AuD Director & Dept. Co-Chair
The Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Doctor of Audiology program and Department Co-Chair. This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track faculty position, located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and college promotion and tenure criteria.
Degree programs offered by the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (ASP) include the Master of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders (Speech Language Pathology), Doctor of Audiology, and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In addition, the department operates the UAMS CHP Speech-Language & Hearing Clinic where students complete a portion of their clinical education experiences.
The Audiology Program Director will report directly to the Dean of the UAMS College of Health Professions and will be a member of the leadership team for the department and college. This person will serve as Co-Chair of the ASP Department alongside the SLP Program Director. Other members of the ASP leadership team include the Director of Clinical Education for AuD, the Director of Clinical Education for SLP, and the PhD Program Director.
The Doctor of Audiology program is 11-semesters in length and is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The Department also contains a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders program and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders program. UAMS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For further information about department and programs, please access our website:
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas and the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.
UAMS offers 73 professional and specialist degree programs and certificates through our Colleges of Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Graduate School. Students attend classes at the UAMS main campus in Little Rock and our regional campus in northwest Arkansas. The College of Health Professions houses the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology and 15 other allied health programs with the potential for innovative interprofessional opportunities.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
- Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
- Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
- Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
- Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
- Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
- Career Training and Educational Opportunities
- Merchant Discounts
- Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy
Salary offered commensurate with experience.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Audiology Program Director will be responsible for all activities in the audiology program, including the educational program, clinical services, scholarly activities, service and outreach. Responsibilities include leadership, management, faculty and staff development, teaching, and scholarly activities.
Leadership: Articulate long-term direction and vision for the program in accord with the department’s mission; Engage faculty and staff to assure curriculum quality and currency; Foster a culture of collegiality, collaboration, and trust; Promote and demonstrate innovation and resourcefulness; Seek and promote partnerships within the program, department, college, university, and community; Advocate for the program and profession; Represent the program at all levels: college, university, community, national, and international; Adhere to highest standards of professional and personal ethics; Provide high-level oversight of the audiology clinic.
Management: Effectively manage program resources: human, fiscal, and physical; Organize self and the program to accomplish goals and objectives; Allocate duties and responsibilities to meet the program’s needs; Communicate effectively orally and in writing; Maintain accurate program records; Plan and conduct program meetings; Prepare and propose budgets; Assure efficient and effective business processes within the program; Monitor and evaluate program performance; Adhere to and enforce policies; Maintain program compliance to accreditation standards.
Faculty and Staff Development: Mentor and counsel faculty and staff to promote personal and professional development; Identify and allocate resources for faculty and staff development; Recruit and select faculty and staff; Evaluate personnel performance and provide meaningful feedback and guidance; Promote, mentor, model, and lead scholarly activity; Demonstrate and provide guidance to achieve excellence in teaching.
Scholarly Activities: Plan and deliver instruction; Remain current in academic or professional discipline; Maintain an active program of scholarship appropriate to the mission of the department and college, as well as the program director’s interests, abilities, and career trajectory.
- Research or clinical doctorate in audiology or related field
- Eligibility for CCC-A
- Eligibility for licensure in the state of Arkansas
- Strong commitment to fulfill mission of the department, college, and university
- Prior academic leadership experience
- Previous experience as a program director with knowledge of the accreditation management
- University experience with knowledge of curriculum development
- Documented record of professional, academic, and administrative/ management achievement in audiology education
- Expertise in the areas of balance assessment/treatment, audiological rehabilitation, amplification, and/or pediatric audiology/habilitation
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Strong academic leadership including the ability to motivate faculty and staff to achieve department goals and objectives
- Knowledge of current, emerging, and future trends in audiology and related clinical areas
- Excellent management and supervisory skills
- Understanding of budget management, planning, and assessment processes
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with other program directors, department chairs, faculty, and staff in the college and university
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Additional Information This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Contact Name : Dana Moser
Contact Address : 4301 W. Markham St., Slot #711
Little Rock, AR 72205
Contact Email : DRMoser@uams.edu
Contact Phone : 501-603-1011
Instructions : Submit the following materials as one document: (a) letter of interest, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) statement of scholarly interests, (d) statement of teaching, (e) statement of commitment to diversity/equity/inclusion (DEI; should include examples of experiences with (or ideas for) promoting DEI in research, teaching, and service), and (f) names/contact information of three references via the UAMS Jobs Portal at https://jobs.uams.edu (Job requisition ID 2021-79948) or go to this link: https://external-uams.icims.com/jobs/79948/professor-or-associate-professor/job?hub=6
Application Deadline : 1/3/2022