Department Head, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Allied Health Sciences (Extended Search)

University of Cincinnati in Ohio

Deadline June 05, 2017
Date Posted May 8, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Cincinnati (UC), in partnership with the national search firm of Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the next Department Head for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The CSD department, within the College of Allied Health, has a large and diverse graduate program including distance learning and campus MA-SLP programs, an AuD program, and a PhD program. In addition, they have a well-developed, high enrollment undergraduate program. The CSD department has an on-site speech and hearing clinic that provides student training and clinical services. The department is CAA-accredited and is ranked 39th by US News and World Report for Speech Language Pathology, and 26th for Audiology. For more information about the College and Department, visit our website at

UC seeks candidates who have a strong record of research and external financial support, teaching, experience with operating a clinical/training facility, and proven visionary leadership. Administrative and leadership experience should include sound fiscal management, strong interest and proficiency in faculty development and mentoring, demonstrated experience in curriculum development and implementation, and proficiency with educational technology. Candidates should possess the ability to effectively express and implement the shared vision of the Department, College, and University. They should demonstrate the ability to establish collaborative working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as with individuals from our local and regional communities.

The University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences:

The College of Allied Health Sciences educates and prepares future allied health and other health science professionals to provide high quality service in their respective fields. In conjunction with community-based partners, students achieve clinical skills and learn the values of critical thinking, good communication, teamwork, cultural competence and service learning. The college's faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, research, service and leadership.

The College of Allied Health Sciences plays an increasingly important role in our modern health environment. With the aging of the baby boomer generation and the entire population living longer, expectation for excellent health care services is at an all-time high. The College of Allied Health Sciences is involved in enhancing and improving the quality of life for people everywhere by discovering, teaching and applying knowledge related to health sciences.

The college supports the mission of the University of Cincinnati and is committed to providing students “the highest quality learning environment” in all its programs. While teaching methods and curricula vary from program to program, high-quality education is relevant to patient needs and the changing patterns of skills that are demanded by modern health care.

Graduates of these academic programs are successful in employment and can excel in health care positions, as well as continue study for advanced degrees. Instructors impress upon students that their first responsibility is always to the patient, client, or service rendered.

It is the belief of the faculty that the vision and mission of the college will be served best by encouraging our students at all levels, by explanation and by example to:

  • Strive for excellence in the scientific, professional and humanistic aspects of their chosen discipline.
  • Be aware of the changing needs and demands in health professions which may lead to changes in practice and/or education patterns.
  • Participation in activities which enhance the role played by all allied health professions.
  • Practice in a manner current and consistent with well-established methods, and use treatments which have been fully explained to, and accepted by, the patient or client.
  • Provide an environment conducive to gaining an awareness of the importance of lifelong learning.

The Cincinnati, OH Community:

The University of Cincinnati is located in beautiful southwest Ohio. This great region, positioned along the banks of the scenic Ohio River reaches across portions of three states. Cincinnati is a vibrant metropolis full of culture and history and overflowing with endless events and attractions. The City of Cincinnati is also known for a strong arts culture; including Aronoff Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Museum Center and Cincinnati Art Museum. Greater Cincinnati is also home to nine Fortune 500 companies and 2 Fortune 100 companies. 

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses: #HottestCollegeInAmerica

The successful candidate will have/be:

  • A doctoral degree (PhD preferred)
  • Eligible for appointment as a tenured, full professor
  • Expertise in any clinical or basic science area of communication disorders
  • Possession of CCC-A or CCC-SLP certification and Ohio licensure (or eligibility for the same)
  • Administrative experience (including program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation and budgeting)
  • A strong record of scholarship and distinguished history of teaching and service
  • Certificate of clinical competence
  • Knowledge in technological support and delivery of programs and services
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with colleagues in a variety of academic disciplines

All correspondence relating to the position of Department Head for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati should be directed in confidence to the College’s executive recruitment consultants:

Mr. Christopher S. Healy, Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates

The full and complete application must contain the following information and be submitted electronically:


  • A cover letter outlining your experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders and/or related fields in higher education;
  • A complete resume outlining your career in higher education and within CSD areas;
  • The names of five professional references including their relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone number (references will not be contacted without written permission).

Applications submitted by June 5, 2017, will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.



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