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Assistant or Associate Professor (Speech-language Pathology)

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Position Title Assistant or Associate Professor (Speech-language Pathology)
Posting Number F535P
Type of position Tenure Stream
Department/Unit Communication Sciences & Disorders
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream faculty position.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in speech-language pathology or a related field with demonstrated expertise in child language and/or speech. Eligibility for registration with the Nova Scotia College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (NSCASLP) is strongly preferred. Research and/or teaching expertise in linguistic and cultural diversity is considered an asset. Expertise of the candidate must be supported by a strong scientific publication record and research plan. One to two years of postdoctoral experience is considered a strength. The incumbent will have demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in graduate teaching in areas that complement our teaching program, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.

The successful candidate is expected to secure extramural research funding, including national Tri-Council funding, and lead an innovative and collaborative research program. The candidate will be required to teach, mentor, and supervise graduate students. Responsibilities may also include periodic clinical supervision. The teaching assignments will include child language disorders and/or child speech disorders, as well as courses that reflect the expertise of the successful candidate. The candidate is expected to become an active and engaged member of the School, Faculty, and University. Activities at local, national, and international levels are expected to promote continuous improvement in research, teaching, and learning at Dalhousie.

Applications must include a cover letter stating qualifications and experience; a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications and major projects; a statement of teaching experience and interests; and copies of teaching evaluations, if available. Applications must also include an original, innovative five-year research program plan with clear objectives that describes methodological approaches, including partnerships or collaboration, and that addresses how proposed activities will be funded.

Graduates of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders are highly competent professionals, who are sought-after locally, nationally, and internationally; our research is at the forefront of knowledge, advancement, and translation; and our outreach services, which include several in-house clinics that serve the community, are valued for their unique and innovative contributions to society. The School maintains strong collaborative links to other schools within the Faculty of Health as well as with the Department of Psychology/Neuroscience. The School is also affiliated with Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia which provides publicly funded audiology services to all Nova Scotians as well as speech-language services to both adults and preschool and home-school children. The School also has well established positive relationships with school-based speech-language pathologists in the area. The School’s strategic plan can be found at

The Faculty of Health’s faculty, staff, and students are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations through diverse health programming, collaborative research, and strong community partnerships. The Faculty of Health is one of the largest faculties at Dalhousie, comprised of eight schools, one college and one program, more than 200 faculty members, 80 staff members, and approximately 3,000 students. With the most programmatically diverse health faculty in Canada, our students are exposed to a broad range of health topics and learning experiences.

Dalhousie University is comprised of 6,000 faculty and staff amongst its 13 faculties. Current enrollment is 18,500 graduate and undergraduate students. As part of Canada’s U15 research-intensive group, Dalhousie University is an influential driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq in the heart of Halifax (Kjipuktuk), a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Nova Scotia community, and an increasingly diverse population which also includes a vibrant workforce of people living with (dis)Abilities.

Please submit your complete application package to the PeopleAdmin portal at

Closing date: December 10, 2023.
Please include Search #F535P in your cover letter.

For further information regarding this position, contact:

Dr. Michael Kiefte, Director
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Faculty of Health
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

If you require any support for the purpose of accommodation, such as technical aids or alternative arrangements, please let us know of these needs and how we can be of assistance. Dalhousie University is committed to ensuring all candidates have full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed here.
Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date 12/10/2023
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Dossier
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents