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Associate/Full Professor and Chair
Boston University

  • Sep. 8, 2017
  • Associate/Full Professor and Chair
  • Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Boston University
    Boston, MA
    United States
  • Nov. 1, 2017
  • Fall 2018
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Communications Disorders
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Dean Christopher A. Moore invites applications for the position of Associate/Full Professor and Chair in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College to begin fall 2018. The faculty appointment includes senior leadership opportunities and significant collaboration with the Dean on strategic initiatives and crucial operations of BU Sargent College.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong research background and a successful record of obtaining external support for research. Qualifications include: (a) earned doctorate with a funded research program in or related to the communication sciences or disorders (b) enthusiasm for teaching and participation in PhD program activities © experience and interest in faculty development and mentoring. This is a full-time, tenured position with a 9-month appointment plus summer overbase; academic year requirements include teaching, research and service. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and level of experience.

The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences is housed at Boston University, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College and offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. The College consists of nationally ranked graduate programs in health and rehabilitation sciences and is among the national leaders in funded research. Our campus environment is highly collaborative; SLHS and BU faculty have intersecting research interests that span speech and hearing, cognitive psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience. There is an on-site speech, language hearing center and affiliated clinics at the Boston University Medical Campus. In addition, the Boston area includes many highly regarded medical and educational institutions and offers numerous opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary activities.

For more information about Sargent College and our programs, visit

Applications should include a letter of interest explaining the applicant’s background and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation. For more information about the position, please contact Prof. Swathi Kiran (, Chair of the Search Committee. Applications received before Nov. 1st, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applications may be held in confidence until/unless an invitation for an interview is extended. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application packets should be directed electronically to

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Search Committee
BU College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
635 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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  • Prof. Swathi Kiran
    Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
    Boston University
    635 Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215


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