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Assistant, Associate or Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Employer
University of Kentucky
Location
Lexington, KY

Job Details

Job Title:

Assistant, Associate or Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Requisition Number:

FE04052

Department Name:

7N620:Communication Sciences and Disorders

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Type of Position:

Faculty

Position Time Status :

Full-Time

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Required Education:

Terminal academic doctoral degree (i.e., PhD or similar terminal degree) in a relevant field

Required Related Experience:

N/A

Required License/Registration/Certification:

ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology or clinically-relevant research and teaching/mentoring experience in one of the preferred content areas specified below.

Job Summary:

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of Kentucky is currently accepting applications for a full-time 11-month appointment, tenure-eligible faculty member at a rank determined by qualifications in the Regular Title Series to begin employment at the Lexington campus by July 2024 or January 2025. We invite you to become part of a dynamic department to meet research and instructional needs within the program. Our well-established and nationally respected program offers a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in CSD as well as a graduate certificate in telehealth. We admit approximately 30-36 graduate and 55 undergraduate students annually. The graduate program is externally accredited by the CAA through 2029. Primary duties of this position include advancing a personal research agenda that enhances the Department and College, teaching in the content areas related to their expertise, building, and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external constituents, and mentoring students in the graduate and undergraduate program. Faculty may also be active in the CHS Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program, a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional Ph.D. program with faculty and students from disciplines such as Athletic Training & Clinical Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology. The distribution of effort will be approximately 30-50% scholarship/research, 30%-40% instruction, and 10% service. Required Qualifications:1. Terminal academic doctoral degree (i.e., PhD or similar terminal degree) in a relevant field2. ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology or clinically-relevant research and teaching/mentoring experience in one of the preferred content areas specified below. Preferred Qualifications:1. Expertise in one or more of the following content areas: cognitive-communication deficits (e.g., traumatic brain injury, dementia, and other neurodegenerative disorders), motor speech, and/or research design.2. Record of scholarly work, including original research with the potential for extramural funding. Translational and/or implementation-based clinical research work is strongly preferred.3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching with the potential for course management and design.4. Current speech-language pathology license in Kentucky or eligibility for licensure in the state.5. Persons with a history of interacting effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse populations, including those in rural areas. Applicants must value the University of Kentucky’s mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University of Kentucky and the College of Health Sciences are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring that all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. Candidates should apply online with a curriculum vita and a letter of interest outlining how your research agenda will enhance or synergize with those of the college and leverage partnerships within the institution or UK Healthcare. In your letter of interest, please also describe how your past or current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported values of diversity and inclusivity articulated in the College’s diversity and anti-racism statements: Our Mission – University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences (uky.edu) Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Richard Andreatta, Ph.D., FASHA, College of Health Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Wethington Building, 900 S. Limestone St., Suite 120F, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, or email at richard.andreatta@uky.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by the University of Kentucky Human Resources office. Visit the University’s website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work, which includes a comprehensive benefits package (www.uky.edu/HR/benefits). About the CSD Program The CSD program at the University of Kentucky has offered undergraduate and master’s degrees in communication sciences and disorders for over 60 years. The qualified candidate will join an outstanding academic faculty devoted to teaching, research, clinical practice, and service. We currently have 10 tenure track faculty, three clinical faculty (non-tenure track), two professional staff, and three outstanding administrative support personnel who support our work. Along with teaching, most faculty and professional staff are engaged in active clinical practice and research. Our faculty serve with distinction as many are recipients of national, regional, and university awards for teaching, leadership, and service. Our faculty are funded at the state and national levels including NIH, DOE, and HRSA awards. Our diverse research portfolio places a high value on translational and interdisciplinary science. The College of Health Sciences is home to state-of-the-art research laboratories (wet & dry), and maintains strong collaborative ties with colleagues across campus. The qualified candidate will have access to several significant resources including the College’s state-of-the-art teaching and clinical facilities and a newly approved Health Education Building (HEB), our Center for Telehealth Education and Outreach (CTERO), the SoTL Faculty Learning Community, the UK’s Center for Clinical Translational Sciences (CCTS), the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN), the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC), the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute the Unite Research Priority Area, and our UK Human Development Institute. About the University of Kentucky Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution, UK, a research-intensive university, is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and “brainiest” cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance the University strives to provide its employees. Visit the University’s website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work. As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community where individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. Further questions regarding equal employment opportunity (EEO) should be directed to Christa Jennings, HR & Faculty Administrator at clblac3@uky.edu.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :

