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Open Rank Non-Tenure Track Graduate Program Director in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Temple University College of Public Health

Date Posted Oct. 19, 2018
Title Open Rank Non-Tenure Track Graduate Program Director in Communication Sciences and Disorders
University Temple University College of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Communication Sciences and Disorders
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Communications Disorders
    Health Sciences - General
    Speech/Hearing Sciences

Temple University’s College of Public Health is leading a new movement to reimagine the future of public health. Through transdisciplinary research and interprofessional education, our students, staff and faculty embrace public health as a catalyst for individual and community change in pursuit of the common good.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Instruction to serve as Program Director for the MA in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and to play an active role in academic and clinical teaching in the department. We seek an individual who shares our vision to nurture future leaders in the scientific and clinical communities; foster diversity in the teaching, research; and engage with our community while demonstrating excellence in basic and translational research in speech, language, and hearing sciences including linguistics.

Qualified applicants will hold an earned doctorate in communication sciences and disorders or a related field. CCC and eligibility for state licensure in Pennsylvania are required. We seek a candidate who will reinforce and/or expand our strengths in the cognitive and linguistic foundations of speech and language disorders across the lifespan with diverse populations and across disciplines to understand and intervene in communication disorders across the lifespan. Preferred areas of expertise include language and literacy, voice, stuttering, dysphagia, or other related areas of assessment and treatment of communication disorders across the lifespan. Responsibilities will include serving as a primary contact for students throughout their program, management of course schedule, and program evaluation. The Program Director will also teach courses and/or supervise clinic students. Three years of experience in clinical and or academic teaching is required, experience in program administration is preferred. Compensation and benefits are competitive.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders enrolls approximately 325 students and offers a bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing, a master’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing, and a doctoral degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. We also offer undergraduate certificate programs in Linguistics and in American Sign Language and a graduate level Bilingual Emphasis Path. Our MA program is accredited by the CAA and is ranked 30th in the US. We are home to the Eleanor M. Saffran Center, which fosters clinical translational research within the domain of cognitive neuroscience and the Temple University Speech Language and Hearing Center which serves highly diverse clientele with a variety of in-house specialty clinics aligning with our areas of research.

CSD faculty have federal and foundation research funding in multilingualism, early childhood reading/writing, aphasia and other developmental and acquired speech disorders, and basic science and treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease. In addition to department laboratories and the Speech and Hearing Language Center, faculty collaborate across disciplines in the Temple University Brain Research & Imaging Center (TUBRIC).

The College. Communication Sciences and Disorders is one of 9 academic units of public health, health profession, and social work disciplines enrolling 4,600 students in in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College, fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health as a school of public health, has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in configuration of programs, interprofessional education, research funding, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is an active participant in the College’s research portfolio that includes behavioral, social and environmental inquiries, medical interventions, and basic science. Particular research strengths include obesity, cancer, mental health, language disorders across the life span, HIV/AIDS, organ and tissue donation, and aging. In addition, a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice is being launched to support community centered scholarly activities.

The College has the highest level of extramural funding per faculty member and third highest amount of total research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at Temple University. Much of this research support comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense as well as a wide range of foundations. CPH faculty collaborate with the Center for Public Health Law Research, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Temple University Health System and other area health care systems.

The University. Temple University is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center.

To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and a 1-page teaching statement to Application review will begin immediately. Dr. Jamie Reilly, search chair, and Dr. Lisa Bedore, department chair, welcome confidential inquiries at or

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.

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Contact Information

  • Jamie Reilly
    Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Temple University College of Public Health
    1101 W Montgomery Ave, Suite 370
    Tech Bldg., Ste. 370
    Philadelphia, PA 19122


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