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Founding Clinical Director

Founding Clinical Director

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

Delaware Valley University is accepting candidates for Founding Clinical Director, Speech and Language Pathology in our Graduate Studies department.

About the University

Founded in 1896, DelVal is an academically rigorous interdisciplinary university dedicated to the sciences and liberal arts. Today, its more than 1,000 acres of land is a testament to the University's mission to provide a functional, hands-on learning environment for students, serving as an outdoor classroom for several fields of study. DelVal offers students a wide array of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education degree programs and is one of the few higher education institutions that requires an experiential learning component that is award-winning. DelVal has received numerous accolades including being named to Princeton Review's 2022 "Best in the Northeast" and U.S. News & World Report's 2022 "Best Regional Universities-North" lists. 

Nestled in Bucks County, PA, known for its picturesque landscapes, DelVal is only 30 miles north of Philadelphia, and is easily accessible by regional rail located on campus.

About the Position

The Founding Clinical Director is an administrative position with the main emphasis on clinic placements and supervision and will work closely with the Program Director to provide effective leadership and day-to-day management of the clinical phase of the Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Program. The Clinical Director works collaboratively with the Program Director to plan, develop and oversee the clinical education experience for faculty and students in accordance with the CAA Standards. The Clinical Director will develop, maintain, oversee, and ensure adequacy and appropriateness of all clinical rotations in accordance with CAA standards as well as institutional and programmatic level outcomes and goals. This position is mainly an administrative appointment with minimum teaching responsibility.

Reporting to the Founding Director of the Speech and Language Pathology program, this is a 12-month, full-time staff position.

Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership, guidance, manage and mentor the student worker staff
  • Procure, maintain and evaluate internal and external clinical education and training sites in speech-language pathology (SLP) using local, state, regional and national resources
  • Prepare, develop, and coordinate legal contracts and related items
  • 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
  • Develop and maintain a clinic schedule for on-campus clinic sites
  • Oversee internal and external clinical practicum sites including establishing new practicum sites, placing students in various sites and conducting periodic site visits and reviews
  • Hire, orient and train internal and external SLP clinical practicum supervisors
  • Teach clinical and didactic courses as appropriate, integrating evidence-based practice into the application of diagnostic and rehabilitative procedures while engaging in student advisement and maintaining documentation of SLP students' records for future state licensure and certification by ASHA
  • Assist the Program Director with preparation of reports
  • Develop an ongoing quality assurance plan, participate in institutional planning and committee work and assist in securing extramural funding for the SLP program
  • Visit and evaluate clinical sites and services; evaluate the sites

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Earned Master's or Doctoral degree from an accredited institute in higher education
  • Current certification in Speech-Language Pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-SLP)
  • Licensure or licensure eligibility in Speech-Language Pathology in Pennsylvania
  • Documented experience in supervising SLP graduate students and/or clinical fellows
  • Documented experience in area(a) of teaching responsibility and knowledge of content delivery methods including web-supported classes and distance learned as well as in administration
  • Five (5) years of experience as a SLP clinical director or clinical practicum supervisor preferred

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge and expertise in the clinical and emerging practice areas of SLP
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate as a team member
  • Excellent rapport and network-building skills with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Competence and ability to develop requisite knowledge of computers, technology and software (or similar products/programs) to perform assigned tasks
  • Ability to collaborate with students, staff, and faculty within/out the department
  • Demonstrated interest in interprofessional education, leadership development, public health and practice

Physical demands and working conditions for this position include:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Typically standing or walking
  • Potential local travel (within ~90 miles) to prospective or established clinical rotation locations
  • Valid driver's license

Why work for DelVal?

  • Beautiful college campus in charming Doylestown!
  • Free parking and Septa stop on-site! 
  • Collaborative, collegial colleagues! 
  • Tuition waiver for self and dependents!
  • Tuition Exchange for dependent children with 677+ participating schools!
  • Generous paid time off policy including paid winter break!
  • Various discounts including campus bookstore, Bucks County YMCA, BJ's and Costco Wholesale!
  • Many other excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and flex spending and retirement plan with employer contribution!

Upon acceptance of offer of employment, the selected applicant will be responsible for providing the University with a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check clearance that has been completed within the last 5 years.

Delaware Valley University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.

Delaware Valley University is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to a diverse workforce.

Additional Info

Contact Name : Amanda Moser

Contact Address : 700 E Butler Ave. Doylestown, PA 18901

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 215-489-4445

Instructions : Apply at:

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