The Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences (CDS) in the College of Health Sciences is seeking an outstanding individual with expertise in the area of pediatric speech sound disorders to join the faculty in speech-language pathology at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. This position provides an excellent opportunity for teaching, research/scholarship, and/or program management.
The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in CDS. This individual will serve as director for courses in CDS and will develop a record of research and scholarship that includes extramural funding for research. The candidate will assume the responsibilities of an academic leader at Rush as demonstrated by participation in University, college, departmental, and other professional service activities. The candidate will serve as an effective academic advisor and clinical supervisor to Rush graduate students.
Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or a related field and evidence of teaching and research potential. Candidates should possess the CCC-SLP and be eligible for Illinois licensure in speech-language pathology. Expertise in pediatric speech sound disorders with an emphasis on craniofacial anomalies and genetic syndromes preferred. Other areas of speech sound disorders will be considered.
The Rush environment facilitates collaboration with colleagues in audiology, otolaryngology, neurology, pediatrics, psychology, and many other specialties. CDS faculty members are known nationally and internationally for their work in their particular areas of expertise.
Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) is a tertiary academic medical center located in the Illinois Medical District (IMD) on the near west side of Chicago. The IMD is the largest urban medical district in the United States. RUMC encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities. It also includes Rush's 376-bed Tower hospital building. The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinics offer state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for the evaluation and management of individuals with communication (speech, language, and hearing) and swallowing problems and for clinical training.