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Department Chair and Associate Professor/Professor

Department Chair and Associate Professor/Professor

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair and Associate Professor/Professor. 


Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.


To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution’s goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.


Within this setting, the Department offers undergraduate programs in Rehabilitation Sciences and Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. The Department Chair will support the mission of the Waters College of Health Professions by ensuring that the programs in the Department support an interprofessional approach to healthcare education and by providing leadership to faculty who educate students to become part of a well-trained, compassionate workforce.


Position Description. Reporting to the Dean of the Waters College of Health Professions, the Chair for the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences provides leadership and vision for the Department; advocates for the Department’s needs; provides direct supervision of program coordinators; supports faculty members in meeting their teaching, professional development, service, and scholarship; and ensures the fiscal integrity of the Department. The position is a 12-month appointment and also carries tenured or tenure-track faculty rank at the associate or full professor level. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience



Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in a discipline of the department or a closely related field with at least one degree in Physical Therapy, Communication Sciences, or a closely related field;

  • Exemplary record of teaching, research, and service appropriate to the rank of tenured associate or full professor in one of the academic disciplines housed in the Department or a related field;

  • Record of progressively more responsible leadership positions in higher education;

  • Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College’s priorities for the Department and the mission of the University;

  • History of demonstrating a collaborative administrative style of leadership, embracing share governance, and building a culture of trust and confidence with faculty, staff, students,

and administrators;

  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives. 

  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development. 

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.

  •  College/university teaching experience at the Associate Professor rank with tenure. Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university experience at the Associate Professor level is required for the rank of Professor.

  •     Strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.


Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution. 

  • All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.  

  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.

  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses.  Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses. 

Additional Info

Contact Name : Dr. Laurie Adams

Contact Address : Georgia Southern University

Contact Email : laadams@georgiasouthern.edu

Contact Phone : 912-344-3382

Instructions : Screening of applications begins November 10, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2023. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://chp.georgiasouthern.edu/diagnostic/ . The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

Application Deadline : 6/30/2023

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