College of Health & Human Services


Department of Communication Disorders

Open Rank Tenure-Track Position in Speech-Language Pathology, Department of Communication Disorders, with specialization in one or more of the following areas: Voice Disorders, Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders, or Motor Speech Disorders.

Starting Date:

Fall, 2017

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate from accredited institution of higher education in Speech-Language Pathology or related field. (For candidates who are ABD, the appropriate doctorate is required for retention beyond the first year of employment). Candidates must possess national certification in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) and must be eligible for California licensure in speech-language pathology.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Voice Disorders; Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders; Motor Speech Disorders; Alternative/Augmentative Communication. Other areas of expertise will be considered. Teaching experience is highly desirable.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

In addition to the above general duties, departmental duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, clinical supervision, research in areas of interest, student advisement, and committee service.


Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 27,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

The Department of Communication Disorders is located in the College of Health and Human Services and offers programs leading to the B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication Disorders. The M.A. degree program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.  The MA program is highly competitive and no graduating student has failed the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology in several years. On-site Language Labs are located in the department as well as a Speech-Language Clinic, Hearing Clinic and access to a large variety of off-campus training sites. Release time from some teaching is possible and other major research institutions are in close proximity for collaboration.

Required Documentation:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Screening of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until position is filled. Address applications and required documentation (preferably in pdf format) and/or requests for information to:

Nancy Cohick, Ph.D., Chair – Search Committee
Department of Communication Disorders
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8171

Note: The person holding this position is considered a "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 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Cal State LA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. Applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a strong record of mentoring students from underserved or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

All qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.