Skip to content

Department Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Rockhurst University

Department Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Rockhurst University

TYPE Program Director/Chair

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Rockhurst University seeks an innovative and dynamic leader for the position of Department Chair.  The Chair is a member of the faculty who provides vision and academic leadership for the undergraduate and graduate CSD programs. The position is an 11-month, full-time, tenure-track eligible position.

As one of only five CSD Departments in the American Jesuit Colleges and Universities, the Rockhurst CSD Department has a 20-year history of excellence in scholarly, academic, and clinical preparation of students.  Community partnerships are at the heart of this well-established program where students gain clinical skills in real-world environments.  The Rockhurst CSD program offers a variety of course modalities with potential for innovation. Additional information may be found here:


  • Lead and develop the Undergraduate and Graduate CSD Programs
  • Support faculty development across teaching, research, and service
  • Maintain a productive line of scholarship
  • Serve on a variety of college and university-level committees
  • Complete yearly reports and ensure compliance with all accreditation activities
  • Support diversity, equity, and inclusion


  • Research doctorate (PhD or EdD) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or closely related field
  • Eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor
  • ASHA Certification in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Strong record of successful teaching in higher education (including hybrid and online formats)
  • Record of scholarly contributions to the CSD field
  • Record of positive leadership in CSD
  • Evidence of strong, positive departmental collaboration
  • Experience with program development and accreditation
  • Alignment with the Jesuit, Catholic mission of Rockhurst University

Required Materials

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vita
  • Teaching philosophy and leadership vision (upon request)
  • Sample teaching materials (upon request)
  • Three references (only contacted if selected to interview)

For a full version of the job description, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee at

Located in the heartland of the nation, Kansas City is an affordable city with a metropolitan population of 2.5 million people, known for its barbeque, jazz heritage, sports teams, and numerous cultural opportunities. For additional information about Kansas City, please visit

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Rockhurst University is committed to creating a diverse working environment. The University recruits and employs successful candidates without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, and/or disability in employment, educational programs, or activities that it operates. Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.


Additional Info

Contact Name : Stephanie Becker

Contact Address : 1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City MO 64110

Contact Email :

Application Deadline : 12/15/2022

Powered By GrowthZone
Scroll To Top