Assistant Professor-Speech and Hearing Sciences

University of Washington

Location: Seattle, WA

Full Description of Position and Application Information:


The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington is searching for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and teaching within the broad area of hearing science. Applicants with expertise in any area of hearing science, encompassing both basic and applied research, will be considered. The Department is especially interested in investigators conducting basic research that advances our understanding of human hearing with concurrent potential for translation/application(s) in the domain of hearing technologies, including healthcare and/or consumer settings. The Department is also interested in investigators studying developmental processes and/or leveraging community-engaged or scalable (e.g., remote testing) approaches to reach diverse populations across the lifespan. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an impactful program of funded research and effective teaching and research mentoring at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels in the area of hearing science. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in collegial service activities and to support the Department's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. Additional positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, experience or interest in course design and/or curricular development and experience or interest in leadership in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

This position has an anticipated start date of Autumn 2024. Tenure-track faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16 – June 15).

Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $9,000—$14,500 per month on a 9-month basis ($81,000—$130,500 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences is internationally recognized for impactful research, innovative curricula, and active commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.  Our research, education, and clinical activities are dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of human communication and to improving the quality of life of individuals affected by communication challenges across the lifespan ( The Department has close interdisciplinary ties with related units on campus, including the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Psychology, and Music; the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center; the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; the Center on Human Development and Disability; the Autism Center; the Integrated Brain Imaging Center; as well as the University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the University of Washington supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.    


A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Speech and Hearing Sciences or a related field is required. Applicants working in any area of hearing science will be considered.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio ( and submit: a) a cover letter indicating general interest in the position; b) a research statement (5-page maximum); c) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience and/or interests (3-page maximum) and formal teaching evaluations (not part of the 3-page limit), if available; d) a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (2-page maximum); e) a curriculum vitae; and f) the names and contact information for three professional references who can be contacted by the search committee for letters of recommendation at a later date. Priority consideration will be given to applications completed by October 15, 2023. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Andrew Brown (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

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Sr. Field Service Engineer

Kongsberg Discovery

Lynnwood, WA

Kongsberg Discovery, a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, is a global marine technology company, providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea, and naval. Headquartered in Horten, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales, and service facilities in 34 countries. Kongsberg is a market leader in systems for positioning, surveying, navigation, and automation. Important markets include countries with significant offshore and shipyard industries. We are determined to provide our customers with innovative and reliable marine electronics that ensure optimal operation at sea.

At KONGSBERG, we believe in tackling challenging problems and delivering extreme performance for extreme conditions. We do that through excellent products and services developed for delivering the greatest benefits to our customers.

WORLD CLASS – through people, technology, and dedication
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What we can offer you:
• Competitive compensation
• Fully subsidized health care benefits, 401k plan with employer match program, tuition reimbursement
• A creative and innovative environment where individuals truly make a difference
• Working with state-of-the-art technology and products
• Personal and professional development in an international environment
• Excellent technical and personal challenges
• A team of highly qualified co-workers who are willing to share their knowledge and experience

Kongsberg Underwater Technology, LLC is responsible for technical advisory, support and training on products for Underwater Mapping and Underwater Acoustic systems. Our goal is to provide the best possible support and follow up throughout the entire life cycle of the systems to our customers full satisfaction.

To further strengthen our team, we are looking for a Senior Field Service Engineer to join us at Kongsberg Underwater Technology, LLC in Lynnwood, Washington. As a Sr. Field Service Engineer, you will do installation and commissioning of underwater mapping and acoustic systems in vessels in shipyards around the world. You will do service and maintenance on installed systems on sailing ships as well as offer in house technical support and remote service to internal and external customers.

Our Field Service Engineers are the front line when representing KONGSBERG to our worldwide customers. If you have technical qualifications, identify with our values; determined, innovative, collaborative and reliable, and are highly motivated for worldwide support activities: Then you are the person we are looking for.

