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Graduate Program Director, Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology (MSSLP)

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Position Title Graduate Program Director, Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology (MSSLP)
Position Status Full-time
Tenure Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Graduate Director of the Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology Program reports directly to the Dean of the College of Education. The Graduate Director is a full-time, twelve month, tenure-track faculty position overseeing all administrative responsibilities for the program as well as leading and participating in teaching, service, and scholarly activities.


Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, and respectful collaboration and active support of the University’s Mission and Catholic and Lasallian higher education.

-Providing visionary, innovative, and collaborative leadership in developing and implementing the new MSSLP program consistent with ASHA accreditation standards and in pursuing initial and maintaining ongoing ASHA accreditation
-Collaborating with the Dean of the College of Education in recruiting, hiring, leading, and overseeing relevant department personnel
-Promoting excellence in teaching, pursuing academic excellence and integrity, assisting with achieving recruiting and retention goals, coordinating academic advising, scheduling of classes and clinical experiences, and facilitating assessment and program review
-Promoting scholarship among faculty and students, including seeking external funding to support research and scholarship
-Incorporating institutional and college strategic plan into program development strategies and initiatives
-Promoting the program and enhancing its visibility and reputation on campus and within the profession
-Developing strategic community partnerships to support program goals and provide service
-Coordinating daily department/program operations and managing departmental budget in collaboration with the College of Education Deans office
-Collaborating with the Graduate Dean, Department Chairs, other Graduate Program Directors, and faculty in visioning/strategic planning initiatives and other projects to support and promote graduate studies at Lewis University

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate should possess a distinguished academic record in teaching, research/scholarship, and service that merits appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the College of Education. The following credentials should also be met:

-A graduate degree with a major emphasis in speech-language pathology, audiology, or in speech, language, and hearing science;
-An earned doctorate in a related field (PhD, EdD, SLPD, etc);
-A minimum of six (6) years clinical practice as a speech and language therapist with a demonstrated knowledge of current professional practice and service delivery domains;
-A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with college level teaching experience is required;
-Must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Speech and Language Pathologist in the State of Illinois through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR) and have an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence;
-Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, work collaboratively in teams, interact effectively with colleagues, administrators, faculty and students as well as external constituencies, and provide visionary leadership for this academic program;
-A record of personal integrity and a demonstrated commitment to the Mission of the University is essential;
-Administrative experience, including but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting;
-A recognized record of scholarship;

Preferred Qualifications

-Academic administrative experience;
-Experience in program review and accreditation.

Essential Duties
Work hours


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00097
Posting Date 08/25/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Applications submitted by November 3, 2017, will receive priority consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an earned doctorate (PhD, EdD, or Clinical Doctorate) or will have one at the time of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of six years clinical practice as a speech and language therapist with a demonstrated knowledge of current professional practice and service delivery domains?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States without employment visa sponsorship (e.g., H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy