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Assistant/Associate Professor, Institute for Speech Language Pathology - Non-Tenure Track

Widener University
Chester County, PA
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Nov 26, 2021

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Job no: 492595

Work type: Non-tenure track faculty

Location: Chester

Categories: Faculty

The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology at Widener University is an Applicant for Candidacy Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Md., 20850. Phone: 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700). If Candidacy Accreditation is approved, the program intends to admit its first cohort in Summer, 2021. The program is actively seeking a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) in the College of Health and Human Services. This role reports to the Director of the Institute for Speech-Language Pathology in the College of Health and Human Services.

This is a 10-month non-tenure track position for a candidate with a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Sciences and Disorders, ASHA Certification in SLP (CCC-SLP), eligibility for SLP Licensure in Pennsylvania, and a minimum 2 years clinical and teaching experience in an institution of higher education. Preference will be given to individuals with clinical and teaching expertise in voice, fluency, dysphagia, motor speech disorders, or pediatric communication disorders.

The College, which has a focus on interprofessional education, service, and research, houses programs in clinical psychology, education, human sexuality, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and social work. Our students represent a multitude of diverse identities. We aspire to develop a College faculty, staff, and curriculum that is anti-racist, anti-oppressive and reflects and respects our professional values. We seek to create an intentionally diverse educational community in which students, staff, and faculty perspectives are valued and meaningfully incorporated into our work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to)

Essential Duties:


* Develop and teach courses in the SLP Program as negotiated with the Director.
* Ensure courses and syllabi are current and available to all students.
* Demonstrate competency in teaching as evidenced by supervisor, peer, and student evaluations.
* Demonstration of expertise in areas of teaching responsibility and content delivery method.
* Participate in team and/or interdisciplinary teaching.
* Participate in curriculum development.
* Use faculty development opportunities and teacher effectiveness tools to improve teaching.
* Supervise students on special projects (e.g. interprofessional, research projects).
* Maintain regular office hours, guide or support students who reach out for assistance, and identify students who are struggling and need extra attention or support to be successful through use of email, phone or other appropriate means of communication.

Clinical Education:

* Supervise student clinical education in the SLP Clinic and affiliated interprofessional pro bono Chester Community Clinic.


* Engage in scholarly/clinical work related to area of interest on a regular basis and as required by expectations of the Program.
* Maintain currency of clinical and professional knowledge through regular continuing education.


* Attend all university academic events as required in the faculty handbook.
* Attend all University, School, and Program faculty meetings.
* Participate in student recruitment and admission activities.
* Engage with students via co-curricular activities.
* Serve as an academic advisor and/or mentor for students and/or student organizations.
* Assist in the accreditation process including preparation of documents for accreditation applications, annual reviews, and site visits.
* Demonstrate the ability to support the mission of Widener University as evidenced by teaching and clinical assignments, advising, and mentoring of students.
* Participate in professional activities and service to the University, College, community, and the profession.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (education/training and experience)


* Master's degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited college or university.
* Certification in Speech-Language Pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-SLP).
* Licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or eligibility to apply, in Speech-Language Pathology.
* Minimum 3 years clinical experience in speech-language pathology;
* Minimum 2 years clinical, teaching, and research experience in an institution of higher education.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication abilities.
* Strong organizational skills.
* In-depth knowledge of at least one area of SLP practice and scientific knowledge base.
* Knowledge of education and health care system structures relative to SLP.
* Teaching and clinical experience in an academic environment
* Knowledge of content delivery methods including web-supported classes (e.g., Canvas) and distance learning.
* Experience networking with various academic disciplines to promote interprofessional education and practice among faculty and students.


* Experience teaching and providing clinical supervision to SLP master's students in an academic setting.
* 3 + years clinical, teaching, and research experience in an institution of higher education.
* 5 + years clinical experience in speech-language pathology.
* Active participation in local, regional, national, or international SLP organizations.


* Must be able to sit, stand and move about a classroom and/or campus for extended periods of time.
* May need to lift supplies of up to 20lbs per item.
* May be required to be available to students via phone, email or other means of communication during nights and weekends.

Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive University, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law School located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the University, please visit our website at


Advertised: 07 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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