The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
is the development of professional health care practitioners
through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,
clinical, and distance education.
A core faculty member at The University of St. Augustine for Health
Sciences (USAHS)provides engaging clinically focused learning
opportunities for students in the MS-SLP program, through
face-to-face, and online delivery methods. The faculty member is
responsible for academic advising and overseeing final program
projects. They provide service to the University through committee,
curriculum improvement, and advocacy for the profession. The
faculty are scholars and involved in building and integrating
knowledge for advancement of the profession and the University.
Core faculty in the MS-SLP program are campus based in either the
Austin, TX or Dallas, TX University locations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching: provides student-centered learning through best
practice teaching activities
Scholarship: actively engages in scholarship to advance
- Optimizes online class or lab environment that is conducive to
student learning by developing creative, challenging and
evidence-based learning opportunities
- Uses learning assessment information to improve teaching and
curriculum; participates in quality improvement initiatives to meet
program and institutional goals
- Provides current, organized, error free instructional
- Maintains all components of the learning environment including
online course portal management
- Employs state-of-the art technology and software for student
education and engagement
Service: supports shared governance and promoting one’s
- Establishes and implements an approved scholarship plan/faculty
development plan as required by accreditation and university
- Stays current with clinical practice and evidence that support
content area expertise and professional growth
- Disseminates scholarly work consistent with University policies
and accreditation expectations
Administration: supports efficient and consistent practices
across all programs
- Serves on programmatic and university committees as
- Actively participates in his/her professional association
- Serves as university liaison in community and/or professional
- Uses release time that enhances the program (e.g. - clinical
practice, consultation, advanced degree, research, service) as
approved by the program director
- Participates in university governance, curriculum planning, and
functions to support development and growth of the institution
Professionalism: displays the behaviors of a professional
academician and follows expected discipline specific Code of
- Performs course coordinator and lead instructor roles as
assigned; works collaboratively with members of the team
- Advises MS-SLP students on academic, professional and/or
personal issues while providing referrals when appropriate
- Provides other administrative duties as assigned
- Completes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance and
sets goals for the next year in collaboration with the program
director; is actively engaged in faculty development opportunities
to meet performance goals
- Promotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging such
behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting
- Supports and exemplifies the University’s core values
- Actively engages in interprofessional collaboration
- Upholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies and
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Academic Program
POSITION IN ORGANIZATION
Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic Program Director
Contributing Faculty, Lab Assistants when assigned to
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on
performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
- Terminal degree (PhD or EdD) in Communication Sciences and
Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology, or related field.
LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION
- Experience/expertise in core disorder areas in speech-language
- A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience at the
college/university level at Instructor rank.
- Experience with distance learning preferred.
- A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in the area of
course content required.
- Experience in scholarly activity preferred.
ASHA Certification in SLP (CCC-SLP) and licensed or
license-eligible for SLP in Texas.
Some travel may be requested up to 20% of the time
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate
the following competencies:
Committed to Mission and Values - Has a clear understanding
of institution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitating
learning and for enabling students to navigate their own learning
Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline - Compelled by the
opportunity to contribute through research, scholarship
professional practice or creativity.
Accountable -Takes personal responsibility for own goals and
outcomes to ensure student success. Establishes clear expectations,
follows through on commitments to students and holds them
accountable for assignments and performance
Collaborative - Works cooperatively with others across the
institution and beyond, including the community and through
partnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive and
fair to others.
Communicates Effectively - Adapts oral and written
communication approach and style to the audience and based on the
message. Also listens attentively to others.
Drives Engagement - Makes students feel welcome, understood
and valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling,
challenging and productive.
Academic Discipline Expertise - Has sufficient credentials,
industry expertise and/or experience in the discipline to teach
according to the standards and qualifications required.
Education Design - Designs learning experiences closely
linked to learning outcomes including lesson planning, design of
project, work integrated, group learning experiences, or
interactive learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy,
andragogy and overall learning effectiveness.
Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills - Manages
small, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoring
and ensuring participation, managing ones own and students time and
The MS-SLP program core faculty work on campus. Work is performed
primarily in a standard office environment but may involve exposure
to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal
computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes
physical demands associated with a traditional office setting,
e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical
functions as necessary.
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equal
opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment because of age, race,
religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national