Assistant/Associate Professor, Speech Pathology & Audiology (Tenure Track)

University of Nevada, Reno

Assistant/Associate Professor, Speech Pathology & Audiology (Tenure Track)

  • Institution: University of Nevada, Reno
  • Location: Reno, NV
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Assistant/Associate Professor, Speech Pathology & Audiology (Tenure Track)

  • University of Nevada, Reno | Reno, NV
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Job TitleAssistant/Associate Professor, Speech Pathology & Audiology (Tenure Track)

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Reno, NV

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Speech Pathology & Audiology (Tenure Track)




Medicine, Reno – University of Nevada School of Medicine


The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.


If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.


Job Description


The Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), within the School of Medicine, is seeking a full-time faculty member in speech-language pathology with teaching and research interests in medical speech pathology. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a 12-month faculty position located in beautiful Reno, Nevada. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications.


The ideal candidate in this role will demonstrate enthusiasm for scholarship, the opportunity to foster student development, and contributing to the growth and development of higher education programs. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate professionalism, collaborative skills, strategic thinking, a high level of communication skill including verbal, written and active listening, and a willingness to adapt to change. Alignment with our core values is a must: people are our strength, we serve with integrity, we innovate and improve, and we succeed with trust and respect.


UNR is a land grant university in the State of Nevada. Nevada is a growing state with vast medical needs including the demand for well-trained speech-language pathologists. The UNR speech pathology and audiology department (UNR-SPA) aims to fill the gap by preparing students to become exceptional clinicians by cultivating an interactive learning environment that promotes critical thinking through the introduction to scientific rigor. UNR-SPA offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs. The graduate program is CAA-accredited. The department offers a comprehensive university-based speech and hearing clinic in partnership with University Health, as operated by Renown Health. The department provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of individuals of all ages in our region. In addition, we offer specialty clinical experiences in cleft palate, autism, language, literacy, aphasia, swallowing, and voice. The department consists of nine full-time faculty who work together to support each other and the missions of the department and university with culturally responsive practices. Tenured faculty members are active in research, teaching, clinical supervision and education.


The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.


Required Qualifications


• PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology.

• Ability to work in an interdisciplinary capacity with health care professionals across the university and the community.

• ASHA CCC-SLP and Nevada Licensure in Speech Language Pathology (or be eligible).


Preferred Qualifications


• Expertise in at least one of the following areas is preferred:


• Acquired neurogenic disorders and medical-based services

• Voice, motor speech, cleft palate-craniofacial, anatomy & physiology of speech mechanism, neuroscience for speech pathology & audiology, augmentative and alternative communication.


• Experience in and ability to provide clinical education and supervision.

• Demonstrate scholarship potential in respective research interests, develop grant proposals, and obtain external funding.

• Evidence of a commitment to culturally responsive practices in diverse and inclusive contexts and communities.

• Committed to applying current best-practices to teaching, clinical education, and research

• Interested in fostering the development of students to become professional leaders.

• Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.


Duties & Responsibilities


Provide didactic and clinical instruction during the 12-month calendar year (Fall, Spring, Summer) to support the educational mission of the department. This may include involvement in our undergraduate (BS) degree, Master of Science in speech-language pathology (MS), and research doctorate in speech-language pathology (Ph.D.) programs. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.




• Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

• Develop and manage curriculum, course content, and/or adapting coursework.

• Provide clinical education of graduate students through clinical supervision and mentoring.

• Lead independent study research/academic experiences for students.

• Mentor, advise, and participate on student committees.


Research/scholarly pursuits


• Establish a program of research.

• Apply for funding related to research area(s).

• Engage in dissemination of research.




• Service to department, school, university, and/or profession by serving on committees that are appropriate to the mission of the Department.

• Academic advising of graduate students.


Compensation Grade


Assistant Professor – II


Associate Professor – III


To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: and select Academic Faculty. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.


Total Compensation


The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit:


Department Information


For more information on the University and the School of Medicine, please visit


For more information about the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, please visit


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Department Contacts


Jennifer Heck


Search Coordinator





Full-Time Equivalent



Required Attachment(s)


1) Resume/CV


2) Letters of Application (Cover letter)


3) Three professional references (include name, title, company/organization, email address, phone number)


4) One-page inclusivity statement: Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying. Please also highlight contributions you have made to this goal in your previous role(s).


Required UNR Med Recruitment Survey


Please complete the survey at the link below; this 1-2 minute survey will allow us to understand our current status and the effectiveness of our efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion at UNR Med. Survey data will not be accessible by the department for which you are applying or the recruitment team.


University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med)


For over 50 years the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has trained physicians who are leading the way to ‘A Healthy Nevada’, nation, and world. Community-based and research-intensive, UNR Med is committed to our four-part mission of education, research, clinical service, and diversity. We show this commitment through our demonstrated core values: people are our strength, we innovate and improve, we serve with integrity, and we success with trust and respect.


The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is an inclusive and engaged community. We recognize that diverse faculty and leaders add value to the educational experience and promote excellence in our teaching, patient care, and research missions. We seek applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to our mission and uphold our core values.


Our mission has guided our growth in graduating the next generation of primary and specialty care physicians and medical researchers while maintaining personalized instruction. The School of Medicine has statewide outreach with a local touch providing patient care, health services, and training physicians in Reno, Nevada and in the state’s rural communities. We are expanding provider education to train medical specialists as Medical Doctors as well as Speech Pathologists and Physician Assistants. We are actively expanding technologically-advanced infrastructure to keep pace with our world-class research to meet the needs of students, patients, and researchers. We seek to create an environment that serves all who enter our doors, from the physicians who teach our learners to our employees, patients, and students.


This posting is open until filled


Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made.


Posting Close Date



Note to Applicant


A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.


Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.


As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.


For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.


Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.


University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine


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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.


The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.


The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.


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