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Lecturer - Speech Language Pathology

Apply now Job no: 511079
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Communication Disorders
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty, School of Public Health & Health Sciences

About UMass Amherst

 The University of Massachusetts Amherst (, 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). The Department also houses The Center for Language, Speech, and Hearing, which provides diagnostic and therapeutic speech, language, and hearing services to the community.


Job Description

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( is seeking talented applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track speech-language pathology lecturer position (9-month appointment) in the Department of Communication Disorders. Summer work is anticipated and may be required and will be compensated in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. The initial appointment period is two years with possibility of renewal.



The successful candidate will be responsible for providing in-person and online teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Providing service to the department, university, community, and profession is also expected, including participation on committees, projects, and other activities that support the university, college, and departmental mission. Teaching of at least one course during the summer is expected. Extra compensation will be provided.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

Candidates must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders or a related field from an accredited university or college, with a doctoral degree preferred. A Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) is preferred. Demonstrated record of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level is preferred.


Additional Information

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


Additional Details

Exercises considerable initiative, leadership, judgment, responsibility and decision-making. 


Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 40 hours/week.


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience


Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on December 13, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by this date to ensure full consideration. Anticipated start date is September 2022.


To apply, please submit a:

• Cover letter 

• Personal statement indicating your qualifications for the position, your teaching philosophy, and a discussion of your approach to enhancing equity and inclusion

• Curriculum vitae

• Contact information for three professional references.


Recommenders will only be contacted for short-list applicants. For more information contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kelly Richardson (

Search will remain open until position is filled.


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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