Francis Marion University’s Masters of Speech-Language Pathology Program (MSLP), in the School of Health Sciences, invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor and Clinical Services Director. This position is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment. The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with the MSLP Program Director, other full time faculty members, part time faculty, and staff to ensure the program meets the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) standards for Candidacy and National Accreditation. The faculty member will report to the MSLP Program Director. Salary and rank is commensurate with experience.


The Masters of Speech-Language Pathology program prefers that candidates hold a Doctorate or Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, or a related field, with certification by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and a current Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). Candidates should, also, be willing to become credentialed for DHEC, the South Carolina Department of Education, and/or other partnership agencies, as warranted.

Specialization in Pediatric Speech and/or Language Disorders, Augmentative/Alternative Communication Services and Disorders, are desirable, but all areas will be given full consideration. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated ability to manage Speech-Language Pathology clinical services and coordination of care with a variety of inter-professional partners across, and within, all sectors of communication disorders. Previous teaching, clinical supervision and program development experience preferred.

A broad understanding of Speech-Language Pathology and its role in health care and educational systems is necessary. Additionally, candidates should have research interests that will help foster the growth and development of a new-start Communication Disorders Program, and inter-professional clinic, in a culturally diverse South Carolina city.


The Francis Marion University Masters of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP), through the collaborative efforts of the faculty, university and community partners, will seek to balance research, clinical practice, SLP Instruction and higher education enlightenment, in order to ensure that the MSLP Program will positively impact local, national and global communities. Responsibilities will include: 12 credit hours per semester of teaching pre-requisite and graduate courses, and related clinical practicums, engaging in scholarly endeavors, academic advisement, program assessment, operations, curriculum development and pertinent committee work.

Other duties are as follows:

  • Overseeing clinical education in cooperation with the Program Director and other faculty
  • Participating in MSLP Student Capstone Projects and Research Mentorship
  • Providing comprehensive theoretical and clinical advisement to pre-requisite and SLP graduate students
  • Role modeling professional SLP behavior and appearance
  • Other duties as required

The School of Health Sciences is one of the fastest growing schools at Francis Marion University. We are committed to improving the health and well-being of South Carolinians, particularly persons in the Florence, Pee Dee region.Materials Needed:

  1. Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 17-83);
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. FMU Faculty Application;
  4. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references; and
  5. Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate).

Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Dr. Charlene Wages
Vice President for Administration
Francis Marion University
PO Box 100547
Florence, SC 29502-0547