Associate or Full Professor and Chair, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Position Number 38264
Class Title Associate or Full Professor and Chair, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Administrative Title Chairperson (113)
Job Description

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) in the College of Health and Public Affairs invites applications for department chair. This is a 12-month, tenured position at the associate or full professor level to begin July 2018.

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is committed to furthering the academic, clinical, and research mission of the CSD department and seeks an innovative, creative, and energetic leader with a strong history of interdisciplinary collaboration and research development to lead a world-class department.

The Department: The CSD department offers both a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, enrolling more than 700 bachelor’s and 200 master’s students. The successful candidate will offer collaborative and dynamic leadership to a diverse faculty and staff in a growing university with high research activity (RU/H) and an expanding clinical program. The CSD clinic, with several specialty clinics and numerous external affiliations, serves as the centerpiece for clinical education and applied research providing services to individuals with communication and hearing challenges across the lifespan.
For information visit our website at . The CSD department enjoys strong partnerships with colleges across campus and community agencies (e.g., early childhood centers, public and private school districts, hospitals and healthcare providers and agencies) and will participate in the development of UCF’s Health Sciences campus.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarship and external research funding, providing visionary and entrepreneurial academic and administrative leadership. The incoming department chair would work with the department to continue its partnerships and leading role in integrated healthcare by expanding its close collaborations with the College of Education and Human Performance, Department of Psychology, the College of Medicine, the Department of Physical Therapy, the College of Nursing, and other academic units on campus, as well as its relationships with local hospitals, such as Orlando Health and the Florida Hospital system, and other local healthcare providers and agencies.

Candidates must demonstrate the following experience: higher education administration and leadership of faculty and staff, budgeting, strategic planning, fundraising, academic programming, curriculum development and assessment, facilitating programs of individual and collaborative interdisciplinary research, supporting and mentoring faculty in necessary steps to secure external funding, working with the chairs and directors of other departments/schools within the college to promote the college mission, and promoting a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as individuals affiliated with state and federal agencies, foundations, accrediting bodies, and other nongovernmental organizations. CCC-SLP or CCC-A certification is strongly desirable. Salary is contingent upon experience.

Position Minimum Qualifications

A doctoral degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related discipline from an accredited institution and must be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate or full professor upon hire.


Candidates who have a distinguished record of research, external funding, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, teaching, and university leadership commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of full professor.

Special Conditions
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF Online Recruitment System at No paper applications will be considered.

Applicants must complete the online Faculty Applicant Affirmation form and submit the following: (1) A letter of application indicating previous experience and qualifications for the position. The letter should also include a proposed vision for the department, as well as an overview of the candidate’s research background; (2) a curriculum vita; and (3) contact information for up to five professional references. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts within thirty days of hire date.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Catherine Kaukinen, search chair, at

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701096
Job Open Date 07/07/2017
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area College of Health and Public Affairs (COHPA)
Department COHPA-Dean's Office
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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