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Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Job Location:
Denver, 80217-3362
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Location: Denver, Colorado
Speech, Lang, Hear, Sci

Position Summary

The Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level.  This is a nine-month faculty contract beginning in Fall 2024.   

MSU Denver is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and the only Seal of Excelencia certified institution in Colorado.  Our department prioritizes values that reflect those of the university at large including a shared commitment to community, accessibility, diversity, respect and excellence.  The successful candidate will join a collaborative team that includes four full-time faculty, three full-time clinical educators, and a talented group of professional staff and part-time affiliates.  We offer both an undergraduate degree in speech, language hearing sciences and a graduate degree in speech-language pathology, with an optional concentration in bilingual (Spanish-English) service provision.  The Bookhardt Family Speech-Language Clinic is a no-cost, on-campus clinic that supports the greater Denver-metro community.  Our department strives to improve how knowledge is translated from the classroom to the clinic by breaking down traditional educational silos. 

MSU Denver has a robust mentoring program for tenure-track faculty.  The candidate will be enrolled in the Roadrunner Faculty Academy during their first year.  This is a year-long course designed to support new faculty navigate faculty life and thrive in teaching, scholarly activity and service. 


This is a full-time tenure-track faculty position (9-month) with a focus on teaching, advising, scholarship and service.  Teaching includes multiple delivery modes such as in-person, hybrid and asynchronous courses; on-campus teaching is required each semester.  The teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, with assignments to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Opportunities for course releases may be available to support integration/collaboration with the Bookhardt Family Speech-Language Clinic.   

Other duties include advising students in academic planning and career exploration; participating in curriculum development and programmatic assessment and accreditation efforts; serving on departmental, university and professional committees; and pursuing scholarly activities related to the discipline.   

Our department prioritizes engaged scholarship focused on community impact and serving the public good, which addresses one or more of the following issues:
  • Inequities in clinical service provision with historically marginalized populations
  • Challenges in professional preparation of diverse students including students   with intersectional identities
  • Impact of interprofessional education and practice
  • Innovations in clinical service delivery including prevention, assessment and/or intervention
Required Qualifications
  • Earned research doctorate in speech-language pathology or commensurate field.  ABD candidates are welcome to apply; however, the required degree must be conferred before the fall 2024 semester starts
  • Certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Holds or is eligible for SLP license from Colorado's Department of Regulatory Agencies
  • Evidence of independent, university-level teaching experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise in early intervention, developmental speech-language disorders, voice, and/or acquired communication disorders
  • Instructor of record for one or more undergraduate and/or graduate course(s) in SLHS discipline
  • Evidence of high-impact teaching practices across different teaching modalities
  • Professional experience supporting individuals with diverse identities including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, economic status, and immigration status
  • Commitment to increasing access to education/services for under-represented and historically minoritized groups
  • Engagement in interprofessional collaboration
  • Knowledge of university and programmatic accreditation
  • Record of scholarly pursuits that align with department's priorities for scholarship
  • Pursuit of extramural funding
Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $70,000 at Assistant Professor rank. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, free RTD pass, and more. For a brief overview of these options, please visit our Benefits section.

Instructions to Apply

Complete applications received by Friday, April 26, 2024 at 11:59 PM MST will receive full consideration, however applications will be accepted after this date until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply online at MSU Denver's career site,, and search for JR102233.

The applicant must have a complete filing that includes: 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Letter of Interest/cover letter that includes evidence of required and preferred qualifications
  • Teaching philosophy (2 pages max).  Please detail your interest and prior experience with teaching diverse adult learners. Describe three values that guide your teaching practices
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative evidence of successful independent university-level teaching experience
  • References. Please provide a list of three references with contact information
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement (2 pages max). See instructions below
DEI Statement Instructions: 

We encourage applicants to reference Pillar IV of MSU Denver's Strategic Plan:

Themes that may be addressed in a candidate's diversity statement may include, but are not limited to:
  • A candidate's lived experiences and/or identities that align with the department and university's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Diversity and diversity-related approaches in a candidate's research, pedagogy, and/or service;
  • Why a candidate believes diversity is a critical focus for higher education and ideas or strategies the candidate could enact as a member of the MSU Denver campus community to support the university's efforts.
Applicants will notice on the application portal there is one location (the resume submission field) to upload all required materials. Multiple documents can be submitted into this one field; alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF and upload. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit your application. 

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire. 

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting Representative
Tanya Rogowsky

Posting Representative Email


MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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