University of Alberta

Assistant Professor, Child Language

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences and Disorders

Competition No.  -    A115230590
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Alberta is pleased to announce a new tenure-track Assistant Professor position in child language.  Specialists in any area of child language are invited to apply. Applicants with research interests in language development and/or disorders in children from culturally/linguistically diverse backgrounds, including indigenous peoples, immigrants, and refugees, are particularly encouraged.  Although the position is posted at the assistant professor level, a more senior level appointment may be possible for exceptional candidates.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Compensation includes a competitive year-round salary and excellent benefits.

The Department trains speech-language pathology students at the graduate level.  Our in-house speech-language clinic and early education program provide initial child and adult placements and research opportunities.  The Department is part of the faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine with a doctoral program in Rehabilitation Science.  Click here for more information.

Opportunities for collaboration are abundant, within the CSD Department and the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine as well as across the University.  Members of our Department currently collaborate with colleagues in Psychology, Linguistics, Education, Pediatrics, Neuroscience, Engineering, Surgery and Occupational and Physical Therapy.  Several research institutes and centres are active on campus, including the Community and University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families (CUP) and the Women's and Children's Health Research Institute.  Members of the Department maintain good working relationships with Researchers and clinicians in the community, including the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and Tevie Miller Heritage School.  Funding is available from provincial, national and international agencies as well as in-house competitions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach graduate level courses in child language supported by up-to-date technology and excellent technical support
  • Develop an active funded research program in an area of specialization in child language
  • Supervise master's and doctoral student theses and projects


  • Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology or related field
  • Evidence of potential to develop an active research program in child language
  • Evidence of teaching ability
  • Eligibility for registration as speech-language pathologist

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information and a minimum of three references by applying online.

Please address applications and any questions to:

Dr. Joanne Volden
Acting Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta

Applications will begin to be considered on December 1, 2016; however, the competition will remain open until filled.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.