Associate/Full Professor, Tenure Track, Endowed Chair in Early Language

Associate/Full Professor, Tenure Track, Endowed Chair in Early Language Announcement

About the Position:

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, within the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University, invites applications and nominations to fill the Vance Masteller Endowed Research Chair in Early Language. We are seeking a candidate with an outstanding history of excellence in research, mentoring, and teaching to join our collaborative faculty. Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To be fully considered all application materials must be submitted by December 15th, 2023.

The position entails responsibilities that include maintaining a visionary, collaborative research agenda, departmental teaching, mentoring, and engaging in departmental, university, and professional service. The successful candidate is expected to have an established, nationally recognized, independent research program with extramural funding.

In addition to engaging in collaborative research endeavors, active participation in departmental, university, and professional service activities is expected, such as serving on committees, contributing to curriculum development, mentoring students, serving on grant review panels, and/or engaging in community outreach initiatives. The academic rank for this position will be at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level; the salary is commensurate with experience and credentials.

About the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers residential bachelor's, residential and online master's, and PhD degrees in Speech-Language Pathology; the program is CAA-certified. Currently, the program is comprised of more than 300 undergraduate students, 100 residential graduate students, nearly 400 online graduate students, and six PhD students.

About Baylor University:

Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Salary and Review Date

Competitive salary support will be commensurate with experience. Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To be fully considered, all application materials must be submitted by December 15th, 2023.


A Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders and/or Speech and Hearing Sciences is required. Qualifications include a history of outstanding research, mentoring, external funding, and teaching. Applicants should possess a philosophy that is compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class research institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals.

In accordance with the university's faith mission, to be considered, applicants must be practicing Christians or practicing Jews.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences & Disorders with expertise in early language. ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and eligibility for Texas state licensure is preferred.

Application Instructions

To apply, please use the Interfolio link ( to submit your application. The application should include a letter addressing how you meet the listed qualifications and how your set of gifts, abilities, and experiences might contribute to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students consistent with Baylor's Christian mission. Include a research statement and teaching statement that highlight your philosophy, goals, accomplishments, and future research plans. In addition, include a curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Electronic (PDF) copies of all application materials are required. A select pool of candidates will be asked to provide a personal statement about compatibility with Baylor's Christian mission.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Search Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Diane Loeb [] and Dr. Kristen Muller [] .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor's commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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