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Job ID: 2 Assistant Professor Positions, 32.19; 33.19
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
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Time Base:
Date Posted:
September 24, 2019
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Faculty (Unit 3)
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San Francisco State University, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences offers an exciting opportunity for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Speech-Language Pathology beginning August 2020.

We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include or is related to: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Dysphagia, Motor Speech and/or Cognitively-Based Communication. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service to the excellence and diversity of the academic community.

The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at San Francisco State University was first established in 1948 as the Speech and Hearing program in the Department of Special Education, one of first academic units of its kind in California. We became a department in 2018 and were renamed the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Our department is dedicated to equity, inclusion and service and emphasize the integration of theory, research and clinical practice. Our faculty are leaders in bilingualism and cultural/linguistic diversity across augmentative and alternative communication, school-based services, autism, aphasia, and voice. Our students are engaged in local, national and global service. We encourage collaborations within the department, as well as across disciplines, and also support applications for internal and external funding to support research productivity and curricular innovations.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world.

To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

•Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
•Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
•Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
•Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
•Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
•Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
•Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.


The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active and ongoing scholarly program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. A detailed position description is available at


• An earned doctorate in speech-language pathology or related field (doctorate must be verified by the first day of employment.
• Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or able to obtain the CCC within two years of employment.
• Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.

• Record of teaching contributions in the areas of: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Dysphagia, Motor Speech and/or Cognitively-Based Communication.
• Active record of scholarship related to specialty area and evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and documented commitment to research and innovation to address the needs of individuals with communication disabilities who are traditionally under-served.
• Two years’ university teaching experience in speech-language pathology or related fields.
• Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences regarding principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention the area(s) of expertise as well as the linguistic, cultural and sociopolitical correlates of the disabilities.
• Ability to supervise student in on-campus clinical practica and off-campus field experiences.
• Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and scholarship.
• Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities.
• Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments.
• Commitment to improving service to under-served populations, especially those with intersectional needs (e.g., bilingual, multicultural, LGBTQ, low-socioeconomic status, and traumatized individuals) informed by client/family-centered, disability rights, and biopsychosocial approaches.
• Bilingual or extensive cross-cultural experience with clients and families of diverse backgrounds.
• Experience in interdisciplinary and collaborative initiatives, working with a team of colleagues to establish services, research and teaching programs.

Rank and salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.


Submit letter of intent/interest with a focus on how your work aligns with the commitment of the department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community, a current CV, three letters of reference; copies of two recent publications, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy to: Mallorie Desimone, Search Administrative Contact

Please direct all questions regarding the position to Mallorie Desimone.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.