Assistant Professor in Speech and Hearing Sciences

University of Washington, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Location: Seattle WA

Sep 3, 2019

Job Description:

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington is searching for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in hearing science, who is committed to the advancement of research and teaching in the area of communication outcomes. Duties for this position include undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarly research, directing student research, and participating in service activities.

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences consistently ranks among the top 5 Speech and Hearing Sciences departments in the US. Our research, education, and clinical activities are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals affected by challenges in speech, language and hearing across the life span ( We have close interdisciplinary ties with related units on campus and in the community, including the Departments of Psychology and Linguistics; the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center; the Graduate Program in Neuroscience; the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center; the Autism Center; the Integrated Brain Imaging Center; the Seattle Children’s Hospital; and The Memory, Brain and Wellness Center at Harborview.

Tenure track faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16 – June 15). The University of Washington and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences seek to promote equity, diversity, and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and community (see Thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service align with this commitment. 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. in Speech and Hearing Sciences or a related field, or foreign equivalent, is required. Applicants will be considered in any area of hearing research including, but not limited to:

  • Multidisciplinary approaches to hearing science that incorporate psychology, engineering, biology, neuroscience, and/or linguistics
  • Impact of hearing loss and/or hearing assistive technology on human communication across the lifespan
  • Auditory development in infants and children with or without hearing loss

The successful candidate will be able to complement our existing strengths in research and teaching and will have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in groups of faculty or other scientists. Primary evaluation categories include evidence of research productivity and impact, potential for external funding, teaching effectiveness, a commitment to service, and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Application Instructions:

Please view the full job description and application process on Interfolio. Applicants must apply through Interfolio at

Candidates should submit a) a general letter of interest in the position; b) a statement of research interests; c) a statement of teaching experience and interests; d) a 1 page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; e) curriculum vitae; and f) three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 16, 2020.  Questions regarding the search can be directed to Kristie Spencer, Ph.D.,, 206-543-7980.


Acoustic Engineer

Innogy Renewables US LLC

Location: Pittsburgh PA



Innogy Renewables US is hiring an Acoustic Engineer to join our technical engineering team in Pittsburgh, PA.

Innogy Renewables US LLC is seeking motivated individuals to join a rapidly growing renewable energy business focused on wind and solar power generation in the United States.  As a company, we are doing everything we can to create a better, more sustainable energy supply. Join us and help! Do you dare to try out unusual solutions, think innovatively and want to actively help build something worthwhile? Then you should put your pioneer spirit to good use at Innogy Renewables US. Here, every employee contributes to creating a more sustainable energy landscape.

The Acoustic Engineer will be responsible for ensuring value engineering is consistently applied to all stages of an Onshore wind farm project. Reporting to the Director Wind Resource at Innogy Renewables US and interfacing directly with innogy SE’s Technical Engineering Group, you will be working in a team with very experienced wind turbine acoustic experts and will have an aspect of independent work.

Acoustic Engineer Job Responsibilities:

  • Provision of acoustic expertise and coordination of related issues.
  • Maintaining existing noise related analytical tools, methods and processes.
  • Involvement in the development of approaches for noise analysis for the US/EU and other markets.
  • Involvement in the definition of minimum requirements for third party work e.g. noise impact analysis and acoustic measurements to ensure a high-quality output.
  • Country specific noise impact analysis for different project phases.
  • Acoustic advice and optimization on wind farm development.
  • Support and execution of acoustic monitoring (development, operation or construction)
  • Acoustic planning process support.
  • Database and WindPRO maintenance and management.
  • Acoustic document cataloging.
  • Noise complaints assistance.
  • External work review and due diligence.
  • Support of acoustic related projects resulting from noise issues in other business units.
  • Research and summarize findings for standards, hot topics and research papers that relate to wind farm or related acoustics fields.
  • Represent innogy’s interests and provide feedback on latest discussions in internal and external working groups and committees.



Acoustic Engineer Job Requirements:

  • Degree in engineering or science
  • At least 2 years of previous experience, preferably wind turbine acoustics
  • Knowledge of acoustic related statutory mechanisms, planning processes and legal requirements for the US market
  • Experience with special acoustic/ noise software and tools (e.g. WindPro, CadnaA/Immi)
  • Optional experience in the field of acoustic measurements and data analysis
  • Solid working knowledge of IT systems (MS Office, especially Access/database and Excel)
  • Optional programming language experience (e.g. VBA, Matlab, Python, Fortran)
  • Fluent English language skills, German language skills are a plus
  • Presentation, communication and report writing skills
  • Strong negotiation skills in an international and complex environment with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent teamwork ability and integrative skills
  • Social competence, high level of engagement and intercultural mind set
  • Flexibility to travel domestic and internationally

Innogy Renewables US LLC, a subsidiary of innogy SE (Germany), plans, constructs, and operates plants for generating electricity and energy from renewable sources. Founded in 2016, Innogy Renewables US LLC is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, while the development office is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Apply today for the Acoustic Engineer job online at


Innogy Renewables US is an equal opportunity employer.


