Wednesday, February 2, 2011

McGill University: Director – School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

McGill University is seeking a scientist to serve as Director of its School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The School is dedicated to excellence in research and clinical teaching, and is home to the oldest doctoral research program in communication sciences and disorders in Canada. Ten full-time faculty, 13 part-time faculty and numerous clinical instructors provide clinical training in speech-language pathology at the master’s level (two-year program accommodating approximately 30 students per year) and research training at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels (approximately 23 students). Faculty in the school have collaborative ties with a wide variety of departments and institutes at McGill (Psychology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Otolaryngology, Biomedical Engineering and the Montreal Neurological Institute), as well as other Montreal universities, and maintain national and international research collaborations. In recent years, the school has played a central role in establishing and directing a world-class interdisciplinary research centre – the McGill Centre for Research on Language, Mind and Brain ( The School is centrally located on the McGill University campus in downtown Montreal, a vibrant multilingual city.

The Director will be a tenured Associate or Full Professor. He or she will be responsible for leading the educational mission and for setting the scientific priorities and goals of the School. A proven record of success and excellence in research, together with team leadership, is required. Applicants should hold a PhD or the equivalent.

For consideration by the selection committee, please send a signed letter of interest by March 15, 2011, with a copy of your curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to the attention of: Dr. Melvin Schloss at

Candidates would benefit from a working knowledge of both official languages. McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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