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Open Rank Faculty in Communication Disorders Related to Head and Neck

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Open Rank Faculty in Communication Disorders Related to Head and Neck Cancer
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
College of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Position: The Department of Speech and Hearing Science (shs.illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for an academic nine-month, tenure-track faculty position with expertise in communication, swallowing or hearing disorders related to head and neck/esophageal cancer. The position is available at open rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) and begins August 16, 2015.
Description: The department seeks outstanding candidates with a strong research record in communication impairment and rehabilitation in persons with head and neck/esophageal cancer, including but not limited to voice and communication rehabilitation after total or partial laryngectomy, coordination of respiration and swallowing, ototoxicity related to cancer treatment, and/or dysphagia and communication treatment outcomes. The position offers opportunities to engage in basic, clinical, and translational research through interdisciplinary on-campus programs and institutes, including the Cancer Community at Illinois (cancer.illinois.edu/), the Center for Health, Aging, and Disability, the Neuroscience Program, the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, and the newly-formed Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative. Additionally, clinical appointment and responsibilities may be jointly offered through the Carle Cancer Center ().
Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline; clinical certification is preferred. Preference will be given to clinician-scientists with a translational research focus. Candidates for appointment at the level of assistant professor must demonstrate the potential to develop a funded research program, and those eligible for appointment at higher ranks must have a well-developed research program and a history of funded research.
Responsibilities: Conduct and publish research in chosen area of expertise as it relates to communication and/or swallowing disorders in persons with head and neck/esophageal cancer; seek external funding in support of research endeavors; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise and direct student theses and dissertations; engage in professional and public service activities; and serve on department, college, and university committees. Joint appointment and clinical responsibilities may also be offered through the Carle Cancer Center.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date: For full consideration an application must be received by January 15, 2015. Applications may be reviewed upon receipt, but decisions will not be made until after the close date. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Applications: Please create your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application that includes a statement of your research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Candidates will be notified before letters of recommendation are requested.
For more information about the position, applicants may contact:
Aaron M. Johnson, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee
Phone: ; Email:
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. ().

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