Chapman University, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

Position ID:Chapman University-Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences-CSDTC [#18003]
Position Title: Tenured Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Spring 2021
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Irvine, California 92618, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Health Sciences
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences / speech-language pathology
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/02/16, updated 2021/01/22)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Job Title

Assoc/Full Professor and Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Tenured, Fall 2021





Communication Sciences and Disorders

Rinker Campus (Irvine)



General Information

Chapman University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) seeks applications for an experienced Chairperson for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. This is a new tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor beginning Fall 2021.

The CSD department is seeking a leader who is experienced, dynamic, and collaborative; one who will build upon the excellence in research and teaching that currently exists. As a Master’s of Science graduate degree program, CSD department has recently been reaccredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). It is located on the Rinker Health Science campus in Irvine, California, which is home to several graduate health science professional programs, including physical therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant studies. The CSD department is associated with numerous school districts, private practices, and medical centers that provide services to individuals with communication disorders across the lifespan. This includes two clinics operated by the CSD department: the CSD Adult Learning Lab for adults with neurological communication disorders, and the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center of Orange County for young children with communication disorders. The diversity of southern California is reflected in the CSD student cohorts, where 40% of students from 2018 to 2020 self-identified as members of racial or ethnic minority communities. For more information about the Communication Sciences and Disorders department visit the CSD website (

The Rinker campus is distinguished by its innovative research laboratories, teaching and learning technology, and emphasis on inter-professional education, evidence-based practice, and health promotion and prevention. The newly established Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences on the Rinker campus provides opportunity for interdisciplinary research (

For more information about the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, visit the CHBS website (

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


A successful candidate will have the academic and professional qualifications and higher education experience requisite to provide visionary leadership for the CSD program, faculty and students. Examples of this include the following requirements:

• An academic Ph.D. in the field
• ASHA certification in Speech-language pathology with eligibility for California state licensure
• A record of excellence in research and teaching sufficient to be appointed as a tenured associate or full professor
• A record of past and current scholarship that includes funding
• Be able to integrate issues of diversity, equity and inclusion into scholarship and teaching
• Experience with accreditation processes, procedures and reports
• Excellent communication, leadership and advocacy skills that reflect the mission and vision of the CHBS ( and the CSD department (
• Experience in mentoring faculty in funding avenues, research and teaching.


Successful candidates for the CSD chair position will demonstrate the ability to balance research, administrative and (limited) teaching responsibilities. They will have a strong line of research, that includes funding to support their scholarship. Teaching loads for faculty is commensurate with that of research institutions; teaching responsibilities of the Chair is further limited to their area(s) of expertise and their administrative responsibilities.

The Chair of CSD is a full-time, twelve-month, tenured faculty position. This individual oversees administrative activities of the department that includes budgeting, purchasing, accreditation and program review, promotion and tenure, graduate admissions, curriculum, hiring and evaluating personnel, marketing and program development.

The CSD Chair works closely with the Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and the Chairs of Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Marriage and Family Therapy programs to create an interprofessional community of research and teaching.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should send electronic copies of an employment application, letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statement as well as contact information for three references to:

Mary RT Kennedy, PhD., CCC-SLP, Search Committee Chair, C/O Academic Jobs online at

Inquiries: Please direct inquiries to Ms. Christine Dumaual at Please use “CSD Faculty Position” as the email subject line.

Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate. Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. This is subject to final budget approval.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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