Position Title Chair, Communication Disorders
Job Posting Number 20226TTL
Job Location Round Rock
Department College of Health Professions
Texas State University invites applicants for the position of chair of the
Department of Communication Disorders in the College of Health Professions.
Applicants who wish to join this highly collegial and intellectually vibrant
faculty of research scientists and clinical educators that values diversity
are encouraged to apply. Texas State University holds a Carnegie
classification of Doctoral University-High Research Activity and is a public
Hispanic-Serving Institution. The department offers a Council on Academic
Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) accredited
master's degree and a bachelor's of science degree in communication disorders.
In the fall of 2020, the department included 19 faculty and staff serving 272
students. The chair has a 12-month appointment, including scholarship and
Texas State Round Rock campus is centrally located in the healthcare nexus of
our region, enabling Texas State to offer expanded collaborative opportunities
with area healthcare facilities. The Department of Communication Disorders is
housed in the newly built Willow Hall. Willow Hall is equipped with a state-
of-the-art Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, which features 25 therapy rooms,
two audiology booths, conference and lab spaces, an electrophysiology lab, and
a large faculty lounge shared with the Physical Therapy Department and
Respiratory Care Department. Additional information about the university and
its nationally recognized academic programs is available at
https:// www. txstate.edu.
Reporting to the Dean, department chairs are the chief executives of their
departments and are responsible for the implementation of the university,
college, and department policies and for the development, coordination, and
administration of all academic programs and activities within their
departments. As representatives of their departments, chairs articulate
program aspirations to constituents inside and outside the university
community, develop and implement strategic goals, promote research excellence,
and provide collaborative leadership in the College. Dynamic leadership, clear
communication, strong interpersonal skills, and a keen strategic vision are
crucial characteristics required for success.
Drawing on the assistance and advice of the faculty and staff, the chair has
the lead responsibility for the administration of the department and the
Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, including preparing and managing the budget to
achieve departmental goals. In addition, the chair is responsible for
providing leadership for matters related to accreditation, teaching schedules,
recruitment of new faculty, evaluation of faculty and staff performance,
support for grant and external development opportunities, student advising,
and formulation and implementation of strategic plans and policies. For more
information on the responsibilities and role of the department chair at Texas
State, please visit: https: // policies.txstate.edu/division-policies/academic-
affairs/01-02-11.html. All positions are subject to availability of funds.
The department is particularly interested in recruiting an individual who can
embrace and enhance the vision of a diverse, collegial, and productive
academic environment. Successful applicants for department chair will have the
Has a graduate degree in communication sciences and disorders and an
earned doctoral degree from an accredited university (i.e., Ph.D., Ed.D.,
Au.D.) in one of the following disciplines: communication disorders,
gerontology, linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, neuropsychology,
neuroscience, or special education.
Eligible to hold a valid State of Texas license as a speech-language
pathologist and/or audiologist and a certificate of clinical competence
awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
A minimum of eight years of full-time higher education experience as a
core faculty member in a CAA accredited education program at the associate
professor or professor rank.
Demonstrates a record of scholarly excellence evidenced by publication
record and internal or external funding commensurate with appointment at
the associate professor or professor level in the Department of
Demonstrates a teaching and service record of excellence commensurate with
appointment at the associate professor or professor level in the
Department of Communication Disorders.
Experience in the effective administration of a university department to
include curricular evaluation and design, programmatic fiscal and
personnel management, accreditation, and strategic planning.
Expertise in any of the following areas: aphasia, cognitive communication
disorders, dysphagia, motor speech disorders, and/or voice disorders.
Experience with reaccreditation, annual reporting, and curriculum design
specific to current and upcoming CAA and Council for Clinical
Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC)
standards and is motivated to focus on innovative curricular programmatic
changes that produce quality clinicians that meet the outcomes/needs of
the community and other relevant stakeholders.
Experience in departmental, university, and professional leadership and/or
training as well as a history of building alliances and/or partnerships in
academia and business communities.
Only applications submitted for this specific posting through the Texas State
University website will be accepted and considered,
https: // jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35400.
To ensure full consideration, please submit the following materials by March
An application letter describing how you meet the various required and
preferred qualifications; and
Names of three references including address, telephone, and e-mail
(references will be contacted only for finalists).
The confidential review of credentials will continue until the position is
filled. For inquiries, please e-mail Dr. David Gibbs, chair of the Search
Committee, at email@example.com. Please indicate “CDIS Chair
Position” in the subject line of all correspondence.
The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from
all degree-granting universities.
Proposed Start Date Summer 2022 or Fall 2022
Posting Date 07/01/2021
Evaluation of Applications Begins
Full Consideration Date: 03/01/2022
Open Until Filled? Yes
Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse
community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those
who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our
diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting
during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we
request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at
FacHiringFR@txstate.edu. A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources
will respond to you as soon as is possible.
Record Checks and Verifications
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of
record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records,
education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment
Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be
required before the hiring process can be completed.
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any
tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in
university owned or leased vehicles.
Why Work at Texas State?
Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty
members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral
Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university
creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares
its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that
await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.
Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly
work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness,
Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.
Quick Link https: // jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/35400
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