• Provide technical support to customers and internal staff by telephone, email and site visits
• Perform the installation, commissioning, and upgrades of Kongsberg maritime products.
• Document upgrades and changes made to customer equipment following service and installation visits.
• Update and maintain service database.
• Promote improvements, upgrades, and after sales opportunities to customers.
• Train customers on the operation of newly installed systems.
• Work with engineering on product improvements.

• Undergraduate Degree or equivalent education in an Engineering and/or Technical Discipline and/or minimum of three years of Field Service experience in the Marine Industry.
• Must be a US citizen that is able to be cleared at least to the Secret Level.
• Position requires extensive domestic and international travel and work aboard offshore vessels.
• Valid passport and driving license.
• Authorized to work lawfully in the US without company sponsorship.
• Up to 50% travel must be expected. Availability to travel with short notice, after hours, holidays/weekend, for long periods both locally and internationally.

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including computer literacy.
• Able to handle several activities simultaneously.
• Able to work alone and with a team.
• Good customer support and people skills.
• Able to travel, often at short notice.
• Can troubleshoot systems to board level.

Expected Pay Range:
$45 – 48/hr.

Work Location:
Lynnwood, WA
Travel within US and Internationally will be required.

How to Apply:
Please visit our website to view this full job posting and complete an online application at Senior Field Service Engineer – KONGSBERG

KONGSBERG provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

2024 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education

2024 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education

Scott D. Sommerfeldt has been named recipient of the Acoustical Society of America Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education. The Prize will be presented at the spring 2024 meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) to be held in Ottawa, Canada.

Scott Sommerfeldt received B. Mus. Ed. and M.Sc. degrees from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. He served as a professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) since 1995 and is currently Retired Professor of Physics.  His service also included Chair (2003-07) of the BYU Department of Physics and Astronomy and Dean (2007-17) of the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

His research interests include active and passive noise control, as well as energy-based acoustics. He is the author of over seventy peer reviewed journal publications and more than seventy conference proceedings papers and has also presented or been coauthor on twenty-four presentations on education topics at ASA meetings. In the field of active noise control, Scott has pioneered the use of acoustic energy density to attenuate enclosed sound fields, as well as a weighted sum of spatial gradients technique to attenuate the acoustic power radiated from vibrating structures. He has also been working on developing a method of using the radiation resistance matrix associated with a vibrating structure to determine the sound power radiated from the structure.

Scott Sommerfeldt has been an active member of the ASA’s Committee on Education in Acoustics since 1994. He served as an ASA Representative to American Institute of Physics (AIP) Liaison Committee on Education from 2002-2008 and as the ASA Representative to AIP Physics Resources Policy Committee from 2009-2012. He was the Advisor to the BYU Student Chapter of the ASA from 1996-2004 and 2020-2023. He developed new courses at BYU including a course covering active noise control and structural acoustics, as well as an advanced undergraduate course for science and engineering students covering the fundamentals of acoustics and noise control concepts.

Scott Sommerfeldt is a Fellow of the ASA and has held leadership positions in the Society including Vice President (2018-19), Member of the Executive Council (2009-12), Chair of the Technical Committee on Structural Acoustics and Vibration (2000-03) and the Technical Committee on Noise (2012-15). He has organized numerous special sessions at ASA meetings, and served as an Associate Editor for JASA Express Letters. He was also the General Chair and General Co-Chair for the ASA meetings in Salt Lake City in 2007 and 2016, respectively. In 2020 he was awarded the ASA Silver Medal in Noise.


Fall 2023 Award Recipients

Wallace Clement Sabine Medal

Peter D’Antonio has been named recipient of the Wallace Clement Sabine Medal “for contributions to the theory, design and application of acoustic diffusers.” The award will be presented at the spring 2024 ASA meeting to be held in Ottawa, Canada.

Peter D’Antonio received a B.S. from St. John’s University and a Ph.D. from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He has specialized in a wide variety of scientific disciplines including spectroscopy, x-ray, neutron and electron diffraction, electron and atomic force microscopy, software development, and architectural acoustics. He retired from the Naval Research Lab in Washington, DC, in 1996 after 29 years of research in diffraction physics.

