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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor

Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Clinic Director

Position Summary: The primary responsibility of this position is directing clinical education, including management of the UWM Speech and Language Clinic (25%) and oversight of the clinical education program (62.5%), which includes i) oversight of student preparation, compliance and support, ii) oversight of education program development and compliance, and iii) coordination of placements of students in medical internships, and department, college and university service (12.5%). The successful candidate will have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. In addition, they will also demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity and equity in the profession and in academia. This is a 12-month position. 

UWM, a doctoral/research intensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university and offers a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to over 25,000 students. UWM takes pride in being a student-centered institution that is deeply committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, and programs. Our tree-lined, 104-acre campus is located on Milwaukee’s upper-eastside, one of the city’s most attractive residential areas and home to many faculty, staff, and students. For more information, please visit our website at www.uwm.edu
The Department of Communication Science & Disorders is situated within the College of Health Science. The Department prepares undergraduate students with a broad foundation in communication sciences and disorders, prepares graduate students in speech-language pathology for professional practice, and prepare students to continue their professional growth beyond their formal education.


Position Responsibilities:

Managing the University Speech and Language Clinic

  • Manage operations of the Speech and Language Clinic and satellite sites

a. Manage clinical policies and procedures for Speech and Language Clinic

b. Manage the Speech and Language Clinic budget & accounting

c. Manage available clinical resources

d. Serve as Speech and Language Clinic Infection Control Officer and HIPAA Officer

  • Oversee the process of assigning clients and students to clinical staff for on-campus practicum to ensure clinical experience appropriate for student level and practicum each semester and adequate diversity and quantity (hours) of clinical experience for graduate students over 3 semesters of campus clinic
  • Oversee public representation and marketing of UWM Speech and Language Clinic services and communicate with community professionals to promote awareness within the university and the community
  • Oversee Clinic Office Associate in daily operations of UWM Speech and Language Clinic, including record-keeping, revenue, materials management, maintaining physical spaces, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Clinical Educators and students on program improvement recommendations; student performance; changes to clock hour/competency achievement which may impact clinical internships and updates to Clinic Manual

Planning, implementing and assessing the clinical education program 

Student Preparation, Training, Compliance & Support

  • Oversee student compliance with pre-requisites for on- and off- campus practicum, including satellite clinics, providing resources for and obtaining documentation
  • Oversee database of clinical hours and competencies (CALIPSO)
  • Develop and update procedures for remedial support plans for students in on- or off- campus practicum.
  • Conduct graduate student clinician and clinical instructor orientation on the management of clinical clock hours and competencies
  • Work collaboratively with the Accessibility Resource Center, students and relevant faculty to determine necessary and allowable accommodations for students in on- and off- campus practicum
  • Manage Clinical Education Handbook for on- and off- campus experiences to communicate expectations, policies and procedures to students and clinical instructors prior to and during on- and off- campus experiences
  • Educate and advise students in processes for certification and licensure

Clinical Education Program Compliance and Development

  • Oversee overall quality of student clinical education, ethical provision of clinical services and related policies/procedures in compliance with standards for program accreditation and university assessments/goals. Provide data for annual reports.
  • Ensure that Clinical Instructors meet minimum requirements; provide CEU resources as needed
  • Serve as resource/advisor for Clinical Instructors throughout internships in education and medical settings
  • Clinical Faculty Development
  • Collaborates with clinical faculty to promote, coordinate, plan and provide clinical faculty development opportunities using effective instructional methodologies and technologies.
  • Encourages clinical faculty to participate in local, statewide and national forums designed to foster and discuss issues addressing clinical education.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in health care and its effect on clinical education and apprises clinical educators and faculty of any changing trends.
  • Mentors other academic faculty about their roles and responsibilities related to clinical education (e.g., clinical site visits, determining readiness for the clinic)
  • Determine that the Master Agreements and the Program Memoranda are in force for all medical and education sites
  • Recruit, supervise and review performance of off-campus clinical instructors and support them in a professional manner.
  • Recruit new community partners and establish affiliation agreements, working with UWM’s Risk Management and facility administrators
  • Maintain a database of alumni contact information and work settings

Medical Internship Coordination 

  • Coordinate all aspects of the off-campus medical placements
  • Determine most appropriate clinical settings for graduate student clinicians based on interests and past clinical performance
  • Secure placement sites for Fall, Spring and Summer internships
  • Serve as resource for students and clinical instructors throughout practicum

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in speech-language pathology or audiology
  • At least five years of professional experience
  • ASHA certificate of clinical competence and a current Wisconsin state license in speech-language pathology or audiology or eligible for Wisconsin state license in speech-language pathology or audiology.
  • At least one year of experience in clinical supervision and/or teaching in a university setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A PhD in Speech-Language Pathology or a related field
  • Record of excellent organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability with program administration
  • Proficiency with common software programs and tools to manage clinical and education operations (CALIPSO, Zoom, Excel…)
  • Excellent communication abilities orally and in writing to manage relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders (ex. clients, families, faculty, students, college administration, community)

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of June 20, 2022. Candidates applying after the initial date of review may not be reviewed. For guaranteed consideration, please apply by June 19, 2022. Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide:

  • A cover letter addressing your education/experience as it applies to all minimum and preferred qualifications
  • A resume or vita
  • A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references with contact information to include telephone number and email address

Finalists may be required to submit transcripts, as well as a copy of ASHA certificate of clinical competence and current Wisconsin state license in speech-language pathology or audiology. In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Apply electronically at: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/34421 following the instructions above.
Questions about this position should be directed to Amanda Grober at aagrober@uwm.edu

Additional Info

Contact Name : Amanda Grober

Contact Address : Amanda Grober
UWM HR Operations ENG 125
2033 E Hartford Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Contact Email : aagrober@uwm.edu

Contact Phone : 414-251-8499

Instructions : Apply electronically at: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/34421

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