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Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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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 a tenure-earning assistant professor or tenured associate professor or professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will join a diverse faculty and staff in a dynamic university with high research activity (RU/H) and a robust clinical program.  The successful candidate will establish a strong 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, community, and national service. As a diverse institution we center access, belonging, and diverse perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices.

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 which is part 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 26 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 and 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 new addition of our CHPS Innovation Center provides exceptional opportunities for leveraging powerful, real-world simulation resources and expertise to advance interprofessional research, education and practice and revolutionize student education and future clinical practice. This is where collaboration leads to unprecedented healthcare solutions. 

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related discipline from an accredited institution and be eligible for appointment as a tenure-earning assistant professor or tenured associate professor or professor. 

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • A history of, or strong potential for, funded/fundable research in the areas of medical speech-language pathology in diverse populations, speech science, or neurocognitive and related acquired communication disorders.  

  • Demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness.   

  • CCC-SLP or eligibility for CCC-SLP is preferred, but not required.

Additional Application Materials Required

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

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

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Teaching Philosophy that addresses how you are prepared to instruct and mentor students in one of the most diverse universities in Florida and the U.S.

  • An equity and inclusion statement which will provide any relevant experience and leadership in working in diverse environments as well as how you contributed to a culture of inclusion and equity.

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

Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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.

For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Jacqueline Towson, search committee chair at jacqueline.towson@ucf.edu .

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 (https://hr.ucf.edu/ )

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 220-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.


College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) -Communicative Sciences and Disorders

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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.

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