Head of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Purdue University

Location: West Lafayette, IN

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University. The position will be available July 1, 2019. We seek an internationally recognized researcher with a history of skillful interdisciplinary leadership and an inspiring vision for the Department. The successful candidate will serve as advocate for the Department to the College, University, and larger community.

The successful candidate will be an academic leader and scholar with a commitment to the research, clinical, and teaching missions of the Department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, have scholarly credentials commensurate with the rank of Tenured Full Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and have expertise in one of the department’s subject areas and have a program of publication in this field. Furthermore, the candidate must be able to contribute to the research portfolio of the department. Desirable attributes include a strong record of published research and external funding as well as prior experience in academic and clinical program administration and program development. The successful candidate must also value and promote diversity.

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is a diverse and collegial department with 22 research/tenure track faculty and 15 clinical faculty members.  Research areas represented in the Department include: Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, and Speech & Hearing Sciences. The Department houses a thriving interdisciplinary community, including ongoing collaborations with other departments (e.g., Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Psychological Sciences) and programs/centers (e.g., Linguistics, Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue Autism Cluster, Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation, and Ray W. Herrick Acoustic Laboratories). Faculty lead two interdisciplinary NIH training grants in Communication Disorders and in Auditory Neuroscience. The Department has accredited and highly ranked clinical programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. It awards Bachelors, Masters, Au.D., and Ph.D. degrees.

Purdue University’s Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 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 their cover letter, including their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a letter of interest indicating relevant experience, qualifications, and commitment to diversity, and names of three individuals from whom references may be obtained. Materials are to be sent electronically to SLHS-Head-Search@purdue.edu. Questions may be directed to Doran C. French (dcfrench@purdue.edu), Committee Chair, or Jessica Huber (jhuber@purdue.edu).

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

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physics

United States Naval Academy

Location: Annapolis, MD


We invite applications for at least one tenure-track faculty position in physics starting as early as Autumn 2019. Appointments at all ranks will be considered, but our preference is for junior faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates in all fields who value a balance between teaching and research are encouraged to apply, but we strongly encourage applications from candidates who specialize in physical acoustics. Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential for teaching a variety of physics courses including required courses for physics majors at the upper level.  We are committed to hiring faculty who embrace the diverse nature of our student body comprised of exceptional women and men from every congressional district in the United States.

Areas of research in our department include acoustics, astrophysics, computational physics, nuclear physics, optics, and condensed matter.

Minimum Qualifications:

– A Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline is required.  (anticipated completion of Ph.D. no later than Autumn 2019 is acceptable).

How to Apply:

Review of applications will begin on November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Visit https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/Physics-AY19.php for more information, including how to apply. The U. S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Included Benefits:

Faculty at the US Naval Academy are US federal employees with the full range of healthcare, retirement and maternity benefits. https://www.usna.edu/HRO/benefits/employeebenefits.php

FACULTY POSITION in Ocean Science and Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location: Cambridge, MA

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks an individual for a tenure-track faculty position in Ocean Science and Engineering to ideally begin July 2019 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. Appointment will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment will be considered.

We seek candidates from all areas of the broad and diverse field of Ocean Science and Engineering including but not limited to: energy, robotics, autonomy, system integration, transportation, hydrodynamics, turbulence, naval architecture, structural analysis, materials, sensing, exploration, communications, acoustics, sustainability, food, environmental management, biomimetics, resource harvesting, medicine, security, high performance computation, forecasting, inference, ecosystem dynamics, climate effects, signal processing, and data management.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to fostering interdisciplinary research that can address grand challenges facing our society.   We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research, contribute proactively to both undergraduate and graduate level teaching in the Mechanical Engineering department and add to the diversity of the academic community.

Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, conducting original scholarly research and developing course materials at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in a field related to Ocean Science and Engineering by the beginning of employment.

In addition to searching specifically for ocean science and engineering, the department has positions available broadly in mechanical engineering: http://meche.mit.edu/faculty-positions.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and copies of no more than three publications.  They should also arrange for four individuals to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf.  This information must be entered electronically at the following site: https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/meche/register.tcl by December 31, 2018 when review of applications will begin.

MIT is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Purdue University

Location: West Lafayette, IN

Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health beginning July 1, 2019 or later. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status.

This will be a two-year appointment. Individuals may seek training in any of the following overarching areas: (1) Foundational; (2) Developmental Disorders; (3) Neurological and Degenerative Disorders. Potential mentors include: Alexander Francis, Stacey Halum, Michael Heinz, Jessica Huber, Natalya Kaganovich, David Kemmerer, Keith Kluender, Ananthanarayan (Ravi) Krishnan, Laurence Leonard, Georgia Malandraki, Amanda Seidl, Preeti Sivasankar, Elizabeth Strickland, and Ronnie Wilbur. Applicants should contact appropriate individuals on this list prior to submitting an application. A description of the research areas of these potential mentors can be found at http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/slhs/research/areas.html.

