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 multiple newly created tenure track/tenured positions at the academic rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. We seek individuals who share our vision of excellence in basic, translational, and clinical research in speech, language, and hearing sciences including linguistics, nurturing future leaders in the scientific and clinical communities and fostering diversity in the teaching, research, and community engagement.
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 desirable but not required. We seek candidates who will reinforce and/or expand our strengths in the cognitive and linguistic foundations of speech and language disorders with diverse populations and across disciplines to understand and inform clinical practice for communication disorders across the lifespan. Preferred areas of expertise include language and literacy, voice, swallowing, stuttering, or other related areas and/or study of the scientific foundations of communication (e.g., computational modeling, developmental neuroscience, bilingualism or dialectology, genetics). Early career candidates are individuals with an earned doctorate, and evidence of strong potential to obtain external funding. Midcareer or senior candidates will have an active, externally funded research portfolio and an established publication record appropriate to warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Compensation, benefits and start-up 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 including the Philadelphia Aphasia Community at Temple (PACT) and the Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Treatment, Learning, and Education (CASTLE) Center.
CSD faculty have federal and foundation research funding in multilingualism, early childhood reading/writing, aphasia and other developmental and acquired speech and language disorders, and basic science and treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease. In addition to research in 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 TU Brain Research & Imaging Center, 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 research statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin immediately. Direct confidential inquiries to Dr. Lisa Bedore, Department Chair, at email@example.com or Dr. Edwin Maas, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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