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Assistant/Associate Professor or Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor

Apply now Department: 3670055050 Applied Human Sciences
Job no: 514095
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Education / Instructional, Social / Behavioral Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Applied Human Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking a 9-month Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) or Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor (non-tenure track) in the area of speech-language pathology to join the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program. Candidates with expertise and experience across the lifespan with a focus on one or more of the following areas are preferred: voice, language, fluency, AAC, and/or speech sound disorders.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Mentor graduate students in clinical aspects of their professional development
  • Advise graduate students
  • Provide service to the program, department, college, and university
  • Tenure-track only: develop/maintain productive research program in area of expertise

This 9-month position at the rank of assistant/associate professor or teaching assistant/associate professor has a preferred starting date of August 2023, with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Why Join Us:

The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program provides graduate students with a rigorous, comprehensive education designed to prepare graduates for diverse roles in various professional environments. The program boasts a 100% pass rate for the Praxis exam (first attempt) since 2004 and has been an established presence at Kansas State University for more than 50 years. The K-State Speech and Hearing Center is located on campus and provides high-quality, comprehensive services to individuals with a range of communication or swallowing impairments, and provides graduate students with professional training in speech-language pathology and audiology.

The Department of Applied Human Sciences consists of seven primary academic programs (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Conflict Resolution, Couple and Family Therapy, Early Childhood Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Human Development and Family Science, and Integrative Human Sciences), as well as Cooperative Extension. The department is committed to conducting comprehensive research with a focus on well-being through multi-disciplinary collaborations; providing transformational educational experiences to students; and enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through engaged and collaborative research, teaching, and service that addresses the human needs and improves societal conditions.

The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology), the Center on Aging, and the Physician Assistant program. In addition, the college received approval from the Kansas Board of Regents to serve as a satellite location for the WSU nursing program. The College enrolls roughly 2,800 students (graduate and undergraduate) and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions ( The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays). To see what benefits are available, please visit

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a closely related field (ABD considered with Ph.D./Ed.D. completion date of May 2024)
  • Accomplished instructor for undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Ability to mentor and develop undergraduate and graduate students in academic and clinical settings
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills for collaboration and inter-professional education opportunities
  • Tenure-track only: the ability to conduct an active program of research in areas of expertise, publish, and seek external funding

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of research activity, publications, and external funding in area of expertise
  • Experience with diverse populations and/or evidence of cultural competence
  • Possess CCC-SLP and eligibility for Kansas Licensure
  • Relevant professional/clinical experience

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Statement of research/scholarship interest and plans
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Contact information for three professional references

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Kristin Pelczarski, at with the subject line: CSD Faculty Search.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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