University of Toronto, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Toronto, ON

Speech-Language Pathology

Assistant Professor - Adult Language Disorders


The Department of Speech-Language Pathology, in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the field of adult language disorders. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on January 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Disorders or a related field of research by the time of appointment and expertise in adult language, adult language disorders and/or cognitive communication disorders with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Completion of a post-doctoral fellowship in a related area will be considered an asset, as will experience supervising student research and/or post-doctoral fellows. We prefer that candidates have a clinical background in speech-language pathology/communication disorders or a related field. Eligibility for registration with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) or a related regulator is considered an asset. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental foci. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive and externally funded research program.

Research excellence will be demonstrated by high-quality peer-reviewed publications, peer-reviewed funding, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments and awards, the teaching dossier, including a detailed teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to integrate clinical and scientific knowledge in their teaching design and delivery through the application materials.

Candidates must also demonstrate how their research and teaching align with the University of Toronto’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion through their application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The latest Times Higher Education ranks the University of Toronto among the top 10 universities in the world for health sciences. Spanning the basic, clinical, and rehabilitation sciences, the Faculty of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals and research institutes form one of the largest research enterprises in North America. The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) is one of the top five clusters of academic medicine in North America.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto, one of the most highly ranked research universities in North America. The department is housed in the Rehabilitation Sciences Building, which provides excellent teaching and research facilities. The University of Toronto offers unique opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research, encourages innovative scholarship, and provides the prospect of teaching a diverse student population. 


How to Apply

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking here.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (up to 3 pages), copies of up to three representative publications and a teaching dossier to include a detailed teaching statement (up to 3 pages), sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to by the closing date. PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials must be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at:

All application materials, including the three reference letters, must be received by July 5, 2021.

For more information about the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, please visit our home page at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see


Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact