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Assistant/Associate Professor for the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Department

Salus University
Job Location:
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Salus University, founded as the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1919, today is a diversified, globally recognized professional academic center of learning that offers a wide range of degree programs in the professions of Optometry, Audiology, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Biomedicine, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. Salus operates four clinical facilities in the Philadelphia area that provide highly specialized vision, hearing and balance, and speech-language pathology services. The University has more than 1,100 students, including PhD candidates, and more than 12,500 alumni worldwide. For more information, please visit 

Salus University, in Elkins Park, PA, is actively seeking qualified applicants for Assistant/Associate Professor for the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Department. The program resides in the College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation (CHER) that also includes programs in occupational therapy, physician assistant, blindness and low vision, post-baccalaureate, biomedicine, and orthotics and prosthetics. This position allows for flexibility to start on a renewable annual contract as non-tenure, and move to a tenure-track appointment over time. The fully-funded position is currently open with a preferred start date of Summer, 2022.

The faculty member will engage in teaching, research, clinical and community service activities to advance the education and training of students enrolled in the SLP masters program. The faculty member will also contribute to the general body of knowledge of the SLP profession through the scholarship of teaching, research, clinical practice, and continuing education. In addition, this individual will also contribute to the educational process and program development in accordance with the standards, principles and scope of practice set forth by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This faculty member will provide service to the program, college and university by practicing in committee work as needed and assigned. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:  

As a full-time, 12-month, core faculty member, the individual who fills this position will:

    • Provide course instruction across the lifespan in-person and via on-line/hybrid teaching and clinical activities
    • Assist with designing, implementing, and refining the SLP graduate program(s)
    • Adhere to the creating, development and implementation of course syllabi using standardized university policies, procedures and formats
    • Participate in the admissions process for the SLP graduate program(s), with special attention to recruiting and retaining students from underrepresented groups
    • Evaluate student performance by developing competency-based standards, student learning outcomes, and formative and summative evaluations
    • Serve as an academic advisor for SLP graduate students
    • Assure the availability of remedial and advanced instruction based on student educational needs
    • Utilize state-of-the-art technology and software to provide student education and clinical training
    • Serve as a faculty clinician and/or clinical supervisor in the on-campus speech-language pathology clinic
    • Develop a clinical or basic science line of research with the goal of: research funding; opportunities for student involvement, and professional presentations and publications of state, regional, national and international conferences
    • Assist in writing annual accreditation reports and postings to the SLP/CHER website announcing faculty and student accomplishments
    • Help to effectively market the SLP program(s) to various constituents throughout the university and across local, national and international communities by participating in community-based service projects, programs and organizations
    • Complete other duties as assigned by the Department Chair/Program Director

Education/Experience Requirements: 

    • Terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D) in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Sciences and Disorders; the program will consider ABD candidates
    • ASHA Certification in SLP (CCC-SLP) and eligibility for SLP Licensure in Pennsylvania

Desired Skills and Abilities:  

    • Preference given to individuals with clinical, teaching and research expertise in the core disorder areas of Speech-Language Pathology
    • Interest in developing coursework and clinical experiences that include interprofessional education and collaborative practice to address culturally and linguistically diverse populations
    • Minimum 3-5 years clinical, teaching, and/or research experience in selected area(s) of expertise in an institution of higher education
    • Excellent oral and written communication, computer skills, and knowledge of clinical/didactic computer applications
    • Team-building, organization, time-management, and leadership skills
    • Active participation and/or leadership in local, regional, national or international SLP organizations
    • Knowledge of content delivery methods including web-support classes (e.g., Blackboard) and distance learning
    • Funded grant work or grant writing experience

This position includes a generous salary and comprehensive benefits package, including funds for professional development and travel as well as start-up costs for research and teaching technologies.

About Salus University and the College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation

Having recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary as Salus University and with clinical facilities in Elkins Park and Philadelphia, Salus is an important education and healthcare provider to the greater Philadelphia region. Academic programs at the university are offered by three Colleges: the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, the George S. Osbourne College of Audiology, and the newly-established College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation. The College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation is home to several professional and graduate programs in Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, Biomedicine, Speech-Language Pathology, and a Post-Baccalaureate program. A new program in Orthotics and Prosthetics is also under development, adding to an interprofessional, collaborative culture in the College, whose mission articulates a commitment “to offering programs grounded in evidence-based research and practice, and interprofessional education to prepare students to become competent professionals dedicated to promoting the health, well-being and education of the individuals and the communities they serve.”

Salus University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women/Minorities/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability or other legally protected status.

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