Senior Acoustic Consultant


Location: San Francisco  CA



Senior Acoustic Consultant

At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways — engineering, planning, designing, and consulting on many of the most renowned projects in the built environment. We aim to deliver technical excellence, innovation, and value to clients, while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world. The firm opened its first office over 70 years ago and now employs 16,000 people globally. Since its founding in 1946, members of Arup have developed transformative ways of working. Adapting to the ever changing environment, our work is focused on ambitiously reimagining a sustainable and resilient future for cities. Arup is rising to these new challenges: by bringing together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines, investing in research, innovating and creating better solutions for clients and the wider world. 

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Acoustic Consultant to join our San Francisco office.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Technical and design input on a broad range of projects, ensuring work quality is maintained at the expected standard
  • Prepare project reports and presentation for clients summarizing essential issues and advising on best outcomes and represent Arup at meetings
  • Manage the time, quality and cost performance of projects
  • Contribute to the development of plans for the longer term benefit of the team and office
  • Develop others, provide guidance, training, motivational and directional feedback
  • Business development with new clients; extend relationships with existing essential clients


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in acoustics or related engineering/physics/architectural degree
  • Knowledge and experience in acoustics/audio visual consulting
  • Experience (6-10 years) in a similar consulting environment
  • Proficiency with specialist technical equipment and software

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Maintain high standards
  • Develop creative solutions to challenging problems
  • Can develop empathy of “customer” needs (both internal and external), and the issues which may impact on maintaining effectiveness within a commercial environment
  • Ability to relate and work well with people at all levels within the team and within the wider office, as well as externally with clients
  • Ability to maintain personal effectiveness and team relationships at times of significant pressure
  • Proactive, but tactful, in ensuring others within the team meet deadlines (etc.)
  • Ability to motivate staff at all levels
  • Structured and logical thinker, with the ability to change between different levels of analysis as appropriate.
  • Financially astute, good negotiator

Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless. This is your opportunity to shine.

Arup offers an outstanding benefits package including healthcare, 401k match, time off and profit share.

Arup is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ocean Ambient Noise Analysis

University of Washington

Location: Seattle  WA


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ocean Ambient Noise Analysis, University of Washington

Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Duration: 3 years (second and third year is contingent on satisfactory performance in previous year)
Start Date: Autumn 2019 (with some flexibility)
Salary: $53,000/year plus health benefits and $2,000 research-related expenses upon appointment
Application Process: Please send your resume, one-page cover letter, and name and email address of one reference to Dr. Shima Abadi

We are seeking one highly qualified candidate for a postdoctoral fellowship to work on a project focused on ocean ambient noise analysis and prediction. Ocean ambient noise reveals important information about marine life, natural phenomena, and the human footprint in the ocean. In this project, a data-driven approach will be taken to leverage a long-term ocean acoustic dataset recorded by multiple hydrophones at the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) to (1) characterize the ocean noise in the Northeast Pacific continental shelf, (2) identify its directionality and its seasonal, spectral, and spatial patterns, and (3) predict future trends of the ocean noise in this challenging environment. Machine learning tools and cloud computing resources will be used. This position is funded through the Office of Naval Research with Dr. Shima Abadi as the academic supervisor.

Required Qualifications:
• Doctoral degree in engineering, oceanography, or a related field.
• Experience in ocean acoustics and/or signal processing
• Experience in Python
• Experience or willingness to learn machine learning
• Experience or willingness to learn cloud computing
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong record of scholarly publications

The selected candidate will be given the title of “UW Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow” at the eScience Institute, University of Washington. UW Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows will receive:

• $2000 for research-related expenses upon appointment
• access to an additional $5000 of research funding following a lightweight competitive proposal process which will take place twice each year
• invitation to the weekly eScience postdoc lunch and annual career workshop series
• invitation and expenses paid to attend the annual Northwest Data Science Summit
• invitation and expenses paid to attend the annual Moore-Sloan Data Science Summit

Assistant Professor – Audiology/Hearing Science

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.





Location: West Lafayette IN

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN is seeking applications for an assistant or associate level tenure-track faculty position in Audiology/Hearing Science. Researchers incorporating diverse methodologies to understand normal and/or disordered hearing are particularly encouraged to apply. Primary criteria are excellence in research and in teaching. A PhD in Audiology/Hearing Science or a related field is required. Essential duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. The position is a 10-month appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2020.

The Department offers undergraduate and graduate education.  Graduate education includes MS-SLP, AuD and PhD programs, as well as dual-degree tracks (e.g., AuD/PhD, MS-SLP/PhD).   Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is the principal occupant of the state-of-the-art Lyles-Porter Hall with an adjacent fMRI research facility. At this site, the Audiology Clinic provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services to infants through patients older than 100 and averages 1,900 patient visits a year. SLHS is a diverse and collegial department, with 22 tenure track and 16 clinical faculty who have the opportunity to capitalize on an extraordinary network of collaborations and resources that includes strong support for inter-disciplinary and translational research. Faculty lead two interdisciplinary NIH training grants in Communication Disorders and in Auditory Neuroscience. Researchers in SLHS share a strong network with the Department of Biological Sciences, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Department of Psychological Sciences and programs/centers (e.g. Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, Center on Aging and the Life Course).

To be assured full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 29, 2019. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A curriculum vitae, letter of application, three selected publications, a research plan, and a teaching statement should be submitted through this link: In addition, three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s potential in both research and teaching should be sent to Teasha McKinley ( Purdue University’s SLHS Department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their letter of application indicating their past experience, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Elizabeth Strickland, A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue is an ADVANCED institution.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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