Assistant Professor of Early Childhoold Language Disorders

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Language Disorders

Department of Speech and Hearing Science

College of Applied Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Position: The University of Illinois Department of Speech and Hearing Science (SHS; http://shs.illinois.edu) invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in early childhood language disorders. Preferred research areas include early childhood language development and disorders, early intervention, multiculturalism/cultural-linguistic diversity, implementation science, and technologies to improve outcomes for young children, including augmentative and alternative communication.


Proposed Starting Date: August 16, 2024.


Responsibilities: Successful applicants will conduct and publish research; seek external funding to support research activities; mentor students; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in communication sciences and disorders; advise students in conducting research; participate in professional activities and public engagement; and contribute to the missions of the department, college, and university.


Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related field by August 16th, 2024, and must have certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Academic Environment: Speech and Hearing Science is a highly collegial and collaborative department, situated in the College of Applied Health Sciences on the main campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and includes (a) the recently renovated Speech and Hearing Science building that houses academic, research, and collaborative spaces; (b) the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Clinic; and (c) the Collaboration Lab that houses clinical faculty offices, a classroom, multiple study spaces for clinical graduate students, and private spaces for telepractice. Our department offers an undergraduate degree and three graduate degrees—M.A., Au.D., and Ph.D. Its mission is to engage in research, education, and outreach activities that enhance communication across the lifespan, integrating research and clinical applications from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences. Our faculty are committed to advancing diversity in professional practice and the professorate. You may visit http://www.shs.illinois.edu for additional information about the department and its programs.


Departmental activities contribute to the mission of the College, specifically, the advancement of research, instruction, and public engagement that promotes the development of healthy, livable communities, facilitates optimal living with a disability, and promotes health and wellness across the lifespan and throughout a diverse society. The College houses two interdisciplinary research centers, the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability and the Chez Veterans Center, and houses the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services. Our faculty are active in interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues in the College of Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, the Center for Social and Behavioral Science, Family Resiliency Center, Illinois Neurobehavioral Assessment Laboratory, Psychological Services Center, and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Faculty are also supported by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute which organizes campus efforts to address pressing health and wellness challenges and provides core support for research infrastructure.


The University of Illinois offers generous employee benefits (https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/) including health insurance and retirement programs. In addition, we also offer our employees tuition waivers and other development opportunities for personal and professional growth. The University assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment through our Dual Career Program (https://humanresources.illinois.edu/dual-career-program/). To learn more about all Champaign-Urbana has to offer please visit: https://yourewelcomecu.com/. We value our employees and seek to foster an inclusive workplace. 


For more information about the position, applicants may contact:                          

Laura Mattie, Ph.D

Chair, Search Committee

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on November 30th. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered.   The following materials are required: (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and commitment to diversity, (2) a research statement with 2-3 representative publications; (3) a teaching statement, (4) a curriculum vitae, and (5) names and contact information for 3 references. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted and letters requested. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1020352
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu