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[AUDITORY] Tenure track position in Communicative Disorders

The Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Department at Utah State University is pleased to announce a tenure-track position for 2024. See details below.


Aryn Kamerer


Utah State University

Aryn Kamerer, PhD
Assistant Professor & Director,

Hearing Health Laboratory
Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education

Office: (435) 797-9239
1000 Old Main Road | Lillywhite 124
Logan, UT 84322





Assistant Professor Position Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education

Position Summary

Utah State University’s Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (COMDDE) invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Audiology and Speech-language Pathology beginning August 2024.


The emphasis of this position is research. The new hire will establish a thriving research program in the area of early childhood hearing in Audiology and pursue collaborations within and outside the department. Opportunity will exist to collaborate with a new, tenure-track faculty hire in our Deaf Education Division with expertise in Listening and Spoken Language as well as to collaborate with other researchers in the College on issues of health equity. In addition to research, the new hire will teach courses in Speech-Language Pathology as well as offer institutional and professional service.


We value individual differences of every human and provide an equitable experience for our students, clients, staff and faculty members. Our aim is to foster an environment of belonging within our department where individual contributions are respected and supported while we work toward achievement of individual and collective goals. COMDDE seeks applicants who share this vision, wish to join a thriving department, and seek to help our students, colleagues, and communities flourish.


The new assistant professor will join a vital group of 44 faculty and staff in audiology, deaf education, and speech-language pathology. The position is located on USU’s main campus in Logan, Utah, a Carnegie-recognized R1 Institution of Higher Education. This position is not eligible for remote work. This position is a tenure-track, nine-month, academic-year appointment.


Review of applications will begin September 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


Position Responsibilities:

1.    Establish a thriving research program in Audiology, including successful external funding efforts and publishing research in top-tier scientific outlets;

2.    Teach undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned;

3.    Chair and serve on graduate student committees;

4.    Teach and work with students from diverse populations;

5.    Service to the department and institution, as well as provide national, state, and local service to the profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.    Earned EdD or PhD by August 2024, with expertise in audiology and/or speech language pathology.

2.    An emerging record of refereed journal publications that aligns with the assistant professor level.

3.    Demonstrated potential for teaching courses at the university level.

4.    A commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and mentoring.

5.    Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

1.    Evidence of ability to establish a robust program of research that includes application to early childhood hearing.

2.    Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in alignment with audiology and speech-languagy pathology.

3.    Evidence of ability to obtain extramural research funding through grant writing and/or public/private contracts.

4.    Evidence of effective teaching in higher education.

5.    Evidence of excellence in mentoring student researchers.


Along with your on-line application, please attach:

1.    Letter of application describing your qualifications for the position.

2.    Current curriculum vitae.

3.    Statement describing your areas of research and research agenda for the next five years.

4.    One sample of scholarly work.

5.    Statement of teaching philosophy.

6.    Copies of teaching evaluations for any university-level instruction.

7.    Contact information for five professional references.


Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Brittan Barker (435-797-0434; brittan.barker@xxxxxxx).


To view this job or apply please visit: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/intro. Job id: 2023-6798.

Utah State University is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service.

Promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. To learn more about our inclusive excellence vision and mission, visit www.usu.edu/dei. To learn more about our institutional strategic goals visit https://www.usu.edu/strategic-plan/



Department Highlights

The department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (COMDDE) includes audiology, deaf education, and speech-language pathology. COMDDE offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including PhD opportunities in neuroscience and disability disciplines within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. COMDDE provides real-world learning opportunities for students in the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence (Hearing and Balance clinic; Speech & Language clinc, Pediatric Audiology, and Cochlear Implant clinics) and in our early education program for deaf and hard of hearing children, Sound Beginings.


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research opportunities.


University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797- 0122 or submit a request at hr@xxxxxxx.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or _expression_, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@xxxxxxx, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@xxxxxxx, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266 Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421- 3481, OCR@xxxxxx

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@xxxxxx