About the University
Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Western Washington University is committed to achieving excellence through advancing inclusive success, increasing our Washington impact, and focusing on transformational education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and based on innovative scholarship, research, and creative activity. Western’s greatest strength is the outstanding students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae who make up its community. Western supports an inclusive governance structure for all and provides a learning and working environment in which everyone can thrive. In pursuit of this excellence, individual employees are expected to establish and maintain productive and effective inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, student, and external constituents. Further, individual employees are expected to have the ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economic, societal, environmental) into all aspects of performing their job duties.
About the Department
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) support Western’s mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
The CSD Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, and a Doctorate of Audiology. The CSD department currently includes 8 tenure-track faculty, 4 non-tenure track faculty, 11 part-/full-time clinical educators, 3 support staff, 120 undergraduate CSD majors, and 39 graduate students in speech-language pathology and 31 graduate students in audiology. CSD is located in the east wing of the Academic Instruction Center, a LEED certified building. Our fully-mediated and well-equipped classrooms, teaching labs, clinics, and research labs provide outstanding learning, clinical assessment/intervention, and research environments. The CSD Department is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion and supporting the success of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds. Learn more about the Department’s commitment to dismantle racism and cultivate a culture of equity and inclusion. For more information about the Department of CSD at WWU, visit our website.
About the Position
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track position in Audiology/Hearing and Speech Sciences, anticipated to begin September 16, 2024. Candidates hired into the associate professor rank (pre-tenure) may have an expedited timeline to tenure.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; supervising graduate students in the campus clinic; mentoring student research; conducting scholarly activity including research, presentations, and publications; and participating in service opportunities. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill teaching and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students.
- Ph.D. at time of application OR ABD at time of application in Audiology/Hearing and Speech Sciences or equivalent (e.g., AuD). If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by June 15th of the first year of employment.
- Strong record of or potential for effective teaching
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in scholarship
- Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating a work environment that is equitable and inclusive of faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds and social identities.
- Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate
- ASHA clinical certification (CCC-A) within 24 months of hire.
- Valid State of Washington Audiologist licensure (or eligible)
For appointment at the associate level (pre-tenure), demonstrated significant research and evidence of successful teaching commensurate with standards for promotion to associate professor in the department, college and university.
- Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Pediatric audiology, vestibular diagnosis and treatment, pediatric amplification, Cochlear implants, aural rehabilitation, industrial audiology, hearing conservation, tinnitus, or auditory processing disorders
- Clinical experience
- University teaching and clinical supervision experience
Conditions of Employment
All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to HR@wwu.edu if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.
The starting salary range for assistant professor appointment, tenure-track is generally between $71,000-$74,000, with placement within the position’s salary range being based on qualifications and professional experience. The entire salary range for the assistant professor position is $71,000-$83,000, with the upper end of the salary range typically being achieved through collectively bargained salary adjustments.
The starting salary range for associate professor appointment, tenure-track is generally between $75,000-$85,000, with placement within the position’s salary range being based on qualifications and professional experience. The entire salary range for the associate professor position is $75,000-$101,000, with the upper end of the salary range typically being achieved through collectively bargained salary adjustments.
Relocation assistance may be available per University guidelines. Salary and start-up funds are to be determined upon being offered the position.
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A complete application should include:
- A cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing your experience related to the position responsibilities, the required and preferred qualifications, and statements of teaching philosophy and research plans;
- A separate statement that addresses your demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating a work environment that is equitable and inclusive of faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds and social identities (maximum 2 pages); this statement should include your past experiences with, and plans for contributing to accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion inside and outside the classroom (for more information see Advancing Diversity and Inclusion at Western);
- Graduate school transcripts;
The names and contact information of three professional references; letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates following the first round of review.
Closing Date Notes
Application review begins January 5, 2024; position is open until filled.
To apply for this job please visit hr.wwu.edu.