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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Purdue University- Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
West Lafayette, Indiana
Closing date
Nov 27, 2023

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level

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The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN is seeking applications for an assistant rank tenure-track faculty position. Primary criteria are excellence in research and teaching, and candidates from all areas of specialization are encouraged to apply. A PhD in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences or a related field is required. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of obtaining extramural funding and will contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position is a 9-month appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2024.

Housed within the state-of-the-art Lyles-Porter Hall, The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences has accredited and highly ranked clinical programs in Audiology (# 9) and Speech-Language Pathology (# 3), and awards Bachelors, Masters, AuD, and PhD degrees. With 20 tenure track and 15 clinical faculty members, the Department is diverse and collegial, and hosts a thriving interdisciplinary community. Research-clinical collaborations are encouraged and are facilitated by the M.D. Steer Speech and Hearing Clinic housed within the building which accepts Medicare and third-party insurance, and provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services to patients across the lifespan.

Faculty in the Department lead two interdisciplinary NIH training grants in Communication Disorders and in Auditory Neuroscience. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to capitalize on an extraordinary network of collaborations and resources that include strong support for interdisciplinary and translational research. Current faculty have ongoing collaborations with many other units/programs/centers: Department of Psychological Sciences, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Linguistics, College of Veterinary Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine,  Purdue Autism Research Center, Advanced Methods at Purdue, Center for Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation, Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, Center for Early Learning, and the Center on Aging and the Life Course. Faculty in the Department also have access to an adjacent state-of-the-art MRI research facility.

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is committed to an inclusive and equitable environment. A curriculum vitae, letter of application, three selected publications, a research statement, and a teaching statement should be submitted through this link: ( The research statement should elaborate on the candidate’s 5-year programmatic research goals, and efforts that will be taken to ensure an inclusive research environment. The teaching statement should demonstrate inclusive approaches to teaching and mentoring. In addition, three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s potential in both research and teaching should be sent to Teasha McKinley (

To be assured full consideration, complete applications (including letters of recommendation) should be received by November 27, 2023. Review of applications will begin November 28, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Georgia Malandraki, (

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) is internationally renowned for its scientists, clinicians and students. Together, we teach and discover to better comprehend human communication — from speaking to hearing to understanding. At many universities, students learn facts discovered by others, but SLHS faculty and students make the discoveries that define clinical practice now and in the future. As clinicians, scholars, scientists and students, we are engineers, linguists, neuroscientists, physiologists and psychologists. We integrate approaches from a diverse range of fields and share the common goal to put the evidence in evidence-based practice. Join us as we work together to discover new knowledge, translate discovery into cutting-edge clinical practice, and improve lives across the globe.

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