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SLHS Assistant Professor

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS), University of Colorado, Boulder, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates in the areas of Speech Science and/or Disorders are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applications from candidates in speech science, fluency, voice, developmental or acquired motor speech disorders.

Who We Are

The SLHS department includes highly ranked, CAA accredited clinical graduate programs in SLP and Audiology and offers B.A., M.A., AuD, and Ph.D. degrees.  More information can be found The successful candidate will benefit from SLHS’s thriving and dynamic ties with other offerings on the Boulder campus such as the Institute of Cognitive Science, the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, the Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium, the Institute of Behavioral Genetics, the Department of Linguistics, the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and offerings on the Anschutz campus of the University of Colorado at Denver Medical School such as the JFK partners Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program, the Autism Treatment Network, Center for Aging, Marcus Institute for Brain Health, and the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome. 
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the University, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields.  Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The College leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The College is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The successful candidate will be expected to have an active and independent research program and to provide evidence of promise or success in extramural research funding. Candidates are expected to develop and maintain their vigorous research program and have enthusiasm for undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and mentor students in the department’s clinical Master’s speech-language pathology (SLP) program and in the undergraduate and Ph.D. programs. 

What We Can Offer

Salary and start-up are highly competitive and commensurate with experience. International candidates are welcome to apply.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Doctoral degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences or a related field in hand by August 15, 2020.  Doctoral candidates who are all-but-dissertation (ABD) are welcome to apply.

What You Will Need

The successful candidate will be expected to have an active and independent research program and to provide evidence of promise or success in extra-mural research funding.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format with the following naming convention: “LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument”, i.e., Smith_John_CV:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. A statement regarding your research scholarship (including a five-year research plan)
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy 
  5. Please include a writing sample/sample of work - copies of 1-3 representative publications or manuscripts 
  6. Diversity and inclusion statement that addresses how you have contributed to diversity and inclusion in the higher education setting within teaching, service, and/or research. 
  7. You will be asked by our system to provide three (3) professional references. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
  8. The following materials are considered optional, if available:
    • Portfolio URL/Link
    • Transcripts/Proof of Degree
Questions should be directed to Pui Fong Kan, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair ( 303-492-7961).

Applications will start being reviewed on October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications that are completed by December 31, 2019.

Application materials are accepted electronically via CU Boulder Jobs. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Pui Fong Kan

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.