The School of Health and Natural Sciences ( SHNS) at Mercy College invites qualified candidates to apply for the leadership position of Program Director of the Communication Disorders (CD) Program. The College seeks an experienced, collaborative and innovative leader to lead the CD Program due to the current Director’s retirement.

This is an opportunity to join a group of engaged faculty in an established undergraduate and graduate Communication Disorders Program.

We welcome a dynamic leader and educator to our team who wants to make a difference in students’ lives and in their healthcare professions.

Mercy College is located in Westchester County, New York in a desirable suburban area, along the Hudson River. It is 35 minutes north of New York City and easily accessible by car or public transportation from mid-town Manhattan. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications


The Director of the CD Program is responsible for all aspects of academic leadership and administration within the department and the Speech and Hearing Center, including setting strategic course, providing mentorship and faculty development, budgeting and fiscal management, curriculum oversight and evaluation, maintaining program assessment and accreditation standards, and development of new initiatives for growth and collaboration within and across the college. The Chair also has responsibilities in teaching and scholarly activities.

Mercy College is a nonsectarian, nonprofit New York metropolitan area institution offering over 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. The College has an enrollment of approximately 9000 students from diverse backgrounds across four campuses in Westchester County and New York City. As Mercy College proudly serves a diverse student body and is a Federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, faculty are dedicated to providing students with access to a transformative education though academic quality and robust student support.

Salary and rank are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must send a complete application consisting of: a cover letter addressing the applicants’ qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers and email contact for at least three professional references. The initial review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Experience and/or Skills Required

Additional requirements include:

  • Current Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in speech-language pathology and/or audiology
  • Eligibility for New York license to practice speech-language pathology and/or audiology based on proper qualifications ( CCC– SLPCCC-A)
  • Proven record of clinical, teaching and leadership experience

Education Required or Min Education RequiredQualifications:

The Chair must hold a doctoral degree in Speech Language pathology or a related field. Previous academic teaching and leadership experience are required. The applicant should have strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership qualities, and a record of mentoring, teaching, scholarship, and service. The position is a 12-month appointment, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Posting Number

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions Summary

Electronic applications are required and must include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Please submit the above documentation online at https://jobs.mercy.edu

EEO Statement

Mercy College actively engages in recruiting a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups, and strives to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, marital status, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Mercy College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Veteran/Disability