Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Department Head, Speech, Language Hearing Sciences - Purdue

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University. The position will be available January 1, 2012 with a five-year renewable term, reporting to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences. We seek an internationally recognized researcher who will provide leadership, vision, and management in curriculum, personnel, and faculty/staff development as well as serve as an advocate for the Department to the College, University, and larger community.

The successful candidate will be an academic leader and scholar with a strong commitment to the research, teaching, and clinical missions of the Department. Applicants should have scholarly credentials commensurate with the rank of Tenured Full Professor. Field of specialization is open. Desirable attributes include a strong record of published research and external funding as well as prior experience in academic administration, graduate education, and development. The candidate selected will be someone who values and promotes diversity.

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is a diverse and collegial department with 22 research/tenure track faculty and 15 clinical faculty. Research is conducted in the areas of Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Linguistics, Neuroscience and Speech & Hearing Sciences. The Department is highly interdisciplinary, with ongoing collaborations with many of Purdue’s other departments (e.g., Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Psychological Sciences) and programs/centers (e.g., Linguistics, Integrative Neuroscience, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue Autism Network, Ray W. Herrick Acoustic Laboratories). The Department has accredited clinical programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, which are ranked 2nd and 9th respectively by U.S. News & World Report. It awards Bachelors, Masters, Au.D. and Ph.D. degrees and currently has approximately 160 undergraduate majors, 85 SLP Masters and Au.D. students, and 20 Ph.D. students. The Au.D. is offered jointly with Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, in Indianapolis.

Review of applications will begin August 1, 2011, but applications will continue to be accepted until an exceptional leader is selected. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a letter of interest indicating relevant experience and qualifications, and a list of three references. Materials are to be sent electronically to Jane Fenters jfenters@purdue.edu . Purdue is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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