The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-earning position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2019.
The successful candidate will join a diverse faculty and staff in a dynamic and large university with high research activity and an expanding clinical program. A successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong individual and collaborative research program, obtain external funding for research or service programs, teach graduate/undergraduate academic and/or clinical courses, advise and mentor students, direct student research, and participate in school, college, university, and disciplinary service.
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders was founded in 1969 and was first accredited in 1987. It has a strong history of excellence in teaching and community service, as well as an evolving research culture. It is one of four departments and schools in the newly established College of Health Professions and Sciences within the Academic Health Sciences Center. The school includes 30 full-time faculty members serving an average of 200 graduate and 700 undergraduate students. It offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The program boasts numerous internal and external affiliations, including Nemours Children’s Hospital, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), numerous public school systems, and the UCF College of Community Innovation and Education. The Communication Disorders Clinic serves as the centerpiece for clinical education and applied research. This 13,500 square foot state-of-the-art facility includes an audiological suite, a swallowing research lab, and several specialty clinical services, including the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) Center, the UCF Listening Center, the Fluency Clinic, the Voice Care Center, and the Aphasia House.
UCF is an emerging preeminent research university in Florida and one of the largest universities in the U.S. with a diverse student body of approximately 67,500 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. UCF and its 13 colleges offer 216 degrees from UCF’s main campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, online and through our 10 regional locations. UCF was identified as one of the top five “Schools to Watch” by U.S. News & World Report. The university and college stress the importance of community engagement and partnerships, and offer the unique opportunity for collaborative research within and across disciplines. Innovative partnerships are in place with community agencies, healthcare facilities, public and private schools, business industries, government agencies, UCF Medical College, hospitals and biomedical research institutes. In its commitment to excellence, UCF provides support for both instructional and research efforts, including advanced instructional technology and support, nationally recognized web-based course development assistance, state-of-the-art instrumentation, simulation training, and grant support specialists. Additionally, UCF has been named “Curricular Engagement and Outreach Partnership University” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and among the top 10 “most innovative schools” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Faculty at UCF also enjoy the region’s mild climate, natural beauty, area attractions and nearby beaches. For information visit our website at https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/csd/.
Research doctorate (i.e., Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Science) in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related discipline from an accredited institution by the start of the appointment period. ABD’s will be considered.