Instructor - Speech & Language Pathologist (67998)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 11, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
  • Conducts speech/hearing screenings and evaluations
  • Non-Permanent Status Faculty
  • Provides appropriate speech and language services for K-12 students
  • Administers speech/language evaluations to referred students, analyzes and interprets the results in a written report
  • Serves as an active participant on committees and school teams including those that investigate the special needs of students, collaborates on classroom interventions
  • Observes the student in the classroom to determine observable learning styles, behaviors, personal characteristics, and academic strengths and weaknesses
  • Develops and implements interventions in the classrooms to address special needs and concerns
  • Serves as a consultant for teachers, parents, and administrators to enhance the academic experience of individual students and to promote scholastic achievement in the educational setting
  • Participates in the Individualized Educational Plan Conference when requested to assist in the development of an appropriate educational program
  • Conferences with parents, teachers, community professionals and students, where appropriate to explain results and discuss implications for instruction
  • Assists in meeting local, state and federal regulations governing special education
  • Incorporates effective and innovative uses of technology to support teaching, learning and collaboration
  • Maintains regular parent communication (electronically, face-to-face conferences)
  • Participates in practitioner inquiry (research) to support continuous program improvement
  • Commits to continuous professional learning and ongoing reflection on effectiveness of practices and learning plans for assigned students

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School (DRS) is a public school established in 1934 with the mission to design, test, and disseminate innovations in K-12 education through serving a student population representative of Florida’s economic, racial, gender, and academic diversity. P.K. Yonge seeks to attract a faculty that reflects the diversity of our student population. Affiliated with the College of Education at the University of Florida, P.K. Yonge faculty may partner with members of the college to develop, and test teaching solutions grounded in our shared values of inclusivity, accessibility, equity, and student agency while educating the approximately 1150 students on campus.

P.K. Yonge boasts a small community-like atmosphere that fosters deep and impactful relationships with students and families over many years. Teachers work closely in a collaborative environment that cultivates open discussion about contemporary and enduring issues that face schools. As practitioner-researchers, P.K. Yonge faculty are constantly working to bridge theory and practice. To ensure the success of P.K. Yonge's mission, we seek and support teachers who find research and investigation inspiring, who value the opportunity to reach outside the bounds of the classroom, and who are open to sharing outcomes on a broader scale.

P.K. Yonge teachers enjoy greater professional autonomy. There are countless opportunities for growth and professional development. Teachers are fully supported to explore and learn within their subject areas; encouraged to present and attend national conferences; and inspired to refine and improve their current practices.

As an employee of the University of Florida, teachers have the opportunity and support to participate in the university promotion process with the potential to lead to higher rank and salary. Additionally, P.K. Yonge teachers have full access to UF benefits and are afforded use of the UF tuition assistance program to pursue advanced degrees at the University of Florida.

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If you are interested in being a part of this dedicated team of professionals, we invite you to submit your curriculum vitae or resume and application.

Minimum Requirements

  1. A Master’s degree; candidates with Bachelor’s degree will be considered, but will be required to obtain a Master’s degree within three years of hire.
  2. Florida SlP licensure.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds.

Preferred Qualification

3+ years K-12 speech and language experience

  1. A cover letter or letter of application
  2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective experience and ongoing collaboration with colleagues

Review of applications will begin December 18, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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