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Job Title: Lecturer, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Job Number: 522443
Organization: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Posted: 3/4/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Policy
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Amherst,  MA    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: Job Description

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (httr1://www.umass.edu/sphhs) is seeking talented applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track lecturer position (9-month appointment) in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences to teach in and coordinate a new master’s program with a focus on disability policy and advocacy. Opportunities exist for summer teaching, which would be compensated for in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. The initial appointment period is two years with the possibility of renewal.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing in- person and/or online teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, will contribute to the creation of a curriculum for a new Master’s of Public Health (MPH) Program with a focus on Disability Policy and Advocacy, and will eventually serve as coordinator of the MPH program. The position will include release from teaching for administrative responsibilities. Providing service to the department, university, community, and profession is also expected, including participation on committees, projects, and other activities that support the university, college, and departmental mission.

Other Functions

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

Candidates must hold a PhD in Public Health; Policy; Disability Studies; Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; or a related field from an accredited university or college. Demonstrated record of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

Exercises considerable initiative, leadership, judgment, responsibility and decision-making.

Organization Description: About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Closing Date: 6/4/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Gwyneth Rost,  Lecturer, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Contact Location: Dept Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
358 N. Pleasant St.
Amherst   MA  01003
United States
Contact Location: Dept Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  358 N. Pleasant St.
  Amherst   MA  01003
  United States
Contact Phone: 413-545-3636 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: grost@umass.edu
Web Address:
How to Apply: Review of applications will begin on March 25, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by this date to ensure full consideration. Anticipated start date is September 2024.

To apply please submit a:

Cover letter.

Personal statement indicating your qualifications for the position, your teaching philosophy, and a discussion of your approach to enhancing equity, inclusion, and access.

Curriculum vitae

Contact information for three professional references. Recommenders will only be contacted for short-list applicants. For more information contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Gwyneth Rost (grost@umass.edu).

Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We encourage applications from persons who identify as disabled, or those whom society identifies as disabled, as we strongly believe that the voices of disabled persons should be central to the creation and continuation of any degree in the field of disability studies.

Interested applicants can find the link to the application here: https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/522443/lecturer- speech-language-and-hearing-sciences

Additional Information: The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

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