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Assistant Tenure-Track Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Speech & Hearing Sciences

Title: Assistant Tenure-Track Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington is searching for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and teaching within the broad area of hearing science. Applicants with expertise in any area of hearing science, encompassing both basic and applied research, will be considered. The Department is especially interested in investigators conducting basic research that advances our understanding of human hearing with concurrent potential for translation/application(s) in the domain of hearing technologies, including healthcare and/or consumer settings. The Department is also interested in investigators studying developmental processes and/or leveraging community-engaged or scalable (e.g., remote testing) approaches to reach diverse populations across the lifespan. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an impactful program of funded research and effective teaching and research mentoring at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels in the area of hearing science. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in collegial service activities and to support the Department's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. Additional positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, experience or interest in course design and/or curricular development and experience or interest in leadership in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.


This position has an anticipated start date of Autumn 2024. Tenure-track faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16 - June 15).


Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $9,000—$14,500 per month on a 9-month basis ($81,000—$130,500 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences is internationally recognized for impactful research, innovative curricula, and active commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.  Our research, education, and clinical activities are dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of human communication and to improving the quality of life of individuals affected by communication challenges across the lifespan ( The Department has close interdisciplinary ties with related units on campus, including the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Psychology, and Music; the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center; the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; the Center on Human Development and Disability; the Autism Center; the Integrated Brain Imaging Center; as well as the University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the University of Washington supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.    


A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Speech and Hearing Sciences or a related field is required. Applicants working in any area of hearing science will be considered.


Interested candidates should apply via the Interfolio link and submit: a) a cover letter indicating general interest in the position; b) a research statement (5-page maximum); c) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience and/or interests (3-page maximum) and formal teaching evaluations (not part of the 3-page limit), if available; d) a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (2-page maximum); e) a curriculum vitae; and f) the names and contact information for three professional references who can be contacted by the search committee for letters of recommendation at a later date. Priority consideration will be given to applications completed by October 15, 2023. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Andrew Brown (

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