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San Jose State University Department of Audiology, Department Chair

San Jose State University Department of Audiology, Department Chair

DISCIPLINE Audiology TYPE Faculty TYPE Program Director/Chair

San Jose State University Department Chair, Department of Audiology

Rank and Title:  Associate Professor or Professor - Department Chair


Salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected. Anticipated hiring range of academic year base salary:

Associate Professor: $100,000 -110,000 

Professor: $115,000 - $130,000 

Department Chairs receive compensation in addition to their academic year base salary.

Target Start Date:  July 1, 2024

Application Deadline:  October 31, 2023 (open until filled)

Position Description

The College of Health and Human Sciences invites applications for the position of Department Chair for the Department of Audiology. The Department Chair will provide visionary leadership for the Department of Audiology and must have a substantive record of published research, teaching effectiveness, and professional achievements. The Department Chair will provide academic and administrative leadership, promote excellence in research and teaching, manage and secure resources for the Department of Audiology.

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Audiology or in a related field
  • Hold a current Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American 
  • Speech-Language-Hearing Association or be a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in teaching, service, research, scholarly and creative activities for appointment as a tenured associate professor or full professor.
  • Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of    

          a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in 

          cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in university academic administrative positions. 
  • Eligibility for California State Audiology License is preferred. 
  • Experience with project management, strategic planning, and budgeting.
  • Experience with developing and maintaining interdisciplinary partnerships.
  • A minimum of two years face-to-face teaching experience.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitating professional development activities and providing mentorship for faculty, 
  • Collaborating across university departments to develop inter-professional training opportunities for students, 
  • Coordinate and ensure that standards for accreditation are met for ACAE and CAA,
  • Advocating for the Department of Audiology with the university administration, and
  • Supporting an evidence-based research agenda for the Department of Audiology. 
  • Provide visionary leadership to guide the future of the Department of Audiology.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders and the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, lead strategic planning initiatives to meet student, staff, faculty and community needs.
  • Advocate for the Department of Audiology mission to stakeholders within and outside the university and to professional and academic groups at local, regional, state, and national levels.
  • Oversee program assessment and improvement efforts at the University level.
  • Establish collaborative partnerships with clinical sites and community organizations.
  • Effectively respond to student, staff, faculty and external stakeholder concerns and issues.
  • Engage in activities that support diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus, in local and global communities, and the profession.
  • Manage departmental resources including the allocated budget, requests for travel, facilities, and space.
  • Manage the hiring, performance evaluation, teaching assignments and professional development of faculty and staff.
  • Provide administrative oversight for the retention, tenure, and promotion of AUD faculty.
  • Serve as an advocate for students, staff and faculty.
  • Active involvement in professional organizations governing audiology education.
  • Preside over faculty meetings and participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.
  • Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Other Duties

Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, some faculty duties may lead to designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to complete Clery Act training and to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution. Faculty employees must complete CSU employee training as assigned and required based on their role (e.g., Data Security, FERPA, Preventing Discrimination and Harassment, Title IX, Health and Safety). The President may recommend or require compliance with safety measures that decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allows the core mission and activities of the campus to continue..

Application Procedure

Select Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Letter of application that addresses your leadership experience and management philosophy 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diversity statement (2 pages)
  • Research plans (2 pages)
  • Three references with contact information or three references we may contact for letters 

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Wendy Quach, Recruitment Committee Chairperson at This position will remain open until filled. 

Conditional Offer 

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization and booster shots against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position. 

San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative regions in the world — San José State University is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West. Recognized as a leading transformative educational institution, San José State is an essential partner in the technological, economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. Cutting-edge research, world-class scholarship, student-centered learning, diverse communities, and commitment to social justice, allow SJSU to provide life-changing opportunities and advance the public good locally and globally.

 Equal Employment Statement

San José State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Caste, Color, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military Status, Nationality, Race, Religion, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Sex Stereotype, and Veteran Status. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. 

 Campus Security and Fire Safety Notification 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is available at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at

Additional Info

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 408-924-1761

Contact Name : San Jose State University

Contact Address : 1 Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192

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