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Research Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Speech & Hearing Sciences

Title: Research Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, is inviting applications for a self-funded Research Assistant Professor non-tenure track position, effective September 2022. The Research Assistant Professor will be expected to conduct, and obtain full funding for, a program of research focused on the ethical and social impacts of advances in human neuroscience on clinical populations.  There will also be a need to participate in dissertation committees, mentor other trainees in the conduct of research, and participate in professional service activities.

Non-tenure track positions of this type at the University of Washington have a 12-month service period. The initial term of appointment is for three years and open for part-time and full-time consideration.

In the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, research, education, and clinical activities are conducted with the goal of improving quality of life for individuals affected by challenges in speech, language and hearing across the life span ( We have close interdisciplinary ties with related units on campus, including the Departments of Linguistics, Psychology, Music, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; the Graduate Program in Neuroscience; the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center; the Autism Center; the Integrated Brain Imaging Center; the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; the University of Washington Medical Center; and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

The University of Washington and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences seek to promote equity, diversity, and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and community (see Thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service align with this commitment. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the University of Washington also supports career development and work-life balance for faculty. 


  • Conducting an independently-funded research program that is directly related to the ethical and social impact of human neuroscience research on individuals with neurological and/or neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Securing and maintaining external funding to fully support the position and all aspects of the research program.
  • Disseminating findings at national/international conferences and through journal publications.
  • Mentoring departmental trainees in the conduct of research.
  • Participating in professional and some departmental service activities.


A Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences or related field (or foreign equivalent) is required. Candidates with advanced degree in bioethics are particularly encouraged to apply; however, all candidates using qualitative and quantitative approaches to assess the perspectives of research participants and other stakeholders on ethical and social issues in human neuroscience are welcome to apply.  

Primary evaluation categories include focus of the research program, evidence of research productivity and impact, potential for external funding, and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Interested candidates should apply via the Interfolio link and submit: a) a cover letter indicating general interest in the position; b) a statement of research interests; c) a 1 page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; d) curriculum vitae; and e) three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2022. Questions regarding the search can be directed to Ludo Max, Ph.D.,, 206-543-2674.

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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