University of Connecticut, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Position ID:UConn-Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences-2018475 [#11030, 2018475]
Position Title: Head of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Department
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences / audiology, speech-language pathology
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/03/28, finished 2020/05/31, listed until 2019/11/25)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) Department ( at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for Department Head.  The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Professor and will be expected to lead the SLHS department effectively and to engage in teaching, research, and service.

The mission of the SLHS department is to educate students about the processes of hearing, speech, language, cognition, and swallowing, to engage in the scientific study of human communication and its disorders, and to serve the community of individuals with communication disorders or differences.  The SLHS Department offers CAA-accredited graduate training programs in audiology and speech-language pathology. The Department is home to the UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic, a full-service health care facility offering audiology and speech language pathology services to the community, from infants to adults.   The SLHS Department is a key component of the UConn Cognitive Sciences Program and a participating department in interdisciplinary graduate training programs funded by the National Science Foundation ( and and the US Department of Health and Human Services ( Our faculty have active research programs funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and various private foundations and industry partners.  Our faculty collaborate with other departments and centers across the University, including the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy, the Brain Imaging Research Center, Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the Music department, and the Human Development and Family Studies department on the main campus and the UConn Health Center in Farmington, CT.  Our faculty also collaborate with external partners including Haskins Laboratory in New Haven, CT and the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, CT.  

The SLHS Department has nine full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members; ten non-tenure-track teaching faculty, including eight clinical faculty; and four staff professionals. 

Applicants are expected to demonstrate effective leadership in a diverse community of faculty colleagues, students, and staff professionals, and to be an articulate and vigorous spokesperson and advocate for the department’s scientific, clinical, translational, and educational missions.

The University of Connecticut is ranked the best public university in New England and among the top 20 public universities in the U.S.  The main campus at Storrs is located in rural Connecticut, 30 minutes from Hartford and 60 minutes from Providence, RI, between Boston (90 minutes away) and New York City (2 ½ hours away).  This year’s entering class of undergraduates is the most competitive and diverse in the institution’s history. UConn has recently experienced a transformational period of growth supported by billions in funding dollars from state investments ( and and a bold, new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (  As part of these initiatives, UConn hired hundreds of new faculty at all ranks during the past four years.  Recent hires in the SLHS department included one tenure-track research position, two non-tenure track teaching faculty, and two clinical faculty.


The successful candidate for this position will have a Ph.D. or Sc.D. in SLHS or a related field, or equivalent foreign degree; an active, distinguished record of publications and achievements in their research specialty; significant and widespread recognition in their field; strong written and oral communication skills; a record of excellence in teaching; evidence of relevant administrative experience and managerial skills; evidence of ability to foster a collegial working atmosphere; and evidence of service to the field or profession.


Clinical certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-A or CCC-SLP) and a record of external grant support for research, clinical, or educational activities.


This is a full time, 10-month position.  Salary will be based on qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply” to submit the following materials as a single PDF document on Academic Jobs Online:  cover letter; curriculum vitae; vision statements on research, teaching, department leadership, and diversity; and a research and scholarship statement outlining your personal research program.  Contact information for three professional references should be included with the cover letter; however, references will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate.

For search-related inquiries, please contact Ms. Sirrah Galligan, SLHS Program Coordinator (, 860-486-2817).  For more information regarding the SLHS Department, please visit  Screening of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018475)

Please include the search number # 2018475 with all correspondence.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Connecticut
850 Bolton Road, Unit 1085
Storrs, CT 06269-1085

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