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Associate / Full Professor, Speech-Language Pathology

Associate / Full Professor, Speech-Language Pathology

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty


The Division of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) invites applicants for a faculty member position. We are seeking a tenure-eligible Associate Professor or Professor to join our team. This position is open to faculty with expertise in voice, motor speech, and/or craniofacial. The newly developed Master’s of Speech-Language Pathology program covers the broad scope of SLP practice with an emphasis in medical SLP.


Qualified applicants must have a successful extramural research program, experience mentoring others in clinical research, clinical experience in the areas they will teach, hold their CCCs, and be candidates for state licensure. A Master’s degree in SLP and a research doctorate degree are required. The successful candidate should qualify for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Applicants should have prior formal experience educating students pursuing the field of SLP and knowledge of SLP practice and professional issues. The successful applicant will demonstrate qualities of: a passion for education, a belief in continuous quality improvement, well-honed interpersonal communication skills, enjoyment in working in a team environment, and a high-level of organization.


Responsibilities will include teaching in the SLP program, scholarship (peer-reviewed journal publications and extramurally funded grants), and academic service (student advising, committee service, professional service). University, College and Department/Division level mentorship is available to support career development.

  • Teaching responsibilities will be dependent on the areas of expertise of the applicant. This person will work closely with the other SLP Division faculty, the student services coordinator, and other college, university and community stakeholders to ensure a high-quality educational experience.

  • All faculty are required to engage in scholarship/research. For this position, the focus of the scholarship can be clinical, translational, and/or basic and should be supported by extramural funding.

  • Clinical practice opportunities through MUSC Health are available and encouraged. We have many inpatient and outpatient opportunities (specialty clinics, etc.) that the faculty would be welcome to join. These are also great partnerships for research participant recruitment.


The Program:

The Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program is a new program that matriculated its first cohort in 2021. It has been approved by the Commission on Higher Education of South Carolina and is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The SLP program is housed in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Health Professions within an academic health science center known for excellence in education, clinical care and research. The College is a national leader in education, scholarship, and research. At MUSC, we have active clinical practices (in-patient and out-patient) with 35+ full-time SLPs and 10+ PRN SLPs.


The SLP program is grounded in evidence-based practice for education and clinical care. The educational philosophy emphasizes motivated, adult learners engaged in activities that they will experience during the evaluation and treatment of patients, guided by experts. All didactic courses utilize an active learning instructional approach (i.e., students engage with lectures and course material prior to class). To prepare for class, students listen to the lectures, complete activities, and take a post-lecture quiz to ensure comprehension of key points. Class time is spent with students actively honing clinical skills with faculty oversight (i.e., individual/small group guidance, short breakaway lectures to stress key points). Student performance is focused on acquisition of knowledge and skills as evidenced during in-class activities and clinical skills check-offs (a part of all clinically focused courses).


The College: 

As part of the greater Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Health Professions (CHP) is an integral part of the state’s only academic health sciences center known for its excellence in interprofessional education. For research, CHP is ranked 4th in the nation in terms of total NIH funding among Schools of Allied Health & Health Professions. The CHP research portfolio includes more than $25 million in extramural grant awards, of which 97% comes from federal sources (NIH, ACL, HRSA, AHRQ, VA). CHP has a research relationship with the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center that includes shared research space on the MUSC campus. A sample of research strengths within the college are in language, swallowing, stroke rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, rehabilitation device development, Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, health services research, Veterans’ health, and health professional and research training.


The Institution:

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South, as well as the state’s only integrated, academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. As the state’s leader in obtaining biomedical research funds, in fiscal year 2021, MUSC set a new high, bringing in more than $328 million. For information on academic programs, visit http://musc.edu.


As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available, while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of more than $3 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care. In 2021, for the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit http://muschealth.org.


The Environment: Charleston, SC seamlessly blends historic charm with modern conveniences and coastal living. Charleston has consecutively been voted the “best city” in the U.S. from both Conde’ Nast Travelers Magazine and Travel + Leisure. Whether you are interested in architecture, history, arts & culture, premiere dining, outdoor recreation, or beautiful beaches, Charleston has it all.


To apply: Qualified applicants may apply through MUSC’s Human Resources website. Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references (Note: References will be contacted only with applicant approval). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All inquiries will be confidential. For more information, please contact Lori-Ann Ferraro, Chair of the searchcommittee.


MUSC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. M/F/D/V


Additional Info

Contact Name : Lori-Ann Ferraro

Contact Address : 151A Rutledge Avenue, A301, MSC 960, Charleston SC 29425-9600

Contact Email : ferrarlo@musc.edu

Contact Phone : 843-792-6946

Instructions : Qualified candidates must apply online through MUSC Human Resources at:
https://careers.pageuppeople.com/756/cw/en-us/job/544175/univ-open-rank-slp-faculty-department-of-rehabilitation-sciences and provide documentation as requested including a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and references.

Application Deadline : 5/31/2022

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