The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) invites applications for a unique position as Executive Director of the Callier Center and tenured Full Professor in our highly-ranked Speech, Language, and Hearing program within the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The Callier Center for Communication Disorders is a national leader in research and education in speech, language, and hearing, and in clinical care of disorders of these critical behavioral and brain systems. The integration of basic and applied science with clinical care and education affords the Callier Center with remarkable translational research capabilities and opportunities.
The Speech, Language, and Hearing program at the Callier Center encompasses four degree programs within the UT Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, including two clinical graduate programs (audiology and speech-language pathology), an undergraduate major, and a PhD program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The clinical speech-language pathology program is among the largest in the nation. The success of the educational program can be measured in the success of its students, with more than 95 percent of clinical trainees employed immediately after graduation.
The Callier Center continues to support the community, with more than 48,000 clinical visits for 4,000 children and adults annually. The center offers evaluation and therapies in all areas affecting communication, including hearing impairment, language acquisition, child development and autism spectrum disorder. A large portion of the support for clinical services and training comes from donations to the Callier Care Fund.
In 2003, Callier Richardson was built adjacent to the UT Dallas campus to handle the increasing patient and educational load, and the population shift in the Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area. In 2016, with the aim of solidifying a translational research mission, Callier expanded again with a 63,200 square-foot facility at Callier Richardson. Callier Richardson incorporates clinical and research facilities, including the Callier Clinical Research Center, a set of laboratories and core facilities for research. This addition dramatically increased the center's educational, research and clinical capacities, and allowed the Callier Center to further integrate its research with other schools withing UT Dallas.
The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences has a long and cherished history, much of which has integrally involved the Callier Center, which had been established in 1963 as a non-profit community-based institution. BBS, formerly called the School of Human Development, was formed in 1975 by the merger of the Callier Center and UT Dallas. The school offered a Communication Disorders program at Callier Dallas, while other programs were offered at the main campus in Richardson. The Director of the Callier Center was named the first Dean of the newly formed School of Human Development. In 2003, recognizing the breadth of faculty research and education, a name change led to the creation of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The three disciplinary areas in BBS – cognition and neuroscience, psychological sciences, and communication sciences and disorders – offer five undergraduate degree programs (child learning and development, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, and speech-language pathology and audiology), four master of science programs (applied cognition and neuroscience, communication disorders, human development and early childhood disorders, and psychological sciences), three doctor of philosophy programs (cognition and neuroscience, communication sciences and disorders, and psychological sciences), and one clinical doctoral program (audiology). A strong interdisciplinary emphasis brings faculty together across the three academic areas.
BBS has more than 2,300 undergraduate students and nearly 600 graduate students, including two of the top 10 undergraduate majors at UTD (neuroscience, psychology). Our faculty include over 60 research-track faculty and more than 20 full-time educational faculty. Our faculty has more than $14 million in annual research expenditures, most of which comes from federal governmental sources (e.g., National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation).
UT Dallas is the fastest growing university in Texas, and the second fastest growing public doctoral university in the country according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Since 2016, The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education considers it an
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About The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.