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Clinical Faculty Lecturer - Communication Disorders

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Communication Disorders
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Department Description

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Communication Disorders has a long history of educating speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and researchers. The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including two fully accredited professional graduate degree programs (M.A. in Communication Disorders with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology, the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree). The Department also houses The UMass Center for Language, Speech, and Hearing, which provides diagnostic and therapeutic speech, language, and hearing services to members of the community.


Job Description:

Primary responsibilities for this full-time position include clinical instruction and supervision of graduate students in our on-campus clinic, co-teaching clinical seminars, participation in interprofessional education events, occasional direct service provision, and additional administrative duties as determined by the Clinic Director or Department Chair. Responsibilities also may include departmental, university, professional, and/or community service.



Applicants must hold an M.A. or Ph.D. degree, ASHA certification in Speech-Language Pathology, and be eligible for/current Massachusetts Speech-Language Pathology license. Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a practicing speech-language pathologist required.


Preferred Requirements:

Prior clinical supervision/teaching of graduate students; clinical expertise in voice disorders and adult neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders; LSVT®-certification.


Additional Information:

Full-time academic-year (9-month) non-tenure track faculty position in Speech-Language Pathology available at the rank of Lecturer; starting January 19, 2020; two year renewable contract.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.


Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should be submitted by this date to ensure full consideration.  Anticipated start date is January 19, 2020.  Application materials required are a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Recommenders will only be contacted for short-list applicants. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Karen Guilmette, the search committee chair, at


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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