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Department Chair / Program Director

Department Chair / Program Director

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science DISCIPLINE Audiology TYPE Program Director/Chair

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SPHS) at Lamar University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Department Chair/Program Director. Start date is July 1 but negotiable based on applicant availability.

Lamar University seeks an innovative and accomplished leader to build upon the existing strengths of a highly collegial and productive departmental faculty. The Department offers two graduate degree programs that are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA): (1) the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) and (2) the Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech-Language Pathology. The Department also offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program leading to state licensure as an SLP-A, and an online graduate certificate program in Vocology. 

  • Health insurance and other benefits as an employee of the State of Texas. 
  • Tuition assistance is provided to employee, a spouse and/or eligible dependent children. 

Duties: The Chair has primary responsibility for administration of the department and the Lamar Speech and Hearing Clinic, including preparing and managing the budget to achieve departmental goals. In addition, the chair is responsible for providing leadership for matters related to accreditation, course schedules, recruitment of new faculty, annual evaluation of faculty and staff performance, support for grant and external development opportunities, student advising, and formulation and implementation of strategic plans and policies. The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication.

Salary is competitive.

Review of applications will begin December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to:

Dr. Brian Shook (Search Committee Chair) 

Contact Email:

Interested candidates should apply at and submit 1) letter of Interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) leadership philosophy; 4) list of 3 professional references.

About Lamar University:

With an enrollment of over 16,000 students, Lamar University is one of Texas' fastest growing universities.  The Carnegie Research university has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body.  Beaumont is a Texas Gulf Coast city located between Houston and New Orleans.  With mild winters and an exciting blend of cultures, it offers much to do, with a wide variety of restaurants, museums, and arts venues.  As the 4th largest U.S. city, nearby Houston offers an extensive range of attractions.

Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. from an accredited university in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, or Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Eligible to hold a State of Texas license as a speech-language pathologist and/or audiologist and a certificate of clinical competence (CCC-SLP; CCC-A) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

A demonstrated record of scholarly achievement evidenced by a publication record and internal or external funding commensurate with appointment at the associate professor or professor level In the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences,

Teaching and service records of achievement commensurate with appointment at the associate professor or professor level in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in the effective administration of a university program and/or department, including curricular evaluation and design, budget and personnel management, accreditation, and strategic planning.

Experience with reaccreditation, annual reporting, and curriculum design specific to current CAA and Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) standards. Experience in departmental, university, and professional leadership as well as a history of building alliances or partnerships within an academic institution and/or with community or regional entities.

Candidates with expertise in the areas of articulation and phonology, motor speech disorders, dysphagia, AAC, cultural and linguistic diversity are encouraged to apply.

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Dr. Brian Shook

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : (409) 880-8070

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