Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

At Northeastern University, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. We strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.


For more than a century, Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences has championed a simple idea: Experience deepens learning. Here, at one of the nation’s leading health science colleges, future pharmacists, policymakers, public health professionals, health administrators, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists, and psychologists learn from renowned professors, while apprenticing alongside preeminent clinicians, researchers, and entrepreneurs at top health institutions. Bouvé College of Health Sciences encompasses four exceptional schools, School of Community Health, and Behavioral Sciences, School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Together, these institutions leverage interdisciplinary collaboration and strategic synergies to tackle the world’s most pressing health challenges. It is this cross-pollination of academic rigor, interdisciplinary perspectives and globally recognized experiential learning that distinguishes Bouvé and its graduates.

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences. We support the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. The college boasts an annual research awards portfolio of about $30 million from federal, state, private, and industry sponsors and growing.


The School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences (SoCRS) within the Bouvé College of Health Sciences combines skilled faculty with innovative academics to create leaders in the fields of Physical Therapy, Movement, Rehabilitation Sciences; Communication Sciences and Disorders; and Medical Science. Working at the intersection of habilitation and rehabilitation, clinical practice and implementation, data, and engineering - students and fellows engage in cutting edge, transformative research, and experiential learning - preparing them to improve the quality of life and self-care of patients and communities, while promoting and developing innovative approaches to the future of healthcare.

The School strongly exemplifies the mission of Northeastern University and its Academic Plan – Experience Unleashed – a practice-oriented, student-centered, urban research institution. The School is committed to the goals of the institution and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences (the College) which include excellence in education, excellence in research and scholarship, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Committed to evidence-based translational research and health equity, the school offers a unique, transdisciplinary environment that incorporates teaching, learning, and serving, in a rapidly evolving, multicultural environment. Disciplines taught span the breadth of science and healthcare. Interdisciplinary approaches to learning, collaborative research, and Northeastern University’s signature co-op and clinical placements at leading healthcare systems, and technology corporations further distinguish the School’s education. Graduates go on to improve and maintain the health of patients and the quality of life in their homes and communities with a significant impact in hospitals, homes, workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods as well as treatment centers across the globe.

Mission: To educate and inspire compassionate leaders from diverse backgrounds in clinical and rehabilitation sciences to create transformative impact, from local communities to global society.

Vision: Lead interprofessional education, research, and practice in habilitation, rehabilitation, and clinical sciences to empower diverse communities to thrive.

Core Values:

  • Foster inclusion, diversity, and equity;
  • Create and sustain a healthy and resilient community through a culture of trust and respect;
  • Demonstrate excellence in education, research, practice, and leadership;
  • Lead interprofessional experiential learning;
  • Accelerate discovery and innovation;
  • Empower individuals, communities, and populations;
  • Translate the work of the school into action and impact in the community; and
  • Promote achievements of the faculty, staff, and students of the School.


The Department of CSD is housed within the School of Clinical Rehabilitation Sciences, which is one of four in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. CSD has eight tenured/tenure-track and five full-time non-tenure track faculty members. Three full, two associate, three assistant professors, one associate clinical and one visiting assistant clinical professor hold research doctorates (eight PhD, one ScD); four of the tenured/tenure track and the entire full-time non-tenure track faculty hold appropriate terminal professional degrees and certifications (e.g., AuD, MS, MA, CCC-SLP, CCC-A). Tenured/tenure track faculty members conduct research and teach, and most apply a portion of their effort on extramurally funded research grants or contracts. Non-tenure track faculty members focus on classroom and clinical teaching and training, while also contributing to scholarly research and dissemination of information within their profession. All faculty members are actively engaged in service to the department, SoCRS, Bouvé, the University, and wider community.

Programs and associated research activities in CSD have been designed to meet the department’s scope. CSD accepts students into an undergraduate 4-year degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (BS SLPA), two combined undergraduate majors in SLPA—one with Linguistics and one with Communication Studies, a 4-course minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a 6-course clinical minor in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, a 5-year combined bachelor’s/master’s speech-language pathology degree, and a 2-year master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology. Along with other units, CSD is part of the interdisciplinary certificate program in Early Intervention. Doctoral students interested in working with our esteemed faculty can apply to one of two interdisciplinary doctoral programs in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences or Personal Health Informatics. Given the interdisciplinary focus of Northeastern, our students are encouraged to form collaborations across departments.

CSD is also home to the on-campus Speech-Language and Hearing Center that provides on-campus clinical experiences for our graduate students and runs a variety of specialty programs focused on specific populations of individuals with communication disorders. More information can be found at

Northeastern University invites nominations, applications, or expressions of interest for the position of Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The Department of CSD is located within the School of Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences which is within the Bouvé College of Health Sciences.