As a musician and recording engineer, Dr. D’Antonio maintained a separate concurrent career in the music industry and developed a widely adopted design for modern recording control rooms at Underground Sound, Largo, Maryland, utilizing a temporal and spatial reflection free zone and reflection phase grating diffusors. In 1983, Dr. D’Antonio founded RPG Diffusor Systems, Inc. to design, test, manufacture and commercialize acoustical diffusers and absorbers to expand the acoustical palette. In 2016, he sold the company after more than three decades of successful innovation and operation.

He pioneered the sound diffusion industry, developed the diffusion coefficient methodology enshrined as ISO-17497-2 in 2012, co-authored three editions of the reference text “Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers: Theory, Design and Application,” was Adjunct Professor of Acoustics at the Cleveland Institute of Music, founded the Chesapeake Acoustic Research Institute, LLC, and has created and implemented a wide range of novel number-theoretic, fractal and optimized diffusing and absorbing surfaces, for which he holds many trademarks and patents. Dr. D’Antonio is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the Audio Engineering Society and a 2012 Inductee into the music industry’s TECnology Hall of Fame. 

Silver Medal in Acoustical Oceanography

Stan E. Dosso has been named recipient of the Silver Medal in Acoustical Oceanography “for contributions to Bayesian inference methods in ocean acoustics and marine geophysics.” The award will be presented at the spring 2024 ASA meeting to be held in Ottawa, Canada.

Stan Dosso received B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. degrees in physics and applied mathematics from the University of Victoria and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of British Columbia. Since 1995 he has served as professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, and was Director of the School from 2016-2021.

He received the Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Award in 2006. Prior to joining the University, he was a Defence Scientist in Arctic Acoustics at the Defence Research Establishment Pacific for 5 years. Stan’s research centers on quantitative, probabilistic methods of estimating geophysical models from observed data, with primary interests in seabed geoacoustic inversion, ocean-acoustic source localization, marine geophysics, and earthquake seismology. In this work he has supervised over forty-five graduate students, a number of whom have gone on to prominent careers in acoustics or geophysics, and authored/coauthored almost two hundred papers in referred journals and over one hundred conference proceedings.

Stan Dosso is a Fellow of the ASA and a member of the Canadian Acoustical Association (CAA) and was awarded the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography by the ASA in 2014. He has contributed to the ASA through his service as Vice President and President of the Society, as Technical Program Chair of the spring 2005 meeting and General Chair of the fall 2018 meeting, as Associate Editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and as co-organizer of the ASA Schools, biennial educational and networking events for graduate students and young professionals. He has contributed to the CAA serving as President, member of the Board of Directors, and General Chair of three CAA meetings.


Chairperson – SHP Hearing and Speech

Chairperson – SHP Hearing and Speech

SHP Hearing and Speech Education (HS)
Office of the Dean

Position Title:
Chairperson – SHP Hearing and Speech

Job Family Group:

Job Description Summary:
The University of Kansas Medical Center campus is located in Kansas City, KS and includes the Schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing, which together enroll about 4000 students. A new 171,000 square foot Health Education Building provides advanced technology classrooms and simulation labs. The Department of Hearing and Speech houses a dedicated audiology simulation lab equipped with state-of-the-art software and equipment to facilitate clinical-skill development among first- and second-year Au.D. students. The Department operates Audiology clinics and Speech-Language Pathology clinics on-site, in association with the University of Kansas Health System, and in the community. A new clinical vestibular clinic space opened in 2023, equipped with a comprehensive suite of diagnostic equipment including a rotary chair.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Serve as Chair of the University of Kansas Medical Center's Serve as Program Director for the entry-level clinical doctorate in Audiology, and the KUMC contact for the (CAA) and the (ASHA). Serve as co-Chair of the University of Kansas' nationally ranked Participate actively in the School of Health Professions leadership team. Teach graduate courses in the audiology clinical doctorate (Au.D.) and Ph.D. degree programs. Advise and mentor graduate students, including Ph.D. dissertations and Au.D. capstone research projects. Provide service to the department, school, university, and discipline at a level commensurate with the appointed rank.


