Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida, US
13d ago

Position Details Job Description

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 9-

month, tenure-earning position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2019.

The successful candidate will join a diverse faculty and staff in a dynamic and large university with high research activity and an expanding clinical program.

A successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong individual and collaborative research program, obtain external funding for research or service programs, teach graduate / undergraduate academic and / or clinical courses, advise and mentor students, direct student research, and participate in school, college, university, and disciplinary service.

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders was founded in 1969 and was first accredited in 1987. It has a strong history of excellence in teaching and community service, as well as an evolving research culture.

It is one of four departments and schools in the newly established College of Health Professions and Sciences within the Academic Health Sciences Center.

The school includes 30 full-time faculty members serving an average of 200 graduate and 700 undergraduate students. It offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The program boasts numerous internal and external affiliations, including Nemours Children’s Hospital, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), numerous public school systems, and the UCF College of Community Innovation and Education.

The Communication Disorders Clinic serves as the centerpiece for clinical education and applied research. This 13,500 square foot state-

of-the-art facility includes an audiological suite, a swallowing research lab, and several specialty clinical services, including the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) Center, the UCF Listening Center, the Fluency Clinic, the Voice Care Center, and the Aphasia House.

UCF is an emerging preeminent research university in Florida and one of the largest universities in the U.S. with a diverse student body of approximately 67,500 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years.

UCF and its 13 colleges offer 216 degrees from UCF’s main campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, online and through our 10 regional locations.

UCF was identified as one of the top five Schools to Watch by U.S. News & World Report. The university and college stress the importance of community engagement and partnerships, and offer the unique opportunity for collaborative research within and across disciplines.

Innovative partnerships are in place with community agencies, healthcare facilities, public and private schools, business industries, government agencies, UCF Medical College, hospitals and biomedical research institutes.

In its commitment to excellence, UCF provides support for both instructional and research efforts, including advanced instructional technology and support, nationally recognized web-

based course development assistance, state-of-the-art instrumentation, simulation training, and grant support specialists.

Additionally, UCF has been named Curricular Engagement and Outreach Partnership University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and among the top 10 most innovative schools in the nation by U.

S. News & World Report. Faculty at UCF also enjoy the region’s mild climate, natural beauty, area attractions and nearby beaches.

For information visit our website at https : / / / csd / .

Position Minimum Qualifications

Research doctorate (i.e., Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Science) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related discipline from an accredited institution by the start of the appointment period.

ABD’s will be considered.


A history of, or potential for, a distinguished record of teaching and fundable research in the area of pediatric neuro-

motor speech. Experience with developmental, genetic and acquired speech disorders associated with motor control, motor programming, sensory processing, feeding, swallowing or oral function disorders, and craniofacial anomalies are welcomed.

CCC-SLP or eligibility for CCC-SLP is also preferred.

Special Conditions Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at : . As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF Online Recruitment System at https : / / www. No paper applications will be considered.

  • Applicants must complete the online Faculty Applicant Affirmation form and submit the following : (1) a letter of application including a statement on qualifications as they relate to the position announcement and a research plan;
  • 2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of all graduate level transcripts; and (4) at least three letters from professional references (including names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers for each reference).

    The search committee will contact candidates prior to contacting references.

    NOTE : Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

    Review of applications for an August 2019 start date will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

    For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Martine Vanryckeghem, Search Committee Chair at martinev

    Open until filled Yes Department CHPS- Communicative Sciences and Disorders Type of Appointment Regular Job Category Faculty

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