The Chair of the CSD department is a full-time tenured faculty position leading the department and overseeing all administrative, academic, and research-related responsibilities and activities. The Chair provides academic leadership and strategy for all teaching, service, research, and professional development activities within the department in alignment with the School, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, and Northeastern University. The Chair represents and advocates for the department internally in a university climate of rapid, transformative growth, and externally to relevant accrediting bodies and stakeholders. The Chair reports to the Associate Dean for the School and the Dean of Bouvé College of Health Sciences to advance the mission and strategic plan of the department, school, college and collectively contribute to the University’s Academic Plan.

The Chair is responsible for setting academic and intellectual priorities, maintaining standards of scholarly, academic, and pedagogical excellence in the department, and contributing to the growth and innovation of Bouvé College.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborate with the college leadership, including other department and school leaders, to advance the mission of the college and university.
  • Work closely with the college associate deans to advance various areas in alignment with the college goals and vision of the college and university.
  • Collaborate with department faculty to ensure the development and implementation of department’s governance procedures, including department faculty approved committee structure and other service roles.
  • Engage faculty in strategic planning regarding intellectual, scholarly, and academic priorities aligned with the strategic plans of both the university and college.
  • Collaborate with department faculty to provide oversight of the development and delivery of academic programs offered by the department, ensuring high quality educational experiences for all traditional and professional students and learners.
  • Provide oversight and responsible stewardship of departmental resources, including staff and budget.
  • Assign faculty and staff work in accordance with institutional policies.
  • Evaluate faculty performance, in compliance with the university Faculty Handbook.
  • Evaluate staff performance, in compliance with university policies.
  • Ensure that faculty and staff have mentoring and support necessary for their success.
  • Ensure that applicable regional and programmatic accreditation standards are achieved, with input and in collaboration with the faculty; assist the university in meeting NECHE standards.
  • Collaborate with unit’s faculty to implement and monitor assessment plans and quality improvement of academic programs, to achieve departmental excellence in all facets of research, scholarship, teaching, and service.
  • Foster a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accountability.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Research & Innovation to expand research.
  • Recommend faculty and staff hiring/appointments, reappointment, promotion/tenure, and compensation after consultation with the faculty, according to unit’s faculty approved procedures.


The successful candidate will have experience in an academic administrative leadership role with demonstrated successes, familiarity with the accreditation process and curriculum development for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (SPLA) and Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) programs, university teaching experience, comfortability with collaboration within a complex organization, and a program of research with a record of publication and success with obtaining extramural funding. The successful candidate will be an innovative person with the personnel management skill to build a shared vision that includes sensitivity to and competence with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

A doctoral degree (PhD or ScD) in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology or related field,  from an accredited institution and a track record of scholarship, teaching, and service which merit appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure are required. For more information about Tenure Criteria and Faculty Rank, please see the following links:


Promotion to full:

The following characteristics are essential:

  • Ability to organize and present ideas clearly;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • A strong record of leading research programs;
  • Skill in budgetary planning and fiscal management;
  • Proven capacity to listen and respond to the needs of faculty, staff, and students;
  • Visibility in national and international disciplinary organizations;
  • Appreciation for clinical work; and
  • Demonstrated ability and inclination to provide collaborative leadership.


The Search Committee invites nominations and applications (a letter of interest; comprehensive curriculum vitae; diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; and the names and contact information of five or more references) to be submitted to the search firm assisting Northeastern University (electronic submissions preferred). Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, it is preferred that applications are submitted by October 25, 2022

Jacob Anderson, Senior Principal
Parker Executive Search
5 Concourse Parkway Suite 2875
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 775-4564

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

Research statement:

Please describe the focus of your research, including the questions you have identified, the funding you have received to support the work (if applicable), the results you have discovered, and the products of these efforts. Please also describe any research you have undertaken with students, with the external community, and/or with individuals from marginalized groups. Finally, please outline the research directions you foresee pursuing in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Teaching statement:

Please summarize your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for teaching in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (including existing and proposed courses), and your strategies for teaching and mentoring a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity statement:

The DEI statement should summarize your understanding and experience, and outline plans for contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusivity efforts through research, teaching, and/or service. Please describe a time when you altered or changed your approach to research, teaching, or service because of the diversity of the group you were working with or your awareness of marginalized populations. What changes did you make? Did they have the effects that you hoped for at the time? What did you learn from this situation? If you have not yet had such an experience, please describe how you plan to work effectively with diverse groups in your research, teaching, or service. We are interested in how you would handle and learn from such situations, not the identities of the people involved, so please only disclose what you are comfortable with. Additionally, please describe how you plan to contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in your role at Northeastern University. 

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