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Program Director & Lecturer

The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
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May 30, 2023

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Director: Pre-Masters Track/Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Certificate - DraftFACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Program Director & LecturerCOLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCESThe Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Vermont (UVM) is seeking applicants for a 75% time Lecturer (12 months), effective August 2023. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications.This position is for the director (.75 FTE) of the Pre-Masters Track and Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) online Certificate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The discipline is Speech-Language Pathology. A qualified applicant would hold national certification (i.e., CCC-SLP) and be eligible for Vermont state licensure in the field of SLP. Doctoral degree preferred, but M.S. degree candidates with teaching experience in higher education and administrative skills would also be qualified and considered.Components of this position include the management of the Pre-Masters Track and SLPA post-baccalaureate certificate programs(e.g., recruitment, student advising, tracking and recording student progress, coordinating content across the curriculum, coordinating internship experiences, internship hours tracking, staying current with ASHA SLPA certification requirements, staying current with trends in the field at the state and national level, coordinating and communicating with the CSD graduate program director to ensure content is appropriate for pre-MS coursework, program quality review, etc.). Teaching courses in the curriculum is a fundamental component of the position. Likely courses include Development of Spoken Language, Working with Speech Disorders (for SLPA students, with practicum), and Working with Language Disorders (for SLPA students, with practicum). The person in this position would be a considered a full voting member of the department and college and expected to participate in service as well as regularly scheduled departmental activities (e.g., department meetings, committees, CSD faculty/student events, etc.). The Pre-Masters Track and Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Certificate programs are primarily marketed by UVM Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) and delivered in an on-line format. This position thus requires a high level of proficiency with technology used for teaching, communication, marketing, student record keeping, etc. Innovative teaching practices, accessibility, and a commitment to student knowledge and skills acquisition is paramount. Additionally, regular communication and coordination with PACE and CSD is a must.Required qualifications by the date of appointment.· Ph.D. or M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or a closely related field.· Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and eligibility for Vermont SLP licensure are required.· Online teaching experience (in higher education preferred)The UniversityEstablished in 1791, the University of Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. UVM's tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.The CollegeThe college is home to approximately 1200 students in eight different health professions comprising seven undergraduate and six graduate degree programs including an interdisciplinary Ph.D. The College is committed to inter-professional education and practice and educational innovation. We are part of an academic health sciences center including Vermont's tertiary care hospital, the Larner College of Medicine, and a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary clinical simulation laboratory, within proximity to the University campus.The DepartmentThe Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is part of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences It is located in the heart of campus in Pomeroy Hall, a spacious building containing faculty and staff offices, research laboratories, and an in-house speech-language and hearing clinic. The successful candidate will join a department with tenure track faculty, clinical faculty, lecturers, and staff that are dedicated to educating the nearly 90 undergraduate students, 38 graduate students in our programs. Program offerings include an undergraduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, MSc. and Ph.D. programs in Speech Language Pathology, and two post-baccalaureate Speech Language Pathology certificates (SLP Prerequisite Pre-Masters Track Certificate; Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate). Faculty have extensive collaborations with other departments and programs within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Department of Psychological Science, and the College of Education and Social Services.The CommunityUVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic, and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.Application processThe University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, and oversight of the online certificate programs. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. Anticipated start date is August 21, 2023.Prospective candidates should apply online at and search for the position using the departmental name ("Communication Sciences and Disorders").Applicants must include the following:1) letter of interest with stated qualifications for the position,2) a teaching statement including teaching interests and philosophy,3) a statement on their potential to promote the diversity, equity, and inclusion mission of the university,4) three professional references, and5) a curriculum vitae.Review of applications will begin ASAP and continue until the position is filled. For additional information please contact: Michael S. Cannizzaro, Ph.D. Search Committee Chair Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders ( University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.
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