Position OverviewThe University of Kansas seeks an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders to begin August 18, 2023. This position is a full-time, academic-year appointment. All and intersecting areas of expertise into basic and applied aspects of communication sciences and disorders will be considered, including but not limited to speech and or language science, disorders, and development across the lifespan in monolingual, bilingual, multilingual, and or culturally/linguistically diverse populations. The successful candidate will conduct research leading to publications and external funding; teach courses and mentor students in their specialty; perform academic advising responsibilities; and engage in departmental, College, University, and national service.
The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university, an R-1 institution and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Our university consistently earns high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university (engaging in $275 million of externally funded research annually).
KU has 21 programs ranked in the U.S. News & World Report top 25 among public universities, including #1 rankings for graduate programs in public administration and special education, and top 10 rankings for graduate programs in speech, language, and hearing. KU has 65 ranked graduate programs and is ranked 24th in best value among public institutions in 2022. KU offers 5,000 courses, 400 degree and certificate programs, and more than 200 fields of study. The University values global engagement with more than 150 programs of international study and cooperative research and offers more than 130 study abroad programs. Current enrollment is 28,500 (19,000 undergraduate), with students drawn from 110 nations and all 50 states, 20.6% of KU students are members of minoritized groups.
At KU we make it our mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. We aspire to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. KU’s strategic plan Jayhawks Rising is focused on objectives to accomplish this vision through three mission-based priorities of student success, healthy and vibrant communities, research, and discovery. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are an important part of our culture and university strategic plan. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged, noting the value that differences bring to our organization, students, staff, faculty, and community. KU’s vision is to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. Additional information is available at https://jayhawksrising.ku.edu/
KU’s research residential campus is in the center of a vibrant and culturally-rich community — a quintessential college town. Visitors, students and new employees from outside the area enjoy discovering the many wonders of Lawrence, including a thriving downtown, diverse local and regional events, area lakes, vibrant arts and music scenes, and an indelible history. Home to nearly 95,000 people, Lawrence is located 45 minutes west of Kansas City and 30 minutes east of Topeka, the state capital. Along with the music, arts, culture and sports experiences offered at KU and in Lawrence, the short drive to Kansas City provides quick access to historic jazz clubs, museums, world-class music and theatre venues, and professional sports teams.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment. Job Description40% Research: Develop, activate, and sustain a significant research program in their field leading to scholarly activity, publications, scholarly presentations, and competitively awarded research funds.
40% Teaching: Teach courses, mentor research, and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Departmental teaching may range from traditional lecture courses, to small group laboratory sections, to professional seminars, and to individual research instruction. The typical teaching load is three courses per academic year (e.g., 2-1) but this can vary by appointment type (e.g., joint appointments, department leadership roles and external research funding commitments). All teaching must be evaluated by students. Faculty are expected to hold regular office hours.
20% Service: Serve on departmental, College, and University committees and actively contribute to the workings of the university community. Engage in professional service (e.g., refereeing, editing, serving on committees or as an officer/leader in national organizations, etc.). Attend department meetings and contribute to departmental projects as assigned by the department chair.
Faculty members are expected to carry out their responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, currently viewable at: http://policy.ku.edu/FacultyCodeKULawrence/faculty-code-of-rightsCollege of Liberal Arts & Sciences
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences emphasizes interdisciplinary, experiential learning and global awareness, houses a vibrant university wide Honors Program that highlights undergraduate research and service activities, and has created strong affiliations with outstanding cross-disciplinary research centers. Faculty and academic staff have emphasized the importance of continuing and expanding on relationships with centers and entities including the Biodiversity Institute, Kansas Biological Survey, Kansas Geological Survey, the Hall Center for the Humanities
, the Life Span Institute
, the Institute for Policy and Social Research
, the Spencer Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum. These relationships have brought a broad range of disciplines together to pursue and conduct sponsored research and education at the international, national, state, regional and local levels, and have created employment structures in which faculty and academic staff share appointments to emphasize collaboration. College faculty and research staff are welcomed as members in all KU’s designated research centers and institutes
. The College is home to internationally recognized scholars and scientists who brought in $44M in research funding in FY 2021, nearly 30% of the total funded research at KU Lawrence. Required QualificationsEvaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) letter of application describing experience and accomplishments; (2) record of productivity in research, teaching, service as noted in CV; (3) research statement and supplemental materials (e.g., representative publications); (4) teaching statement and supplemental materials (e.g., teaching portfolio, sample syllabus, peer evaluations, student evaluations); (5) information provided from three professional references.For all ranks:
For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor:
- All and intersecting area(s) of expertise across the discipline that complement those of existing faculty.
- Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, or a related discipline, is expected by start date of appointment.
For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure:
- Potential to establish an independent programmatic line of research that includes publications and external funding;
- Potential to effectively teach courses and mentor students;
- Willingness to participate in local and national service.
For appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure:
- An established independent programmatic line of research that includes a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and external funding;
- Growth in teaching and mentoring that culminates in effective teaching and mentoring;
- Record of regular local and/or national service participation;
- Meet University criteria for tenured Associate Professor.
- A nationally recognized program of research that includes a sustained record of publication and external funding;
- Established record of effective teaching and mentoring;
- Sustained record of local and national service contributions, including leadership roles;
- Meet University criteria for tenured Full Professor.
Additional Candidate InstructionsFor complete announcement and to apply, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/23575BR
. A complete online application includes the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) research agenda; (4) teaching philosophy statement; and (5) the names, email and contact information for three professional references.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less:
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB).
Applicants are also encouraged to include or expand upon how they have contributed to building a culture of belonging through DEIB initiatives within the required application materials provided. Application review will begin on November 21, 2022 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained.
Contact Information to ApplicantsRaul Rojas, Search Committee Chair[email protected]
Advertised Salary Rangecommensurate with experience Application Review Begins21-Nov-2022 Anticipated Start Date18-Aug-2023