clients, staff and faculty members. Our aim is to foster an environment of belonging within our department where individual contributions are respected and supported while we work toward achievement of individual and collective goals. COMDDE seeks applicants who share this vision, wish to join a thriving department, and seek to help our students, colleagues, and communities flourish.


The new assistant professor will join a vital group of 44 faculty and staff in audiology, deaf education, and speech-language pathology. The position is located on USU’s main campus in Logan, Utah, a Carnegie-recognized R1 Institution of Higher Education. This position is not eligible for remote work. This position is a tenure-track, nine-month, academic-year appointment.  


Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Brittan Barker (435-797-0434; brittan.barker@usu.edu).


  1. Establish a thriving research program in Audiology, including successful external funding efforts and publishing research in top-tier scientific outlets;
  2. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned;
  3. Chair and serve on graduate student committees;
  4. Teach and work with students from diverse populations;
  5. Service to the department and institution, as well as provide national, state, and local service to the profession.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned EdD or PhD by August 2024, with expertise in audiology and/or speech language pathology.
  2. An emerging record of refereed journal publications that aligns with the assistant professor level.
  3. Demonstrated potential for teaching courses at the university level.
  4. A commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and mentoring.
  5. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Evidence of ability to establish a robust program of research that includes application to early childhood hearing.
  2. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in alignment with audiology and speech-languagy pathology.
  3. Evidence of ability to obtain extramural research funding through grant writing and/or public/private contracts.
  4. Evidence of effective teaching in higher education.
  5. Evidence of excellence in mentoring student researchers.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Curriculum vita to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contact information for five professional references to be entered in the Candidate Profile
  3. One sample of scholarly work to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Other Documents 1-5"
  4. Copies of teaching evaluations for any university-level instruction to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Other Documents 1-5"
  5. Letter of application describing your qualifications for the position to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
  6. Statement describing your areas of research and research agenda for the next five years to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
  7. Statement of teaching philosophy to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

Please do not attach cover letter, research statement, or teaching philosophy; you will be instructed to copy and paste each in the application. 


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Department Highlights

The department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (COMDDE) includes audiology, deaf education, and speech-language pathology. COMDDE offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including PhD opportunities in neuroscience and disability disciplines within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. COMDDE provides real-world learning opportunities for students in the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence (Hearing and Balance clinic; Speech & Language clinc, Pediatric Audiology, and Cochlear Implant clinics) and in our early education program for deaf and hard of hearing children, Sound Beginings.


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research opportunities. 

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov


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