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Department Chair, Full or Associate Professor

Department Chair, Full or Associate Professor

Department Chair, Full or Associate Professor

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Program Director/Chair

The William Paterson University of New Jersey invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. This is a full time 10-month, tenure-track position with an academic starting date of September 2020. Summer administrative duties are available for additional compensation. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. It is possible for qualified candidates with tenure at other universities to negotiate tenure upon hire. Applicants with areas of specialization that meet the curricular needs of the program will be considered.

Reporting to the Dean of Science and Health, the Department Chair will provide academic and administrative leadership for the Department and the Speech and Hearing Clinic. This includes, but is not limited to teaching, participating in the service opportunities within the department, college, and university community, and advancing a research agenda in area of expertise. Chairpersons serve three-year terms. At the end of three years, chairs may be re-elected by the faculty.

The William Paterson University Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences offers both undergraduate and master’s degrees. The graduate program boasts accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and includes a vibrant on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic that provides diagnostic and treatment services to the community. The department and clinic are located in a new, state-of-the-art building.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Advocating for the Department’s needs

  • Fostering an atmosphere in support of the mission of the department and University.

  • Coordinating and managing departmental operations, including, but not limited to, course enrollments, departmental expenditures, faculty and adjunct assignments, and academic course schedules

  • Collaborating with the Director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic to coordinate the clinical and academic components of the program

  • Collaborating with the Graduate Program Director, Clinic Director, and faculty to maintain accreditation standards and prepare for 2021 reaccreditation

  • Coordinating the academic review process for undergraduate and graduate programs


  • Earned doctoral degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Speech-Language Sciences.

  • Five (5) or more years full-time higher education experience

  • Knowledge of accreditation standards

  • Record of active scholarship in a research specialty

  • Record of excellence in teaching

  • Evidence of relevant administrative managerial skills, and a record of service.

  • Current ASHA certification and eligibility for licensure as a speech-language pathologist in New Jersey (preferred)

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to listen objectively, understand, and accurately interpret what someone else is saying

  • Demonstrated ability to positively engage, relate, and influence others in their actions, decisions, opinions, or thinking

  • Capable of communicating and promoting the value and importance of role and responsibilities

  • Able to embrace shared governance by maintaining a focus on standards of excellence

  • Evidence of having a collaborative style of leadership and administration that builds and maintains a culture of trust and confidence with faculty, staff, students, and administrators

About William Paterson University

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Carole Gelfer, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair

Contact Address : Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ 07470

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : (973) 720-2209

Instructions : Please go to the following link to apply for the position:<br /><br />Submission of the following documents is required for consideration:<br /> Completed application<br /> Cover letter & CV<br /> Names/contacts of three professional references<br /><br />Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. <br />For general questions regarding this search, please email

Application Deadline : 2/1/2020

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