Job #:  1706

A member of the tenure-track faculty mentors and teaches students in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) in academic coursework and clinical settings, 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 tenure-eligible (10 month annually) position as an Assistant or Associate Professor of speech-language pathology, beginning in Fall of 2018.  

Qualified candidates will have expertise in childhood speech-language development and disorders.

Responsibilities include: (a) excellence in teaching of undergraduate and graduate-level academic and clinically-relevant coursework; (b) develop and sustain an active research and scholarly agenda; (c) actively engage in service within the university and to the profession.

Faculty members become full participants in the success of the graduate, undergraduate, and post-baccalaureate programs in Speech-Language Pathology and contributors to the overall mission of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the College of Education, and Pacific University.


An earned research doctorate degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) with strong background in language acquisition and childhood language disorders is required. Individuals who have completed a doctoral program with the exception of completion of the dissertation (ABD) will be considered and such applicants should include a letter from the doctoral advisor that includes an expected date of completion. 

ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology and eligibility for licensure as a speech-language pathologist in the State of Oregon is required. Individuals with strong background in language development and disorders from other disciplines may also be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Preferred candidates will also have expertise in one or more of the following areas: autism spectrum disorders, bilingual language acquisition (Spanish preferred), literacy, and/or alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). Preference will be given to candidates who bring experience in university-level classroom teaching and a record of scholarship or strong potential for scholarly work.

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders fully supports the College of Education’s commitment to building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving our communities in respectful, sensitive, and understanding ways. Priority will be given to candidates who have demonstrated commitment to, and experience with, working in culturally, ethnically, and/or linguistically diverse settings together with knowledge of best practices in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Satisfactory completion of a background check, verification of education credentials including licensure (if applicable), and verification of authorization to work in the United States are all required in follow up to the acceptance of a conditional offer of employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Typical office, academic, and clinical environment.

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


Applicants interested in this exciting opportunity should submit one PDF document that includes (1) a letter of application responsive to the job description and responsibilities, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) transcripts, (4) statement of teaching philosophy  (maximum of 2 pages), and (5) names and contact information for three professional references. The PDF packet with all documents listed above should be labeled as follows: LastName_Application_Position-1706-CSD.

Please submit application materials via e-mail to Review of applications will begin as applications are submitted with priority review of applications received by April 1 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 position is filled. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


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 or handicap, 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,