Required Qualifications
Education: PhD degree in Audiology, Hearing Science, or related field.
Work Experience:

• Experience in mentoring students, and/or junior faculty, and/or clinical researchers.

• Experience with personnel management.

• Experience with fiscal and budget management

• Excellent written communication as evidenced by application materials.

• Experience with teaching

• Well-established research, scholarship, and clinical profiles as indicated by peer-reviewed publications, external funding, and experience in clinical practice

• Record commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure in the School of Health Professions

Preferred Qualifications

• Clinical doctorate in Audiology (AUD).

• Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology and is eligible for licensure in Kansas.

Work Experience:

• Experience working in an interdisciplinary research center.

• Experience working with donors or charitable organizations.

• Successful prior experience with professional accreditation of academic health care programs.

• An extramurally funded research program in the candidate's area of expertise.

• Regularly disseminated findings though peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

• Commitment to developing a shared vision for research, teaching, and clinical missions of the Department and the School.


• Demonstrated leadership, communication, and negotiation skills.

• Commitment to shared leadership and possessing interpersonal skills to facilitate the growth and development of faculty and staff within the department.

• Exceptional collaborative capabilities.

• Record of leadership and service in academic and/or clinical/professional settings.

• Record of interdisciplinary collaboration with speech-language pathology and other health professions.

Responsibilities and Expectations

This individual will provide strategic leadership for the of Hearing and Speech Department in alignment with university mission, will be a thoughtful steward of Department resources, and actively will support professional growth of faculty.

Leadership and Institutional Commitment

• Promote and support the vision, mission, and strategic objectives of the Department and of the School of Health Professions.

• Advance a culture of academic and research excellence.

• Maintain and enhance national external measures of reputation and excellence.

• Actively and regularly participate in School and university leadership meetings and committees.

• Provide effective leadership and mentoring for Department faculty and students.

• Promote a positive and equitable workplace environment.


• Promote a Department and School culture that values and encourages discovery, scholarship, and innovation.

• Participate in and/or lead research programs and scholarship projects as appropriate.

• Promote recruitment and development of clinician-scientists.

Finance and Administration

• Provide effective oversight of administrative and financial processes in the Department and associated clinics.

• Oversee financial management and planning to maintain long-term fiscal stability of the Department.

• Work with the School's leadership to develop annual financial and programmatic goals.

• Partner with key stakeholders to develop annual budgets that include sources of income and expenses.

• Adhere to university and school financial, human resource, and administrative policies.

• Effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, professional colleagues, and public groups.

Required Documents

• Resume/CV

• Cover Letter

If selected as a final candidate for this position, you may be required to complete the Association of American of Universities Representations and Warranties document and sign a release of records that will allow the University of Kansas Medical Center to conduct a further background check with former employers. A copy of the Representations and Warranties document can be found

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

Coverage begins on day one for health, dental, and vision insurance and includes health expense accounts with generous employer contributions if the employee participates in a qualifying health plan. Employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and various additional voluntary insurance plans are available. Paid time off, including vacation and sick, begins accruing upon hire, plus nine paid holidays. One paid discretionary day is available after six months of employment, and paid time off for bereavement, jury duty, military service, and parental leave is available after 12 months of employment. A retirement program with a generous employer contribution and additional voluntary retirement programs (457 or 403b) are available.

Employee Type:

Time Type:
Full time

Application Instructions:

To learn more and apply online, please visit or go to and search for position number JR005889

Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.

About KU Medical Center:

The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at


KUMC offers a range of great benefits that support employees and eligible family members. Our health insurance benefits begin on hire date and KUMC offers other exciting benefits such as paid parental leave, generous employer retirement contributions and other resources to improve health and well-being. For more information, please visit

KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status.

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