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Assistant Clinical Professor of Communications Sciences and Disorders

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 12, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Speech & Rhetoric
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Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Clinical Professor of Communications Sciences and Disorders

Location: Communication Sci & Disorders
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 607019
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Job Description

The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Northern Arizona University invites applicants to apply for a 12-month Assistant Clinical Professor position (not tenure eligible). The Assistant Clinical Professor will provide evidence-based graduate student training and mentorship in school-based and other clinical settings with an emphasis on culturally and linguistically responsive services, including assessment and treatment of bilingual and multilingual clients/students. Clinical education will include in-person and telepractice services for our Summer Track graduate program which has undergone a recent expansion to the NAU-Yuma campus. Responsibilities include clinical education and consultation with graduate students providing bilingual services and services for students/clients from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds during Practicum, service activities associated with our academic program, and the possibility for engaging in related scholarship. Although clinical education duties are expected to make up the bulk of student-related activities, opportunities to teach coursework may exist. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced spoken and written Spanish language skills in the context of professional practice in Speech-Language Pathology.

The successful applicant will join a diverse faculty that is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. NAU is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as a university with a specific commitment to Indigenous Peoples. As such, we are committed to providing equitable, high impact learning opportunities and to embracing the cultural and linguistic diversity of our region.




  • Provide in-person and remote clinical education and consultation for graduate students, with an emphasis on the development of knowledge and skills leading to effective provision of culturally and linguistically responsive services for bilingual clients/students and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Collaborate with other clinical educators to coordinate clinical practicum and externship placement sites for graduate students
  • Engage and collaborate in service activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Special Information:

The location of this position is flexible. The duty station for this position can be based at the NAU Yuma Campus or at the Flagstaff Mountain Campus. Occasional remote work assignment is possible. Occasional travel to clinical sites throughout Arizona will be required. Most of these sites are in central and southern Arizona (Phoenix, Tucson, and Yuma areas). It is not tenure-eligible.

With our new Elevating Excellence Strategic Roadmap, Northern Arizona University is on a mission to transform lives and enrich communities. We aim to become the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

NAU is committed to educating, supporting, and empowering students from all backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences to reach their full potential and contribute to a more just, equitable, inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable future.

CHHS is a key part of the NAU New Economy Initiative designed to prepare and encourage more students to stay in Arizona and to work in high need and fulfilling careers throughout the state. For this initiative to be successful, CHHS will partner with our community and academic partners to remove barriers and increase access to our programs.

Minimum Qualifications




  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association.
  • Eligibility for licensure to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the state of Arizona.
  • Three years of clinical experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist.
  • Previous experience with clinical education (e.g., supervision or mentoring of graduate students during practicum or externship)
  • Experience with provision of clinical services for bilingual populations and individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience with pediatric populations.


Preferred Qualifications





  • Ability to provide clinical education in multiple areas of clinical speech-language practice.
  • Experience with state and federal regulations regarding pre-K-12 education, provision of clinical services and supervision, and higher education (e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA, and CAA requirements)
  • University teaching experience.
  • Experience providing school-based Speech-Language Pathology services.
  • Advanced proficiency in Spanish and English and the ability to communicate professionally in spoken and written forms of both languages.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills related to best practices in the evaluation and treatment of culturally and linguistically diverse populations. (e.g., advanced coursework, continuing education)
  • Evidence of previous professional or scholarly presentations or publications on the topic of provision of culturally and linguistically responsive services in speech-language pathology

We encourage applications from individuals who meet some or all of the preferred qualifications. Please describe in your letter of interest other similar experiences and skills that may demonstrate your potential for success in this position.

General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Commensurate with experience.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on June 12, 2023.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Current Openings' links, locate vacancy 607019, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position and (2) a curriculum vitae. Additional materials may be requested later in the review process. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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