Assistant / Associate Professor of Practice in Speech Language

University of Texas Austin Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

United States


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Speech Language Pathology.  This position is the lead Speech Language Pathologist and researcher in the Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Carrow Woolfolk Child Language Disorders Research Center. Earliest start date is August 2020.

Position Overview

About the Woolfolk Research Center: The mission of the Woolfolk Research Center is to develop a longitudinal database of people across the lifespan with communication impairment. The goal of this database is to determine profiles of persons with communication impairment to support accurate diagnoses of communication disorders and to better understand the commonalities and unique variability between persons with communication disorders

This position will be the lead Speech Language Pathologist, researcher, and administrator for programs in the Woolfolk Research Center. This position will work closely with faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics in the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.

Responsibilities in the Center include:  

  • Establishing the infrastructure and implement the initial strategic goals and objectives of the Child Language Disorders Research Center.
  • Take primary role in the implementation of an assessment protocol. This process will include an exhaustive literature search of language (e.g., semantics, syntax) and cognitive factors (e.g., memory) known to be associated with communication impairments as well as ancillary factors often associated with communication disorders (e.g., academic deficits, literacy weaknesses).
  • Compile a theoretically and empirically validated assessment protocol that can be reliably used across the lifespan and implement the protocol on an initial cohort of preschoolers and school age children with known communication disorders.
  • Work directly with Dr. Raj Koul in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and will seek regular advice and consultation from Dr. Carrow-Woolfolk, Founder of the Center.


Applicants must hold Master’s degree or Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology or related field from an accredited institution of higher education, and equivalent relevant professional experience and teaching experience. Candidates must be ASHA certified (CCC-SLP) and, possess (or be eligible for) a current Texas license in Speech-Language Pathology. Candidates with Speech-Language Pathology or related area are preferred. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate a knowledge of language theory, a strong background in child language disorders and assessment procedures, and a working knowledge of applied methodologies. This person will communicate clearly with other faculty and researchers, interface with the community, and work with undergraduate and graduate students hired on to the project.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three references. Letters will be requested of finalists. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one before applying for the position.  If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.  The review of applications will begin on June, 15, 2020, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Rajinder Koul (, Chair, Communication Sciences and Disorders, if you have questions about the position.

The Moody College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can contribute to achieving these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit

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