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Executive Director, The Callier Center

Executive Director, The Callier Center

Executive Director, The Callier Center

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The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) invites applications for a unique position as Executive Director of the Callier Center and tenured Full Professor in our highly-ranked program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Callier Center for Communication Disorders is a national leader in research and education in speech, language, and hearing, and in clinical care of disorders of these critical behavioral and brain systems. The integration of basic and applied science with clinical care and education affords the Callier Center with remarkable translational research capabilities and opportunities.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the Callier Center encompasses four degree programs within BBS, including two clinical graduate programs (audiology and communication disorders), an undergraduate major, and a Ph.D. program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The clinical training program in communication disorders is among the largest in the nation. The success of the educational program can be measured in the success of its students, with more than 95 percent of clinical trainees employed immediately after graduation.

The Callier Center continues to support the community, with more than 48,000 clinical visits for 4,000 children and adults annually. The Callier Center offers evaluation and therapies in all areas affecting communication, including hearing impairment, language acquisition, child development, and autism spectrum disorder. The Callier Center has several philanthropic funds, and donations to them provide a large portion of support for clinical services and training.

The Callier Center, known as Callier Dallas, is located on 5.5 acres adjacent to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In 2003, the Callier Center expanded to include a second location on the main UT Dallas campus; this building, Callier Richardson, was built to handle the increasing patient and educational load and the population shift in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. In 2016, with the aim of solidifying a translational research mission, the Callier Center expanded again with a 50,000 square-foot facility adjacent to the original facility at Callier Richardson. Callier Richardson incorporates clinical and research facilities, including the Callier Clinical Research Center, a set of laboratories, and core facilities for research. This addition dramatically increased the center’s educational, research, and clinical capacities, and allowed the Callier Center to further integrate its research with other schools within UT Dallas.

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences has a long and cherished history, much of which has integrally involved the Callier Center, which had been established in 1963 as a non-profit community-based institution. BBS, formerly called the School of Human Development, was formed in 1975 by the merger of the Callier Center and UT Dallas. The school offered the Communication Disorders program at Callier Dallas, while other programs were offered at the main campus in Richardson. The Director of the Callier Center was named the first Dean of the newly formed School of Human Development. In 2003, recognizing the breadth of faculty research and education, a name change led to the creation of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The three disciplinary areas in BBS — cognition and neuroscience, psychological sciences, and communication sciences and disorders — offer five undergraduate degree programs (child learning and development, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, and speech-language pathology and audiology), four master of science programs (applied cognition and neuroscience, communication disorders, human development and early childhood disorders, and psychological sciences), three doctor of philosophy programs (cognition and neuroscience, communication sciences and disorders, and psychological sciences), and one clinical doctoral program (audiology). A strong interdisciplinary emphasis brings faculty together across the three academic areas.

BBS has more than 2,300 undergraduate students and nearly 600 graduate students, including two of the ten largest undergraduate majors at UT Dallas (neuroscience, psychology). Our faculty include over 60 research-track faculty and more than 20 full-time educational faculty. Our faculty has more than $14 million in annual research expenditures, most of which comes from federal governmental sources (e.g., National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation). 

UT Dallas is the fastest growing university in Texas and the second fastest growing public doctoral university in the country according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Since 2016, The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education considers it an “R1” doctoral-granting university (very high research activity). The faculty includes a Nobel laureate as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) “metroplex” is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a strong and growing economy, nationally ranked public schools, and world-class sports and entertainment. DFW is a sophisticated international hub with a diverse population and a vibrant cultural atmosphere.

The ideal candidate will have the knowledge, professional diplomacy, and leadership skills to meet the following


• Provide inspired leadership to the Callier Center that includes strategic planning and vision for its research,

education, and clinical missions, in consultation and collaboration with the BBS and UT Dallas leadership.

• Guide and support the Foundation for the Callier Center and Communication Disorders’ Board of Trustees in

carrying out the Board’s activities in fundraising and promoting the Callier Center’s mission within the

community in concert with the President and other members of the Board.

• Establish and maintain a sustainable financial model for all programs in the Callier Center, including clinical

service delivery, clinical training initiatives, and the Callier Early Educational Program. The Executive Director is

also responsible for the management of all Callier Endowments, Trusts, and gift funds.

• Guide and consult with the academic, administrative, clinical, and preschool education leadership in order to

achieve the overall goals of the Callier Center.

• Establish collaborative clinical and research partnerships with outside institutions and with faculty from other

schools at UT Dallas in order to provide new professional opportunities for UT Dallas faculty, clinicians, and


• Oversee all space and renovation needs of Callier Dallas and Callier Richardson. This includes the coordination

of business, physical plant, and security operations.

• Guide and support the Callier Center’s marketing, communication, and development efforts, and spearhead new

efforts in all three of these areas.

• Conduct research and other academic duties at the request of the Dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain

Sciences, the Provost, and the President of the University.

• Grow and expand the clinical and basic research infrastructure, including the research laboratories, core

facilities, and clinical patient registry to enable continued national and international prominence as a leading

translational research center for the speech, language, and hearing sciences.

• Serve as a collegial partner and colleague with all academic and administrative functions to contribute to the

overall success of UT Dallas.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Steven Small

Contact Address : The University of Texas at Dallas, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, GR 4.102800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 972-883-2355

Instructions : Applicants should upload a letter of interest and full curriculum vitae via the online application at<br /> Those applicants selected for interviews will be asked to provide the full<br />contact information for at least five academic or professional references. Priority consideration will be given to applications received before February 1, 2020.

Application Deadline : 6/30/2020

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