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LINGUIST List 24.3251

Mon Aug 12 2013

Jobs: Applied Ling; Cog Sci; Lang Acq; Psycholing: Chair of Department, University of Maryland

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Aug-2013
From: Jack Blanchard <jblanchaumd.edu>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: Chair of Department, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Hearing & Speech Sciences
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://hesp.umd.edu/
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics


Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. The department is interdisciplinary; current faculty members have degrees in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and other related disciplines such as Psychology and Physics. The department (http://hesp.umd.edu/) is CAA-accredited, offers highly competitive programs leading to BA, MA, AuD and PhD degrees, and is ranked in the top 10% of communication sciences and disorders programs in the nation. It supports interdisciplinary initiatives and enjoys campus-wide research ties with the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) Program, the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing (C-CEBH), the new NACS-MD Neuroimaging Center, and is a key contributor to the largest language science community in North America (http://languagescience.umd.edu). The College Park campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area in close proximity to numerous world-renowned medical institutions and research facilities including NIH, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, John Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The University is committed to building a world-class department and seeks a Chair who can provide the leadership to make this possible.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. degree and be eligible for appointment as a tenured full professor. CCC-A or CCC-SLP certification is strongly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates who have a distinguished record of research and teaching; a record of external financial support; the ability to effectively articulate and further the vision of the department; and the ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with university administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni as well as individuals affiliated with state and federal agencies, foundations, and other nongovernmental organizations. Candidates will be considered with expertise in speech, language, or hearing; applicants in Audiology are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Process:
We expect this search to be an ongoing process, and thus the position will remain open until filled. Nominations of qualified individuals are invited at any time. For best consideration, application materials should be submitted by October 1, 2013. Applications must include a curriculum vitae; statement succinctly describing the candidate’s experience as related to this position and vision for the department; a statement of research; and the names, titles and contact information of three references who may be asked for letters of recommendation. The committee will contact you before soliciting letters of recommendation. Applications and inquiries will be kept confidential. All application materials must be uploaded to the university’s web-based application system at the application URL below referencing position #104614. Please upload each document as a separate .pdf file to this site.

For questions about the position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jack Blanchard at the contact details below.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://ejobs.umd.edu
Contact Information:
Dr. Jack Blanchard
Email: jblanchaumd.edu
Phone: 301-405-8438

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