Assistant /Associate Professor in Audiology/Hearing Science

Purdue University

Location: West Lafayette IN

 

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN is seeking applications for an assistant or associate level tenure-track faculty position in Audiology/Hearing Science. Researchers incorporating diverse methodologies to understand normal and/or disordered hearing are particularly encouraged to apply. Primary criteria are excellence in research and in teaching. A PhD in Audiology/Hearing Science or a related field is required. Essential duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. The position is a 10-month appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2021.

The Department offers undergraduate and graduate education.  Graduate education includes MS-SLP, AuD and PhD programs, as well as dual-degree tracks (e.g., AuD/PhD, MS-SLP/PhD).   Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is the principal occupant of the state-of-the-art Lyles-Porter Hall with an adjacent fMRI research facility. At this site, the Audiology Clinic, which serves as a Medicare provider, also provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services to infants through patients older than 100 and averages 1,900 patient visits a year.  SLHS is a diverse and collegial department, with 21 tenure track and 16 clinical faculty who have the opportunity to capitalize on an extraordinary network of collaborations and resources that includes strong support for inter-disciplinary and translational research. Faculty lead two interdisciplinary NIH training grants in Communication Disorders and in Auditory Neuroscience. Researchers in SLHS share a strong network with the Department of Psychological Sciences, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Biological Sciences, and programs/centers (e.g. Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, Center on Aging and the Life Course).

To be assured full consideration, complete applications should be received by January 5, 2021. Review of applications will begin January 13, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. A curriculum vitae, letter of application, three selected publications, a research plan, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement should be submitted through this link: (https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=11852&company=purdueuniv). In addition, three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s potential in both research and teaching should be sent to Teasha McKinley (teasha@purdue.edu)  Purdue University’s SLHS Department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Elizabeth Strickland, (estrick@purdue.edu). A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue is an ADVANCED institution.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Research Scientist

Center for Hearing at Boys Town National Research Hospital

Location: Omaha Nebraska

Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH) is hiring for an Open-Rank Research Scientist in the Center for Hearing Research.    The Center for Hearing Research is directed by Lori Leibold, Ph.D.

Scientists at Boys Town National Research Hospital are full-time researchers with no teaching and reasonable administrative and service commitments.   Position is located in Omaha, Nebraska.

Our vision is to add to the integrated research program at Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH), which aims to better understand hearing and speech perception, and to promote clinical hearing research. Applicants with research focus in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: spatial hearing, amplification, and/or auditory and speech perception across the lifespan.

  • All scientists will have access to new, state-of-the art laboratory facilities, generous start-up funds, and extensive supports for grant management, IT, participant recruitment, and clinical measurement.
  • Senior scientists aim for 50% salary support on external grants. There are multiple opportunities for collaboration across laboratories and involvement with BTNRH training programs. For early career scientists, extensive mentoring is available through internal programs and via a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant.

Scientists at Boys Town National Research Hospital work alongside an outstanding, internationally recognized group of colleagues.  In addition to clinicians and scientists in the Center for Hearing Research, collaborations are possible with faculty in the Centers for Human Neurosciences, Neuro-behavioral Research, Sensory Neuroscience Research, Audiological and Vestibular Services, and the Center for Childhood Deafness, Language, and Learning.  Our intellectual community also includes colleagues at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University, and the Creighton University School of Medicine.  Our participation in the Great Plains IDeA-Clinical & Translational Research Center provides training opportunities, partnerships, and resources for scientists who wish to translate science into better health outcomes.

Required Qualifications:

  • A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Hearing Science, Engineering, Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Experimental Psychology or a related field.
  • A record that demonstrates a highly productive and excellent research program, with the potential to attract and obtain external funding, is required.
  • Post-doctoral training and/or or faculty-level experience is preferred, but not required.

Candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Boys Town Career website:  jobs.boystown.org

 

Link to job posting: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=BOYSTOWN&cws=54&rid=16129

About Boys Town:  Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. Our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town’s mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

 

Consultant – Architectural Acoustics

Kirkegaard Associates

Location: Chicago IL

 

Consultant
Architectural Acoustics

Kirkegaard Associates is seeking a Consultant with experience in noise and vibration control, and experience
in sound isolation and architectural acoustics. The ideal candidate will have a willingness to work on a
diversity of projects including performing arts; an interest in developing and maintaining client relationships;
and a commitment to being a collaborative, efficient and effective team member both internally and
externally.

Position is being considered in our Chicago office.

