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Department Chair

Department Chair

Department Chair

DISCIPLINE Nonspecific TYPE Program Director/Chair

Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders, eligible for tenure and rank of associate professor or professor, available August 2020. This is a 12 month appointment, with faculty administrator status.  

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Bowling Green State University is seeking a chair to lead the department in continuing its forward momentum in carrying out its educational, research, and clinical mission in our undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. programs.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in speech-language pathology, audiology, speech-language-hearing science, or closely related area. Candidates holding Ph.D. in closely related areas must also have a graduate degree in SLP or audiology to qualify to serve as program director of accredited master’s program. Documented evidence of administrative experience. Record of excellence in teaching and active scholarship in candidate’s specialty area(s). Area of research and teaching expertise is open.

Preferred qualifications: administrative experience in academic program in communicative sciences and disorders; knowledge of and experience with accreditation; record of external grant support for scholarly, clinical, or educational projects; experience in a collective bargaining environment; history of successful budget management; knowledge of best practices for interprofessional education; experience with development and advancement activities.


The chair reports to the dean of the College of Health and Human Services and is a faculty administrator charged with leading the department in carrying out its vision. The chair fosters departmental advancement, and provides support to faculty and staff in achieving excellence and in carrying out the mission via the strategic plan. The chair serves as an advocate for departmental needs and aspirations at the college and university level, and collaborates with college leadership on college-wide initiatives. Duties include administering the collective bargaining agreement at the departmental level; serving as program director for our CAA-accredited program in SLP;  providing budgetary and purchasing oversight for the department and clinic; mentoring and supporting faculty and staff in successful completion of their duties as well as promoting their professional development; completing required reporting for college, university, and external entities; developing class schedules; developing curricula; supporting students via advising and mentoring; maintaining and improving department facilities.  

The chair is expected to teach one course per semester (excluding summer), and to continue a scholarly program, including dissemination and extramural funding efforts, as appropriate, and participate in related college and university service, as applicable. National service to the discipline is encouraged.


Competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position and in keeping with candidate experience and credentials.

Candidates who are interested in learning more about the position are welcome to contact Dr. Jason Whitfield, chair of the search committee, at, or (419)372-8024 for further information.  BGSU faculty will be present at the ASHA convention in November.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Jason Whitfield

Contact Address : <br />

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 419-372-8024

Instructions : Submit curriculum vitae and letter of application that includes a personal statement detailing qualifications and reasons for interest in the position, teaching experience and interest, scholarly accomplishments including current research interests and activities, and information about your past experience and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Provide contact information for three professional references; references will not be contacted without permission from the candidate. <br /><br />Application materials must be received by the application deadline of January 17, 2020. Finalists will be required to submit an official transcript indicating highest degree earned. Background check is required for employment. <br /><br />For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position visit: or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.<br /><br />

Application Deadline : 1/17/2020

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