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Director, School of Speech and Hearing Sciences

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Director, School of Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Position Details
Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Division School of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Position Type Administrative Faculty
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Salary Range 100,000.00 - 106,000.00
Posting Close Date 4/1/2020

Special Instructions to Applicants
The Director, School of Speech and Hearing Sciences is employed full-time on a 12-month basis.  The School is located on the Hattiesburg, Mississippi campus and is administratively housed under the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Job Summary 
The incumbent will function as the administrative leader of the School of Speech and Hearing Sciences.  The Director is responsible for all academic teaching/workload assignments and appointing program coordinators to carry out the School's academic, clinical, and educational missions.  The Director is responsible for the administrative oversight of the academic and clinical programs housed in the school including three graduate programs (Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Education of the Deaf), an undergraduate program in speech-language pathology, two public-school educational programs (The DuBard School for Language Disorders and the Children's Center for Development and Learning), and two active clinical service programs (Speech-Language Pathology Clinic and Audiology Clinic) that provide part of each students clinical practicum experience.  The Director is responsible for all budgetary aspects of the Academic and clinical programs.  The Director serves as the Superintendent of The Dubard School for Language Disorders and The Children's Center for Development and Learning.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

  1.  Adheres to IHL Board, University, College, and School policies, procedures, and regulations. Approves and maintains standards, policies, and procedures for the operation of the School.

  2. Interacts with and maintains open channels of communication with the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions as well as with all members of the School's corps of instruction and staff.  

  3. Directs, manages, and coordinates all faculty/staff involved in the missions of the academic and clinical programs.  

  4. Responsible for annual evaluations of all School faculty/staff.

  5. Maintains active participation in professional organizations.  Maintains continual awareness of issues, trends, and research in disciplines represented in academic programs.  

  6. Conducts public relations efforts with community and regional affiliates.  Prepares reports, memos, and correspondence to University higher administration, agencies, employees, and to the community as required. 

  7. Responsible for budget management and proposals; manages the School to ensure that all School operations are within budget. 
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 
Doctoral degree in a professional field related to communication disorders.

Preferred Qualifications  
Ph.D. or Ed.D. is preferred.  ASHA certification in either Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology is preferred.  Experience as a Department chair, school director, or program director in a CAA accredited program is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Should possess qualities of leadership and knowledge of operation of academic and clinical programs associated with speech pathology, audiology, and education of the deaf.   Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written domains.  

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


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