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Department Chair

Department Chair

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty TYPE Program Director/Chair

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Georgia State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair, starting Fall 2021. The preferred candidate must have an earned doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related discipline. Georgia State University is an urban, public research-intensive university in Atlanta, the leading cultural and economic center of the Southeast. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, located within the College of Education and Human Development, offers Master’s and PhD degree programs in speech-language pathology. The department has a strong reputation for excellent teaching, outstanding research and scholarly productivity, and outstanding clinical training with a diverse student body. Faculty and students collaborate with the Center for Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy, the Urban Child Study Center, the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, the Center on Literacy and Deafness, the Neuroscience Institute, and the Center for Research on Atypical Development and Learning. Faculty have a history of funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education, as well as various other private agencies and organizations. Qualifications: The successful candidate will lead and enhance the research, teaching and service mission by communicating and collaborating with faculty, staff and students. Preference will be given to candidates currently at the rank of Professor. Tenure may be granted to qualified candidates following review. Candidates should have a demonstrated record in academic leadership, including experience with budgeting and resource allocation, academic program assessment, as well as hiring, developing and supervising faculty and staff. An established record of excellence in scholarship, extramural research funding, teaching and experience leading diverse scholars is important. A background in Communication Sciences and Disorders is preferred; related disciplines (e.g., psychology, neuroscience) will be considered. Responsibilities: •Report to the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development •Represent and advocate for the interests of faculty, staff, and students to the Dean, the University and the community. •Advance core values, including trust, fairness, and accountability • Demonstrate shared departmental commitment to equity, access and inclusion • Manage and allocate department budget and resources • Oversee the growth of departmental external funding portfolio • Supervise academic program review • Oversee the quality of instruction, credit hour production, and class assignment •Evaluate faculty annually, and for promotion and tenure •Oversee faculty hiring and development •Engage in strategic planning for the department and college. Applications/Nominations: Applicants should send a letter of interest that includes evidence of academic leadership, as well as a statement on each of the following, of approximately one page each: 1) your philosophy of leadership; 2) the role of[the scholar-administrator; and, 3) your contributions to diversity. Also submit a CV and a transcript of highest degree earned. Candidates selected for interviews will also be asked to submit 3 letters of recommendation. Application materials should be emailed as a single pdf file to: Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Cynthia Puranik, chair of the search committee at or (404) 413-8086. Find more information about the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders on the Department website ( Preference will be given to applications and supporting documents received by January 15, 2021, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. Expected start date is July 1, 2021. Please be advised that should you be recommended for the position, the University system of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment. Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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Contact Name : Georgia State University

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Contact Phone : 404-413-8086

Instructions : Inquiries to Dr. Cynthia Puranik, Search Committee Chair (

Application Deadline : 1/15/2021

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