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Department Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa

University of Iowa Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Iowa City, Iowa
Posted Date
Sep 19, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Speech & Hearing Sciences
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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

University of Iowa


Department Chair


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Iowa invites applications for the position of Department Chair.  


Why Iowa?


Unparalleled reputation. The CSD Department at the University of Iowa (UI) has been ranked among the top programs in the U.S. for many decades. Our outstanding reputation is due in large part to our faculty and students. Faculty members are national and international leaders in their respective research and clinical areas. They engage in basic science and translational research while providing world class education to the next generation of audiologists and speech-language pathologists.


Ideal research environment. The UI CSD department is known for its innovative, impactful research and success at obtaining external funding. The faculty include experienced, skilled, and passionate senior and early-career faculty members who contribute to the mission of research, education, and service to the profession. The department aims to advance the field by establishing a unique and highly collaborative research environment. CSD tenure-track faculty members actively collaborate with clinical faculty at the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center, and researchers at the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the Department of Neurosurgery, the College of Public Health, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Computer Science. Additionally, there are many exciting and innovative programs available to CSD faculty, including the Development and Learning from Theory to Application (DeLTA) Center, the multidisciplinary Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD), the Iowa Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program, and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience.


Outstanding clinical services and education. The Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center is a robust training clinic that provides a wide range of services to clients of all ages with a variety of communication differences and disorders. Clinical educators are experts in their area of practice and use best practices in service provision and training of clinical students.


Exceptional students. Our PhD program is one of our greatest strengths. PhD graduates are hired as faculty in highly ranked institutions worldwide. The Clinical Doctorate in Audiology and Speech-language Pathology Master’s programs are among the most competitive in the nation and internationally renowned. Our students have been recognized by the college for their efforts in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion campuswide.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The UI CSD Department is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We adopt holistic admissions, partake in frequent discussions involving both faculty and students, conduct regular departmental self-studies, and prioritize DEI within our department’s strategic plan.




The successful candidate will be an experienced, innovative, visionary individual with a strong record of scholarship and leadership who is committed to the research, clinical, teaching, and DEI missions of the Department. Applicants with expertise in any area of speech, language, or hearing sciences are welcome to apply.


Education Requirement:  Successful candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related field in hand by the start date.


Required Qualifications: 1) prior experience in program administration and development; 2) a strong program of published research and external funding; 3) possess credentials commensurate with the rank of tenured full professor in the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders or be eligible for promotion to the rank of tenured full professor within a short period of time; 4) demonstrates a history of commitment to promoting DEI.


Desired Qualifications: 1) record of effective teaching at the college level; 2) demonstrates commitment to working across disciplinary boundaries.


The department chair will be given a generous start-up package, a highly competitive salary, and a state-of-the-art customizable lab space in a new building anticipated to open in 2025. They will have access to collaborative resources, including strong scientists, clinicians, and students both within the CSD department and across multiple departments.


Application: Interested candidates should submit their application materials (CV, letter of application, teaching and research statement, leadership philosophy with a focus on DEI and how it relates to the mission and vision of the department)


Please apply for this position at and refer to requisition #74576


Applicant screening will begin on October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


For questions or additional information, contact: Inyong Choi, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at .


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the College of Liberal Arts Sciences at the University of Iowa are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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