Job Details
Chair, Associate Professor or Professor - Communication Sciences & Disorders
BGSU Main Campus
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Bowling Green State University is seeking a chair to lead the department in continuing its forward momentum in carrying out its educational, research, and clinical mission in our undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. programs. The department’s faculty members are engaged in a wide range of teaching and research activities, including doctoral mentoring, innovative pedagogies and the scholarship of teaching and learning, and national and international research collaborations. The department has ties with BGSU’s J. P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind and Behavior and many other departments and programs across campus. 
Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders, eligible for tenure and rank of associate professor or professor, available July 2020. This is a 12 month appointment with faculty administrator status.  

The chair reports to the dean of the College of Health and Human Services and is a faculty administrator charged with leading the department in carrying out its vision. The chair fosters departmental advancement, and provides support to faculty and staff in achieving excellence and in carrying out the mission via the strategic plan. The chair serves as an advocate for departmental needs and aspirations at the college and university level, and collaborates with college leadership on college-wide initiatives. Duties include administering the collective bargaining agreement at the departmental level; serving as program director for our CAA-accredited program in SLP;  providing budgetary and purchasing oversight for the department and clinic; mentoring and supporting faculty and staff in successful completion of their duties as well as promoting their professional development; completing required reporting for college, university, and external entities; developing class schedules; developing curricula; supporting students via advising and mentoring; maintaining and improving department facilities.  

The chair is expected to teach one course per semester (excluding summer), and to continue a scholarly program, including dissemination and extramural funding efforts, as appropriate, and participate in related college and university service, as applicable. National service to the discipline is encouraged. 

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in speech-language pathology, audiology, speech-language-hearing science, or closely related area. Candidates holding Ph.D. in closely related areas must also have a graduate degree in SLP or audiology to qualify to serve as program director of accredited master’s program. Documented evidence of administrative experience. Record of excellence in teaching and active scholarship in candidate’s specialty area(s). Area of research and teaching expertise is open.

Preferred qualifications: administrative experience in academic program in communicative sciences and disorders; knowledge of and experience with accreditation; record of external grant support for scholarly, clinical, or educational projects; experience in a collective bargaining environment; history of successful budget management; knowledge of best practices for interprofessional education; experience with development and advancement activities.


Departmental Information:
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is one of ten departments/programs in the College of Health and Human Services. The Department offers a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in communication disorders. The master’s program received CAA reaccreditation for 2019-2027. CDIS has approximately 110 undergraduate, 62 master’s, and 8 doctoral and bridge students.  It has 7 full-time tenure-track faculty members, 2 full-time non-tenure-track faculty members, 6 part-time clinical faculty members, a full-time clinic director, 2 full time and one part-time classified staff members, and a part-time clinical audiologist. The Department’s Speech and Hearing Clinic is a vital part of the program, providing opportunities for students to gain supervised experiences in clinical service delivery. The College of Health and Human Services incorporates 3 academic departments with numerous programs, including social work, food and nutrition, gerontology, public and allied health, and criminal justice. The College is growing, with new classroom and other facilities that were completed in 2016, and the projected addition of new programs in the near future. 

Application Process:
Submit curriculum vitae and letter of application that includes a personal statement detailing qualifications and reasons for interest in the position, teaching experience and interest, scholarly accomplishments including current research interests and activities, and information about your past experience and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Provide contact information for three professional references who will be asked to provide a current letter of recommendation (within one year). Background check and official transcripts required for employment.

Application materials must be received by the application deadline of January 17, 2020. Finalists will be required to submit an official transcript indicating highest degree earned.  Background check is required for employment.  Candidates who are interested in learning more about the position are welcome to contact Dr. Jason Whitfield, chair of the search committee, at jawhitf@bgsu.edu, or (419)372-8024 for further information.  BGSU faculty will be present at the ASHA convention in November.  

Short Ad as posted in external sites
Dept. Chair:  Associate or full professor, to lead department in its educational, research and service mission. Responsible for all aspects of department administration and management, reporting to dean of College of Health & Human Services. Teach 1:1 load, continue scholarly program. 12-month appointment to begin July 2020;. Requirements include Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders or closely related area, administrative experience, and record of scholarly and teaching excellence. Application deadline January 17, 2020. For complete job description and instructions on how to apply, visit: https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. Bowling Green State University is an AA/EEO employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


PhD or terminal degree
Fiscal Year
Full Time
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae