Temple University College of Public Health, a multidisciplinary academic center devoted to an innovative educational and research environment that brings a transdisciplinary perspective of health, wellness and social welfare, is seeking applicants for instructional faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Position and Qualifications. We seek to expand our popular programming in American Sign Language. The Department currently offers a Certificate in American Sign Language. To help facilitate expansion of our programming in this area, the department is searching to fill a non-tenure track position at the instructor or assistant professor level depending on qualifications. This appointment begins in the Fall of 2017 and is for one year initially. There is potential for summer teaching and for multi-year contracts of up to five years in the future.
A Master’s Degree in Deaf Education, Deaf Studies, American Sign Language or a similar discipline, as well as at least three years of experience as an instructor of ASL at the college level are required. Responsibilities will include teaching American Sign Language at any of the four levels taught at Temple. Other specific responsibilities may be determined by the strengths of the successful candidate and may include instruction in Deaf Culture and/or ASL for health professionals, as we look to increase the scope of our offerings.
The Department. TU-CSD enrolls over 400 students in its BA, MA and PhD degree programs. The master’s program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Our faculty are interdisciplinary, representing Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Linguistics, Psychology, and Cognitive Neuroscience. In addition, TU-CSD has strong collaborative ties with Psychology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Computer Science, Physical Therapy, Radiology, and Neurology. The Department houses the Eleanor M. Saffran Center for Cognitive Neuroscience where faculty and students conduct interdisciplinary research of the relationship between language and other cognitive processes, such as attention and memory, and developing effective treatment programs for the rehabilitation of language disorders. TU-CSD operates a thriving in-house clinic (i.e., Temple Speech-Language-Hearing Center) and faculty are involved in the development of our NSF-sponsored neuroimaging center.
The College. Devoted to a transdisciplinary environment for academic programming and research, the College of Public Health has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion its programs and research profile. CPH has the highest external funding per faculty and second highest total research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at the University. The College’s innovative research focuses on medical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and basic science. This work is sponsored by NIH, NSF, and other major funders. A constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession, and social work disciplines, the College enrolls nearly 5,000 students in 51 academic programs.
The University. An urban, research-intensive university, Temple is experiencing unprecedented growth and moving up quickly in rankings. For example, the University is ranked by the National Science Foundation as among the top 100 universities in the country for research. Temple is the 5th largest provider of professional education in the nation with Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI- designated Fox Chase Cancer Center and CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education. Temple is located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy to Gayle DeDe at email@example.com. Review of applications begins immediately and appointment will begin in August 2017.