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Director of Clinical Education - Speech Language Pathology Program

Job ID Req #193 Location : Dallas, TX, United States
Date posted 07/31/2019


The Director of Speech-Language Pathology, Clinical Education is a core faculty position with teaching, scholarship, advisement, and service responsibilities in addition to the administration of clinical education for the campus SLP program. The Clinical Faculty Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the clinical education portion of the SLP curriculum. This position requires significant contact with students, outside constituents, professional consortiums, and faculty at all USAHS campuses. Virtual and weekend on-campus interaction with students is required.


Clinical Education Program Planning, Implementation, and Assessment

  • Developing students as clinicians in all domains of professional clinical practice; appropriately assess student learning and performance

  • Coordinate/participate in the development of clinical education faculty

  • Analyze the clinical education program academic outcomes for compliance to accreditation standards

  • Advance the vision of the profession and delivers new ideas with a forward-looking perspective of clinical education

  • Appropriately communicate to faculty and program directors on student and curriculum information

  • Assist in planning and participate in SLP Residency Weekends on campus as needed

Teaching: provides student-centered learning through best practice teaching activities

  • Optimizes class/lab/online 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 materials

  • Maintains all components of the learning environment including online course portal management

Scholarship: actively engages in scholarship to advance knowledge

  • Establishes and implements an approved scholarship plan/faculty development plan as required by accreditation and university standards

  • 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

Service: supports shared governance and promoting one’s profession

  • Serves on programmatic and university committees as assigned

  • Actively participates in his/her professional association

  • Serves as university liaison in community and/or professional activities

  • 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

Administration: supports efficient and consistent practices across all programs

  • Performs course coordinator and lead instructor roles as assigned; works collaboratively with members of the team

  • Advises 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

Professionalism:displays the behaviors of a professional academician and follows expected discipline specific Code of Ethics

  • 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 activities

  • Upholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies and University policies/procedures


Other responsibilities as assigned by the Academic Program Director


Reports to:Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic Program Director

Positions Supervised: Contributing Faculty, Lab Assistants when assigned to courses


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 essential functions.


  • Terminal academic degree preferred. Master's degree or clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinical expertise with willingness to explore obtaining a terminal academic degree will be considered.

  • Two years of experience as a Clinical Faculty Coordinator or Clinical Education Director for speech-language pathology students strongly preferred.

  • A minimum of 1 year of teaching experience at the college/university level.

  • Experience with online teaching/learning preferred.

  • A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in the area of course content required.

  • Experience in scholarly activity preferred.


Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by a country's ministry of education in the discipline being taught, and be licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specific programs.

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)

  • State SLP license


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 journey.

  • 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 one’s own and student’s time and attention effectively.


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.


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