The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Allied Health Professions in New Orleans invites applications for Head of the Department of Communication Disorders. The successful candidate will be responsible for all facets of the department, including graduate education in speech-language pathology and audiology (total enrollment of 90-100), faculty recruitment and retention, and development of research programs. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in either speech-language pathology, audiology, or communication sciences, will be nationally recognized for research and scholarly activities in either speech-language pathology or audiology. The successful applicant will be expected to coordinate the development of program project grants and training programs within the department and also foster research. He/she must demonstrate leadership ability, a commitment to graduate education and research, have an appreciation for clinical activities, and have the ability to provide a vision of excellence for the department. Responsibilities include oversight of Doctor of Audiology and Master of Communication Disorders programs including active audiology and speech-language pathology clinics. Achievements in interdisciplinary collaborative research, mentorship, teaching, and administration that promote an integrated program are essential. Candidates will have opportunities to interact with the Centers of Excellence, including the Cardiovascular Center, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center, the Neurosciences Center, the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, the Gene Therapy Program, and the Human Development Center as well as the new University and Veterans’ Administration Medical Centers. Resources will be available for departmental development, and faculty recruitment. Existing state-of-the-art research and clinical facilities within the department include capabilities for the study of speech perception/production, voice disorders, neurogenic disorders, cochlear implants, ABR, ENG, and evoked potentials, just to name a few. Dedicated research space will be available.
Candidates must qualify for the rank of tenured professor in accordance with School of Allied Health Professions and LSU system criteria; the compensation package is competitive. ASHA CCCs and eligibility for Louisiana state licensure are required.
Located in New Orleans, LSUHSC is a leader in providing research, academic, and clinical education with Schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Medicine, and Graduate Studies. New Orleans is a dynamic international city that has been ranked as a top ten city for relocation by Forbes and for best places to live and work for young professionals by Next Generation Consulting.
Candidates should provide their curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications, a brief statement of educational, research, service, and administrative interests, details of extramural funding, and a vision statement describing goals for departmental development. These materials should be submitted electronically to: https://lsuh.sc/jobs/?id=1949
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
LSU Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 1949
About LSUHSC School of Allied Health Professions
The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center has teaching, research and health care functions state-wide, through its professional schools, as well as the more than one hundred hospitals and other health science related institutions throughout the State, Region, Nation, and the World, with which they maintain affiliations, the Health Sciences Center provides health care for approximately 75 percent of Louisiana's indigent population.
The faculty of the Health Sciences Center is composed of approximately 3,900 appointees, including physicians, dentists, nurses, research scientists, and other allied health professionals, nearly 1,600 of whom are involved in full-time teaching and research activities of its professional schools. They are augmented by more than 2,300 who are involved part-time in the Health Sciences Center's academic programs.
The AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students