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Chair & Professor

University of Southern Florida
Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
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Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences


The University of South Florida (USF) is seeking a strategic visionary to build upon the strong foundation already found in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). USF seeks a trailblazer to guide the department to new heights in research, clinical, and academic arenas. This is an opportunity for a supportive leader to strategically implement a vision of multidisciplinary success. The department offers modern laboratory and clinical facilities, productive university and community partnerships, and competitive salary and start-up packages commensurate with qualifications.


In order to achieve the goals set forth, the successful applicant will:

  • Evidence history of significant extramural funding and continuous program of research
  • Demonstrate successful leadership through program development and advancement
  • Evidence effective faculty recruitment, mentoring, and development
  • Advocate for University, community, and extramural support for the Department
  • Encourage faculty to seek grants and contracts at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Collaborate within University and with partners in the greater Tampa Bay Community in pursuit of synergies that promote the mission of CSD
  • Advance the strategic plans of the Department, College, and University to promote the national and international reputation of the Department
  • Pursue development opportunities both locally and nationally
  • Promote dedication to advancing the Department’s diverse research, academic, and clinical programs
About CSD

CSD is well positioned within the University to continue its positive trajectory. CSD is housed within the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS). CBCS is a research-intensive college committed to community-based work derived from evidenced-based practices. This strong ethos of research-to-practice positions CSD well to achieve its mission of “Creating pathways to communication by bridging research to practice.” Moreover, shared interests among departments of Aging Studies, Social Work, Child and Family Studies, Engineering, and Otolaryngology afford multiple opportunities for collaboration and cross-disciplinary fertilization. within the supportive College infrastructure.



CSD faculty include speech language pathologists, audiologists, sign language interpreters, scholars of Deaf culture, linguists, hearing scientists, speech scientists and psychologists. The department considers communication issues from both humanistic and medical perspectives, providing multidisciplinary perspectives on issuessuch as language, literacy, hearing, and speech. To do this, CSD collaborates across USF with entities such as USF Health and Biomedical Engineering.

CSD’s efforts are multifaceted. It houses multiple undergraduate and graduate programs including M.S., AU.D., Ph.D. and combined AU.D./Ph.D degree programs. Speech and Hearing Clinics provide evidence-based interventions in a context that trains students for cutting-edge clinical work in a variety of settings. Notably, the department is also home to an American Sign

Language(ASL) interpreter training program, an ASL interpreter referral agency, and the Bolesta Center which provides listening and spoken language support to individuals with hearing loss across the lifespan.

CSD Department Success

Our Au.D program is ranked #18 in USNWR and our MS SLP program is ranked #55. Numerous faculty are ASHA fellows. CSD has a diverse portfolio of funded research from NIH, NSF, Department of Defense, Department of Education, and Industry sponsors. CSD’s research profile remains impressive with approximately $11,500,000 in active sponsored projects.

About USF

USF is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is classified as a top tier research university by  the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction attained by only 3 percent of all universities. Despite its youth, USF is included in USNWR list of top 50 best public universities in the country. USF proudly boasts of its position as #8 in the nation in patents awarded and as one of only three Preeminent Research Universities in the state of Florida. Notably, USF was recently awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest and most prestigious national honor organization in America. All the while, USF continues to be recognized nationally for its accessibility, its diversity, and its investment in student success. In short, USF is a thriving academic powerhouse committed to continued upward movement.



How to Apply

To apply, applicants must apply through the USF online application system at careers and search for Job ID 28819. Please submit:


  • Cover Letter
  • CurriculumVitae
  • Description of current research activity and future research directions
  • Statement of administrative activities including your leadership philosophy


More Information
  • The anticipated start date is August 7,
  • For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Jason Anthony at
  • Applications will be reviewed as they are


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