Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Faculty
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School of Health Professions
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20000035 Requisition #

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is pleased to announce a search for the Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Health Professions, the Chair will have a full-time, twelve-month, tenure or tenure-track faculty appointment, depending on education, experience and related qualifications.

 

We seek an innovative leader with strong program management skills able to mentor and lead a team of dedicated faculty members in a distinctive and widely respected program. Responsibilities include:

 

Strategic Planning and Relationship Building

  • Work collaboratively across UT Health in further developing and implementing an innovative and robust strategic plan for growth in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department
  • Conduct on-going assessment and evaluation of the department; proactively address and ameliorate any issues based on those assessments

Curriculum/Program Development, Teaching and Clinical Practice

  • Stay abreast of evolving changes and advancements in communication sciences and disorders/speech-language pathology
  • Teach and perform instructional duties as required
  • Ensure program accreditation requirements are exceeded

Research and Scholarship

  • Develop a strong research program within the department.
  • Ensure faculty engagement and success in research and scholarship. 

Faculty Development

  • Recruit, train and mentor existing and newly hired faculty
  • Ensure tenure-track faculty members are well-prepared for successful promotion and tenure within the school and university

Operational and Financial Management

  • Oversee that appropriate processes and procedures are in place to ensure efficient day-to-day operations within the department
  • With support from the Dean’s office, ensure fiscal well-being of the department
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies for growing enrollment and extramural funding

Program Direction

Qualifications for this position include meeting the ASHA CAA accreditation criteria to serve as program director of the speech-language pathology graduate program. 

 

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio: UT Health


The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the country’s leading academic health centers.  UT Health ranks among the top health sciences universities worldwide in receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and has provided outstanding health sciences education and training since its founding in 1968.

 
The School of Health Professions

As an integral part of UT Health San Antonio, the School of Health Professions (SHP) seeks to make lives better through excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, service and patient care.  The SHP strives to educate a diverse student body in becoming outstanding health care practitioners, scientists and leaders; advance health research and scholarship; and provide health services and education to the community.

 

The SHP offers bachelor’s degree programs in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Emergency Health Science and Respiratory Care and master’s degree programs in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies, Respiratory Care and Speech Language Pathology. Advanced training is also available through doctoral degree programs in Occupational Therapy (OTD) and Physical Therapy (DPT).  

 
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is designed to provide students with intensive, hands-on clinical experience that prepares them to be outstanding practitioners with a medical focus and leaders in providing quality health care. Currently, the department offers two graduate programs:  The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and the newly approved Graduate Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders (SLP Leveling Program).

 
Qualifications
  • An academic terminal degree in an area relevant to health professions education or practice (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent)
  • A license to practice Speech Language Pathology in the state of Texas (or ability to gain licensure within 6 months of hire)
  • Six years of full-time higher education experience and a minimum of 3 years full-time experience in a Communication Sciences and Disorders education program
  • Meets the ASHA CAA requirements to serve as program director of the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree program
  • Evidence of scholarly achievement including published research within peer-reviewed professional journals; preferred applicants will be eligible for faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on qualifications
  • Experience with national accreditation standards and requirements and state agency licensure regulations; prior experience with accreditation processes in a leadership role is preferred
  • Experience managing finances and budgets
Application Process

All correspondence relating to the Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio should be directed to

 
Dr. David L. Henzi

Associate Dean for Academic and Students Affairs

henzi@uthscsa.edu
 

Complete applications should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position.
  2. Updated CV.
  3. List of three (3) professional references including name, title, contact information and relationship to you.

Applications received by February 14, 2020, will receive priority consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.  All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

 

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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