1+ months

Assistant, Associate or Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Assistant, Associate or Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Requisition Number FE02880
Working Title
Department Name 7N620:Communication Sciences and Disorders
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
Qualified applicants must possess a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Communication Sciences & Disorders or a related area (strong ABD with established scholarly record will be considered with documentation), 
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
ASHA clinical certification preferred 
Job Summary
The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) in the University of Kentucky’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) is currently accepting applications for an open rank, full-time (11-month), tenure-track faculty position. Rank, tenure status, and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. We invite you to become part of a dynamic group of individuals focused on being leaders in instruction, research, and service.
Primary duties for this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, engaging in scholarly activity and participating in clinical activity. Additional duties include advising students and participating in service across the department, college, and university levels. The successful candidate will also assume an active role in the CHS Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program, a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional Ph.D. program with faculty and students from the disciplines of Athletic Training, Health and Clinical Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology (SLP).

Candidates should apply online at  with a curriculum vita and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) . Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Judy Page, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FASHA, FNAP, by email to: judith.page@uky.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date for this position is negotiable. 
Applicants must value the University of Kentucky’s mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University of Kentucky and the College of Health Sciences are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and ensuring all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. By providing training, support, resources and mentoring, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. In your cover letter, please describe the ways in which your past and current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported these values. Please also convey the ways in which your work will support the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity and anti-racism statements: https://www.uky.edu/chs/inclusivity.

About the CSD Program
Our program has offered undergraduate and master’s degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders for over 50 years. The qualified candidate will join an outstanding academic faculty devoted to teaching, research, clinical practice, and service. Our faculty is comprised of 8 certified and licensed SLPs, one certified and licensed audiologist, one dually certified and licensed SLP and audiologist, and one speech physiologist. All faculty are engaged in active clinical practice and/or research. The UK CSD program has had a strong faculty history with two ASHA Honors recipients, eight ASHA Fellows, four state DiCarlo recipients, one national DiCarlo winner, a past president of ASHA, and recipients of multiple teaching awards. Faculty members are currently funded at both the state and national levels (NIH, DoE). Our diverse research portfolio places a high value on translational, interdisciplinary, and collaborative science. The College of Health Sciences is home to a variety of research laboratories and maintains strong collaborative ties with colleagues across campus. The successful candidate will have access to several significant research, clinical and instructional resources including the College’s state-of-the-art teaching facilities; the UK Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching; the Center for Telehealth Research Education and Outreach, which provides outreach to rural and incarcerated populations;  the UK Voice and Swallow Clinic; the CSD Academic Clinic; the Laryngeal and Speech Dynamics Lab; the School of Music’s Voice Performance Program; the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass; the Human Development Institute; the MRISC Neuroimaging Center; the Center for Clinical Translational Sciences; the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging; a contiguous Veteran’s Affairs Hospital; the College of Dentistry; the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute; and theoutpatient clinical resources ofCardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. 
About the University of Kentucky
Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. Visit the University’s website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work. 

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated. 
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Qualified applicants must possess a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Communication Sciences & Disorders or a related area (strong ABD with established scholarly record will be considered with documentation), with ASHA clinical certification preferred. Qualified applicants in all areas of CSD expertise will be considered, but preference will be given to those with clinical experience and expertise in aphasia or motor speech disorders. 
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-03-16 Expires: 2022-07-17

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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