WMU Seeks Chair to Speech Path Department

Qualifications:  • Earned research doctoral degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).  • At least five years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with a record of excellence in teaching, scholarly activities (research, grant funding, academic or clinical publications, etc.), and professional/clinical service sufficient to merit appointment as tenured Associate or Full Professor.  Desired Qualifications: History of effective leadership, communication, collaboration, management, and delegation abilities.  
The University:  Western Michigan University, a learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged public research university, enrolls more than 23,000 students from 100 nations around the globe.  WMU has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of just 147 public institutions in the nation with high or very high research activity.  
The College:  The College of Health and Human Services is located in a 195,000 square foot building with state-ofthe-art teaching technologies and spacious research laboratories. The college has received a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Department of Education. The college also operates the Unified Clinics, a multidisciplinary service/training clinic.  
Department: Both the speech-language pathology program and the audiology program are ranked in the top 50 programs nationwide.  The Department is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Opportunities exist for interprofessional collaborations within the college, across the university, and with the Western Michigan University School of Medicine (https://wmich.edu/speech-audiology)  
The Community  Kalamazoo, Michigan, is located in southwestern Michigan, halfway between Chicago and Detroit. The Kalamazoo community is a great place to live and work. Learn about our community at discoverkalamazoo.com.  
Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.   
Expected Start Date: July 1, 2017  
To Apply:  Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016, and continue until position is filled. Visit wmich.edu/hr/jobs for detailed information and application procedures. Search for job posting number 0603325.  
Required application documents: Curriculum vitae; names, titles, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; and a letter describing qualifications, accomplishments, and professional experiences related to the position.   
Search committee chair:  Mary Lagerwey, Ph.D. Director, School of Nursing.  Contact information: mary.lagerwey@wmich.edu or (269)387-8167 and James Hillenbrand, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, james.hillenbrand@wmich.edu, (269)387-8066.                                                       

WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
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