Overview

The Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University invites applications for a 9-month non-tenure track (term) appointment in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at the Clinical Assistant Professor level beginning January 2018. The successful candidate will be a member of the SLP Clinical Education Program team supervising undergraduate and graduate students in clinical service delivery across the lifespan. This position will involve significant college and university level inter-professional education (IPE) opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide best practices clinical education, supervision, and skill assessment across the lifespan to undergraduate and graduate students at the USU Speech-Language Clinic
  2. Participate in selection of practicum assignments for students, coordination of off-campus clinical practicum, and facilitate contracts and communication with clinical partners
  3. As a member of the Clinical Education team, teach clinical education course work
  4. As a member of the Clinical Education team, develop, update, assess, and assure compliance with clinic policies and procedures and maintain clinical records as required by CAA program accreditation
  5. Provide service to department, university, community, state, and profession

Dept/College Highlights:Utah State University is a Carnegie Higher Research Activity (R2) institution. USU is the largest public residential campus in Utah, enrolling approximately 18,000 students at its main campus in Logan. The college is ranked 6th in the nation in total research dollars. The department offers campus and online bachelor’s degrees in communicative disorders, master’s degrees in speech-language pathology and deaf education, a clinical doctorate in Audiology, and PhD participation in Disability Disciplines and Neuroscience. Current externally funded research, training, and technical assistance projects in the department total over $5 million.

Logan, Utah is situated in the scenic high mountains of Cache Valley in northern Utah. Outdoor activities nearby include excellent hiking, biking, skiing, and water sports. Regional areas of interest include Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole, Wyoming to the North and the red rock country of Arches National Park and Moab to the South. Logan is a small city located in a growing community of approximately 100,000 inhabitants, located 80 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Current ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Current (or eligible to hold) Utah State licensure in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Minimum of three years of experience as an SLP-CCC
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, counseling, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of word processing and database management

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Four or more years of clinical supervisory experience/experiences
  • Experience in a CAA-accredited academic program
  • Experience working with inter-professional initiatives in human service fields
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work independently
  • Ability to think strategically and to recognize new opportunities
  • Experience with SLP billing, tracking, and electronic medical record software
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits packagePercent of Time or Hours per Week: 100%

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits

Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):
Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Often Functional Requirements (25-75% time):
Use of fingers (e.g. typing),Both hands required or compensated by the use of acceptable prostheses

Continuous Functional Requirements (75%+ time):
Routine visual requirements (e.g. reading with attention to details; seeing activities near and far),Routine hearing ability (e.g. whispers at close range; voices at 15 feet; converse by telephone)

Continuous Environmental Factors (75%+ time):
Inside

ADA Cognitive Requirements:
Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Deal with non-verbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Comprehend complex, hard-to-understand concepts.

ADA Math Requirements:
Apply knowledge of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques such as differential and integral calculus, factor analysis, and probability determination, or work with a wide variety of theoretical mathematical concepts and make original applications of mathematical procedures, as in empirical and differential equations.

ADA Communication Requirements – Speech:
Expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order verbal skills such as ability to lecture to large groups, ability to speak on complex issues without prepared notes.

ADA Comm Requirements – Comprehension:
Comprehensive and expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order of composition skills such as ability to do this as primary function of the job, to draft and edit publication-quality papers, to prepare highly complex documents such as wills and contracts. May involve a large volume of such composition.

ADA Travel Requirements:
Minimal travel required – ability to travel infrequently (i.e., annually) for activities such as developmental sessions at a centralized training center.