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Assistant/Associate Professor

Assistant/Associate Professor

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science

Salus University is 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, and biomedicine.

The faculty member will engage in teaching, research, and 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). Finally, this faculty member will provide service to the program, college and university by participating 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)
  • 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 at 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
  • 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: adult language disorders; neuroscience/speech science; or counseling
  • Minimum 3-5 years clinical, teaching, and research experience in selected area(s) of expertise in an institution of higher education
  • Funded grant work or grant writing experience
  • Knowledge of content delivery methods including web-support classes (e.g., Blackboard) and distance learning
  • Excellent oral and written communication, computer skills, and knowledge of clinical/didactic computer applications
  • Team-building, organization, time-management, and leadership skills
  • Experience networking with various academic disciplines to promote interprofessional education and practice among faculty and students
  • Active participation and/or leadership in local, regional, national or international SLP organizations. 

Additional Info

Contact Name : Robert Serianni

Contact Address : 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 215-780-3107

Application Deadline : 12/31/2021

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