About UMass Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu), the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally-ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network.
The Department of Communication Disorders at UMass Amherst 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 (MA in Speech-Language Pathology and the Doctor of Audiology (AuD)). The Department also houses The Center for Language, Speech, and Hearing, which provides diagnostic and therapeutic speech, language, and hearing services to the community.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu/sphhs) invites applications for a full-time Audiology Lecturer and Clinical Educator position (12-month appointment) in the Department of Communication Disorders. This benefitted, calendar year, position is for an initial 2-year appointment with possibility of renewal.
During the academic year, 50% of the responsibilities for this full-time position include clinical education of AuD students, AuD student supervision within our on-campus clinic, and direct patient care, as appropriate. Responsibilities for the remainder of the academic year appointment include in-person classroom and/or online teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, departmental and university service, and administrative duties as determined by the department chair, including activities such as coordination of AuD students’ clinical experiences. During the summer, 100% of the appointment will be spent in clinical supervision and direct service provision.
- Hold a Master’s, AuD, or PhD degree in Audiology or a related field
- Have or be eligible for ASHA certification in Audiology,
- Hold or be eligible for a Massachusetts License in Audiology.
- Clinical expertise in pediatric diagnostics and hearing loss management in children is preferred. With this position, the Department aims to increase the provision of pediatric services at the Center for Language, Speech, and Hearing in order to meet the needs of our community and our graduate student trainees.
- Previous experience with college teaching and student supervision is also preferred.
Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Typical office environment
Exercises considerable initiative, leadership, judgment, responsibility, and decision-making.
Monday - Friday, 40 hours/week.
The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package. Details on benefits can be found at https://www.umass.edu/humres/benefits-0. This position is in the MSP/MTA bargaining unit.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically via the UMass careers site:
- a cover letter;
- curriculum vitae;
- a personal statement that includes your teaching and clinical supervision philosophy; discussion of your approach to enhancing equity and inclusion; previous experience as related to this position; goals for this position;
- the names and contact information for three professional references. Recommenders will only be contacted for short-list applicants.
Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 15, 2021 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. Anticipated start date is January, 2022.
For more information contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sara K. Mamo (email@example.com).
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.