Associate/Full Professor in Speech-Language Pathology


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Communication Sciences & Disorders (10000837)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) in the School of Applied Sciences at The University of Mississippi invites applications for a 9-month Associate/Full Professor, tenure-eligible position to start in August 2024. Successful applicants will have expertise in Speech-Language Pathology in one of the following areas: child language acquisition, child language disorders, literacy, speech sound disorders, and/or phonology. Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree, (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in communication sciences and disorders or closely related field, earned CCC-SLP, and eligibility for Mississippi state licensure. Additionally, applicants should have record, or demonstrated potential, of scholarly peer-reviewed publications, external funding to support research programs, and successful teaching. A strong record of quality research and teaching is required for tenure. The successful candidate may begin as early as August 2024.


The successful candidate will develop and sustain a line of research that contributes to scientific advancement in an area related to your expertise, actively pursue external funding for research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses (face-to-face, online, and/or blended), advise students and direct student research, and engage in departmental, college, university, and professional service. Excellence in the School of Applied Sciences and CSD can only be fully realized by individuals who share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these values.


The University of Mississippi is a member of the Southeastern Conference and included in the elite group of Doctoral Universities – R1, or Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ( Over the last 13 years, the University of Mississippi has been continuously recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The School of Applied Sciences, located on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, MS, is an inclusive home to approximately 150 faculty and staff, over 3,000 students, six academic departments, four centers and an institute. The school currently serves 9 undergraduate, 10 master’s and 4 doctoral programs (  


The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders is a team of 20 faculty and staff and over 350 students from around the world ( CSD currently offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Master of Science program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track 

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree, (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in communication sciences and disorders or closely related field, earned CCC-SLP, and eligibility for Mississippi state licensure.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin immediately. Each position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Applicants must apply online at and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information of three professional references, no paper copies will be accepted. For additional information about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Dee Lance ( Official transcripts must be received prior to hire.


The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA / Minorities / Females / Vet / Disability / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Title VI / Title VII / Title IX/504 / ADA / ADEA employer.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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