The University of South Florida invites applications Professor and Chair of Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) within the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders or a related field and qualify for appointment as a full professor. They should have an internationally recognized research program that compliments departmental strengths. A strong history of extramural funding is required for the position.
Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of successful academic leadership, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and mentorship of student and faculty.
The successful candidate will lead our growing department to continued excellence and national recognition. The candidate will be expected to provide exceptional vision, leadership, and administrative direction to the Department while fostering a culture of excellence in interdisciplinary research, scholarship, teaching, and service to the community and to the profession.
The Chair will:
Advocate for University, community, and extramural support for the Department
Advance the strategic plans of the Department, College, and University, to promote the standing and reputation of the Department nationally and internationally
Pursue development opportunities, and work collaboratively with other disciplines and programs within the College and the University
Promote continued dedication to faculty and student diversity
CSD has a diverse portfolio of funded research from NIH, NSF, Department of Defense, Department of Education, and Industry sponsors complimented by a strong body of clinical, research, and academic faculty. The interdisciplinary faculty are engaged in basic, applied, and translational research that include areas such as language, literacy, and bilingualism, speech and voice perception and production, communication device development, device and drug evaluation, neuroscience, neurogenics, and molecular biology. The department has partnerships with biomedical engineering, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, the USF Morsani College of Medicine, the Bird Alzheimer’s Institute, the Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research, and the Rightpath Research and Innovation Center.
CSD has over 250 graduate students and 500 undergraduate students in four degree programs: Bachelor’s with three possible concentrations, Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology, Doctor of Audiology, and Doctor of Philosophy. The Department trains future professionals and serves the Tampa Bay community through the USF Hearing Clinic, USF Speech-Language Clinic, Bolesta Center at USF (Listening and Spoken Language Center), and Hands On USF (sign language interpreting service). Additional information about our programs are available at www.usf.edu/cbcs/csd.
The department has outstanding laboratory and clinical space as well as a competitive salary and start-up package commensurate with qualifications.
Established in 2008, the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences is breaking new ground by combining knowledge gained through the behavioral sciences with knowledge gained from the community. Our emphasis on behavioral science reflects a focus on individuals, emphasizing behavioral research that examines the strengths, problems and challenges people encounter, as well as their need for clinical and supportive services. Our emphasis on community science reflects our commitment to understanding the larger contextual factors that have an impact on the well-being and safety of individuals and their families, such as the effectiveness of systems and policies that impact and support the well-being of individuals.
To apply, please visit the USF online application system at: www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers and search for Job ID 14788. You must submit: 1) A cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) description of current research activities and future plans, and 4) statement of administrative activities and leadership philosophy.
For questions regarding the position, please contact Search Committee Chair Dr. David Eddins at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all universities. The Carnegie Foundation also classifies USF as a community engaged university. It is ranked 44th in total rese...arch expenditures ($505.9M FY2016) and 38th in federal research expenditures for public universities by the National Sciences Foundation. The USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion, an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion, and serves over 50,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.