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Clinical Education Coordinator in Speech-Language Pathology

Western University

Limited-Term Faculty Position
Clinical Education Coordinator in Speech-Language Pathology
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University invites applications for a Limited-Term (potential for renewal) faculty position for 3 years at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience. This academic position will serve the role of Clinical Education Coordinator in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP). Duties include coordinating clinical placements and placement trajectories, developing new clinical placements via networking and solicitation, conducting student practicum education, training and supervision in SLP, teaching clinical aspects of SLP, being a mentor to students for clinical education and training, completing administrative duties associated with clinical practicum, undertaking service within the School and Faculty, and the possibility of participating in on-going and new research activities.

Candidates must hold at least a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and hold or be eligible for licensure by the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario. Prerequisite requirements include at least eight years of professional experience in Speech-Language Pathology involving a general caseload and extensive experience in the direct supervision of speech-language pathology students. Candidates are required to include and to identify in their application the details/explanations of their speech-language pathology student supervision experiences (e.g., detailed account of how many and which type of students, for what periods of time, areas of practice, etc.). Essential qualities of applicants include strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and current knowledge of professional practice guidelines and standards. Preference will be given to candidates with significant experiences in the clinical coordination of community placements.

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers Masters of Clinical Science degrees in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and participates in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (HRS) Graduate Program. The HRS Program was the first in Canada to host combined clinical-research degrees (i.e., MClSc-PhD) in Speech-Language Pathology and Speech and Language Science, and in Audiology and Hearing Science. The School maintains the research-oriented H.A. Leeper Speech and Hearing Clinic, which includes the provincially funded tykeTALK and Infant Hearing Programs. Within SLP, the Clinic provides specializations in preschool speech and language, and adult and school-aged children voice, fluency, and acquired neurogenic communication disorders. Within audiology, specialized clinical services include infant assessment and assistive device fitting, pediatric amplification, aural rehabilitation, and geriatrics. The Faculty of Health Sciences also is the home to the internationally acclaimed National Centre for Audiology, a major hearing health care research facility.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and the brightest faculty, staff, and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, to influence and to lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth to serve better our communities.

The anticipated start date of the appointment is July 1, 2020. Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest/statement outlining academic qualifications, details of Speech-Language Pathology student supervision, relevant clinical, research, teaching, and administrative experiences, Curriculum Vitae, the names, addresses, and contact information of three referees, and a completed Application for Full-Time Position (available at http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf) to:

Dr. Laura Murray, Professor and Director
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Room 1004 Elborn College, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
London, Ontario N6A 1H1
lmurra57@uwo.ca

The closing date for receipt of applications is March 27, 2020.
Please quote number HS 207 on all correspondence.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirement, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings please contact Dr. Laura Murray, lmurra57@uwo.ca.