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Adjunct - Speech-Language Pathology

Apply now Job no: 492802
Work type: Adjunct
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty (Adjunct)

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated and compliant as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands- on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

The Institute for Speech-Language Pathology at Widener University invites qualified applicants with an interest in teaching graduate courses in topics such as motor speech disorders, fluency, and voice.

The College of Health and Human Services, which has a focus on interprofessional education, service, and research, houses programs in clinical psychology, education, human sexuality, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and social work. Our students represent a multitude of diverse identities. We aspire to develop a College faculty, staff, and curriculum that is anti-racist, anti-oppressive and reflects and respects our professional values. We seek to create an intentionally diverse educational community in which students, staff, and faculty perspectives are valued and meaningfully incorporated into our work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to)

Essential Duties:

Teaching:

  • Develop and teach courses in the SLP Program as negotiated with the Director.
  • Ensure courses and syllabi are current and available to all students.
  • Demonstrate competency in teaching as evidenced by supervisor, peer, and student evaluations.
  • Demonstration of expertise in areas of teaching responsibility and content delivery method.
  • Participate in team and/or interdisciplinary teaching.
  • Maintain regular office hours, guide or support students who reach out for assistance, and identify students who are struggling and need extra attention or support to be successful through use of email, phone or other appropriate means of communication.

Scholarship/Practice:

  • Maintain currency of clinical and professional knowledge through regular continuing education. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Education/Training and Experience Required):

  • A Master’s degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited college or university. 
  • Certification in Speech-Language Pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-SLP).
  • Minimum 3 years clinical experience in speech-language pathology.
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one area of SLP practice and scientific knowledge base.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication abilities.   
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of content delivery methods including web-supported classes (e.g., Canvas) and distance learning.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience teaching and providing clinical supervision to SLP master’s students in an academic setting.
  • Licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or eligibility to apply, in Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Experience networking with various academic disciplines to promote interprofessional education and practice among faculty and students.
  • 2 + years teaching experience in an institution of higher education.
  • 5 + years clinical experience in speech-language pathology.
  • Experience with bilingual or multilingual clinical service delivery.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS: 

  • Must be able to sit, stand and move about a classroom and/or campus for extended periods of time.
  • May need to lift supplies of up to 20lbs per item.
  • May be required to be available to students via phone, email or other means of communication during nights and weekends.

Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive University, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law School located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the University, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.

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