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Director of Clinical Education (Asst./Assoc. Clinical Professor)

Director of Clinical Education (Asst./Assoc. Clinical Professor)

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty TYPE Clinic Director

The Director of Clinical Education for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Northern Arizona University (NAU) oversees the practicum and externship experiences for students in the Clinical Speech-Language Pathology program. The Director of Clinical Education acts as a liaison between the academic program administration, faculty, training sites, and students.

This is a year-round, 12-month faculty position with administrative duties. The Director of Clinical Education reports to  the Department Chair. The successful applicant will join a diverse faculty that is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. NAU is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as a university with a specific commitment to Indigenous Peoples. As such, we are committed to providing equitable, high impact learning opportunities and to embracing the cultural and linguistic diversity of our region.

The Director of Clinical Education will be responsible for:

  • Developing, maintaining, and coordinating all clinical practicum placement sites for graduate students
  • Overseeing operations of the NAU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
  • Collaborating with the chair and faculty in delivering a high-quality, evidence-based clinical curriculum
  • Maintaining ASHA accreditation standards related to clinical education
  • Engaging in clinical teaching and implementing evidence-based teaching techniques
  • Overseeing record keeping requirements for all students engaged in clinical experiences
  • Communicating information regarding students’ clinical progress to the academic department chair and faculty
  • Developing clinical performance plans to ensure clinical success for all students
  • Participating in department-level strategic planning
  • Coordinating interprofessional practice opportunities 
  • Collaborating with department faculty to create, administer, and assess results of summative assessments of student knowledge and skills
  • Interacting and communicating with diverse populations
  • Fostering the mission, vision, and values of NAU
  • Adhering to all HIPAA, FERPA, and CAA requirements for clinical programs
  • Completing all administrative duties required for clinical education

Minimum qualifications: 

For the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and eligibility for licensure in Arizona
  • 2 years of clinical experience
  • Experience with clinical education
  • Meet ASHA continuing education requirements for clinical supervision [earned at least 2 hours of professional development post-certification (one-time requirement) in the area of supervision and/or clinical instruction]

For the rank of Associate Clinical Professor: all of the above, and

  • Equivalent of 6 years (12 semesters) of full-time college-level teaching at the rank of assistant clinical professor (or equivalent faculty classification)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree
  • Clinical experience in a variety of settings
  • Experience with both pediatric and adult populations
  • 7 years of clinical supervision experience
  • Teaching experience for more than one college level course
  • Knowledge and experience with ensuring compliance with ASHA and CAA clinical standards
  • Clinical experience in providing culturally and linguistically responsive services

Additional information:

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.  Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022. The preferred start date is January 2023, however a later start date is possible.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 606667, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a brief statement that highlights your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; please include examples from your past experiences and/or your future plans to further diversity, equity and inclusion; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website  or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Northern Arizona University

Contact Address : 208 E. Pine Knoll Dr., Bldg. 66,, Rm. 302, Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : (928)523-3845

Application Deadline : 11/28/2022

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