University of Mississippi
Location: University, MS

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
University, MS, US, 38677
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders (10000837)
Employee Designation: Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Note for Current UM Employees
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Position Description
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Mississippi is seeking applications for a 9-month, tenure-track, assistant professor position as determined by research/scholarly publication records, research grant procurement, and academic achievement. Responsibilities are expected to begin in August 2021 and include research, teaching, and service. The hired individual will have an opportunity to direct a research laboratory in his/her area of expertise. In addition, the University of Mississippi initiated Flagship Constellations, which are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world. This is an excellent opportunity to work with cross-disciplinary researchers to solve key, grand challenges.

The University of Mississippi is included in the elite group of Doctoral Universities – R1, or Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education – and continuously recognized over the last eleven years as one of the Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education ( The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders ( is home to 21 faculty and staff and over 400 students from around the world. We currently offer American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-accredited Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs. The Department is home to bright, new facilities in the South Oxford Center and is housed within the School of Applied Sciences ( in Oxford, MS.

Position Details
Appointment: 9 Month
Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications
Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with emphasis in voice sciences and disorders or dysphagia by the time of employment. Evidence of a strong research agenda and potential for securing competitive, extramural research funding is preferred. The individual must either possess the Clinical Competency Certification in Speech-Language-Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-¬Language-Hearing Association or should be eligible to receive the certification within 3 years of employment.

Application Procedures
Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Applicants must apply online at and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information of five professional references, no paper copies will be accepted. Official transcripts must be received prior to hire.

Contact Information:
Vishakha W. Rawool, Ph.D., CCC-A, CPS/A, FRSM, FAAA
Chair & Professor,
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
2301 South Lamar Blvd, Suite 1200, Office # NE 1107
The University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS 38677-1848
Phone: 662-915-5130

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.
Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement
The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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