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Assistant, Associate or Professor, Communications Sciences and Disorders

University of Central Florida
life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, sick time
United States, Florida, Orlando
4000 Central Florida Boulevard (Show on map)
Mar 09, 2024

Unleash Your Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

The Opportunity

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) in the College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) is pleased to invite applications for an open-rank, 9-month, tenure-earning assistant professor, or tenured associate professor, or professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders to begin August 2024.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in speech-language pathology in one or more of the following areas: neurocognitive and related acquired communication disorders, dysphagia, resonance, upper airway and aerodigestive disorders, and speech science. They will join a diverse faculty and staff in a dynamic university with high research activity (RU/H), a robust clinical program with established patient populations, and an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and professional development. They will establish a strong research program, obtain external research funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise and mentor students, direct student research, and participate in school, college, university, community, and national service.

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, founded in 1969 and accredited in 1987, is one of four schools/departments in the College of Health Professions and Sciences. CHPS is part of the Academic Health Sciences Center, including the UCF Lake Nona Medical Center, the College of Medicine, and the College of Nursing. CSD is home to 28 full-time faculty members serving an average of 200 graduate and 700 undergraduate students. We have a strong history of excellence in research, teaching, and community service. We offer bachelor's and master's degrees in communication sciences and disorders, with our speech-language pathology master's program ranking in the top 25% of programs nationwide. The recent addition of faculty, staff, and facilities including our CHPS Rehabilitation Innovation Center, provides exceptional opportunities for leveraging powerful, real-world simulation resources and expertise to advance interprofessional research, education, and practice while revolutionizing student education and future clinical practice. This is where collaboration leads to unprecedented healthcare solutions. We seek outstanding professionals to join us in transforming education and clinical practice through research.


  • A doctoral degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related discipline from an accredited institution at the time of application.

  • A record of scholarly research, peer-reviewed publications, and other scholarly activities, especially those addressing medical speech pathology.

  • To be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate professor or professor upon hire, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor (and/or professor).


  • Expertise in medical speech-language pathology in one or more the following areas: neurocognitive and related acquired communication disorders, dysphagia, resonance, upper airway and aerodigestive disorders, and speech science.

  • A history of funded research or the potential for obtaining research funding commensurate with current rank.

  • Demonstrated record of collaboration with multi-disciplinary clinical or research teams.

  • Clinical certification in speech language pathology (CCC-SLP) or eligibility for CCC-SLP.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the online application, candidates should upload the following:

  • A cover letter outlining how you are prepared to join the faculty at UCF highlighting research achievements, teaching experience, and other qualifications for the position.

  • A current curriculum vitae.

  • Contact information for three (up to five) professional references (names and contact information, not reference letters). The search committee will contact candidates prior to contacting references.

  • Teaching philosophy that addresses how you are prepared to instruct and mentor students.

  • Research statement.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

Questions regarding this search should be directed to: Search Committee Co-chairs, David A. Eddins, Ph.D., Professor () or Lauren Bislick Wilson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor ().

Special Instructions to the Applicants:


Job Close Date:

Open until filled.

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as 'Open until filled' may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.

  • Retirement savings options.

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.

  • Education assistance.

  • Flexible work environment.

And more...For more benefits information, go to 'Prospective Employees' on the UCF Human Resources website ().

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s, certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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 http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.