University of Memphis

Location: Memphis, TN

We’ve Extended Our Deadline! Don’t miss this opportunity to join a motivated and supportive community at the University of Memphis!

We are extending the deadline for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Audiology at the University of Memphis to December 30, 2022. Currently, we are in a rare position to offer opportunities for faculty with varying backgrounds, experiences, and specializing across a range of areas in the hearing sciences to develop programmatic research in their chosen areas of expertise. If you want to join a community that values forward-focused thinking, dynamic interactions, thoughtful discussions, and strives for an environment where everyone is supported and valued, we are excited to support your academic goals.

As a community, we are committed to working together to advance the field through research, student training, and service to the professions. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal, and academic pursuits to support your work-life balance.

The original job posting can be found here: WORKFORUM: University of Memphis Career Opportunities | Assistant or Associate Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Resources for research

As a new audiology faculty member, you will have access to your own laboratory space with a 10x10ft2 double-walled sound-treated room and generous start-up funding to launch your research program at the UofM. In addition, you will have access to shared research equipment and facilities such as a brand-new KEMAR manikin equipped for binaural recording, and a 24ft3 anechoic chamber fully equipped to deliver acoustic stimuli to a 32-loudspeaker array.

Faculty offices, research and collaboration spaces, the Baptist Memorial Health Sciences Library, and the Memphis Speech and Hearing Center (MSHC) all are located within the Community Health Building (CHB). Built in 2015, this innovative space, equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, was designed to encourage a healthy level of activity, social interaction, and environmental stewardship. The MSHC serves individuals in the community, and also serves as a clinical laboratory for students and a source of participants interested in participating in clinical research.

Also located in the CHB are in-house dedicated IT and computer support staff, research support staff, a pre-award grants coordinator, business officer, and resources funded from the Center for Research Initiatives for the Communicatively Impaired (CRISCI). School and campus funding opportunities are available, as well as highly qualified PhD and AuD students, many of whom are employed as laboratory research assistants to support faculty research efforts.

The UofM recently obtained Carnegie 1 status and departmental research efforts are also supported by the Office of Sponsored Programs, Division of Research and Innovation, and the University’s Institutional Review Board.

The Memphis Community

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is a historic and diverse city with 1.3 million residents and is host to major employers including FedEx, International Paper, AutoZone, and Service Master. A variety of elementary and high school educational options are available in the city including the University Schools at the University of Memphis. University Schools provides a pre-K through high school education on the University’s campus and the Campus Elementary School was a 2019 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The University of Memphis provides a generous benefits package including 6 weeks of paid parental leave for new parents in addition to generous sick, annual and administrative leave time. Memphis has among the lowest cost of living in the country and includes beautiful historic neighborhoods. The city is home to a revitalized Downtown, a vibrant restaurant and art scene, and several sports teams including the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team. Memphis boasts attractions including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, historic Beale Street, and the National Civil Rights Museum. Located just outside of the city, at 4500 acres, family friendly Shelby Farms Park offers a host of outdoor activities. Condé Nast Traveler recently named Memphis to the 23 Best Places to Go in 2023 list and the 3 Best Places to Go in the U.S. in 2023 list. The Memphis community also takes pride in numerous annual events including the St. Jude Memphis Marathon and the Memphis in May International Festival.  The Memphis International Airport has just received a $214 million modernization and is a central hub for domestic and international flights. More information about Memphis and all it has to offer can be found at https://www.memphistravel.com/.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class.

We will begin reviewing applications January 3, 2023, and will continue to review applications until the position is filled. For questions, contact search committee chair Jani Johnson, jajhns10@memphis.edu or at (901) 678-5848. Interested applicants must upload to the University’s WorkforUM site, https://workforum.memphis.edu/: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching interests (including preferred course assignments) and a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research experience and plans for future programmatic research, three letters of reference, unofficial transcripts for PhD (earned or in progress), and selected publications.

 

 

 

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