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Clinical Assistant Professor (Speech-Language Pathology, Voice Focus)

Clinical Assistant Professor (Speech-Language Pathology, Voice Focus)

Clinical Assistant Professor (Speech-Language Pathology, Voice Focus)
(Non-Tenure Eligible)

The Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University is searching for a full-time speech-language pathologist to join the dynamic team of clinical faculty as an assistant clinical professor. The successful applicant will be responsible for provision of clinical care, supervision of graduate students, and support of research and educational missions of the Department’s Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The position will be housed in the Voice, Speech, Language Service and Swallowing Center located at Northwestern University’s downtown Chicago medical campus in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The Center provides specialized care to inpatients and outpatients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and serves as an exceptional educational setting for graduate students. The Center has strong partnerships with world-renowned research scientists housed within the Northwestern University Communication and Sciences Disorders Department and Practitioners and Scholars in the Department of Theatre. Candidates must have extensive experience in the evaluation and management of voice and upper airway disorders. The successful candidate will provide services within our rapidly growing interdisciplinary collaborative voice team in the Otolaryngology department.

Employment term: One (1) year appointment beginning September 1, 2023, renewable on an annual basis.

• Earned Master's, SLPD or Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology as well as Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from ASHA
• Eligibility for Illinois SLP licensure.
• Diverse experience in the evaluation and treatment of a variety voice, upper airway, and swallowing disorders. Ideal candidates will have experience working in an interdisciplinary setting as well as proficiency in performing and interpreting flexible and rigid laryngoscopy and videostroboscopy.
• Special consideration will be given to those with experience in dysphagia evaluation and management, particularly with performance and interpretation of Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBS).
• Provide exceptional, evidence-based evaluation and treatment for patients in an outpatient Otolaryngology clinic setting.
• Collaborate with laryngologists and speech-language pathologists during interdisciplinary clinic, providing comprehensive voice evaluations including performance and interpretation of rigid and flexible nasopharyngeal laryngoscopy, videostroboscopy, Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), Modified Barium Swallow Studies, and aerodynamic acoustic measures.
• Develop the clinical skills of graduate students via direct instruction and supervision within a team-based educational model.
• Assist in student advising and other activities related to student development.
• Participate in scholarship, professional activities, and service to the CSD Department collaborating with counterparts in Evanston, School of Communication, university, community, and the profession.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted via online submission to our faculty recruiting system. Please include the following materials in your application: cover letter, current vitae, and the name and email addresses of three (3) references. Email your questions to the department at For more information about the Department, please visit: and- disorders/.

Closing Date: Ongoing until position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

The School: The School of Communication has five departments and offers a suite of interdisciplinary undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs. The departments span the communication arts and sciences including the Department of Radio-Television-Film, the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Department of Theatre (which includes music theatre and dance). The faculty of over 180 includes 99 tenure-eligible faculty. The school offers instruction to roughly 1000 undergraduate majors and 650 graduate and professional students. Founded over 144 years ago, the School has been a leader in developing communication disciplines and professions, and continues to be a center of excellence in the communication arts and sciences. Our current Dean is E. Patrick Johnson.

The Department: The Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University is widely recognized for its excellence in research, education, and clinical training in the field of communication sciences and disorders. The department's commitment to excellence is reflected in its rankings, with the program being recognized as the 2nd best speech-language pathology program and 4th best audiology program by U.S. News and World Report. As a leading institution in this discipline, the department is committed to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovative clinical and research practices. The department is co-located with the Northwestern University Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning (NUCASLL), a state-of-the-art clinical facility that offers the highest quality diagnostic and treatment procedures to clients with diverse hearing, cognitive-communication speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders. NUCASLL also serves as a training ground for future clinical professionals while participating in innovative clinical and translational research.

The University: Northwestern University is one of the nation’s largest private research universities. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, the main campus is in Evanston and the medical and law campus is 12 miles south in downtown Chicago. There is continuing expansion of university facilities and programs, particularly in the sciences and medicine. Diverse cultural, social, and recreational activities abound on and near each campus.
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