Speech-Language Pathology Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track)


The Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences (CDS) in the College of Health Sciences is seeking an outstanding individual with expertise in the area of pediatric speech sound disorders to join the faculty in speech-language pathology at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. This position provides an excellent opportunity for teaching, research/scholarship, and/or program management.

The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in CDS. This individual will serve as director for courses in CDS and will develop a record of research and scholarship that includes extramural funding for research. The candidate will assume the responsibilities of an academic leader at Rush as demonstrated by participation in University, college, departmental, and other professional service activities. The candidate will serve as an effective academic advisor and clinical supervisor to Rush graduate students.

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or a related field and evidence of teaching and research potential. Candidates should possess the CCC-SLP and be eligible for Illinois licensure in speech-language pathology. Expertise in pediatric speech sound disorders with an emphasis on craniofacial anomalies and genetic syndromes preferred. Other areas of speech sound disorders will be considered.

The Rush environment facilitates collaboration with colleagues in audiology, otolaryngology, neurology, pediatrics, psychology, and many other specialties. CDS faculty members are known nationally and internationally for their work in their particular areas of expertise.

Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) is a tertiary academic medical center located in the Illinois Medical District (IMD) on the near west side of Chicago. The IMD is the largest urban medical district in the United States. RUMC encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities. It also includes Rush's 376-bed Tower hospital building. The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinics offer state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for the evaluation and management of individuals with communication (speech, language, and hearing) and swallowing problems and for clinical training.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Interested candidates, please send your CV and cover letter to:

Marisol Vega, Faculty Recruitment



Informal inquiries can be directed to:

Richard K. Peach, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee

Phone: 312-942-3293 or email: Richard_K_Peach@rush.edu

Marisol Vega

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    Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences

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Rush is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

More about Rush University Medical Center:

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus.

Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 7 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 “America's Best Hospitals” issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall.

Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2018.

Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status—the highest honor in nursing—and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation.

Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals—and 15 major teaching hospitals—four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics.

The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the tenth consecutive year.

Marisol Vega

Marisol Vega

Faculty Recruiter

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