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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) in the College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) at James Madison University (JMU) seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. All areas of expertise in hearing science, audiology, auditory neuroscience, and related fields will be considered.  

The qualified candidate will join a thriving and collegial academic unit with 17 full-time faculty and six part-time faculty with additional adjunct and clinical educators as needed. The department serves an average of 350 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate students across multiple degree-granting academic programs (, including a dynamic Ph.D. program. We have a shared vision to be recognized for bridging science and clinical practice. We are achieving this vision through our innovative programming, stellar faculty, wide range of research, excellent teaching, research labs, and clinical facilities. The department offers ample laboratory spaces including a designated lab for conducting animal research, and has state-of-the-art audiology and speech-language pathology clinics with rich community outreach. U.S News & World Report has consistently ranked the JMU graduate programs in Audiology and SLP among the top programs in the United States.

The CSD department is committed to promoting an inclusive environment that is inviting and supportive to all prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, staff and those in the greater community that we serve, including our patients and clients. We recognize that we are improved by diversity of thought, perspective and experience. We embrace all backgrounds, identities, and abilities. We pursue inclusive excellence and promote a culture in which every member can flourish.


Rank of Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, 10-month.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities for the position include teaching, scholarship and professional, community, and/or university service. The qualified candidate will teach courses in the Ph.D., Au.D., and/or undergraduate programs commensurate with the experience.


  • A Ph.D. (or equivalent research doctorate) in Hearing Science, Audiology, Neuroscience, or related field.
  • Demonstrate potential for independent scholarship.
  • Demonstrate potential for quality teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrate potential to serve the department, college, university, and/or community.
  • Experience with formal or informal mentoring of students.
  • Evidence of commitment to access, inclusion, and diversity.
  • ASHA certification and eligibility for state licensure are not required.



Review of candidates will begin January 15th, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is fall semester 2024.


Interested individuals must apply for the position at Application materials include the following:

  1. Cover letter or letter of interest
  2. Current CV
  3. Contact information for a minimum of three professional references.
  4. Statement of Research Interests
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Statement of Inclusive Excellence; candidates are asked to address their efforts towards access, diversity, and inclusion within their workplace activities. The statement should not focus on personal values and experiences, but rather on actions and experiences as they relate to inclusivity in the workplace and/or classroom.


Inquiries may be made to:

Dr. Lincoln Gray or Dr. Yingjiu Nie, Search Committee Co-Chairs

Communication Sciences and Disorders

235 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, MSC 4304, James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA  22807

Email or  


Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.


About JMU:

Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion, and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents, and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The University is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.


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