***INTERNAL***Director & Clinical Asst/Assoc/Full Professor

Updated: 3 months ago



Position Overview


The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and Disorders is seeking an internal candidate for the position of Clinic Director.  This position will begin January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2025. The duties will be in addition to the expectations as a clinical faculty member which are included below. 

Position Titles:
Director and/{one of the following}
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Professor

Work location assignment:
This position is temporarily a hybrid position, meaning some work will be on site and some will be telework. This position will return to fully on site once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching/Advising: (60%)
Teaching expectations are fulfilled by teaching undergraduate or graduate courses, by supervising student clinical work, and/or supervising student research work. Departmental teaching may range from traditional lecture courses, to small group laboratory sections, to professional seminars, to individual research instruction and clinical teaching. Specific teaching expectations for clinical faculty are one course per academic year and clinical teaching every semester including summer. Clinical teaching involves instruction and guidance of students in preparing for and delivering clinical services to clients with communication disorders. A syllabus is required for each course taught at the beginning of the semester which explains requirements such as readings, examinations, papers, and other projects, as well as grading procedures. Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, faculty were assigned to advise either undergraduate or graduate students.
Research: (10%)
Clinical faculty are expected to engage in translational research, including the implementation of research supported by best practices in the clinical environment as well as the generation of new and innovative clinical practices. Evidence of scholarship includes presentations at local, state and national conferences, publication of journal articles, book chapters, or monographs. However, it is important to note that the audience for the scholarly work of clinical faculty tends to differ from that of tenure-track faculty. Specifically, the audience for clinical scholarly work tends to be clinical practitioners who wish to emulate the model clinical programs developed by the clinical faculty. Thus, a wider array of dissemination outlets are appropriate and prestigious for clinical faculty. Examples include invitations to present workshops to practitioner groups, invitations to consult in clinical settings, and publication of curricula or treatment materials including traditional publication venues as well as websites.

Professional Performance: (10%)
Clinical faculty are expected to engage in direct clinical service delivery. This entails clinical services provided without students present, including assessment and treatment of clients with communication disorders; advocacy for individuals with communication disorders; consultation with clients, family members, and/or professionals concerning clinical services.

Service: (20%)
SPLH faculty are expected to carry out their share of the service duties necessary to facilitate the efficient operation of an active department and clinic in a large university. In addition, faculty may provide service at the College and University levels; in state/regional, national, and international activities of the discipline; and in the local community.

The principal duty of the Clinic Director is to monitor and guide the general development and direction of the clinical services, clinical training, and research mission of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.
The following duties are included:
•    Represent the Clinic within and outside the University This includes maintaining a productive liaison with the Department Chairperson, Deans of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, and appropriate Vice-Chancellors regarding all aspects of the Clinic.  Maintaining and expanding working relationships with other professionals in the community; maintaining and expanding avenues of public information about services available in the Clinic.
•    Maintain a coordinated program among speech, language, and hearing services of the Clinic.
•    Maintain a liaison with the Clinical Committee of the Intercampus Executive Committee.
•    Aid in the preparation of applications for accreditation of clinical and training services and the annual reports associated with the accreditation.
•    Oversee with the Department Chairperson Clinic functions (including budget, fee structure, processing clients, special client needs, etc.) to insure maximum efficiency.
•    Report annually to the Department Chairperson clinic achievements from the past year and goals for the coming year.
•    Preside over meetings of the Clinic faculty, determine agenda, and delegate business to individual clinical faculty members of committees.

Required Qualifications


Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application and (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV.:

Required Qualifications:
1.    Hold current rank of Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor within the department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and Disorders.
2.    Hold a current Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology
3.    Demonstrated teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and commitment to teaching excellence as evidenced by application materials.
4.    Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement, as evidenced by an established program of research with the promise of continued productivity.

Preferred Qualifications

1.    Ph.D. or SLPD
2.    Experience with clinical education
3.    Demonstrated administrative and management skills

Additional Candidate Instruction

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application and (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
1.Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
2.In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.

Application deadline is November 1, 2020.  Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2020.

Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Conditions of Employment

Limited Term, Serve at the Pleasure

Primary Campus

University of Kansas - Lawrence

Limited Term End Date


Advertised Salary Range

Base salary plus a $5K admin supplement

Employee Class

A-Unclassified Academic Staff


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