Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) & School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Memphis
The Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2012. The position is a 9 month appointment to the IIS with a home in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Applicants must have completed (or be completing) a Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders, cognitive science, or a related field, and must have a record of interdisciplinary research. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. A successful candidate will be expected to spearhead new externally funded research initiatives, to build and lead a team of graduate students in Ph.D. research, and to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
All candidates with empirical interdisciplinary research related to communication and/or the identification and treatment of communication disorders will be considered. General areas of research could be in speech, language, or hearing sciences, with a variety of possible emphases in development, modeling, genetics, imaging, engineering or other related interdisciplinary fields. Specific content areas of interest might include autism, literacy, speech perception, or dialog and discourse, among others. Candidates whose research areas strengthen existing areas of IIS researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Institute for Intelligent Systems consists of 28 faculty members across 9 departments including Communication Sciences and Disorders, Computer Science, Engineering, Education, Linguistics, Philosophy and Psychology. The IIS offers a graduate certificate in Cognitive Science and is affiliated with BA and MS programs in other departments. The IIS has received over $20 million in external awards in the past four years. Further information about the Institute for Intelligent Systems can be found at http://iis.memphis.edu.
The University of Memphis School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is a highly ranked program nationally, offering graduate degrees in Speech-Language Pathology (MA), Audiology (AuD), and Communication Sciences and Disorders (PhD). The School is also the home of the Center for Research Initiatives and Strategies for the Communicatively Impaired, which was created under the State of Tennessee's Centers of Excellence program to foster growth in research. The CSD School website may be found athttp://www.memphis.edu/csd/.
Please complete an on-line application at https://workforum.memphis.edu. Click on the faculty box to find the posting for Assistant Professor. You will be required to upload a cover letter, research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Application review will begin December 15, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, handicap or veteran status. Successful candidates must meet guidelines of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
For any questions regarding this position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Eugene H. Buder, firstname.lastname@example.org
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