Job #:  1674

The Clinical Assistant Professor mentors and teaches students in Communication Sciences and Disorders in clinical and academic settings, builds and sustains relationships with community clinical supervisors and sites, provides direct clinical service and supervision, engages in research or other scholarly activities, and is active in service to the university and the profession.


The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific University seeks a candidate for a full-time, extended term position (10- or 11-month annually) position as a Clinical Assistant Professor in speech-language pathology, beginning in Spring or Summer of 2018.  

Clinical Faculty members become full participants in the success of the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology and within the overall mission of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Qualified candidates should have expertise in clinical speech-language pathology focused on childhood speech-language development and disorders. A M.S. or M.A. degree in Speech-Language Pathology and CCC-SLP are required and the applicant should be eligible for OR license in speech-language pathology.

Responsibilities may include: (a) coordinate and facilitate education-based and other clinical placements; (b) develop and sustain excellent relationships with clinical sites and supervisors; (c) provide direct supervision, mentoring, and advising of graduate students in speech-language pathology; (d) teach students and support student learning in academic and clinical coursework; (e) participate in active research such as program evaluation or other forms of scholarly activities; (f) participate in program development consistent with the strategic goals of the School of CSD; and (g) active engagement in service within the university and to the profession.


An earned master’s degree, clinical certification (CCC-SLP), licensure in the State of Oregon (by start date), successful completion of federal background check, demonstrated clinical and disciplinary expertise, and at least five years of professional experience in the United States is required.  

Preferred candidates will have experience in supervision of graduate students in speech-language pathology, clinical or administrative experience relevant to practice in educational settings, previous teaching experience, and/or expertise in childhood speech-language development and disorders and/or bilingual language acquisition (Spanish preferred). Priority will be given to candidate’s contribution to the diversity of the faculty in the college’s quest to promote equity.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Typical office, academic, and clinical environment. Reliable transportation and visits to clinical sites in the region are required.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Reports to the Director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Education, Pacific University   

APPLICATION:  Applicants interested in this exciting opportunity should submit one pdf document including a letter of application responsive to the job description and responsibilities, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy with a focus in clinical teaching and supervision (maximum of 2 pages), and names and contact information for three professional references to Review of applications will begin in January 2018 with priority review of applications received by January 15 and will continue until position is filled.  Salary and benefits package are competitive. 

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified by telephone or email. All applicants will be notified once the positions are filled. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Founded by Congregational pioneers in 1849, Pacific University is one of the oldest chartered institutions of higher education in the West.  Our primary campus is located in Forest Grove, Oregon (about 25 miles west of Portland) with additional campuses in Hillsboro, Eugene, and Portland.  Pacific University enrolls more than 3000 undergraduate and graduate students. Pacific University is a diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship, and practice. Pacific University inspires students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,