Founding Director of the Speech, Language, Pathology Program

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Gwynedd Mercy University is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working, and living environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Gwynedd Mercy University does not discriminate against any applicant for admission to or employment at the University because of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, color, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law ('Protected Classes'). This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, financial aid, educational services, and student programs and activities, as well as to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, and termination. The University will not tolerate unlawful acts of discrimination or harassment based upon Protected Classes, or related retaliation against or by any employee or student.  


Gwynedd Mercy University, a comprehensive independent Catholic university of 2750 students located in Montgomery County, PA seeks applications and nominations for the position of Founding Director of the Speech, Language, Pathology Program in the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing & Health Professions.  This is a 12 month, non-tenure track faculty position. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become actively engaged in the development of an online exemplary and innovative communication science program culminating in a MS degree in Speech-Language Pathology.   This is a unique opportunity for an individual who wants to be innovative in developing a new online graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology.



The founding director will be actively involved in curriculum design, faculty recruitment and development, laboratory design, teaching, and the development of the accreditation documents.  The candidate will also have experience teaching graduate-level courses in an online modality and a proven record of academic leadership. Accordingly, candidates must present a proven record of at least 8 years of past accomplishments in teaching (minimum 3 years), administration, and clinical experience in Speech-Language Pathology as outlined in Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Standard 2.0 – Faculty. Additional requirements include: PhD in Speech-Language Pathology or Speech and Hearing Sciences, Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), and eligibility for Pennsylvania licensure.  Appointment will be for 12 months with rank and salary commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

Application materials must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

Gwynedd Mercy University believes that diversity in our campus community enriches the educational experience of all its students.   Therefore, the University strongly encourages applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups who are committed to our mission to apply for our faculty openings.  The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.