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Chairperson of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 2, 2023

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Position Title

Chairperson of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

About this Opportunity

Ball State University has partnered with Scott Healy & Associates in our search for Department Chairperson of Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Please visit the following link to view position profile and application instructions:

Location: Muncie, Indiana

Our Statement on Inclusiveness

At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of the enduring values and informs all of our work. We define ‘inclusiveness’ as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ As such, this value incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellence and freedom of expression.

Benefits and Community

Ball State University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible positions. Click here to explore options.
  • Affordable Healthcare

  • Retirement

  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Professional Development

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Length of Assignment

Fiscal Year - FT Continuing Contract

Position Function

We seek a dynamic individual who will work collaboratively and congenially. The successful candidate will:
- provide administrative and faculty leadership for the Department and its reporting units
- teach courses in general and expertise-specific areas of the discipline as negotiated with the Dean
- motivate faculty toward strategic goals
- demonstrate commitment to inclusive excellence
- advance student enrollment growth with attention to increasing diversity and retention
- conduct research and publish in areas of specialization
- provide example of engagement through academic, professional, and public service
- manage course scheduling and faculty assignments
- monitor budget oversight and stewardship of departmental resources
- oversee fundraising and development
- maintain community partnerships, and
- effectively represent the Department and its faculty to the college and university.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the tenured rank of Associate or Full Professor. The position candidate is expected to work on campus in Muncie to allow full engagement with students, department, college, and university colleagues, and the community.

Minimum Education

A research doctoral degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology or other related discipline.

Minimum Experience

Five years of tenure-line faculty teaching and research experience; significant record of scholarship and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Minimum Other

Authorization to work in the US

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience

Three years of academic department, college or university administrative experience; experience as chairperson of an academic department or assistant/associate dean of a college; substantial record of research and publication in own area(s) of specialization.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology Faculty, Administrative Coordinator, and Clinic Services Secretary.

Required Certifications

Certificate of Clinical Competence ( CCC - SLP or CCC - AUD ) credential, as well as eligibility for Indiana licensure.

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Assure that administrative duties associated with the Department are carried out in a timely manner. These include class scheduling, making teaching assignments, overseeing the budget, preparing required forms and reports, etc.



Job Duty

Convey the policies of the Administration to the Department, seeking clarification as necessary.



Job Duty

Interpret the needs and concerns of the Department and its personnel to the Dean.



Job Duty

Assist faculty and staff in reaching their maximum potential.



Job Duty

Oversee the use of the resources of the Department to ensure that these resources are used in accordance with University policies, and as effectively and efficiently as possible.



Job Duty

Provide leadership in the areas of teaching, scholarly productivity, and service.



Job Duty

Provide leadership and guidance in the formulation and implementation of personnel, curricular, academic, and budgetary planning policies.



Job Duty

Seek solutions to the problems faced by the Department and its faculty.



Job Duty

Assume leadership in making personnel decisions (hiring, promotion & tenure) that best further the quality and goals of the Department.



Job Duty

Determine, in conjunction with the faculty and administration and taking into account trends in the discipline, the major directions and goals of the Department, and then provide leadership to move the Department in the desired directions and achieve the goals sought.



Job Duty

Make sure that the Department and its programs meet existing and long-term student needs relative to both departmental majors and service areas to the extent that resources allow.



Job Duty

Maintain communication with external constituent groups which are important to the enhancement of the academic programs.



Job Duty

Serve as appeal officer for faculty/staff/student/client grievances.



Job Duty

Coordinate the peer evaluation process in the Department.



Job Duty

Development in-service and continuing education programs for professionals in the field.



Job Duty

Be responsible for maintenance and coordination of departmental resources.



Job Duty

Coordinate public relations (e.g., speakers’ bureau, newspapers, radio & TV)



Job Duty

Serve on the SLP and/or AUD Admissions Committee, as necessary.



Job Duty

All duties listed in the College Chairs handbook under Chair Position Description.

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Open Until Filled


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Special Instructions Summary

Applications for Department Chairperson of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Ball State University should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive search consultant:

Erin House, Assistant Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

A complete application should include the following:
Detailed CV;
  1. Cover letter explicating your qualifications, interests and experiences;
  2. Separate statement about your vision for inclusive excellence;
  3. 3-5 references; we will not contact them without notifying you.

Applications received by January 31, 2024 will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Position begins August 16th, 2024.

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter

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Ball State

Founded in 1918 in Muncie, Indiana, the public research university has grown to more than 22500 students

Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—embrace students as learning partners from day one. In classrooms and labs, in immersive learning projects, on the sports fields—with creativity and determination—Cardinals Fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel. And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.


We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world. We are excited that you want to join us in these endeavors!

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. 

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