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Speech-Language Pathology Program - Clinical Director/Professor

D'Youville University
Cheektowaga, NY
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

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D'Youville University's Speech-Language Pathology Program is seeking an outstanding candidate to join our faculty in a clinical faculty position at the Clinical Assistant Professor rank to provide leadership as the Director of Clinical Education (DCE) and teach content in clinical courses and/or area of clinical expertise.

Faculty rank will be commensurate with education and qualifications

Reports to: Program Director

Minimum Requirements (no specific order)
  • Earned master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state where employed.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a licensed speech-language pathologist.
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical teaching and/or clinical coordination experience.
  • Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills.
  • Current knowledge and skill in the use of information and computer technology (e.g., word processing, e-mail, database) or proven ability to learn these skills.
  • Able to work with students with special needs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of speech-language pathology.
  • Able to initiate, administer, assess, and document clinical education programs.
  • Able to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers.
  • Able to travel, as needed.

Preferred Requirements
  • Possess all minimum requirements, with the addition of
  • Prior teaching experiences in a speech-language pathology academic program and/or administrative experience in clinical practice.
  • Earned doctoral degree or clinical doctorate or enrolled in or desire to pursue doctoral studies.
  • Design and conduct independent and/or collaborative research in clinical education or related areas.
  • Knowledge of educational, management, and adult learning theory and principles.
  • Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education.
  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.

Position Description

The DCE holds a clinical faculty appointment and has administrative, academic, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the academic program. This individual demonstrates competence in clinical education, teaching, and curriculum development. In addition, the DCE primary responsibilities are to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the academic program and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty. These activities include but are not limited to the following:
  • developing, monitoring, and refining the clinical education component of the curriculum,
  • facilitating quality learning experiences for students during clinical education,
  • evaluating students' performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum,
  • educating students, clinical and academic faculty about clinical education,
  • selecting clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with speech-language pathology practice,
  • maximizing available resources for the clinical education program,
  • providing documented records and assessment of the clinical education component (includes clinical education sites, clinical educators, etc.), and
  • actively engaging core faculty in clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment.

The DCE serves as a liaison between the speech-language pathology program and the clinical education site as part of their responsibilities. The DCE, in cooperation with the Program Director and other academic faculty, establishes clinical education site and facility standards, selects and evaluates clinical education sites, and facilitates ongoing development of and communication with clinical education sites and clinical faculty.

Work Remotely - No

Work Location: Buffalo, NY

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year

Additional Salary Information

Faculty rank will be commensurate with education and qualifications.

The salary range reflects our good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible compensation at the time of posting, the role and associated responsibilities, and the experience, education, and training of the selected candidate.

About D'Youville University:

D'Youville is a private university located on the vibrant west side of Buffalo, preparing students for the 21st Century. The University has a growing community of over 2,600 students in an urban setting, offering more than 50 majors in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies, including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business and liberal arts, D'Youville encourages students to balance inter-and extra-curricular activities, integrating community service with coursework. Excelling at helping students reach their career goals, D'Youville instills character to become change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good.  Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the University after the Patron Saint Marguerite D'Youville to be a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations to give them a better life, which continues today. A school with a long history, D'Youville welcomes students of every culture, background and faith and is a place where traditions can be openly shared and respected.

D'Youville's proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. All job offers are contingent upon legal authorization to be employed in NYS as determined by NYS DOL. To learn more about D'Youville, please visit

D'Youville University continues to grow its commitment to Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion. Remaining true to the teachings of our Patroness, St. Marguerite d'Youville, we seek to selflessly and compassionately contribute to humanity by improving the lives of individuals and society through education. D'Youville University was founded to extend a hand to those in need and equip them, through education, with the skills necessary to change the world.

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