ASHS - Director, Speech-Language Pathology, Professor/Associate Professor

A.T. Still University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 27, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University (ATSU-ASHS) is seeking applications for a vibrant and innovative leader to serve as Director for the inaugural Speech-Language Pathology Program in Mesa, Arizona. The program is scheduled to submit its application for candidacy to the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) in February 2021. Appointment will be for 12 months with rank and salary commensurate with academic credentials and experience. Position to begin July of 2021.

The Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Program should have a strong record of excellence in academia with experience in CAA accreditation processes/compliance, administrative program roles, teaching, scholarly activity, peer-reviewed research and grant writing. The candidate should be enthusiastic about building the academic, research, clinical, and outreach endeavors of the program. The candidate should also encourage and value interprofessional practice and education with a focus on diversity and bilingual/bicultural academic and clinical education.

Skills Requirements:
  • Evidence of the ability to provide leadership for development or expansion of programs or services.
  • Evidence of a commitment to culturally sustaining practices in diverse and inclusive contexts and communities.
  • Consideration of the importance of global ethical engagements with potential for integration of international learning opportunities.
  • The ability to serve in collaborative roles in bilingual/multilingual clinical, educational and community environments.
  • Expertise in current program accreditation (e.g., CAA) and practitioner credentialing (e.g., ASHA CCC-SLP and state licensure/credentialing) standards and trends.
  • The ability to seek funding of multiple types and to work effectively with donors, development professionals, and pre-award and post-award grants management professionals.
  • Work with faculty, staff, and community partners to develop and execute shared long-range goals and plans for substantial expansion of educational opportunities and partnerships.
  • Cooperate with team members to implement and maintain high-quality interprofessional education and practice programs serving diverse audiences.
  • Administer and manage all fiscal, data recording, and data reporting processes for faculty, staff, and graduate students.
  • Provide oversite of clinical programs including all fiscal, clinical, data recording, and data reporting processes for clients, faculty, staff, and student clinicians.
  • Engage in institutional and/or professional service and collaborative leadership. Serve on departmental, college, university, and/or professional committees.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in communication sciences and disorders or related field.
  • Eligibility for the CCC-SLP.
  • Eligibility for licensure in the state of Arizona.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an academic setting.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates with expertise in bilingualism and/or bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Evidence of the ability to provide leadership for development or expansion of programs or services.
  • Evidence of a commitment to culturally responsive practices in diverse and inclusive contexts and communities.
  • Five years or more of academic experience.
  • Five-years or more of experience as a practicing speech-language pathologist.
  • PhD in communication sciences and disorders.

The faculty member will have primary responsibility of managing the MS program in speech-language pathology, teaching courses, advising graduate students, directing student research, conducting scholarly activity and participating in university, community and professional service. As the program director, the faculty member functions as the administrative leader of the program and is responsible for all teaching/workload assignments necessary to carry out the program’s clinical and educational missions. The program director works closely with and reports directly to the chair of the department of audiology and speech-language pathology.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For specific questions, please contact the chair of the committee, Marlene B. Salas-Provance at .

A.T. Still University (ATSU) is the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still . As a leading health sciences university, ATSU is comprised of two campuses (Kirksville, Mo., and Mesa, Ariz.) on more than 200 acres with six prestigious schools. The culturally rich learning environments include residential and online healthcare related graduate degrees as well as community-based partnerships worldwide. ATSU has more than 1,300 employees dedicated to its not-for-profit mission and an average annual enrollment of over 3,100 students from 35 countries.

ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research.

ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of integrated care while also leading with a selfless passion in the communities they serve.

ATSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault (e.g., non-consensual sexual contact/intercourse), stalking, harassment, and retaliation are forms of discrimination prohibited by ATSU.

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