Tenured on Appointment – Professor or Associate Professor
Cluster Hire in Disability and Health Senior Faculty in Communication Disorders (Log # 14-069)
Georgia State University (GSU) is seeking a senior faculty member to address health disparities occurring at the intersection of developmental disabilities and racial and ethnic minority status. This position is part of GSU’s Second Century Initiative (2CI) (www.gsu.edu/secondcentury), a major program to expand the University’s priority research areas that includes salary support for new faculty and doctoral-level fellowships. New faculty will add depth and breadth to current GSU interdisciplinary efforts related to the reduction and elimination of disparities in access, quality, and outcomes experienced by individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities from racial and ethnic minorities.
GSU is a research university located in downtown Atlanta with a diverse and growing student body. The university houses several interdisciplinary initiatives and centers in related areas, including the Center for Research in Atypical Development and Learning, the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research, the Language Research Center, the Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) Program; university-level initiatives in Language & Literacy, Brains & Behavior, and the Partnership for Urban Health Research; and inter-institutional collaborations including the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, the GSU/Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, and the Atlanta Census Data Research Center.
Appointment – Appointment begins Fall 2013, pending budget approval.
Qualifications: Tenured on appointment, with preference given to appointments at the professor level. Expertise in early language development and effects of early intervention in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (e.g., intellectual disabilities, autism). This individual will join the Communication Disorders Program of the multi-disciplinary Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education in the College of Education (http://education.gsu.edu/EPSE/index.htm). Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Communication Disorders, Speech and Hearing Science, or a related discipline.
Applicants are expected to have strong records of scholarship, funded research, excellence in teaching, and university and professional service.
Responsibilities: Conduct a successful, externally-funded research program that includes peer-reviewed publications. Collaborate with members of the cluster and other GSU Faculty to expand and strengthen research activities in health and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Coordinate and teach courses that address departmental priorities in areas of specialization. Provide academic and research advisement to graduate students, 2CI doctoral students, and trainees in the GaLEND Program. Promote and sustain interdisciplinary dialogue and academic service.
Salaries: Competitive and commensurate with experience
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled.
Application Process: Applicants are asked to electronically submit a cover letter discussing interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, two examples of published material, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of instructional effectiveness to Dr. Daniel Crimmins, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 2CI Faculty Position – (Communication Disorders).
While electronic submissions are preferred, application may be mailed to Dr. Daniel Crimmins, Center for Leadership in Disability, Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3995, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3995.
Other documentation may be requested of applicants considered for interviews. Employment will be conditional on background investigation and receipt of an official transcript for the highest degree earned.
Women and members of historically underrepresented groups including ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Georgia State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.
Language and Literacy Positions at Georgia State University
Georgia State University (www.gsu.edu) invites applications for up to two anticipated tenure-track Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) faculty positions to contribute to its funded initiative: Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy. These anticipated positions are part of a major initiative to enhance existing strengths in language and literacy at Georgia State. The focus of this initiative is research with children and adults, with or without disabilities, who face challenges in acquiring language and literacy. In this university-funded initiative, more than 40 faculty members from 10 departments in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Education come together to engage in interdisciplinary research.
We encourage applicants whose program of research addresses basic or applied, conceptual or methodological issues concerning challenges in the acquisition of language and literacy with a particular interest in intervention research.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in one of the disciplines, including, but not limited to, communication disorders, psychology, educational psychology, literacy education, or special education. We anticipate one position will be filled within the College of Education. Another appointment is open to all programs within the initiative. Successful applicants will be individuals who are prepared to take advantage of the interdisciplinary collaborative research opportunities available within the Language & Literacy Program, have a strong record of programmatic research, obtain external grant support, and have a commitment to and experience in the instruction of undergraduate and graduate students. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research programs compliment other faculty within this initiative (www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu).
Inquiries may be made to Dr. Rose Sevcik (email@example.com) or Dr. Paul Alberto (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submit curriculum vitae, a brief statement of professional goals and research interests, evidence related to teaching interests and effectiveness, and the names and three letters of reference either electronically to Keneé Stephens at email@example.com, with the subject line “Language & Literacy Faculty Search”, or by mail to Attn. Ms. Keneé Stephens, Georgia State University, Language & Literacy Initiative, P.O. Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302-5010, USA. The review of applications will begin October 15, 2012 and will continue until positions are filled contingent on available funding.
An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
Tenured on Appointment – Professor or Associate Professor – Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Log #14-039)
As part of Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative 2CI (http://www.gsu.edu/secondcentury/), we anticipate faculty openings for three scholars (referred to as “The Cluster”) with established expertise in and focus on malleable factors leading to improvements in linguistic and literacy skills of children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH). Appointments begin Fall, 2013, pending budgetary approval. Cluster members will be hired at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor (tenured on appointment) based on experience and skill set within the College of Education or the College of Arts and Sciences (depending on area of expertise). Participating programs include Deaf Education, Communication Disorders, Educational Psychology, and Psychology. Successful candidates will build upon existing strengths in research and productivity in special education/deaf education, speech-language pathology, language and literacy in atypical populations, including those learning English as a second language, and special education technology related to language and literacy for DHH. Successful applicants must have an interest in relating their areas of specialization to resolving heretofore intractable language and literacy problems associated with childhood hearing loss. Successful candidates will also contribute to graduate and undergraduate education in this area. Research topics of interest include but are not limited to Sign Language, visual learning, listening and language technologies including Cochlear Implants (CIs), language and literacy learning in multi-lingual environments, and in English Language Learners (ELLs), and malleable factors associated with language, literacy, and learning including written language.
A Ph.D. in deaf education, language, literacy, special education, speech-language pathology, audiology, educational psychology, psychology, linguistics, technology, or other areas that enhance literacy among DHH children is required. The successful candidate will have an excellent record of research achievement, including current extramural research funding. Applicants should send a letter of interest that includes (a) a description of their research program, accomplishments, and goals; (b) philosophy of teaching a diverse student body and evidence of teaching effectiveness, where applicable; (c) a curriculum vitae; and (d) 3 representative publications. Additionally, the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted.
All materials should be sent to:
Chair of the 2CI Search Committee
in Achievement of Deaf Children
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3979
Atlanta, GA 30302-3979
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Susan Easterbrooks (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An offer of employment is conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is a Research University of the University System of Georgia that is committed to serving a diverse student body.
Georgia State University is an AA/EEO Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.