College of Applied Health Sciences: Open Rank Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders - S

Open Rank Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
College of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Speech and Hearing Science ( is searching for an outstanding candidate with research expertise in communication science and disorders. Research areas may include, but are not limited to enhancing communication abilities in the context of cultural and linguistic diversity, neurological conditions, or with augmentative and assistive technologies. The position offers opportunities to engage in basic, clinical, and translational research through interdisciplinary programs and institutes. It is a nine-month academic appointment for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, or a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The position begins August 16, 2018.

Speech and Hearing Science (SHS) is a department in the College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) on the main campus in Urbana-Champaign. SHS is dedicated to research, education, and outreach activities that enhance communication across the lifespan by integrating research and clinical applications from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences. Our department offers an undergraduate degree and three graduate degrees-MA, AuD, and PhD. Departmental activities contribute to the mission of AHS, specifically, the advancement of research, instruction and public engagement that promotes the development of healthy, livable communities, facilitates optimal living with disability and promotes health and wellness across the lifespan and throughout a diverse society. The College houses two interdisciplinary research centers, the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability and the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education. Departmental and college faculty are active in interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues in the Colleges of Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Engineering, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Neuroscience Program, the Cancer Community at Illinois, Carle Foundation Hospital, and Carle Auditory Oral School. The University has recently established the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first college of medicine specifically designed at the intersection of engineering and medicine, along with an Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute that organizes campus efforts to address pressing health challenges in society.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline by January 1, 2018. Clinical certification is preferred, but not required. For appointment at the assistant professor level, the potential to develop a funded research program is expected. For appointment at higher ranks, the candidate must have a well-developed research program and a history of externally funded research.

Conduct and publish research in area of expertise; seek external funding to support research activities and student mentoring; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise and direct student research; engage in professional and public service activities; and serve on department, college, and university committees.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing date:
For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 23, 2017. However, review of applications will may continue until the position is filled.

Application materials should be submitted online at The following materials are required: (1) one letter of application that discusses your research, teaching and service activities; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information for 3 references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

For more information about the position, applicants may contact:
Pamela A. Hadley, Ph.D.
Chair, Search Committee

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College Name or Administrative Unit: Applied Health Sciences
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Applied Health Sciences: Open Rank Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders - Speech and Hearing Science (F1700115)
Open Date: 09/13/2017
Organization Name: Speech and Hearing Science