THREE Track Faculty Positions in Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University
The Department of Speech and Hearing Science invites applicants from speech, language, hearing or related disciplines, to apply for one of THREE (3) tenure-track positions, all starting August 2013. We are seeking candidates at the Full (Dept. Chair), Associate, and Assistant ranks whose expertise will complement our current research strengths; who will teach graduate and undergraduate curricula; who will mentor Ph.D. students; and who will participate in service to the department, college and university. Evidence of extramural funding commensurate with rank is expected. Letter of application, names, and contact information for three references and a complete vita should be sent via email attachments to email@example.com (please put "Faculty Hire" in subject line) by November 30, 2012, and each Friday thereafter until the positions are filled. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply (ASU Affirmative Action). A background check is required for employment.
The Department of Speech and Hearing Science is searching for three tenure track faculty members at the ranks of Full (Department Chair), Associate and Assistant Professor. Details regarding tenure (either the awarding of tenure or years counted toward tenure) will be negotiated during the hiring process. The Full Professor hire will be appointed Department Chair.
Areas of Expertise
The Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University (ASU) is committed to fortifying the science base of the discipline; therefore, enhancing our strong research culture is a top priority. ASU recently added a new college, the College of Health Solutions, whose mission is to create synergy across the health-related enterprises at ASU and with external partners. We are excited about developing the many new opportunities associated with this college, and we seek applicants who share our enthusiasm and vision for becoming the premier department in the country.
The department has three overarching research themes:
- Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
- Developmental and Educational Sciences
- Habilitative/Rehabilitative Science
Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the research conducted in the department's fourteen active laboratories and consider how their research would enhance or complement our existing research programs.
In selecting the strongest applicants we will attend to indices of quality of research and productivity, including success in obtaining extramural funding, publication record, and national visibility commensurate with rank. A PhD in any discipline relevant to human communication and its disorders and a record of publications in scholarly journals appropriate to the desired appointment level is required. Candidates whose research specialization would build on the core strengths of the department will be considered with preference. Potential for successful interaction with ASU's existing centers of research excellence is also desirable.
- Assistant Professor candidates must show exceptional promise in research and teaching;
- Associate and Full (Department Chair) Professor candidates must have demonstrated
excellence in research and teaching appropriate to the rank;
- Full (Department Chair) candidates will have demonstrated strong leadership abilities, and success in translating ideas and vision into practice; candidates are encouraged to visit the websites of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and College of Health Solutions (Health Solutions) to become acquainted with the administrative structures and personnel, and to gain an appreciation for the scope of exciting possibilities for the department.
The department mission includes a high quality education for all of our students. All tenure-track faculty carry a four-course per year (two courses per semester) teaching load. Track faculty cover courses in the undergraduate and graduate curricula (Masters of Communication Disorders, Doctor of Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy). Track faculty have no clinical supervision responsibilities, but they are expected to develop high quality independent research programs. Reductions in teaching load can be negotiated with the department chair based on course buy-outs with grant funds, course reduction for new faculty, course reductions for a major commitment to grant writing, etc.
Because the goal of this hiring effort is to secure three exceptional new faculty members, we have not specified an "area of preference" with regard to the positions. New faculty hires will teach in their areas of expertise and may participate in launching a state-of-the-art graduate SLP curriculum in Fall 2014. Please include evidence of your commitment to and success in providing high quality educational experiences for students at the graduate and/or undergraduate level. Your curriculum vitae should list previously taught courses by course number and title, and the cover letter should include courses you are qualified to teach.
We offer a competitive salary and start-up funding. Details will be negotiated in the offer process.
The Department of Speech and Hearing Science is located in the Coor Building on the Tempe Campus of ASU. The Department houses several highly active, state-of-the-art research laboratories that are funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the U. S. Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs, the National Head Start Bureau, and other private and public extramural agencies and organizations. Most of the campus-based academic, clinical, and research programs are housed in the new, expansive, contemporary Lattie F. Coor Hall on the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University. The Department has ample space for research, faculty and staff offices, department facilities, and the department clinics.
