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Ad for COMS chair position

Qualifications: Applicants should hold an earned doctorate in speech-language pathology (SLP), audiology, deaf education/special education or related area from an accredited institution; rank of full professor and academic administrative experience are preferred.

 Responsibilities: Providing leadership to faculty/staff in academic and clinical programs, daily operation of the department, and personnel evaluations with teaching expectations and research in the area of interest. The chair should have excellent skills in the areas of communication, collaboration, problem solving and financial management. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and names with email addresses and phone numbers of three references, including Job Code 13HS-CSD01 in the subject line to:

 Questions may be directed to Dr. Catherine Candler at  For information visit HigherEdJobs

About the Department of Communication Sciences

Well established programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Education.

First speech pathology program in the state of Texas in 1937. Today, 16 full time faculty members are serving nearly 200 graduate students in Denton, Dallas, and across the state via Distance Education. The Speech-Language Pathology program offers two clinics for education and service to the community: 

The Stroke Center in Dallas

  • Neurogenic communication disorders
  • Inter-professional programming with Nursing, PT, OT
  • Ongoing research in innovative brain based treatment

Speech Language and Hearing Clinic in Denton

  • Assessment and Treatment of speech language and hearing disorders
  • Summer specialty clinics: dysphagia, preschool articulation and language, listening skills
  • Literacy tutoring for children who are deaf or hard of hearing

National graduate online deaf education program

  • Oldest deaf education teacher program in the state of Texas
  • Fully online with synchronous classes
  • Nationwide reach from Alaska to Antigua

Committed and productive faculty, diverse and energetic 

Research questions under investigation include:

Dr. Delaina Walker-Batson, Professor

Will neuromodulation using transcortical direct current stimulation paired with language therapy accelerate rate of recovery from aphasia?

Dr. June Levitt, Assistant Professor

What are the effects of group voice therapy for individuals with Parkinson’s disease?  What are the effects of visual feedback in speech sound learning/remediation? 

Dr. Sneha V. Bharadwaj, Assistant Professor

Do young children with hearing loss demonstrate above or below average performance in tasks related to the functions of the spared sensory systems (vision, taction and proprioception) in comparison to their normal-hearing peers? What is the role of auditory feedback in speech produced by children and adults with cochlear implants?

Dr. Laura Green, Assistant Professor

How effective is a small group narrative intervention?

Dr. Sarah Wainscott, Assistant Professor

What is the efficacy of early intervention services for children with hearing loss?  How can we meet early intervention needs of rural families using technology?

About TWU

  • Mid-size university with enrollment of 15,000 with a rich history, 42% graduate, 58% undergraduate
  • Sweeping lawns and stately buildings, a picturesque campus since 1902
  • State of the art technology support in face to face and the distance classroom
  • Actively supportive Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Cutting edge libraries in Dallas and Denton




  • The go to state, population increasing
  • No state income tax
  • Modest housing prices
  • Job opportunities

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