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Program Director: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty, Full-time

Program Director: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty, Full-time

Position Description

The Program Director of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program is responsible for all aspects of academic leadership and administration within the department including: setting strategic course, providing mentorship and faculty development, budgeting and fiscal management, monitoring and evaluating curriculum, maintaining program assessment and accreditation standards, and developing new initiatives for growth and collaboration within and across the college. The Director also has responsibilities in teaching, service and scholarly activities. The Director will cultivate partnerships with speech language pathologists and community-based organizations in the Demorest/Athens area and play a role in shaping Piedmont’s health science initiatives. The selected candidate should have the necessary academic experience to be a committed and effective mentor to the faculty and staff within the school’s current and future programs. The ideal candidate will have the ability to cultivate collaborative relationships with university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as create partnerships both within and outside the college and university. The position is a 9-month appointment, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Candidates must hold a PhD or EdD in Speech Language Pathology or a related field. Previous academic teaching and leadership experience are required. The applicant should have strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership qualities, and a record of mentoring, teaching, scholarship, and service. Experience with external accreditation with AHSA is required. The position is a 9-month appointment, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additional summer work may be required on separate contract as needed. Specific Requirements

· A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in the field of speech language pathology;

· Demonstrated record of teaching, scholarship, and/or service to the profession;

· College or graduate level teaching experience; administration within an SLP program is preferred;

· Current Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in speech-language pathology and/or audiology; and,

· Eligibility for GA license to practice speech-language pathology and/or audiology based on proper qualifications (CCC-SLP/CCC-A).

Personal Attributes

· Able to listen objectively, understand, and accurately interpret what someone else is saying;

· Demonstrated ability to positively engage, relate, and influence others in their actions, decisions, opinions, or thinking;

· Capable of communicating and promoting the value and importance of role and responsibilities;

· Able to embrace shared governance by maintaining a focus on standards of excellence; and

· Evidence of having a collaborative style of leadership and administration that builds and maintains a culture of trust and confidence with faculty, staff, students, and administrators.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

· Requires the ability to sit for periods of time, with frequent interruptions;

· Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending;

· Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work;

· Requires talking, hearing, and seeing as important elements for completing assigned tasks;

· Requires occasionally lifting and/or moving objects weighing up to 20 pounds;

· Requires the use of various electronic tools;

· Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes;

· Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others: and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from management; and,

· Possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible to operate a school vehicle.

Direct enquiries only to: Dr. Julie Behr, Dean at

How to apply: or

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Piedmont College does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the College is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other College-administered programs. All members of the Student body, Faculty, and Staff are expected to assist in making this policy valid in fact.

Inquiries concerning complaints regarding the disability statement should be directed to:

Coordinator for Title IX 1021 Central Avenue Daniel Hall- 2nd Floor P.O. Box 10 Demorest, GA 30535 (706) 778-3000 ext 1102

Human Resources

1021 Central Avenue

Daniel Hall- 2nd Floor

P.O. Box 10

Demorest, GA 30535

(706) 778-3000

Additional Info

Contact Name : Direct enquiries only to: Dr. Julie Behr, Dean at

Contact Address : Demorest, Georgia

Instructions : How to apply: or

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