Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Western Kentucky University

United States

February 4, 2022


Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Category: Faculty Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders Locations: Bowling Green, KY Posted: Jan 19, 2022 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Ref. No.: 995161 Position ID: 141768


About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 15,567 students (29% first generation, 17% underrepresented minority) and just over 2,600 faculty and staff employees.

Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.

Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. Our population is ethnically diverse, with more than 85 languages spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our community home.

Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at

Job Description:

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders within the College of Health and Human Services at Western Kentucky University seeks a full-time tenure-track eligible faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. The following are duties for this position but are not to be construed as all- inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

Teaching: Primary teaching responsibilities for this position include graduate and undergraduate courses that may be offered on campus or online. The candidate may be expected to teach courses in cognitive, voice, neurology, aphasia, motor speech, or dysphagia.

Scholarship: Maintain an active role in research and scholarly production including publishing in peer-reviewed journals and securing research funding. Maintain awareness of current research trends and topics associated with speech-language pathology.

Service: Actively participate in university service (departmental, college, and university committees) and professional service.


  • Ph. D or Ed.D. in speech-language pathology or a related area
  • ABD Candidates will be considered
  • Additional Information:

    Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

    Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

    Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

    The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender- based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Andrea Anderson, who can be contacted via email at or by phone at (270) 745-5398. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU''s https: // www. website.

    Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at: https:// www.

    Application Instructions:

    The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by February 4th, 2022, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

  • Letter of Intent should include the following (5 page maximum):
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Research Interests
  • Perspectives regarding diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

    You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.