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Assistant Professor of Audiology

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: College of Humanities & Social Science

Position Title Assistant Professor of Audiology
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

The CSD Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, and a Doctorate of Audiology. The CSD department currently includes 8 tenure-track faculty, 4 non-tenure track faculty, 11 part-/full-time clinical educators, 3 support staff, 120 undergraduate CSD majors, and 39 graduate students in speech-language pathology and 31 graduate students in audiology. CSD is located in the east wing of the Academic Instruction Center, a LEED certified building. Our fully-mediated and well-equipped classrooms, teaching labs, clinics, and research labs provide outstanding learning, clinical assessment/intervention, and research environments. The CSD Department is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion and supporting the success of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds. Learn more about the Department’s commitment to dismantle racism and cultivate a culture of equity and inclusion.  For more information about the Department of CSD at WWU, visit our website.  

About the Position Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; supervising graduate students in the campus clinic; mentoring student research; conducting scholarly activity including research, presentations, and publications; and participating in service opportunities. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill teaching and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students.
Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. at time of application OR ABD at time of application in Audiology/Hearing and Speech Sciences. If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by June 15th of the first year of employment.
  • Strong record of or potential for effective teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in scholarship
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating a work environment that is equitable and inclusive of faculty, staff,  and students from diverse cultural backgrounds and social identities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate
  • ASHA clinical certification (CCC-A) within 12 months of hire.
  • Valid State of Washington Audiologist licensure (or eligible)

All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Adult diagnostics, vestibular diagnosis and treatment, pediatric amplification, industrial audiology, hearing conservation, tinnitus, and auditory processing disorders
  • Clinical experience
  • University teaching and clinical supervision experience
Academic Emphasis Audiology


 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit

 United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

A complete application should include:

    1. A cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing your experience related to the position responsibilities, the required and preferred qualifications, and statements of teaching philosophy and research plans;
    2. A separate statement that addresses your demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating a work environment that is equitable and inclusive of faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds and social identities (maximum 2 pages); this statement should include your past experiences with, and plans for contributing to accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion inside and outside the classroom (for more information see Advancing Diversity and Inclusion at Western);
    3. Graduate school transcripts;
    4. The names and contact information of three professional references; letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates following the first round of review.

For questions about this opportunity, please reach out to Douglas Sladen (, Search Chair.

Closing Date Notes Application review begins September 15, 2021; position is open until filled. 

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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