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Director of Clinical Education

Director of Clinical Education

DISCIPLINE Nonspecific TYPE Clinic Director

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) in the College of Health and Behavioral Students (CHBS) at James Madison University (JMU) seeks a Director of Clinical Education (DCE) in a renewable-term appointment at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Professor. The DCE will have the primary responsibility and oversight for the clinical training component of our CAA accredited graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) and Audiology. The DCE will work collaboratively with faculty in the department as well as faculty across CHBS and the University to support our mission to advance the state of knowledge through basic and applied research, innovative professional and pre-professional education, and enhanced clinical practices.

The qualified candidate will join a thriving and collegial academic unit with 17 full-time faculty and six part-time faculty with additional adjunct and clinical educators as needed. The department serves an average of 350 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate students across multiple degree-granting academic programs ( The department has state-of-the-art audiology and speech-language pathology clinics with rich community outreach. We have a shared vision to be recognized for bridging science and clinical practice. We are achieving this vision through our state-of-the-art classrooms, research labs, clinic facilities, stellar faculty, and innovative programming. U.S News & World Report has consistently ranked the JMU graduate programs in Audiology and SLP among the top programs in the United States.

The CSD department is committed to promoting an inclusive environment that is inviting and supportive to all prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, staff and those in the greater community that we serve, including our patients and clients. We recognize that we are improved by diversity of thought, perspective and experience. We embrace all backgrounds, identities, and abilities. We pursue inclusive excellence and promote a culture in which every member can flourish.

Appointment: Rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, Renewable-Term Appointment, 12 month.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, or Communication Sciences & Disorders.
  • ASHA Certification (CCC-SLP/CCC-A), eligibility for Virginia licensure in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.
  • Experience as a clinical educator/preceptor of graduate students in communication sciences and disorders.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with managing clinical professionals and support staff.
  • Knowledge of operation of a clinic setting providing services in audiology and speech-language pathology.
  • Experience with fiscal management and billing practices.

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. 

Additional Info

Contact Name : Carol Dudding, Search Committee Chair

Contact Address : College of Health and Behavioral Studies
James Madison University
235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 540-568-6440

Instructions : Candidates should apply online via JMU JobLink and provide:
Cover letter or letter of interest
Current CV
Contact information for a minimum of three professional references.
Statement on philosophy of clinical education as it applies to students in both the audiology and speech-language pathology programs (as “Other Document #1”).
Statement of Inclusive Excellence; candidates are asked to address their commitment, engagement, and leadership related to diversity, access, and inclusion.

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