No

Preferred Education/Experience:

1. Expertise in one or more of the following content areas: cognitive-communication deficits (e.g., traumatic brain injury, dementia, and other neurodegenerative disorders), motor speech, and/or research design.2. Record of scholarly work, including original research with the potential for extramural funding. Translational and/or implementation-based clinical research work is strongly preferred.3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching with the potential for course management and design.4. Current speech-language pathology license in Kentucky or eligibility for licensure in the state.5. Persons with a history of interacting effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse populations, including those in rural areas.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Organization

Fast Facts

Location: Lexington, Ky.
Founded: 1865
Endowment: $1.1 billion
Budget: $3.5 billion
Research Grants and Contracts Awarded: $316.5 million
Library Holdings: 4.3 million volumes
Enrollment: 30,76
President: Dr. Eli Capilouto
Provost: Dr. David W. Blackwell
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration: Dr. Eric Monday
Executive Vice President for Research: Dr. Lisa A. Cassis
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs: Dr. Mark F. Newman

About the University

Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.

Mission

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

Our Guiding Principles

The University is driven by the promise it has made to Kentucky, one that honors its land-grant mission and a heritage honed through 150 years of service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Six principles guide our efforts. They are: creating a vibrant undergraduate learning community, advancing a high-quality graduate and professional education portfolio, cultivating a robust research environment, developing a strong and sustainable UK infrastructure, fostering a positive work environment for faculty and staff, and ensuring a meaningful impact on the Commonwealth and the community.

Employment/Benefits

As Central Kentucky's largest employer, the University of Kentucky supports the recruitment and retention of unparalleled talent - individuals who inspire learning, teaching, service and healing through innovation in work solutions, initiatives, policies and programs. Impressive benefits at the University include an excellent retirement package, with an employer match that doubles the employee's contribution, a dynamic work-life program to assist employees in balancing their work with their personal lives, a wellness program to protect, maintain and promote the health of employees, and a strategic plan that nurtures diversity of thought, culture, gender and ethnicity. For more information regarding benefits, visit http://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits.

Research

In fiscal year 2016, the University of Kentucky was awarded $316.5 million in external grants and contracts. UK is one of only eight universities across the country with the full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional and medical programs on one contiguous campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique cross-disciplinary research and scholarship. Moreover, UK is currently one of only 22 public institutions with a trifecta of federal designations of excellence in research: for aging, in cancer and in translational science. A new $265 million research facility, due to open in 2018, will bring together clinicians, scientists and scholars from across UK’s campus to reduce health gaps in Kentucky. These health gaps include cancer, cardiovascular disease & stroke, diabetes & obesity, substance abuse, and neuroscience & aging.

Research at UK is a dynamic enterprise encompassing both traditional scholarship and emerging technologies. UK is one of eight universities in the U.S. that has well-established programs in agriculture, engineering, medicine and pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration.

In 2013, the UK Markey Cancer Center announced its designation as a National Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. This designation places UK among an elite group of 22 research universities that can boast the "Triple Crown" of federal research awards: NCI designation, the Clinical Translational Sciences Award, and a federally supported Alzheimer's Disease Center.

UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare has strategically developed an incredible capacity to serve the Commonwealth through its state-of-the-art patient care pavilion and emergency rooms, advanced biomedical and biological research, and a network of affiliate health care agencies throughout Kentucky. Passion for people and a vision for the "medical campus of the future" have inspired leading physicians and researchers from across the United States to join UK. Their research agenda is balanced with outreach to affiliated and partner hospitals, so Kentucky families can receive high-quality health care at home and travel to Lexington for only the most advanced, complex medical care and procedures.

Living in the Bluegrass

Ranked as one of the nation's best places to live and work, Lexington offers many diverse educational, cultural and commercial opportunities. With a population of more than 314,000 people, Lexington supports cultural attractions such as opera, ballet, theater and musical events. Surrounded by rolling hills and horse farms, the Bluegrass Region is known for its natural beauty. For more information: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/life-in-lexington.

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