Temple University College of Public Health, devoted to a transdisciplinary environment for academic programming and research, seeks a creative and visionary Chair for its Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). Guided by a strategic plan, the Chair will lead the department in its continued growth and excellence as an outstanding department in communication sciences.
The CSD Department enrolls over 400 students in its BA, MA and PhD programs. Its master's and doctoral degree programs have been ranked 30th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. The master's program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Strong interdisciplinary faculty are represented by Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Linguistics, Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. In addition, CSD has strong collaborative ties with Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Computer Science, Physical Therapy, Radiology and Neurology. The Department houses the Eleanor M. Saffran Center for Cognitive Neuroscience where faculty and students conduct interdisciplinary research on the relationship between language and other cognitive processes, such as attention and memory, and development of effective treatment programs for the rehabilitation of language disorders. The CSD Department operates a thriving in-house clinic (i.e., Temple Speech-Language-Hearing Center) and is involved in the development of a new NSF-sponsored neuroimaging center.
The ideal candidate will have a strong record of scholarship and external research funding, as well as administrative acumen that includes personnel management, budgeting, and program advocacy. S/he must have good interpersonal communication skills and a commitment to the development of innovative research, faculty mentoring and the integration of academic programming and clinical research. Candidates should hold a PhD in Speech-Language Pathology or a related discipline. ASHA certification (CCC) and eligibility for Pennsylvania state clinical licensure are preferred. There is particular interest in candidates whose research complements the department's strengths in neurological disorders, bilingual language development, auditory neurophysiology, and motor speech disorders.
The College of Public Health has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in its programs and research profile. It has the highest external funding per faculty and second highest total research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at the University. The College's innovative research programs focus on medical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and basic science. This work is sponsored by NIH, NSF, among other major funders. A constellation of nine academic units of public health, health profession, and social work disciplines, the College enrolls nearly 5,000 students in 51 academic programs.
Temple University is an urban, research-intensive university located in Philadelphia. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the country and includes Schools of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry, in addition to research centers, including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center. The University is located in historic and culturally-rich Philadelphia, the nation's 5th largest city.
Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, has been retained to assist in this search. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquires, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent in confidence to:
Phillip Petree and Emily Buehrens
263 Summer Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.
Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.