Responsibilities include:
● Acoustics design consulting and project management of noise/vibration control, sound isolation
and room acoustics projects
● Coordinating work with architects, engineers, theater consultants, contractors, and other building
design/construction disciplines
● Analyzing data and working internally to help solve complex technical challenges and problems
● Managing small to medium sized projects for efficient and effective delivery of consulting services
on time and within budget
● Collaborating remotely with principals, consultants and specialists in other office locations
● Contributing to proposal and qualifications submissions
● Providing technical guidance and mentoring to specialists and interns
● Willing to put in the time and effort when required to complete the tasks required of the position
and/or the project.
● Be organized and compliant with company organization policy
● Participating in industry events and conferences to contribute to the business and the technical
field broadly
The ideal candidate will have:
● Three to seven years relevant experience in acoustics consulting (does not include teaching or
research experience)
● Experience in the measurement and analysis of complex noise and vibration projects
● Experience with all phases of projects from programming through commissioning
● Experience with multiple performing arts or large gathering based projects.
● High-level thinking and visualization skills with an orientation for design and creative problem
solving
● Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex issues and
problems with clarity
● A flexible, collaborative approach to work, both within the firm and with members of design
teams
● Experience communicating with general contractors, sub-contractors (HVAC, Electrical, Drywall
and Framing) and client project managers during construction administration process including
field visits, submittal review and RFI responses.
● Some exposure or desire for exposure in business development with preparation of proposals for
small to medium-sized projects
● Proficiency (or ability to readily learn) applications such as Bluebeam, REVIT, AutoCAD,
Rhino and EASE, CATT, or Odeon; experience with Matlab, Grasshopper, MaxMSP and/or
Audition desired
● Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, physics, or a related field
● Master’s degree in acoustics, architecture, physics, or engineering desired.
● Experience as a musician, public speaker, or actor
We offer a competitive salary with outstanding benefits that include health, dental, life, long term care
insurance and more.

Our mission is to create acoustically wonderful spaces and AV systems for our clients and a supportive work
environment for each other. Our vision is to add beauty to the world. If you share this vision, please apply
here. https://kirkegaard.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Kirkegaard Associates is a world-renowned, 44-year old architectural acoustics and integrated systems design
firm, specializing in the performing arts, with offices in Chicago, Houston, and St. Louis. The firm has
worked on over 2,800 projects in 24 countries since its founding in 1976. The current staff consists of 13
inspired and experienced individuals with backgrounds in architecture, architectural engineering, physics,
audio engineering, theater arts and technical design, information technology and performing arts production,
who perform work in room acoustics; sound isolation; noise and vibration control of building services; IT;
Security; and design and tuning of audio-video systems.

The firm’s expertise covers a wide spectrum: Performing Arts Centers; Schools of Music, Theater and Dance;
Religious Buildings; Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities; Theatres, Concert Halls and Opera Houses;
Educational Facilities; Business Facilities; Outdoor Music Venues; Museums and Libraries; Hotels and
Conference Centers; and Recording and Broadcast Studios.

Specialist – Architectural Acoustics

Kirkegaard

Location: Chicago IL

 

Specialist
Architectural Acoustics

Kirkegaard is seeking a Specialist for an early career position in architectural acoustics. The ideal candidate
will have a willingness to work on a diversity of projects including performing arts; an interest in developing
and maintaining client relationships; and a commitment to being a collaborative, efficient and effective team
member both internally and externally.

Position is being considered in our Chicago office.

Responsibilities include:
● Providing support to consultants on noise/vibration control, sound isolation and room acoustics
projects
● Analyzing data and working internally to help solve complex technical challenges and problems
● Preparing and reviewing drawings, documents, data sets and other digital design assets
● Managing project tasks and internal deadlines to contribute to the efficient delivery of consulting
services on time and within budget
● Working effectively with team members in other office locations for internal project coordination
● Coordinating work with architects, engineers, theater consultants and other disciplines in the
built environment
● Willing to put in the time and effort when required to complete the tasks required of the position
and/or the project.
● Be organized and compliant with company organization policy
● Participating in company meetings and industry events to learn more about the field broadly
The ideal candidate will have:
● Graduate to three years relevant experience in acoustics consulting (does not include teaching or
research experience)
● Experience in the measurement and analysis of noise and vibration projects
● Knowledge of all phases of projects from schematic design through construction administration
● High-level thinking and visualization skills with an orientation for design and creative problem
solving
● Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex issues and
problems with clarity
● A flexible, collaborative approach to work, both within the firm and with members of design
teams
● Experience communicating with general contractors, sub-contractors (HVAC, Electrical, Drywall
and Framing) and client project managers during construction administration process including
field visits, submittal review and RFI responses.
● Proficiency (or ability to readily learn) applications such as Bluebeam, REVIT, AutoCAD,
Rhino and EASE, CATT, or Odeon; experience with Matlab, Grasshopper, MaxMSP and/or
Audition desired
● Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, physics, or a related field
● Master’s degree in acoustics, architecture, physics, or engineering desired
● Experience as a musician, public speaker, or actor

We offer a competitive salary with outstanding benefits that include health, dental, life, long term care
insurance and more.

