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Professor/Chair - Communication Sciences & Oral Health

Professor/Chair - Communication Sciences & Oral Health

TYPE Program Director/Chair

The Chair for the Department of Communication Sciences and Oral Health (CSOH) supports programming for graduate, undergraduate and certificate programs in Communication Sciences, Speech-Language Pathology, Deaf Education, and Dental Hygiene. 

Housed in the College of Health Sciences, this department has 25 full-time tenured, tenure-track, and clinical faculty members who work together alongside 10 staff members to support the missions of the programs, department, and university. The Chair supports faculty member engagement in teaching, clinical supervision in three distinct clinics (the Dental Hygiene Clinic and Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on the Denton campus and the Stroke Center on the Dallas campus), and research. Additional responsibilities include managing all personnel, budgets, and facilities; coordinating departmental program development, review processes, curricular changes, and program accreditations; establishing and maintaining an environment to support student success; serving as an internal and external liaison for the department; and teaching departmental coursework. Opportunity exists to guide the department's vision of expanded programming and extend its tradition of excellence and innovation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned research doctorate and a CV that supports tenure at TWU
  • Current minimum rank of Associate Professor with 7 or more years of experience in academia
  • Proven administration and leadership skills
  • History of mentoring in research and grantsmanship
  • Certified practitioner in one of the departmental disciplines or related area and, if required, eligible for licensure in Texas 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in guiding program accreditation and review
  • Strong interpersonal skills with evidence of successful interprofessional collaboration
  • Excellence in teaching that supports instructor mentorship
  • Eligibility for rank of full Professor (rank and salary to be negotiated based on experience and qualifications)

Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. The College of Health Sciences transforms learners into ethical, inclusive and compassionate leaders who advance the health and well-being of diverse communities through evidence-based practice and interdisciplinary innovation. TWU CSOH operates on two campuses: Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation’s fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theater companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. TWU is a tobacco free campus. Additional information about the University is available at

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TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.


TWU is the nation’s largest university system for women and a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution. TWU is situated approximately 30 miles north of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and is home to approximately 16,433 graduate and undergraduate students across three campuses; Denton, Dallas, and Houston respectively. This diverse academic student community is guided by faculty committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. TWU is ranked among the nation’s top ethnically diverse institutions according to U.S. News & World Report (2022).

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Additional Info

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 940-898-2803

Instructions : Click "apply now" at the bottom of the page.

Contact Name : Cynthia Evetts, PhD, OTR

Contact Address : 304 Administration Dr.
Denton, TX 76204

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