Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, Communication Sciences

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Health Professions & Sciences

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, Communication Sciences

Administrative Title:

No Administrative Function

Job Description:

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for two 9-month, tenure-earning assistant professor or tenured associate professor or professor positions to begin August 2022. The successful candidates will join a diverse faculty and staff in a dynamic and growing university with high research activity (RU/H) and a robust clinical program. The successful candidates are expected to establish a strong research program, obtain external funding for research or service programs, teach graduate/undergraduate academic and/or clinical courses, advise and mentor students, direct student research, and participate in school, college, community, university, and national service.


The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders was founded in 1969 and was first accredited in 1987. It has a strong history of excellence in teaching, research, and community service. It is one of four schools/departments in the recently established College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) within the Academic Health Sciences Center which includes the UCF Lake Nona Medical Center, the College of Medicine and the College of Nursing. The school includes 24 full-time faculty members serving an average of 200 graduate and 700 undergraduate students. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication sciences and disorders and ranks among the top 25% of speech-language pathology programs in the nation. In its commitment to excellence, UCF provides support for both instructional and research efforts, including advanced instructional technology and support, nationally recognized web-based course development assistance, state-of-the-art instrumentation, simulation training, virtual technologies and grant support. The university and college stress the importance of community engagement and partnerships and offer unique opportunities for collaborative research within and across disciplines. The CSD program has numerous external affiliation agreements with local organizations, including AdventHealth, Brooks Rehabilitation, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando Health, UCF Health, Veterans Administration Medical Center Orlando, and Westminster Communities of Florida.


The Communication Disorders Clinic serves as the hub for clinical education and applied research. This 15,000+ square foot state-of-the-art facility houses several research labs and specialty services, including audiology, the Aphasia House, the Listening Center, the Fluency Disorders Clinic, the Voice Care Center, CHPS Rehabilitation Innovation Center, and the AAC Lab / Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) Center. For additional information, visit our website at


Along with the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the College of Health Professions and Sciences at UCF is home to the Department of Health Sciences, the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy, and the School of Social Work. The college also houses several centers and institutes, including the CHPS Innovation Center – a new state-of-the-art interdisciplinary facility designed to become a destination center for solving complex healthcare problems through allied healthcare research, education, technology development/applications, and collaboration. UCF and its 13 colleges provide opportunities to more than 69,000 students offering 188 bachelor's and master's, 34 doctoral and three specialist degree programs. UCF is proud to have earned the U.S. Department of Education designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, with students coming from all 50 states and over 147 countries. A priority on diversity and inclusiveness led UCF to co-found the University Innovation Alliance, a consortium of large public research universities committed to better serve first-generation, low-income students. U.S. News & World Report ranked UCF among the nation’s 15 most innovative universities in its Best Colleges 2022 report. Additionally, UCF is one of 56 public universities with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation in two categories: community engagement and very high research activity. As one of the largest universities in the country located in a culturally and linguistically diverse major metropolitan center, UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local and global impact, and the integration of technology and learning. For additional information about UCF, please visit our website:


AHSC-College of Health Professions and Sciences, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Minimum Qualifications:

A research doctorate (i.e., Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Science) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related discipline from an accredited institution by August 2022.


Applicants at the associate professor or professor level must demonstrate success as an independent researcher with extramural funding, a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications, and recognizable impact of their research including citations and other relevant indicators of success. To be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate professor or  professor upon hire, the successful candidate must have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement and teaching experience commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

A history of, or potential for, an emergent record of teaching and funded/fundable research in the area of medical speech and language pathology in diverse populations. CCC-SLP or eligibility for CCC-SLP is preferred, but not required. Candidates should have expertise in at least one of the following areas: swallowing and swallowing disorders; neurocognitive and related acquired communication disorders; and medically complex populations.

Additional Application Materials Required:

The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF online recruitment system at No paper applications will be considered. Applicants must complete the online faculty application and submit the following: (1) a letter of application including a statement on qualifications as they relate to the position announcement and a research plan; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of all graduate level transcripts; and (4) contact information for three (up to five) professional references (including names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers for each reference). The search committee will contact candidates prior to contacting references provided or other references.


NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.


Review of applications for an August 2022 start date will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Candidates will not be considered until all the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.


For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Jacqueline Towson, search committee chair at

Florida Clause:

UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening.  Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Cuba, the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro, or the Syrian Arab Republic.


The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates. 


These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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