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Director of Clinical Education

Director of Clinical Education

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology DISCIPLINE Speech/Hearing Science TYPE Clinic Director

Salus University is seeking qualified applicants for Director of Clinical Education for the Speech-Language Pathology Department. The program resides in the College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation (CHER) that also includes programs in occupational therapy, physicians assistant, blindness and low vision, post-baccalaureate, and biomedicine.

Salus University, founded as the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1919, today is a diversified, globally recognized professional academic  center of learning that offers a wide range of degree programs in the professions of Optometry, Audiology, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Biomedicine, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. Salus operates four clinical facilities in the Philadelphia area that provide highly specialized vision, hearing and balance, and speech-language pathology services. The University has more than 1,100 students, including PhD candidates, and more than 12,500 alumni worldwide. For more information, please visit 

Having recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary as Salus University and with clinical facilities in Elkins Park and Philadelphia, Salus is an important education and healthcare provider to the greater Philadelphia region. Academic programs at the university are offered by three Colleges: the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, the George S. Osbourne College of Audiology, and the College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabilitation.  A new program in Orthotics and Prosthetics is also under development, adding to an interprofessional, collaborative culture in the College, whose mission articulates a commitment “to offering programs grounded in evidence-based research and practice, and interprofessional education to prepare students to become competent professionals dedicated to promoting the health, well-being and education of the individuals and the communities they serve.”

Salus University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women/Minorities/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability or other legally protected status.

DEPARTMENT:  Speech-Language Pathology

ACADEMIC RANK: Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor

REPORTS TO:  Speech-Language Pathology Department Chair/Program Director 


Develop, implement and evaluate internal clinical practicum education and training sites for the Department of Speech-Language Pathology.


1.    Procure, maintain and evaluate internal clinical education and training sites in speech-language pathology (SLP) using local, state, regional and national resources.

2.    Prepare, develop, and coordinate legal contracts and related items to establish and maintain the SLP clinical education and training sites related to the on-campus clinic. 

3.    Develop clinical practicum course objectives, course materials, and educational experiences that promote optimal learning for the SLP students in the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language and swallowing disorders.

4.    Support the development and maintenance of the clinic schedule for on-campus clinic and related sites.

5.    Oversee internal clinical practicum sites including establishing new training sites, placing students in various sites and conducting periodic site visits and reviews.

6.    Market on-campus clinical services to the general public by developing a marketing plan and related printed/electronic marketing materials.

7.    Schedule and facilitate the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate student observation experiences related to the on-campus clinic.

8.    Facilitate and maintain accurate documentation of SLP students’ clinical competencies and records of earned clinical clock hours for future state licensure and as required for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

9.    Hire, orient and train internal SLP clinical practicum supervisors and administrative staff. Provide regular updates on policies, procedures, conditions and responsibilities for clinical practicum supervisors and administrative staff as they relate to the SLP program.

10.    Summarize and report information from internal SLP clinical practicum supervisors and students to inform the academic curriculum.

11.    Teach clinical and didactic courses and seminars, integrating evidence-based practice into the application of diagnostic and rehabilitative procedures.

12.    Engage in student advisement (academic and clinical).

13.    Assist the Chair/Program Director with preparation of reports such as board reports, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) documents, department review documents, strategic plans, etc.

14.    Clarify and analyze internship conflicts issues using an ethical framework for positive resolution.

15.    Collaborate with the Office Manager in ordering and maintaining current clinical diagnostic and treatment materials, supplies and equipment.

16.    Assist in developing an ongoing quality assurance plan to assure effective operations of the SLP program clinical component.

17.    Maintain current information on legal issues concerning clinical practicum experiences, and pertinent federal/state regulations (e.g., HIPAA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Medicare/Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, etc.).

18.    Participate in institutional planning and committee work as related to the development of specific clinical/academic goals and objectives for the SLP program.

19.    Maximize resources and maintain high faculty and staff morale in the SLP program.

20.    Assist in securing extramural funding.

21.    Other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Education, Skills and Experience Required:

    Earned Masters or Doctorate degree from an accredited institute of higher education 

    Certified in Speech-Language Pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-SLP)

    Licensure or licensure eligibility in Speech-Language Pathology in Pennsylvania

    Documented expertise in supervising SLP graduate students and/or clinical fellows

    Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record

    Documented experience in area(s) of teaching responsibility and knowledge of content delivery methods including web-supported classes and distance learning

    Documented administrative experience in Speech-Language Pathology (including clinical and academic experiences) 

    Documented contribution to the Profession through leadership, scholarship and practice

    Abide by the American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASHA) code of ethics, scopes of practice, CAA and CFCC guidelines, mission, vision and goals

    A broad understanding of SLP in its present and future roles within a complex and dynamic healthcare and education system

    Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to maintain effective relationships with a variety of internal and external constituencies of the program, college and university.

    Five (5) years of experience as a SLP clinical director or clinical practicum supervisor

Other Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Knowledge in the clinical and emerging practice areas of SLP and the field of graduate education

    Interest in interprofessional education and collaborative practice, leadership development, public health and practice

    Teaching experience that incorporates the biomedical sciences and evidence-based practice 

    A track record of academic clinical innovation

    Funded grant work or grant writing experience

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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