Other Programs including Interdisciplinary Programs
As the largest university in the country, ASU has a wide range of programs and the university encourages cross-program interactions. ASU has research and educational agreements with Banner Health/Sun Health Research Institute, Barrow Neurological Institute, Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Scottsdale Healthcare, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), and the University of Arizona Medical School. Many of the SHS faculty, as well as the Speech and Hearing Clinics, have educational and research interactions with one or more of these institutions. In addition to the health-related partnerships, our educational/research partnerships in the community include Southwest Human Development, Southwest Autism Research Center, Head Start Programs, and many school districts throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and throughout the state.
There are strong Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs at ASU in many areas including Neuroscience and Linguistics. SHS faculty interact with faculty in Psychology, Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Educational Psychology; and various programs in Education, the School of Social and Family Dynamics, School of Nursing, Engineering, and the Life Sciences.
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Statistics for the SHS programs can be found on the SHS web site. SHS offers an undergraduate major and minor in Speech and Hearing Science (~360 Majors), a certificate for speech-language pathology assistants (~18 students), a Masters in Communication Disorders for speech-language-pathologists (~80 students), an Au.D. degree (~38 students), and a Ph.D. degree (~20 students). The department also administers an undergraduate program in American Sign Language (~800 students). Undergraduates in many academic units at ASU satisfy their language requirement with ASL (this ASL program is not part of the major). The department has 12 tenure-track faculty, 14 clinical faculty, five ASL instructors, two research faculty, and several research associates and post-docs. The SHS faculty have numerous grants and other forms of extramural support for research, training, and clinical practice. We are one of the best funded departments per faculty member in the university and within the discipline of speech and hearing science. We are congenial, hard-working, and dedicated to making our program one of the very best in the nation.
ASU promotes equal opportunity through affirmative action in employment and educational programs and activities. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and qualified veteran status. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, transfers, university- sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs.
ASU and Arizona
Arizona State University, encompassing four dynamic campuses in the greater Phoenix area, is one of the premier research universities in the nation; an institution of international scope, committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service. Research at ASU spans the spectrum of disciplines in the humanities, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the visual and performing arts, and technology. ASU emphasizes Excellence, Access, and Impact making it the "New American University."
Phoenix and her sister cities in the "Valley of the Sun" offer all of the amenities of a major American metropolis, but with year-round outdoor living and playing. The Valley of the Sun is home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, and Phoenix Coyotes There is no place quite like the Grand Canyon State, with its vast and vibrant diversity in landscape, people, cultures, and traditions. You would love living here! Living in AZ.
Summary of the Application Process
- Cover letter should include the following information:
- Statement of research and how applicant's area of expertise would strengthen or complement existing departmental areas of concentration.
- Statement of teaching, including past experience and which courses in the department the applicant is qualified to teach and would be interested in
teaching or developing.
- Full (Department Chair) should detail a history of administration and
leadership experience and evidence of success in translating ideas and vision
- Current, complete curriculum vitae.
- Names and contact information for three references.
- All application materials should be emailed with attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org (put
"Faculty Hire" and expected "Rank" (Full Chair, Associate, or Assistant) in the subject line of the email). Preferred format for files is Acrobat (*.pdf) or Microsoft Word (*.doc or *.docx). The letter of application should have a "scanned" or "electronic" signature.
- The deadline for applications is November 30, 2012, and every Friday thereafter until the positions are filled.
- We will contact those candidates we regard as the best matches for our program and arrange for them to come to campus for an interview and to present a colloquium talk on their research.
- Deliberations and offers will proceed expeditiously.
Other Contact Information
Speech and Hearing Science, ASU, P.O. Box, 870102, Tempe, AZ 85257-0102, 480-965-2374, fax: 480-965-8516