Chair - Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
January 18, 2018
State Licensure or Certification
College / University
The School of Health Professions at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS). The Chair reports to the Dean of the School of Health Professions and provides primary leadership for the department, including: setting strategic direction; mentoring and evaluating faculty; budgeting efficiently and effectively; developing new initiatives; managing space, equipment and personnel; enhancing scholarly activities; and building and maintaining strategic partnerships both with the University and in the local, state, and national community. The Chair is expected to lead faculty and students in their quest for excellence in education and research, establish long-term goals for the department, and create a vision for attaining these goals.
Earned doctorate in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology or related field
Evidence of academic administrative experience (at least 5 years)
Demonstrated success in teaching and working with adult learners
Experience with course and program development at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
Evidence of research/scholarly achievements, ongoing research, experience obtaining and administering extramurally-funded research grants
Knowledge of or experience with higher education accreditation
ASHA certification and eligible for Texas licensure
Serve as Chair for School of Health Professions Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences programs
Supervise Program Directors in the SLHS Department
Serve on department, campus and university wide committees
Engage in research and teaching
Provide service to the profession and to the wider community
Participate in professional development
University: The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is a multi-campus institution, with the campus in Lubbock serving as the administrative center, and with regional campuses at Abilene, Dallas, Amarillo, Midland, and Odessa. TTUHSC has as its major objectives the provision of high quality education, research, and client/community service to meet the needs of the 108 counties of West Texas.
Department: The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences offers two undergraduate programs (traditional Bachelor’s and a post-baccalaureate) and three graduate programs (Master’s in SLP, AuD, and the Communications Disorders concentration for the PhD in Rehabilitation Science).
Location: Lubbock, Texas is home to more than 252,000 residents and offers small-town hospitality in the center of the South Plains region. For more information visit http://www.visitlubbock.org/
Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2018 or thereafter. Candidates should apply online at http://jobs.ttuhsc.edu Requisition number 11579BR. Please submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and two professional references on the Texas Tech Jobs Website.
For additional information contact Dr. Dawndra Sechrist (Dawndra.Sechrist@ttuhsc.edu), Chair of the Search Committee.
The TTUHSC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 11579BR
About Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is a multi-campus institution, with the campus in Lubbock serving as the administrative center, and with regional campuses at Abilene, Dallas, Amarillo, Midland, and Odessa. TTUHSC has as its major objectives the provision of high quality education, research, and client/community service to meet the needs of the 108 counties of West Texas..