Vice Chair for Research, Communication Science and Disorders
University of Pittsburgh
May 25, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) invites nominations and applications for the Vice Chair for Research position of the Communication Science and Disorders (CSD) Department. The program is seeking a dynamic individual with outstanding communication and collaborative skills to serve as a member of the CSD senior leadership team in its ongoing pursuit of excellence in research. In collaboration with the CSD chair and faculty, the Vice Chair for Research will be responsible for setting research and program priorities and allocating resources to meet those priorities; overseeing mentoring programs for research faculty; representing the Department on School and University committees; developing research partnerships and synergies across the University, Medical Center, joint Carnegie Mellon/University of Pittsburgh Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), as well as nationally/internationally.
The Vice Chair for Research will also be responsible for development of a systematic research program in the Brain and Behavioral Sciences (BBS). The successful candidate will be charged with development of a shared Brain and Behavioral Sciences Laboratory within the Department of Communication Science and Disorders focusing on the clinical neurosciences of communication. It is envisioned that this laboratory will house versatile, portable neuroimaging technologies, behavioral testing suites, and facilities for computing/conferencing. The capabilities of the laboratory will serve students from a variety of interdisciplinary areas, focusing on brain and behavior.
The successful candidate must have a record that would earn tenure at the rank of associate/full professor at the University of Pittsburgh. While no candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will demonstrate many of the following professional and personal qualifications: (1) Evidence of collaborative engagement and successful partnerships in neuroscience research and education; (2) Evidence of research and scholarship productivity and a strong record of success in extramural funding; (3) Experience with pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training and interest in leading a T32 training grant in CSD; (4) Ability to mentor staff and faculty to achieve personal, departmental, School and University goals; (5) Familiarity with and experience with varied types of funding sources, including federal and non-federal sources, private foundations, industry, training grants, and private public partnerships; (6) Experience with innovative program development (i.e., in research, teaching).
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries and applications should be sent to the Search Committee Chair:
Dr. Michael Walsh Dickey, Associate Professor
Department of Communication Science and Disorders
6035 Forbes Tower University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260
The Department of Communication Science and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Pittsburgh is one of seven departments in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The department currently has 18 FTE faculty including 5 full-professors, 6 associate professors, and 7 assistant professors. The faculty are engaged in local, statewide, national and international collaborations and have a strong reputation for the areas of expertise to which they contribute through research, teaching and professional service. Approximately 325 students are enrolled across the CSD department, which offers the following degree programs: Undergraduate (BA), MA, MS, AuD, CScD (doctorate in clinical science with emphasis in medical SLP), and PhD. The AuD and SLP clinical degree programs were both ranked seventh according to the 2017 US News and World Reports graduate program rankings. Additional information on the CSD Department can be found at https://www.shrs.pitt.edu/CSD/.