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[AUDITORY] Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Communication @ Northwestern University

Below is an updated description of an active search for a postdoctoral fellow in the area of pediatric communication. Please forward to anyone who may be interested in a postdoctoral position that provides both clinical and research opportunities.


The Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Communication at Northwestern University is pleased to announce the availability of a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric communication and related disorders of hearing, speech, language, and learning. 

The Lambert Family Translational Fellowship is designed to train clinician-scientists who will become leaders in translational communication science and disorders and help reduce the critical time gap between discovery and implementation in practice. The focus of this fellowship is in the general area of hearing, speech, language, and learning in children, including the consequences of communicative disorders. 

The successful applicant will be an audiologist/hearing scientist (AuD and/or PhD) or a doctoral-level scientist with clinical experience in the area of speech-language pathology, preferably a licensed speech-language pathologist (PhD, CCC-SLP) . The fellow will conduct research in one of the many world-renowned research laboratories in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders housed in the School of Communication. There is potential for a multidisciplinary project and will depend on the successful candidate’s experience and interests. The fellow may also participate in direct clinical service provision, dependent upon clinical certification and licensure, in the Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning. The Center for Audiology Speech, Language, and Learning (NUCASLL) is housed in a brand new, state-of-the art facility on the Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. The multidisciplinary center offers a variety of audiology, speech, language, and learning services for patients of all ages and serves as an exceptional educational setting for graduate students. 

Employment term: A 2-year appointment beginning no later than June 1, 2016. 


1. Au.D. and/or Ph.D. in hearing, speech, language or a related field 

2. Interest or experience in translational research 

3. Clinical experience with children with disorders of hearing, speech, language, and/or learning 

4. For audiologists and speech-language pathologists, eligibility for Illinois SLP or AuD licensure preferred 

Salary: NIH postdoctoral salary 

Application procedure: Send cover letter describing your teaching, research, and clinical interests and experience, a current vita (including e-mail address), and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Jeanette Ortiz (j-ortiz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx). For more information about the department, please visit: http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/departments/csd. Information about the NUCASLL is available at http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/clinic/. 

The University: Northwestern University is one of the nation’s largest private research universities. The main campus is located in Evanston and the medical campus is located 12 miles south in Chicago. Both campuses are located on the shore of Lake Michigan. There is continuing expansion of University facilities and programs, particularly in the sciences and medicine. Diverse cultural, social, and recreational activities abound on and near each campus. 

Closing Date: Ongoing until position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. 

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.