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Boston University ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND HEARING SCIENCES, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Boston University 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 2019. The faculty appointment includes senior leadership opportunities and significant collaboration with the Dean on strategic initiatives for BU Sargent College.

This is a full-time, tenured position with a nine-month appointment plus summer overbase pay; 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, biomedical engineering, 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 interdisciplinary work.

Each member of the department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences believes that the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the continuing excellence of our distinguished research and academic programs. We are looking for colleagues who support our ongoing commitment to ensuring that BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where everyone is fully supported in pursuing their goals.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a long and distinguished tradition of dedication to inclusion and social justice. The College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent includes diversity as one of our strategic goals. In the department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, we are especially committed to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at BU and throughout our professional organizations.

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Applications should include a letter of interest explaining their background and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation. For more information about the position, please contact Prof. Cara Stepp (, Chair of the Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and the deadline for applying is January 15, 2019. Applications may be held in confidence until/unless an invitation for an interview is extended.

Application packets should be directed electronically to Ada Kwok at and addressed to:

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Senior Search Committee

BU College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

635 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

Required Skills

Candidates should demonstrate a strong research background and a successful record of obtaining external support. Qualifications include: (a) earned doctorate in or related to communication sciences or disorders as well as a funded research program (b) enthusiasm for teaching and participation in PhD program activities (c) experience and interest in faculty development and mentoring.

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.

Category: Faculty

Job Location: Boston , MA

Tracking Code: 2093

Salary Grade: Based on experience

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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