Department Head, Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) - Pennsylvania State University in University Park Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

United States


Detailed Job Description

Department Head, Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD)

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), College of Health and Human Development (HHD), at The Pennsylvania State University, invites applications for the position of Department Head to begin Fall 2015.    Penn State seeks an innovative and energetic leader to build upon the existing strengths of this nationally and internationally acclaimed department. The Department Head is expected to be a leader who promotes excellence in the full range of missions that are embodied at a comprehensive, land-grant and research intensive university such as Penn State. As a key academic leader, and in keeping with the strategic initiatives of the University and the College, the Department Head must have the ability to stimulate and facilitate research productivity, encourage interdisciplinary research, and promote and assist faculty with securing external funds to fulfill the mission of the department. The Department Head must also expand upon the current strengths of the faculty by identifying and facilitating new opportunities in undergraduate, graduate, and on-line education.

The CSD Department has a long history of tradition and excellence, and has consistently ranked in the top 10% of the communication sciences and disorders programs in the nation. Further information about the College of HHD and the Department of CSD can be found at:

Qualifications: Earned doctorate; evidence of an active, focused program of research in speech,  language, or hearing, or a related field; previous college teaching and administrative experience; and be  eligible for appointment as a full tenured professor at The Pennsylvania State University. CCC-SLP or CCC-A certification is preferred.  Significant leadership experience in a university setting, including coordination and fiscal management of department programs, is highly desirable.  

Application procedures: Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Candidates must apply on-line. Candidates should be prepared to provide contact information (name, address, phone number and email address) for three professional references upon request. References will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate.

Direct questions to: Kathryn Drager, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CSD Search Committee Chair, Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Health and Human Development, University Park, PA 16802-1307, 814-863-2426, or Please indicate CSD Department Head Search in the subject line of email correspondence.  All inquiries will be held in confidence and all applications will be held in confidence until finalists are invited to the University Park campus.

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.  We are supportive of dual career situations.

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Keyword Phrases

  • department head
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 0 years
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume