Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in CSD, Tenure Stream, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Created 07/10/2024
Reference 243526297
Job type Full-Time
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
City Pittsburgh
Zip 15260
Salary -


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Faculty Position in Communication Science and Disorders

University of Pittsburgh

Department of Communication Science and Disorders

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Tenure Stream, Full-Time (9-month) faculty member in Communication Science and Disorders in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

CONTENT AREA: Applicants focusing on hearing science, auditory neuroscience, or a related field and pediatric populations are preferred.

STARTING DATE: Between September 1, 2024 and January 1, 2025

RESEARCH FOCUS: Development of a systematic research program in their area of expertise. The preferred candidate will have expertise in hearing science, auditory neuroscience, or a related field focusing on pediatric populations. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program in their area of expertise. Ideally, the successful candidate will complement one of our existing research clusters, which include:

- The Brain and Auditory Sciences Research Initiative (BASRI), including six principal investigators

- The Pediatric Auditory, Speech, and Language Initiative (PALS), including two principal investigators

- The Research Enterprise in Voice and Swallowing (REVS), including five principal investigators

- The Pittsburgh Translational Aphasia Research Initiative (PTARI), including five principal investigators

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Engage in projects that seek to advance outcomes associated with pediatric hearing science, hearing disorders, or a related field.

2. Lead an extramurally funded research program in their area of research expertise and provide students with access to high-quality research training experiences in their laboratory.

3. Leverage collaborative relationships with clinical partners within a vibrant healthcare community that includes the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP), and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

4. Engage in didactic, seminar, and clinical teaching and mentoring of students (teaching assignments may vary depending on salary support from funded research).

5. Direct student research within areas of expertise at all curriculum levels (e.g., Undergraduate Honors Theses, Doctor of Audiology (AuD), and PhD research experiences).

6. Participate in departmental, school, university, and professional service.

7. Demonstrate successful experience and a strong motivation for excellence and innovation in classroom, clinical, and laboratory instruction and teaching.

8. Demonstrate high potential for or evidence of successful academic collaboration and a strong motivation for such cooperation and building and maintaining excellence in scholarly research and teaching in a research-intensive department, school, and university.

COLLABORATION EXPECTATIONS: The University of Pittsburgh offers exciting opportunities for research collaborations across several departments, centers, programs, and Universities. This includes the Department of BioEngineering, the Department of Otolaryngology, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint venture between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain school, university, and community collaborations with other departments as well as UPMC, CHP, and/or LEND Center to advance research and clinical outcomes in their area of scholarship, locally, regionally, and nationally. These collaborations are expected to include audiologists, speech-language pathologists, physicians, occupational and/or physical therapists, rehabilitation science and technology engineers, other health services researchers, and educators. The tenure home will be in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. Competitive candidates may also be offered secondary appointments in other collaborating units.

QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree in Communication Science and Disorders and/or related fields with demonstrated expertise in specified subject areas. Priority will be given to candidates whose scholarship and discovery will contribute to advancing pediatric hearing and hearing disorders.

While no candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will demonstrate many of the following professional and personal qualifications:

1. Evidence of collaboration and successful partnerships in hearing science, auditory neuroscience, or related areas focusing on pediatric populations.

2. Evidence of research and scholarship and the potential to secure extramural funding.

3. Experience with pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training.

4. Ability to mentor students to achieve personal, departmental, school, and university goals.

5. Familiarity with and experience with diverse funding sources, including federal and non-federal sources, private foundations, industry, training grants, and private-public partnerships.

The Department of Communication Science and Disorders

CSD is one of nine departments in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS). CSD offers BA, MA, MS, AuD, and PhD degrees. We are a vibrant department with innovative research, teaching, and clinical education opportunities for faculty and students. We have experienced significant growth over the past four years, including hiring a new department chair, four new program directors, nine new faculty, and multiple staff positions. The department now employs 24 full-time faculty and 19 full-time staff. Four collaborative research initiatives, the Brain and Auditory Sciences Research Initiative (BASRI), the Pediatric Auditory, Language and Speech Initiative, the Research Enterprise in Voice and Swallowing (REVS), and the Pittsburgh Translational Aphasia Research Initiative (PTARI) house sixteen research labs with over $15M in external research awards (NIH, NSF, PCORI, NIDILRR, DARPA, and non-federal agencies). The department's mission centers on promoting equity, justice, and inclusion in the department, in clinical activities, research endeavors, and across the field. This mission is expected to be woven throughout all departmental practices and policies. Additional information on CSD can be found at https://www.shrs.pitt.edu/CSD/.

The US News and World Report ranks the SLP-MA program 3rd and the AuD program 7th nationally. Faculty are engaged in local, state, national, and international collaborations and have a strong reputation in their areas of expertise to which they contribute through research, teaching, and professional service.

CSD reaps many benefits as part of a research-intensive university, as a member of cohesive and well-organized departments and programs in SHRS, and as one of the Schools of the Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. The department has strong connections across SHRS and the University. Additionally, CSD enjoys ongoing collaborations with the world-class University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Carnegie Mellon University and other local universities, Pittsburgh public and private school systems, and local specialized schools and agencies.

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Since its founding in 1969, the School has created the notion of Rehabilitation Science as a discipline, grown to over 20-degree programs, forged beneficial linkages across the Health Sciences and the University, and has found its graduate programs holding top spots in annual graduate school rankings. SHRS is well-positioned for the future with unparalleled research activity, strong faculty and staff, clinical education programs with excellent student outcomes, and a significant focus on active/engaged learning. Five SHRS graduate programs earned top spots in the most recent US News and World Report's annual graduate school ranking of disciplines: Physical Therapy (#1), Occupational Therapy (#3), Speech-Language Pathology (#3), Audiology (#7), and Rehabilitation Counseling (#17).

The University of Pittsburgh

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United States. In 1787, The Pittsburgh Academy was on the edge of the American frontier. A private institution until 1966, the University is now a state-related research university as part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in Pennsylvania. Pitt has its main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh and four regional undergraduate campuses. Current enrollment at main and regional campuses is 33,771 (24,382 undergraduates, 6,751 graduate students). In addition to numerous certificate and degree program options, Pitt offers 493 distinct degree programs, including eight associate, 216 baccalaureate, 163 master's, 82 doctorate-research/scholarship, and 24 doctorate-professional practice programs. A member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Pitt consistently appears in the top echelon of national and global university rankings. It was ranked #59 among national research universities in the US in the 2022 US News and World Report rankings. With $1.1 billion in research and development expenditures, Pitt ranks 15th overall in the U.S. National Science Foundation's rankings. The School of Medicine and its affiliates rank seventh among U.S. medical schools in NIH funding.

EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled: The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

APPLICATION AND QUERIES: Applications should be submitted through the Talent Center Careers at Pitt Online Portal: www.join.pitt.edu (using requisition number 24003567). A complete application includes (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a diversity statement, and (4) three letters of recommendation. Recruitment and review of applications will be conducted immediately and continued with full consideration until the position is filled.

Nominations and confidential inquiries may also be sent to the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Mandy Hampton Wray

Search Committee Chair

Associate Professor

Department of Communication Science & Disorders

University of Pittsburgh

hamptonwray@pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.






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