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Postdoctoral Fellow - CHLLD Lab

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

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Postdoctoral Fellow - CHLLD Lab

  • 499297
  • Academic Support / Research
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Feb 13 2024 at 16:00 CST
  • Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Job Summary:

This post-doctoral fellowship is designed to promote the acquisition of competencies needed by academic leaders to prepare others, such as speech language pathologists, to provide effective interventions to children who are deaf and hard of hearing and use spoken language, and to contribute to the scholarly evidence-base with rigorous, high-quality research. The fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Emily Lund, the principal investigator of the Child Hearing, Language, Literacy and Deafness laboratory (PI: Emily Lund) in the Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Texas Christian University. The fellow will gain advanced training and research experience in language and literacy research related to children who are Deaf and hard of hearing and use spoken language, and will prepare for a future full-time faculty position via the following activities:

Each Fellow will teach no more than one course per semester for the college, and will focus on research and publishing activities that enhance prospects for a future full-time tenure-track faculty appointment.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Analyzes data, interprets results and writes articles for publication related to language and literacy development in children who are Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) based on data from a longitudinal sample.
2. Collects data and manages human participants information from children who are DHH as part of an ongoing longitudinal investigation on language and literacy development.
3. Collects pilot data and writes federal grant applications, with a particular emphasis in intervention studies and telepractice research
4. Participates in the development of a home-based telepractice intervention program and community connection platform for preschool children who are DHH living in rural areas
5. Participates in mentoring activities for undergraduate and graduate students in speech-language pathology
6. Networks and engages with college leadership and other professionals
7. Attends and presents research findings at various conferences
8. Develops pedagogical competencies by teaching one course per semester in communication sciences and disorders
9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Ph.D. degree in speech-language pathology, or other closely related area
• Experience with engagements with students, innovations in research, scholarship and creative activities, and partnerships in outreach and service that advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Demonstrated commitment to research and teaching.
• Experience with diversity efforts: including diversity-related research, teaching goals emphasizing diversity, and work focusing on first-generation college graduates


The DEI Scholar program is funded by the Office of the Provost and administered by the Office of Research. The salary is competitive with similar postdoctoral fellowships, and the position includes a generous benefits package including access to medical, vision, dental, and life insurance and additional support for research and professional development activities. Each award is for 12 months and may be renewable for only two additional years upon demonstration of academic productivity. The position will begin Fall 2024.

Application Process: 

• A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in doing postdoctoral work specifically at TCU and relevant personal and professional background.
• A resume/curriculum vitae including name, telephone number(s), and email address.
• A research statement (three-page limit, double-spaced).
• A statement sharing how your experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion can help to advance TCU’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community (1-3 pages).

References may be requested at a later time.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of current research and issues in diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Skill in all components of Microsoft Office, to include Excel, Word, and Outlook.
• Skill in Microsoft Windows navigation techniques.
• Ability to analyze and accurately interpret information contained in a variety of data sets.
• Ability to accurately document research results.
• Ability to compose technical reports.
• Ability to review and make recommendations to improve and streamline processes.
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Ability to consult with external groups and maintain positive relationships.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

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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Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

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