Emerson College, the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts, is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, curriculum, and the college’s intellectual and geographic communities. Emerson’s president, Lee Pelton, has initiated the Presidential Faculty Inclusive Excellence Program in order to advance the values of diversity and inclusiveness at the college.  As part of this program, the college seeks scholars and artists who bring innovation, creativity, and impact to the campus, and who bring greater depth, breadth, and diversity to our educational offerings.


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is soliciting applications from candidates who can contribute to excellence in diversity. The department seeks to fill a tenured (Associate), tenure-track (Assistant), or non-tenure-track (Term) full-time position; applications from faculty at all levels are encouraged. We prefer individuals with expertise in Communication Disorders but will consider individuals in related fields. Candidates must be able to collaborate with the department’s curriculum committee to infuse multicultural approaches into core coursework. Tenured and tenure-track candidates will be expected to maintain a program of research. All candidates will be expected to engage in teaching and service. The teaching load may include graduate, undergraduate, on-campus and/or online courses. There may be opportunities to take on administrative roles with appropriate workload adjustments. Start date is negotiable, beginning as early as August 20, 2020.


Required qualifications include: a doctorate in Communication Disorders or a related discipline, curricular experience with diverse populations, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from various backgrounds. Tenured/tenure-track candidates must have an active research program which reflects scholarship in multiculturalism.  ASHA certification and experience with online pedagogy are strongly preferred.

Emerson’s CSD program, one of the oldest and most respected in the country, is highly ranked and offers state-of-the-art, accessible, on-campus clinical facilities and a wide array of off-campus clinical sites, integrating our students and faculty with regional communities. Through our traditional on-campus programs and our innovative online Speech@Emerson program, we prepare a diverse population of students for excellence in Speech-Language Pathology.

Emerson College enrolls over 4,535 graduate and undergraduate students from all 50 states and 59 countries. Its main campus is located in the dynamic multicultural city of Boston. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson’s commitment to inclusive excellence is supported by a range of resources such as the Director of Faculty Development and Diversity, the Social Justice Center (including the Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning and Research), and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, evidence of effective teaching, and most recent course evaluations. Tenured and tenure-track candidates must also submit a research statement. Please provide the names of three references who will be contacted when the applicant becomes a candidate for the position (not to be contacted without candidate’s approval). Please apply here APPLICATION LINK.

Questions about the position should be directed to Rhiannon Luyster, Ph.D. (Search Committee Chair) at . Review of applications will begin October 28, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.