Application materials should include a statement of interest including desired research trajectory, three letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, and copies of relevant publications.  These materials should be sent to Elizabeth A. Strickland, Project Director, at estrick@purdue.edu.  Deadline for submission of applications is December 7, 2018. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.   www.purdue.edu/hhs/slhs

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor, Acoustics

The Pennsylvania State University

Location: State College

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor, Acoustics

The Graduate Program in Acoustics at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position in acoustics. The position is open at the Associate Professor level, although exceptionally well qualified applicants at all levels may be considered. The Program seeks candidates with research expertise in acoustics from any sub-discipline and an ability to teach acoustics at the graduate level is essential. Research areas of interest for the position include, but are not limited to, transducers and biomedical ultrasound. The goal of this search is to identify the strongest candidate regardless of specialization.

The Graduate Program in Acoustics is one of the world’s premier resources in acoustics education and research, and it was established in 1965. There are currently 48 Acoustics faculty members from Penn State who contribute to the missions of teaching, research, and service. The Program offers the M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in acoustics. There are over 50 resident Acoustics graduate students at the University Park campus, and over 80 students who are seeking M.Eng. degrees through the distance learning option. The Acoustics Program is administratively aligned with the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, but maintains separate curricula, examinations, space, and budgets. Penn State Acoustics also maintains a strong relationship with the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), a university center of excellence in defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus on naval missions and related areas. The Acoustics Program also supports the Penn State Center for Acoustics and Vibration (CAV) that serves as a base for technology transfer to industry in the many sub-disciplines of acoustics and vibration. Penn State Acoustics faculty members are also involved with the Materials Research Institute, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center, or have collaborations with the College of Medicine. The University is one of the nation’s leaders in industry-sponsored research, with partnerships with over 400 companies on an annual basis.

Qualifications: Applicants shall hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in acoustics, engineering, science, or closely related areas at the time of beginning their Penn State appointment. Candidates will be expected to engage in graduate level instruction both in the fundamentals of acoustics and in their area of expertise. In parallel, all candidates are expected to establish an externally funded research program, supporting graduate students, and to publish in high quality academic journals.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with background and experiences. An attractive benefits package is available. State College, Pennsylvania has great local schools, closeness to nature, the arts, sports, and a population dedicated to excellence.

Application: Applicants shall upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and complete contact information of three professional references. Academic transcripts are also required for applicants who received their Ph.D. within the last five years. All this documentation should be uploaded in a single PDF file to this listing. Inquiries should be directed to AcousticsFacSearch@engr.psu.edu.

For information about Penn State Acoustics and related units, please see: Graduate Program in Acoustics, http:www.acs.psu.edu; Department of Aerospace Engineering, http://www.aero.psu.edu; Center for Acoustics and Vibration, http://www.cav.psu.edu; Applied Research Laboratory, http://www.arl.psu.edu. Review of Applications will begin on January 4, 2019, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Desired start date is July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1304342

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Adaptive Signal Processing Engineer


Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts

Where Data, Theory, and Analysis Create Innovative Solutions

Adaptive Signal Processing Engineer


JPAnalytics, LLC is a dynamic small business developing and defining the future in underwater acoustic communications and array processing.  We work both alone and with technology development and system integration partners to develop underwater acoustic array processing and acoustic communications algorithms and systems for very challenging applications and environments.  We offer an exciting environment with the opportunity to take on a leadership role in and contribute to multiple facets of important projects.

An opening exists for an experienced Engineer with expertise in the development, analysis and implementation of adaptive signal processing algorithms.  Given the small business environment, the candidate should be able to contribute to the company in multiple technical areas as well as be willing take on some limited administrative duties.


Specific technical responsibilities include:

  • Develop and analyze the performance of underwater acoustic communications techniques for the modulation, coding, detection, demodulation and decoding of signals and data.
  • Develop and analyze the performance of advanced passive sonar detection algorithms.
  • Use acoustic and signal processing models and simulations as well as field data to investigate and optimize algorithm and sensor configurations.
  • Work with both partners and customers to integrate JPAnalytics algorithms, chips and boards into functioning systems.
  • Participate in the field testing and demonstration of system components as well as full systems.


Required Experience Includes:

  • Experience with adaptive signal processing algorithms – development, analysis and implementation on real-time systems.
  • Experience in the fields of linear algebra and stochastic processes and their use in algorithm implementation and performance analysis.
  • Experience using simulation environments to evaluate algorithm performance.
  • Experience with development and implementation of conventional DSP algorithms .
  • Masters or PhD degree (EE, Math or related discipline)
  • 5 years professional experience.


Required Skills Include:

  • Capable of independent project leadership
  • Fluent in Matlab


Other Requirements:

  • The ability to get and maintain a U.S. DOD Security Clearance is required.
  • The ability and willingness to do field work is required.
  • Some familiarity with digital communications algorithms including error correction coding.
  • Data acquisition hardware development experience is a plus.


JPAnalytics offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package and is located on Cape Cod in Falmouth, Massachusetts.  Flexible work arrangements are possible.  Please submit applications or inquiries to careers@jpanalytics.com.


Applications should include a cover letter containing applicant’s contact information and general background description, a detailed resume, a one page description of a major signal processing project in which the applicant played a significant role including details about the applicant’s role, and the names and contact information of three references.


JPAnalytics is an equal opportunity employer.

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