University of Kansas Medical Center

Location: Kansas City KS


The Hearing and Speech Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Audiology/Hearing Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is expected to begin as early as August 2020.

The University of Kansas Medical Center is a major comprehensive research and teaching center with numerous centers, and institutes, including the Hogland Brain Imaging Center, the Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the Cancer Institute, and the Center for Aging. These centers offer numerous resources including subject recruitment, funding, and research design. The medical center includes the Schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing, which together enroll about 2500 students. The newly-completed 171,000 square foot Health Education Building provides functional spaces to support meaningful connections and interprofessional collaboration with advanced technology classrooms and state-of-the-art clinical and simulation labs.

The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop an extramurally funded research program in their area of expertise and to regularly disseminate findings in peer-reviewed publications and presentations, (2) teach graduate courses in the Audiology clinical doctorate (Au.D.) and Ph.D. degree programs in the Department of Hearing and Speech, which is part of the University of Kansas’ nationally ranked Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders, (3) advise and mentor graduate students, including Ph.D. dissertations and Au.D. capstone research projects, and (4) provide service to the department, school, university, and discipline at a level commensurate with their rank.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Audiology, Hearing Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering or related field. Expertise in hearing or vestibular sciences related to normal or disordered function. Evidence of potential for the development of a funded, programmatic line of research. Evidence of ability to effectively teach and mentor graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Post-doctoral experience. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: Auditory Physiology, Auditory Electrophysiology, Cochlear Implants and Implantable Prostheses, Hearing Aids, Speech Perception, Aging and the Auditory System, Vestibular Physiology and Diagnostics, Genetics of Hearing Loss. All areas of expertise within Audiology and the Hearing Sciences are encouraged to apply. ASHA Certification (CCC-A) preferred but not required.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to and search for position 01203493. With the online application, be prepared to submit an application cover letter that details your teaching and research interests including plans for sustainable funding, a CV, and a list of three references. Questions regarding the position or the application process should be directed to Dr. Tiffany Johnson, Search Committee Chair, by email: or phone: 913-588-5937. EO/AA Employer.

Applications must be submitted through the KUMC website to be considered for this position. Applications submitted via email or Indeed will NOT be reviewed or considered.



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