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[AUDITORY] Assistant/Associate/Full Professor at KU

Dear All,

We are currently seeking applicants for the ranks of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor at the University of Kansas in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing. Feel free to contact Holly Storkel, Chair SPLH, with questions. The official announcement is posted below.


Kostas Kokkinakis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Kansas
3001 Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045
E-mail: kokkinak@xxxxxx

The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kansas seeks to hire an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor with expertise in Developmental Communication Disorders. This position is part of a new College initiative in the area of Biobehavioral Approaches to Neurodevelopmental Disorders.  KU is looking for highly talented people to develop innovative breakthroughs in etiological mechanisms, preventive approaches, and intervention methods to reduce the challenges for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. This initiative recognizes historical and emerging strengths at KU that contribute to new directions of discovery, and is being mounted to forge bridges across academic disciplines for front line collaborative research projects and next generation training. As part of this position, multiple new faculty will be hired and placed in highly competitive and well ranked academic and research units with long histories of research excellence. You may learn more about the Biobehavioral Approaches to Neurodevelopmental Disorders initiative and positions at lsi.ku.edu/band_initiative/  

Individuals who want to engage in our effort to enhance human health and development locally and across the globe are encouraged to apply. KU is committed to promoting well-being and finding cures through research that spans pharmaceutical science and neurological studies, age-related health needs, speech and language, cancer therapies, and more.  Due to the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of this new initiative, applicants for one position will be considered for a position in all three departments (Clinical Child Psychology/Life Span Institute, Child Language Program, and Speech-Language-Hearing).  Ranks vary from assistant professor to Foundation Professor, depending on experience and program needs. KU is vigorously investing in its future by creating 64 new Foundation Professor positions for faculty who will join our drive to the top among our fellow AAU institutions. More information about Foundation Professors at KU may be found at www.foundation.ku.edu 

The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2014. The successful candidate will contribute to this new initiative, conduct research leading to publications and external funding; teach courses and mentor students in his/her specialty; perform academic advising responsibilities; and engage in departmental, College, University, and national service.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. See www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/ for more information. 

Qualifications: For all ranks, (1) expertise in communication disorders that complements those of the existing faculty and contributes to the interdisciplinary theme of biobehavioral approaches to neurodevelopmental disorders; (2) Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, or a related discipline, is expected by the start date of appointment. 

For information about qualifications for appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, a complete announcement, or to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu and click “Search Faculty Jobs”; search openings using keyword “Biobehavioral”. 

A complete, electronic application will include: (1) letter of application addressing expertise in communication disorders and potential to contribute to the interdisciplinary theme of biobehavioral approaches to neurodevelopmental disorders; (2) CV; (3) research statement and representative publications; (4) teaching statement and representative teaching materials such as sample course syllabi, teaching portfolio, or student or peer evaluations of teaching; and, (5) names and contact information for three references. Questions may be directed to Holly Storkel, Chair, Department of Speech-Language-Hearing, University of Kansas, 1000 Sunnyside Ave., 3001 Dole Center, Lawrence, KS 66045-7555, e-mail hstorkel@xxxxxx; 785-864-0497 (voice), 785-864-3974 (fax). Initial review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, and continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.