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Open Rank Faculty - Speech Language Pathology

University of South Florida
Temple Terrace, FL
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

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Doctors, Pathology
Organization Type
Job Title: Open Rank Faculty - Speech Language Pathology
Location: Tampa, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35038
Posting Details
Department: Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

College/Division: College of Behavioral & Community Sciences

Salary Plan: Faculty

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
The University of South Florida (USF) Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders invites applications for two 9-Month Open Rank positions in Speech-Language Pathology. We especially encourage Advanced Assistant Professors, as well as mid-career Associate and Full Professors with a history of research funding to apply. Successful applicants will demonstrate a clear research agenda, a history of research productivity, strong teaching skills, and a commitment to mentoring doctoral students, post-docs, and early career faculty, commensurate with rank. Responsibilities of the position include scholarship, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, student mentoring, and service to the department, college, university, community, and profession. We are especially interested in the following areas of expertise in speech-language pathology: motor speech disorders (pediatric or adult), literacy, AAC, and phonology. A Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related field is required. The anticipated start date is August 7, 2024.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related discipline from an accredited institution. Demonstrated record of achievement in academic research, teaching, and service, commensurate with experience. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.
Preferred Qualifications:
History of funding with evidence of a sustainable research programEvidence of research productivity commensurate with rankPotential for interdisciplinary research collaborationPresence and degree of previous teaching experience Effective communicator and with leadership experience or potentialMentoring experienceEvidence of clinical expertise consistent with research area
Applicants are required to submit the following documents in support of their application (upload as one document)
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Three Year research plan
  • Summary of experience and philosophy related to teaching and mentoring
  • 2 letters of recommendation (these can be e-mailed to Laura Hemphill, HR Coordinator at after application submission)

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 issues such 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.

CBCS Points of Pride

We are proud to be home to a diverse student body comprised of 25.2% Hispanic, 10% Black, and 53.5% white individuals from 35 countries. In addition, the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences leads the university in the percentage of Pell Grant recipients who graduate in four years.Our faculty have exceptional research agendas and bring in research and grant contracts totaling over $30 million each year. This research is often characterized by interdisciplinary approaches and active engagement with community partners.The college is deeply involved in the community with students completing more than 300,000 service hours valued at an estimated $7.7 million per year. Our hundreds of community partners include law enforcement agencies, mental health and behavioral healthcare organizations, social service agencies, healthcare organizations, federal and state agencies, and public school systems.We have a strong commitment to mental health and wellness. The free, online Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace course developed by college faculty and staff has attracted 5,500 people.Eight CBCS faculty members were named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows for their outstanding contributions to research since 2018.Three CBCS graduate programs are among the nation's top 50, and two programs are in the top 100, according to rankings by U.S. News & World Report. USF is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, which is comprised of 71 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada. As an AAU member institution, USF continues to grow its research profile, as members earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for research.USF Tampa
Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

These positions are subject to Foreign Influence Screening. During the 2021 Florida legislative session, House Bill 7017 ("HB 7017") was passed and later signed into law by Governor DeSantis. The law modifies a variety of Florida Statutes to address concerns regarding improper foreign influence. With regard to employment at major research institutions like USF, the law requires thorough scrutiny of certain applicants for positions involving research

Job Opening Number: 35038

Posting Date: 09/07/2023

Posting End Date: 01/04/2024, First review of applications will begin around November 1, 2023.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

Federal Rights

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

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About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

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