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Department Chair

Department Chair

TYPE Program Director/Chair

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Purdue University Fort Wayne invites applications for a full-time 12-month position as Department Chair. Appointment will be made at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. We are looking for a candidate who can lead faculty in a rigorous educational and clinical program. The anticipated start date for this position will be July 1, 2023.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Leading the department and managing all relevant administrative duties.
  • Teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
  • Supporting the research mission of the department.
  • Contributing to departmental and university service including but not limited to academic advising of undergraduate and graduate students.

Required Qualifications Include:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, or a related field.
  • Evidence of leadership experience in academia.
  • Experience with undergraduate and graduate curricula.
  • Expertise in any area of speech-language pathology or audiology.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and a strong record of service to the field or profession.
  • Teaching, Research, and Service accomplishments commensurate with rank at the associate professor or professor level.

The position is contingent upon available funding and satisfactory background check.

Application Process

The department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching and service/engagement. Candidates should address in their cover letter their previous efforts to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion and/or how they intend to promote diversity and inclusion in the future.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 1-2-page statement of your teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement about your research contributions and/or community outreach, and contact information for three references to All candidates invited for a campus interview will be expected to complete a 45-60 minute teaching demonstration.

Screening of applications will begin November 28th and will continue until the position has been filled.

Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

The Department

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is part of the College of Science, and offers a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, and a Gerontology certificate. The first cohort of graduate students started in Fall 2020. The department manages an on-campus Communication Disorders Clinic. The department currently includes seven full-time and three part-time faculty members. Graduate class sizes are typically 15 students and undergraduate classes usually range from 20-40 students.

The University

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and over 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. The 594‐acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to just over 7000 degree‐seeking undergraduate and graduate students of diverse ages, races and nationalities. Through PFW’s partnerships with area high schools, almost 2000 high school students take dual‐credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. The university also provides numerous resources for faculty development. PFW is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about the campus at and the city of Fort Wayne at

Additional Info

Contact Name : Stacy Betz

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 2604816409

Application Deadline : 11/28/2022

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