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Department Chair & Professor

Posted: 11/06/2022

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Job no: 501055
Department: Speech Pathology & Audiology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Department Chair & Professor

Job Summary:
Chair and Full Professor to be the academic and administrative leader of the department.

The SPA Department is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and moving into a brand-new Clinical Health Sciences Building, strengthening partnerships with allied health programs and expanding its campus clinic. This new building will include state-of-the-art research, clinic, and classroom facilities to allow multidisciplinary collaboration. The SPA Department at Miami University offers an undergraduate degree (BS) in Speech Pathology and Audiology and clinical graduate degrees (MA and MS) in Speech-Language Pathology. American Sign Language courses are offered in the department. There are approximately 250 undergraduate majors, 55 graduate students, and 21 faculty members with diverse research and clinical interests. The department also houses an active Speech and Hearing Clinic that serves southwest Ohio and surrounding regions. The clinic serves over 1,000 clients across the lifespan annually in speech, language, audiology, feeding/swallowing, and cognitive services.

The Chair and Full Professor responsibilities include budgeting, staffing, scheduling, supervising, and mentoring; enhancing the academic program; supporting research; overseeing curriculum, facilities, alumni outreach; helping to elaborate and implement a vision for the department and the department’s future directions; recruiting faculty and students; providing guidance and evaluation for promotion and tenure and departmental fiscal management; leading the faculty to achieve professional and departmental goals; exemplifying the department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; working with staff, students, and other constituents; continuing to teach and perform research duties as appropriate. This position begins July 1, 2023.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) or a closely related field; rank of full professor or be qualified for tenure and appointment to the rank of full professor by date of appointment; strong record of publication and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students; evidence of effective, inspiring, and collegial academic leader.

**Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Consideration may be given to candidates with Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology; record of external funding. Candidates with any areas of research and teaching specialization within CSD are invited to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter outlining leadership and administrative philosophy and a vision for the future of the department, curriculum vitae, and a 1-page diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Dean’s Office will request letters of recommendation from references listed in the application.  Inquiries may be directed to Kris Zomchek, Director of Personnel, Planning and Operations, College of Arts and Science at

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Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.


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For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 04 Nov 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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