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Job Announcement: Northwestern University

Language Development: Assistant/Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA

Employer: Northwestern University
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Job Location: Illinois, USA
Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Development
Language Specialty: None
LL Issue: 23.3560
Date Submitted: 24-Aug-2012
Job Description: The Northwestern University Roxelyn and Richard Pepper
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is searching
for a tenure-track faculty member, at the rank of Assistant or
Associate Professor, with a promising or established research
program focused on disorders of speech, language and/or literacy.
Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, disorders of
articulation/phonology, fluency, voice, language development, and
reading/writing. This nine-month tenure-track position is based on
the Evanston campus.

Preferred starting date: September 1, 2013.,

- Develop an externally fundable program of research
- Teach courses in communication disorders
- Direct student research
- Provide academic advising

- Earned PhD required in Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Speech Language Pathology, Psychology, Linguistics, Education,
Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or related field.
- Evidence required of potential to maintain a high-impact, externally
funded research program.
- Clinical certification preferred, with interests and experience
commensurate with teaching courses in the Department’s Speech,
Language and Learning MS program required.

Internationally competitive, depending on qualifications and

Application procedure:
E-mail a cover letter, vita, and three letters of recommendation to the
chair of the search committee at the application email address
below. The cover letter should include a summary of research and
teaching experience and interests as they relate to the needs and
mission of the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of
Communication Sciences and Disorders. For more information
about the Department, please visit:

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 with quick
access to public transportation between the thriving and vibrant
communities of Evanston and Chicago. 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:
To receive full consideration for the position, applicants should
submit materials by October 15th. However, review of applications
will continue until the position is filled. Search #19723.

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.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Address: Professor Amy  Booth
2240 Campus Drive
Frances Searle Bldg
Evanston   IL  60208-3540
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Professor Amy  Booth
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