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Full-Time Faculty Speech-Language Pathology: Tenure-Track

Full-Time Faculty Speech-Language Pathology: Tenure-Track

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology TYPE Faculty

DeSales University invites applications for three full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty positions in our newly developing Communication Sciences & Disorders program. Rank will be commensurate with experience and accomplishment.

We value innovative and evidence-based instruction, interprofessional training, community engagement, and culturally responsive practice. Along with dedicated classroom and clinical laboratory space, the Speech Language Pathology (SLP) program shares classrooms, a human gross anatomy laboratory, and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center with students in our nationally recognized nursing, physical therapy, and physician assistant science programs.   

The SLP program will host the first and only University Speech Clinic in the greater Lehigh Valley region to provide treatment for underserved populations across diagnoses, the lifespan, and the diversity of backgrounds in our community. With a strong medical SLP tract and a global mindset that includes bilingual/multi-lingual services, we expect to have significant impact on the greater Lehigh Valley community, student learning, and faculty growth and contribution to the field. 

The program will offer undergraduate majors and the degree of Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. The graduate program will prepare students for entry level practice as speech-language pathologists with the opportunity to focus on medical and bilingual/multicultural practice. The inaugural class will begin in the fall of 2022 on the beautiful DeSales campus in Center Valley, PA.

Job Description

Qualifications include a doctorate (PhD, EdD)  (ABD considered), CCC-SLP or eligibility, evidence of research activity, and commitment to effective classroom teaching.

We are seeking applicants with expertise in the following areas:

•           Adult neurogenic disorders (aphasia, cognitive communication)

•           Dysphagia

•           Head and neck cancer

•           Voice

•           Fluency

•           Motor speech disorders

•           Bilingual/multi-cultural expertise

•           Other specialties may be considered

This position is accountable for the following:

- Teaching, scholarship and service responsibilities consistent with university expectations for full-time faculty members

- Teaching core curriculum and other courses based on areas of content knowledge and when appropriate supervising students within areas of clinical expertise in the University Speech & Hearing Clinic

- Understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement

- Providing effective, ongoing communication with clinical educators and students while monitoring and documenting the academic performance of students to assure that they successfully achieve the outcomes for completing the program

- Establishing and maintaining a plan for self-development that includes the participation in and enhancement of teaching and development of scholarly activities consistent with the SLP program, CAA, and University expectations

All faculty members at DeSales are expected to contribute to university, division and program level service, including student advisement, scholarly activity and professional development, and support the university, division, and program’s missions and visions and advance the strategic plan.

Minimum Requirements: 


- PhD, EdD (ABD may be considered)

- Knowledge of communication disorders across the lifespan

- Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills

- An awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience

Preferred Requirements

- Pennsylvania licensure (or eligible) in Speech-Language Pathology

- Prior teaching experience at the graduate level with demonstrated understanding of adult learning theory and principles

- Membership in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is highly valued

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Qualified applicants should email a submit a cover letter outlining your interest in and qualifications for the position, a diversity and inclusion statement*, a curriculum vitae, statement of clinical practice and teaching, three professional letters of recommendation, and photocopies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required, if hired) to the Program Director, Dr. Susy Keller at  In the subject line of the email, please only include your last name and SLP Faculty. 

*As a Catholic, Salesian institution committed to creating and enhancing our diverse and inclusive campus environment, we request applicants to submit a diversity & inclusion statement: please share in one page or less, how you will add value to our diversity, equity and inclusion commitment at DeSales University by articulating examples of action based on incorporating diverse and inclusive practices in your professional engagements.

DeSales University, in Center Valley, PA, is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts Salesian, Catholic university, under the leadership of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales. Founded in 1965, the 550-acre suburban campus is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and about 90 miles southwest of New York City. A total enrollment of nearly 3,500 includes undergraduate day and evening students, and graduate students. DeSales has approximately 135 full-time faculty members and offers more than 40 bachelor’s degrees, twelve graduate programs, and over 20 certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines; many of these can be completed fully online. For further information, please visit our website, E.O.E.

Additional Info

Contact Name : SUSANA KELLER

Contact Address : DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Brisson Hall 216, Center Valley, PA 18034

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : (610)282-1100

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