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Speech Language and Pathology

Assistant Professor: 2021-004

Effective Date: Fall 2021

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks a Tenure Track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor who has expertise and qualifications in adults or children in any of the following standard areas: speech sound production, fluency, voice/resonance, language, cognitive aspects of communication, social aspects of language and/or AAC.  The successful applicant may teach in the Master’s, Bachelor’s and Preparation programs through face to face and/or online modalities.

This individual will also be expected to mentor students, serve on culminating experience committees as chair and/or member; develop and maintain a research program; serve on department, college and university‐level committees, and supervise graduate students in clinical placements.  As part of a growing department within the College of Education, Health and Human Services, the successful candidate will serve an important role in the ongoing success of the face-to-face master’s program, and development and advancement of the online master’s program, the bachelor’s program, and the preparation program. The faculty member will participate in developing and implementing experiential learning activities and simulations to enhance student training. CSUSM has become one of the fastest growing campuses in the CSU system. When completed (projected for 2030) the CSUSM campus should accommodate 25,000 full-time students on a 304- acre campus. CSUSM embraces and symbolizes twenty-first century learning, social justice and equity, and connection to the community. We offer hands-on and collaborative learning experiences, cutting edge technology, and academic programs relevant to the rapidly changing global environment.


  • Earned doctorate in a field appropriate to Speech Language Pathology. ABD candidates will be considered, but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2021).
  • Candidate must have California SLP State License and ASHA CCC (or eligibility to obtain both) and demonstrated clinical experience in their area of expertise.
  • The successful candidate has demonstrated excellence in teaching adults in face to face and/or online instruction in the field (or a related field) of Speech-Language Pathology at the MS, BS and/or post-baccalaureate levels.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with colleagues on an ethnically and culturally diverse campus.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to develop and sustain a rigorous path towards retention, tenure and promotion as described in CSUSM policy.


Expertise in speech sound production, fluency, voice/resonance, language, cognitive aspects of communication, social aspects of language and/or AAC is desired.

CSUSM places great value on the development of educational and research partnerships within the community and candidates with a history of interprofessional collaboration and/or community‐based collaboration are desirable. Philosophical alignment with the Department of Speech Language Pathology Mission is desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.


All applications must include:

  • A completed Faculty Application
  • Cover letter that addresses the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Course Evaluations from students for previously taught courses
  • TT Applicant Survey

Submit application materials and direct any inquiries to:  Search Committee Chair at

A review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021; however, the position will be open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Forty-five percent of the student body come from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and fifty-three percent are the first in their family earning a four-year college degree.  

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  Faculty Opportunities  for more information.  

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. 

The person holding this position is considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.