Responsibilities: Provide leadership to faculty/staff in academic and clinical programs in the areas of strategic planning, curriculum development, and faculty development. Daily operation of the program, scheduling, and personnel evaluation with some teaching expectations and research in the area of interest. Applicants should hold an earned doctorate in speech-language pathology (SLP), audiology, deaf education/special education or related area from an accredited institution. Academic administrative experience is preferred. The Department Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience/qualifications. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Contact Catherine Candler, search chair.
About the Department of Communication Sciences
First speech pathology program in the state of Texas in 1937. Today 20 full time faculty serving 170 graduate students in Denton, Dallas and across the state via Distance Education. The Speech-Language Pathology program offers two clinics for education and service to the community:
- Neurogenic communication disorders
- Inter-professional programming with Nursing, PT, OT
- Ongoing research in innovative brain based treatment
- Assessment and Treatment of speech language and hearing disorders
- Summer specialty clinics: dysphagia, preschool articulation and language, listening skills
- Literacy tutoring for children who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Oldest deaf education teacher program in the state of Texas
- Fully online with synchronous classes
- Nationwide reach from Alaska to Antigua
Research questions under investigation include:
Dr. Delaina Walker-Batson, Professor
Will neuromodulation using transcortical direct current stimulation paired with language therapy accelerate rate of recovery from aphasia?
Dr. June Levitt, Assistant Professor
What are the effects of group voice therapy for individuals with Parkinson’s disease? What are the effects of visual feedback in speech sound learning/remediation?
Dr. Sneha V. Bharadwaj, Assistant Professor
What are the effects of auditory deprivation on (a) functions of other sensory systems and (b) speech production in individuals with hearing impairment?
Dr. Laura Green, Assistant Professor
How effective is a small group narrative intervention?
Dr. Sarah Wainscott, Assistant Professor
What is the efficacy of early intervention services for children with hearing loss? How can we meet early intervention needs of rural families using technology?
- Mid-size university with enrollment of 15,000 with a rich history, 42% graduate, 58% undergraduate
- Sweeping lawns and stately buildings, a picturesque campus since 1902
- State of the art technology support in face to face and the distance classroom
- Actively supportive Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
- Cutting edge libraries in Dallas and Denton
- A university town 40 miles from the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
- Small town feeling—big town advantages
- Train service between Denton and Dallas
- Voted the MOST FUN small town in the United States – by Rand McNally and USA Today July, 2012
- Denton Website
- Denton Chamber of Commerce
- The go to state, population increasing
- No state income tax
- Modest housing prices
- Job opportunities
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