Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Professional Practice-Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Professional Practice-Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • 499583
  • Faculty
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: May 28 2024 at 12:10 CDT
  • Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Application Deadline:

Open Until filled

Position Details:

The Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders invites applications from innovative professionals with expertise in the field of deaf and hard of hearing studies and deaf education. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies program at TCU aims to equip graduates for a career in working with individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing by encouraging critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and inter-professional collaborations. We are seeking a proactive leader with programmatic leadership experience and a vision for advancing the training of future professionals in this field. With program growth, opportunities exist for appointment as a program coordinator.

The position is a full-time 9-month position eligible for the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor of Professional Practice (depending on terminal degree) who will report directly to the Director of the Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is an academic unit within the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

Required Qualifications:

Graduate degree in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies or Deaf Education

Expertise in working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing

Experience with academic and/or clinical teaching and supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

At least a Master’s Degree

Experience with program development and/or program management

Experience in university level teaching and supervision


Reports directly to the Director of the Davies School of COSD.

Acts as liaison between department and TCU College of Education regarding issues affecting the undergraduate DHHS program.

Provides academic advising to undergraduate DHHS majors and minors.

Orients DHHS majors and minors to curriculum and degree requirements. Meets with students, individually and/or in groups, to discuss progress on a regular basis.

Works with the departmental faculty in identifying students in the program who are not performing well academically and should be discussed in student staffing during faculty meetings.

Conducts regular program assessments to monitor student outcomes and ensure adherence to state certification requirements.

Ensures students are meeting academic requirements for TEA certification (e.g., at end of semester, meet with students to make sure they have met their academic goals and/or establish a plan of action regarding their individualized needs).

Coordinates scheduling of tours for students interested in DHHS program.

Represent the DHHS program as applicable on department committees and at the state level.

The faculty member will be responsible for teaching and using modes of communication that are in alignment with the needs of individuals who have hearing loss and are receiving services in our clinic and the surrounding community.

Department Details:

The Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders has been educating students and providing services to the greater Fort Worth community for over 70 years. As an academic unit of the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Davies School educates undergraduate and graduate students on the best practices for serving individuals with a variety of communication difficulties. Housed in the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic, the department offers speech-language therapy, literacy, aural habilitation, and audiological services. Onsite audiological services include hearing screenings, diagnostic evaluations, hearing aid evaluations and fittings, and cochlear implant mapping for children and adults. The Davies School of COSD has a long-standing history of emphasizing multicultural and cross-cultural instruction and research.

School/College Description:

The Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences consists of programs that prepare future health care and human services professionals. The academic units within Harris College – Communication Sciences & Disorders, Kinesiology, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing and Social Work – are home to more than 1,750 students who are supported by committed and talented faculty and staff. Harris College supports the mission, vision, and values of TCU; we prepare global citizens to think and practice as ethical leaders in health care and educational settings.

Harris College offers 18 degree pathways in our health-related disciplines. Students benefit from learning experiences in campus laboratories and hospitals, clinics, schools, fitness facilities, and community service agencies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. On campus, the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic provides services for more than 300 families each year and serves as a professional practice site for students majoring in speech pathology and habilitation of the deaf. TCU Nursing and the School of Nurse Anesthesia provide innovative learning experiences in their state-of-the-art simulation centers.

The faculty and students in Harris College actively engage in research for the purpose of improving health and well-being. Undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to form mentoring relationships with internationally recognized faculty as they conduct studies in such areas as pharmacogenetics, carbohydrate metabolism, exercise physiology, health disparities, heart disease, aging, Parkinson’s disease, caregiving, language development in children with hearing loss, and forgiveness among others. Our graduates are competent, compassionate and in demand in the workforce.

University & Fort Worth Description:


Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.

Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.

At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions:

Statement of teaching philosophy inclusive of how, as an instructor, the applicant engages in inclusive teaching practices to serve students of diverse backgrounds.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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