Director of Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty Position - Kennedy Krieger Institute

Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019


Kennedy Krieger Institute invites applications for a faculty position focused on pediatric communication sciences related to children with developmental and acquired neurological disorders.  This position provides oversight to the speech language pathology and audiology departments, currently led by seasoned clinical directors. Kennedy Krieger Institute provides extensive opportunities for faculty to develop and expand their research portfolio and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team and faculty at Johns Hopkins University. Integrating the research agenda with clinical research training opportunities will also be essential.

Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with developmental and acquired disorders and serves over 24,000 patients and students annually.  It is a research, clinical, training and special educational institute with a dynamic and interdisciplinary team of professionals. The Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc. includes leaders in the worldwide effort to prevent and treat disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. Research efforts include autism spectrum disorders, behavioral and feeding disorders, brain injury, learning and other cognitive disorders, and much more.  Interdisciplinary research opportunities are plentiful both within Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins University.

The Departments of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology benefit from clinical data stored in our new electronic health system designed to enhance clinical outcomes, and clinician effectiveness and efficiency.  Career development pathways provide opportunities for the development of new and emerging clinical service lines, patient-oriented research, and training of students at many levels.  The Departments also have a multi-faceted clinician development program organized to support the maintenance of licensure as well as specialty certifications, including many Institute-sponsored rounds, lectures, and continuing education opportunities. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of extramural funding, peer-reviewed publications, experience in program development and be eligible for Maryland licensure as a clinician in speech/language pathology or audiology.  We expect that this individual will be appointed as faculty at Johns Hopkins University in a relevant department. The academic rank of this position will be commensurate with prior scholarly achievements. 

Excellent benefits for faculty members include college tuition remission for dependents (at any college) and tuition remission for faculty members, spouses and dependents for coursework at the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Music Institute. 

Applicants should send 3 documents, including: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) a 1-2-page statement of academic interests, and, 3) contact information for four professional references to: 

Ms. Tina Schmitt, Director, Talent Acquisition - [email protected]


The Kennedy Krieger Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups to apply.