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Assistant/Associate Professor and Founding Program Director of Speech Language Pathology

D'Youville College
New York, United States
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Sep 24, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development
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Assistant/Associate Professor and Founding Program Director of Speech Language Pathology

School of Health Professions


D’Youville College, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, is pleased to announce the search for an Assistant/Associate Professor and Founding Program Director of Speech Language Pathology in the School of Health Professions. The School of Health Professions seeks a full-time, tenure track Assistant/Associate or Full Professor of Speech Language Pathology for the newly created Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology. The program director/faculty member will teach courses in the program, participate in program development and assessment, serve on departmental and college-wide committees and other areas of institutional service. The program director will also be expected to engage in scholarship, keep an ongoing professional presence and provide support and guidance related to initial and ongoing accreditation of the program including program assessment and implementation, faculty recruitment and retention as well as enrollment initiatives. The program director reports directly to the Dean of the School of Health Professions. For more information on License/Certification: NYS licensure please visit


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • writing the application for candidacy to ASHA and all subsequent accreditation activities and reports
  • planning, program management, and implementation of the new master’s level program in Speech-Language Pathology
  • curricular/clinical and academic policies and student success and progression
  • faculty hiring, evaluation, scholarship and professional development
  • assessment (course, clinical, program) and accreditation
  • service on college-wide committees and collaborate across schools and departments on campus initiatives
  • teaching and mentoring students
  • providing leadership and direction to the unit


The program director will be responsible for writing the initial application for accreditation, as well as shepherding the program through the New York State Education Department for program approval which may include refining the curricula, and admissions requirements, etc. The program director will teach, advise and mentor students in the Speech Language Pathology Program and/or other programs within the college or school, as appropriate. The program director will also pursue a scholarly agenda in the field, serve on department, school-wide and institutional-wide committees, ad hoc task forces, and work groups. The program director will exhibit strong communication skills, proactive problem-solving skills and work well in teams. The program director will be responsible for creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion that engages students and values each person’s contribution to the shared D’Youville educational mission. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, practice, teaching, service, and/or administrative experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.



Successful applicants will have professional experience as a speech language pathologist, audiologist, communications disorders, hearing science or related field and display strong leadership, organization, technology literacy, interpersonal ability, time management and self-motivation. In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of working successfully with diverse populations and meet the following:

  • Doctoral degree in speech language pathology, audiology, or in speech, language and hearing science, communication science disorders or related field;
  • Administrative and/or management experience in an academic or clinical setting;
  • Must be eligible for or hold a NYS license to practice in professional area of expertise;
  • Exceptional competence in his or her field.


About D’Youville College:

D’Youville is a private college located on the vibrant west side of Buffalo, preparing students for the 21st Century. The College has a growing community of over 3,000 students in an urban setting, offering more than 50 majors in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business and liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance inter and extra-curricular activities integrating community service with coursework. Excelling at helping students reach their career goals, D’Youville instills character to become change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite d’Youville to be a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations to give them a better life, which continues today. A school with a long, Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background and faith and is a place where traditions can be openly shared and respected. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic rigor necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world of tomorrow.


About the Buffalo, New York Community:

D’Youville College is less than a mile from Buffalo’s growing downtown and year-round waterfront and harbor-side activities. A city with a deep sense of history and a rich sports and recreation culture, Buffalo is a city to behold. Our own Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood is one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic with fine examples of residential architecture from the last hundred years and new businesses popping up regularly. With miles of bike trails, an extensive parks system (oldest urban park system in the United States) and an abundance of activities and events, New York’s second largest city always provides excitement. Buffalo offers plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and parks. In close proximity to the D’Youville campus is the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Gates Vascular Institute and of course, Kaleida Health’s Buffalo General Medical Center, a 484 bed acute care medical facility. Additional information about the Buffalo area can be found at:


Application Process:

All correspondence about the Assistant/Associate Professor and Founding Program Director of Speech Language Pathology search at D’Youville College should be directed to the College’s executive recruiting consultant. Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to:

Adam W. Barrett

Associate Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates


Complete applications should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV outlining your career in higher education health-related areas;
  3. List of five (5) professional references including name, title, contact information and relationship to you; and
  4. A statement about how you will integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the program (this may be included in your cover letter).


Applications received by November 5, 2021, will receive priority consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


D’Youville College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran in the administration of its educational policies and programs, employment policies and practices, enrollment policies and practices, and athletics program, as well as any other College-administered policy, procedure, practice, or program. Reasonable accommodations are made for individuals with disabilities.

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