An Academic Position In Speech Therapy: Developmental Disorders Of Spoken Language And Communication

Country: Belgium;

City: Louvain

Vacancy added: 09.10.2018

Employer: Université catholique de Louvain

Resumes due: 15.11.2018


Vacancy Reference : 21743 / PSP 022 / 2019 (to be quoted in any correspondence)

The Université catholique de Louvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured full time position in Speech Therapy: Developmental disorders of spoken language and communication


UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. The position is attached to the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and the Psychological Sciences Research Institute that offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research. The Louvain-la-Neuve site offers a unique modern living environment inside a naturally preserved neighbourhood, conveniently connected to the heart of Europe.

Description of the mission

The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the field of Speech Therapy, in the various degree programs organised by the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (PSP), in particular within the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs of the School for Speech Therapy. The targeted courses concern the study, evaluation, prevention, and/or treatment of developmental disorders of language and communication.

The successful candidate will develop and drive a cutting-edge research program in the Fundamentals and/or Clinical Interventions in Speech Therapy, with particular focus on developmental disorders of spoken language and communication (e.g. Developmental Language Disorder, delayed speech or language, child aphasia, language impairment in neurodevelopmental disorders).

It is expected that the successful candidate will develop research collaborations with scholars from other disciplines (Psycholinguistics, Neuropsychology, special needs education) and with stakeholders in the field of practice (health professionals, teachers, etc.).

Specific Qualification 
A clinical experience of intervention in Speech therapy is an asset.

Practical Information

Application deadline: Thursday 15 November 2018 at 12.00 am

Starting date:  1st  September, 2019

Further information :
Prof. Nathalie Grosbois, Dean PSP –
Prof. Mauro Pesenti, President IPSY –

Humanities Sector
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (PSP) (
Psychological Sciences Research Institute (IPSY) (

General conditions

Tasks : the applicant will:
- be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;
- supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;
- be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;
- contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;
- be available to ensure, in the long term, different service activities and responsibilities within the University and its entities;
- contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

Qualifications : the applicant must have
- a PhD degree in Speech Therapy, in Psychological Sciences (option Logopaedia) or any related discipline;
- a significant scientific record with international publications;
- either studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside the UCLouvain;
- experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments;
- the capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;
- creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;
- the capacities required to undertake high-level academic research:capacity to raise research fundings, to supervise projects, to animate and lead a research team;
- have team management and communication skills, including if possible fluency in French and English, spoken and written. Otherwise, you will be asked to acquire them within two years after taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in these languages. Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset.

The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal  is made to you, in connection with your previous academic experience. For more information, see:

Our HR policy supports equal opportunities and diversity including in the academic career. Attention is also paid to reconciliation of private life and professional life.

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