Endowed Research Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders-Associate/Full Professor of Speech-Language Pathology (tenure-track) in Communication Sciences & Disorders

Baylor University seeks applications for an Endowed Chair of Speech-Language Pathology tenure track faculty position in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, within the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. 

Position:   Endowed Research Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders-Associate/Full Professor of Speech-Language Pathology (tenure-track) in Communication Sciences & Disorders.

Date of Appointment:  August, 2022

Background:  Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship.  Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris. (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/).  As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.  The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Baylor University offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders and is CAA certified. 

Baylor University and faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders seek a dynamic researcher and educator to fill this Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology beginning August 2022.  

Qualifications:  Qualifications include a history of excellence in research, mentoring, and teaching and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences & Disorders or closely related area. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences & Disorders with expertise in autism spectrum disorders and an active research agenda with strong potential for external funding.  Also preferred are ASHA Certification (CCC-SLP) and eligibility for Texas state licensure in Speech-Language Pathology.  

Responsibilities:  The position entails responsibilities that include teaching a doctoral level course, maintaining a visionary, collaborative research agenda and engaging in departmental, university and professional service.  The successful candidate is expected to establish a nationally-recognized independent research program with potential for extramural funding and engage in collaborative research endeavors. 

Salary and Review Date:  Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications.  Applicants whose philosophy is compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class research institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals will be considered.  Review of applications will begin immediately until the position if filled.  To be fully considered, all application materials must be submitted by October 30, 2021. 

Application:    Your application should include a formal letter specifically addressing how you, the applicant, meet the listed qualifications and how your set of gifts, abilities, and experiences might contribute to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students consistent with Baylor’s Christian mission.  Include a research statement and teaching statement that highlight your philosophy, goals, accomplishments, and future plans.  In addition, include a curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.  Electronic (PDF) copies of all application materials are required.  

Submit application materials to: apply.interfolio.com/89242


Questions concerning the search may be directed to Dr. Diane Loeb, Search Committee Chair. 

Email: Diane_Loeb@Baylor.edu    Phone: (254)710-4721. 


Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability.

As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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