Our mission is to create acoustically wonderful spaces and AV systems for our clients and a supportive work
environment for each other. Our vision is to add beauty to the world. If you share this vision, please apply
here. https://kirkegaard.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Kirkegaard Associates is a world-renowned, 44-year old architectural acoustics and integrated systems design
firm, specializing in the performing arts, with offices in Chicago, Houston, and St. Louis. The firm has
worked on over 2,800 projects in 24 countries since its founding in 1976. The current staff consists of 13
inspired and experienced individuals with backgrounds in architecture, architectural engineering, physics,
audio engineering, theater arts and technical design, information technology and performing arts production,
who perform work in room acoustics; sound isolation; noise and vibration control of building services; IT;
Security; and design and tuning of audio-video systems.

The firm’s expertise covers a wide spectrum: Performing Arts Centers; Schools of Music, Theater and Dance;
Religious Buildings; Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities; Theatres, Concert Halls and Opera Houses;
Educational Facilities; Business Facilities; Outdoor Music Venues; Museums and Libraries; Hotels and
Conference Centers; and Recording and Broadcast Studios.

 

Project Engineer/Scientist

Epsilon

Location:   Maynard MA

Acoustical Group
Project Engineer/Scientist

ABOUT EPSILON
Epsilon is one of the best known and most respected environmental consulting firms in the northeast United States. Epsilon’s client base includes major energy, commercial real estate, aviation, institutional and residential developers, as well as local and state public agencies. As a well established, mid-sized firm, we are large enough to support our team members professionally and personally, and small enough to keep our focus on project successes and client satisfaction. Epsilon is privately held by its Principals, who are experts in their fields and work side-by-side with staff of all levels on complex, high-profile and interesting projects. A recipient of a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Award for Business Excellence, Epsilon has also been recognized twice as one of the Boston Business Journal’s Fifty Best Places to Work.

For additional information on the firm, please visit www.epsilonassociates.com.

POSITION SUMMARY
Epsilon is seeking a full-time project engineer or scientist to work as part of the Epsilon team on a wide range of environmental licensing, permitting and compliance projects. This position will encompass work primarily in the Acoustics Group.
In the Acoustics Group, the successful candidate will assist with community sound level measurement programs, meteorological data collection, data analysis, shadow flicker analyses from wind turbines, sound level modeling, and report preparation. This position requires periodic field work as well as overnight, out-of-state travel for renewable energy projects.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate will have:
1. 3-7 years of experience in a consulting environment,
2. B.S. in Acoustics, Engineering, Environmental Science, or Physics,
3. Experience in using sound level measurement equipment,
4. Experience with the Cadna/A model,
5. Superior written and verbal communication skills, and
6. Ability to work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary project team.

The successful applicant will also have strong organizational skills, be detail oriented, and have project management experience. Expected computer skills include facility with MS Word and MS Excel, as well as a working familiarity with AutoCAD or GIS. Experience in the energy industry, wind industry, materials handling business, and with the FHWA TNM model is a plus along with experience in presenting technical material to clients, agency staff and/or regulatory boards.
In addition to the Preferred Qualifications, the Candidate must have a valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle for business travel, including proper insurance and registration and have all necessary paperwork to work in the USA.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB
The Candidate must:
• be able to work outside in all weather conditions for an extended period of time, as necessary;
• work on a computer for extended periods of time;
• carry equipment weighing 40-85 pounds on either paved paths, trails, or fields; and
• complete periodic field work as well as overnight, out-of-state travel

WORKING CONDITIONS IN WHICH THE DUTIES ARE PERFORMED
Epsilon’s maintains a professional office located in an old mill in Maynard, MA. Office space is clean, quiet, and friendly. At this time, due to COVID, the office is open on a limited basis. Company employees are mainly working remotely, which is well supported by company infrastructure.
Our team members enjoy regular opportunities for professional growth, a relaxed and flexible work environment, a competitive base salary, a 401k plan with a generous company match, profit sharing, an annual performance bonus program, and a full benefits package.
Epsilon is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. We ensure a workplace that support and encourages creativity, professional growth and a company culture that promotes diversity, inclusion and overall employee health and well-being. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

Please send your letter of interest and resume to Ms. Karen Roth, Epsilon Associates, Inc., 3 Mill & Main Place, Suite 250, Maynard, MA 01754 (or e-mail to kroth@epsilonassociates.com). No phone calls please.

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