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Assistant/Associate Professor

Assistant/Associate Professor

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

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 professional programs in Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Blindness and Low Vision studies, as well as our post-baccalaureate certificate programs, and a doctoral program in Biomedicine. The 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, prior to the start f the next cohort.

The faculty member will engage in teaching, clinical and community service activities and research to advance the education and training of students enrolled in the SLP program, as well as engagement in interprofessional education and collaborative practice events. 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/professional development. 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 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
  • 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, 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 students' 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 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, Communication Sciences and Disorders or related profession; 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/or research experience 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 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, organizational, 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
The 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.

Please submit a current CV with a Letter of Interest and supporting documents (i.e., teaching philosophy, diversity statement, etc.) to Salus at:

Questions and inquiries may be directed to Robert Serianni, Chair and Program Director, in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at

Additional Info

Contact Name : Robert Serianni

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

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 215-780-3107

Application Deadline : 9/1/2022

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