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Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Language Hearing Clinic

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College / VP Area: College of Health Sciences
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Health Services, Full Time



The University of Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (SLHC) exists to train graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSCD) on how to translate cutting-edge research into practice- and practice into the next great research findings. We train and inspire future clinicians through a comprehensive clinical education experience, while providing quality, person- centered care to a diverse community using research, collaboration, and innovation. Under limited direction of the Directors of Clinical Education and Clinical Research and Services, the Speech-Language Pathologist (referred to hereafter as Clinical Educator) will screen, evaluate, and treat communication and swallowing disorders in children while directly supervising and supporting graduate students in the master's program in Communication Disorders and Sciences. The Clinical Educator will collaborate with colleagues in CSCD to act as a liaison between graduate coursework and services provided through the SLHC, excelling in both program instruction and clinical service provision. This position seeks a pediatric-focused speech-language pathologist and the primary responsibilities of this person are treatment and supervision within the SLHC.


  • Perform academic, clinical, and administrative responsibilities consistent with the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA), federal/State regulations, practice setting requirements, and institutional policy. 
  • Provide high-quality services to a diverse range of clients with significant student involvement.
  • Perform patient screenings and evaluations to detect and diagnose communication and swallowing disorders.
  • Treat communication and swallowing disorders.
  • Design tailored treatment plans for the unique needs of each patient.
  • Train and educate care partners on how to best support the client's success and facilitate carryover of strategies and functional skills to their home setting.
  • Complete and maintain all documentation and clinical charting in compliance with University and departmental policy and procedures.
  • Maintain professional ethics and confidentiality in matters related to patient care, student education, departmental and University matters.
  • Supervise graduate students in clinical activities and services in SLHC and the community.
  • May teach courses that are consistent with candidate's area(s) of expertise. 
  • Collaborate with academic and clinical faculty to promote, coordinate, plan, and provide faculty development opportunities using effective instructional methodologies and technologies.
  • Partner with research faculty to design and implement translational research.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders within and outside of the University of Delaware community to create, plan, and implement interprofessional education opportunities.
  • Participate in service opportunities with the Department, University, and community at large.
  • Support clinical and administrative objectives of SLHC.
  • Develop and execute community outreach and education events.
  • Maintain a current and working knowledge of developing practice trends and provide effective instruction to academic and clinical faculty and graduate students in these areas.
  • Represent the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at community, State, regional, and national events, and help to educate the University and larger communities regarding the profession of Speech-Language Pathology. 
  • Address the strategic goals and objectives of CSCD and the SLHC and the overarching goals and objectives of the University. 
  • Supervise external placements in conjunction with the Director of Clinical Education. 
  • Recruit, supervise, and review performance of clinical supervisors in conjunction with the Director of Clinical Research and Services. 
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties and tasks as assigned.


  • Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a minimum of six years of clinical service (post Clinical Fellowship), clinical and classroom teaching, student supervision and clinical coordination experience.
  • Certification as a Speech-Language-Pathologist through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Speech-Language-Pathologist in the state of Delaware. Specialty Board Certification preferred.
  • Prior experience in clinical supervision preferred.
  • Advanced subject knowledge of clinical area(s) of expertise and field expertise preferred.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously, while managing competing priorities and overseeing the day-to-day effort of supporting professional staff, partners and students. 
  • Effective communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills.
  • Team-based, interprofessional practice and instructional skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize work independently.
  • Ability to think strategically and recognize innovative ideas and opportunities.
  • Knowledge of educational, management, and adult learning theory and principles.
  • Collaborative approach with the ability to work effectively with a diverse community.
  • Ability to apply knowledge, best practices, policies and procedures to instructional and clinical service opportunities. 
  • Ability to plan, develop, direct, implement and evaluate strategic communication plans, programs and activities applicable to a research-centered institution of higher education.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues and trends applicable to higher education institutions. 
  • Computer skills to include word processing, email, PowerPoint, Excel, and preferably database and electronic medical records management systems experience.
  • CPR certification
  • Demonstrated understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value.


  • Available for an evening work schedule at least one day a week between 4 PM and 7 PM, M-F.
  • Remote work (tele-practice) and in person treatment opportunities are available.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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