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University of Utah Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical) DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical) DOQ

Department 00199 - Communication Sci & Disorders

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin


Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical ). Full time, 12-month position, non­ tenure track position beginning August 16, 2019. In this unique, jointly supported position, the clinical faculty member will spend half of their time providing clinical education of speech-language pathology ( SLP ) graduate students/patient care in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders ( CSD ), University of Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic ( UUSLHC ). The other half of their time will involve direct patient care and clinical education for SLP students as part of an interdisciplinary team of voice, airway, and swallowing specialists in the University of Utah Health, Voice Disorders Center ( VDC ). In addition to clinical education/teaching, at the discretion of the Department Chair, clinical faculty may be assigned to teach academic courses within the spectrum of the .5 FTE portion of their academic assignment in CSD . Additionally, clinical faculty are expected to engage in university, professional, and public service and clinical scholarship.

The UUSLHC is a professional outpatient clinic that serves the greater Salt Lake City community . The clinic also serves as a training program for graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology. We treat a wide range of hearing and speech language disorders in adults and children . The VDC is an interdisciplinary team-based clinic providing evaluation and treatment to outpatient populations with voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. Our team currently consists of speech-language pathologists, a laryngologist, pulmonologist, nursing staff, and a vocal coach. Our team specializes in conducting clinical and instrumental assessment approaches including laryngeal imaging, flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing ( FEES ), videofluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing ( VFSS ), laryngeal function studies (acoustic and aerodynamic recording and measurement), quantitative and qualitative approaches to VFSS analysis and interpretation, individual as well as team-based approaches to treatment planning, and treatment of individuals with paradoxical vocal fold motion, cough hypersensitivity syndrome, functional, organic, neurogenic, performance, and transgender voice as well as all dysphagia etiologies. We also provide

clinical training and supervision to graduate student externs in speech­ language pathology and offer clinical fellowship training when possible.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission .

Minimum Qualifications:

1.Master’s Degree or higher in Speech-Language Pathology.

2. ASHA CCC - SLP and a valid Utah Department of Health license (prior to starting the position).

3.At least 5 years of licensed clinical experience beyond the Clinical Fellowship. (Experience in supervision of SLP externs, Clinical Fellows, and/or university clinic supervision preferred .).

4.Primary expertise in assessment and treatment of voice, airway, and swallowing disorders as well as experience in assessment and treatment of one or more of the following disorder areas: Adult neurogenic communication disorders (i.e., aphasia, dysarthria , and cognitive communicative disorders), fluency disorders and/or pediatric feeding disorders. (Interest and experience in transgender voice and communication assessment and treatment preferred.)

5.Adhere to core values of the University of Utah Health Care behavior standards including compassion trust, collaboration , innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, and quality to promote respectful, supportive interactions with clients/patients, co-workers, and students and with individual differences including culture, race, national origin, age, gender, religion, political affiliation, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

A. Clinical Education, Patient Care Duties/Responsibilities:

1.Clinical education/supervision of speech-language pathology graduate

students and client care in the UUSLHC (.50).

2.Patient care including interdisciplinary team assessment and SLP treatment of patients in the VDC . (.50)

3.Collaborate with the Clinic Director of the VDC (Dr. Julie Barkmeier­-Kraemer) and the Clinic Director of the UUSLHC (Dr. Pamela Mathy) in developing and contributing to clinical training experiences for SLP students at the VDC at the pre-externship level.

4.Supervise graduate students in development and completion of required clinical documentation (i.e., Treatment notes, progress reports, diagnostic reports, etc.) in both clinics.

5.Coordinate with both Clinic Directors and clinic staff to complete documentation required for third party billing and adhere to required deadlines based on University, state and national laws.

6.Assist the both Clinic Directors in development and scheduling of assigned clinical caseload.

7.Maintain compliance with both clinic’s policies and ASHA requirements regarding required minimum standards for observation/oversight of graduate student clinicia ns’ treatment and diagnostic activities.

8.Attend regularly scheduled CSD clinical faculty and VDC team meetings.

9.Attend continuing education activities to maintain ASHA CCC and Utah State licensure CEU requirements.

10.Other duties as assigned by the Clinic Director for the UUSLHC and the VDC and/or the Communication Sciences and Disorders ( CSD ) Department Chair .

B. CSD Department Duties/Responsibilities

1.Attend CSD faculty meetings.

2.Serve on department committees.

3.Serve on University Committees.

4.Other duties (e.g., academic teaching) as assigned by the CSD Department Chair .

5.Regularly engage in clinical scholarship.

Salary and Rank: Academic rank and salary for Career-Line Faculty (Clinical) in the College of Health are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience . The University of Utah offers an excellent benefits package.

University/Program: The University of Utah is a Doctoral/Research Intensive University with 34,000 students from every state and over 100 foreign countries . The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders ( located in the College of Health and currently includes 14 full-time faculty, 100 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students (MS, AuD, PhD) . The department supports the mission and vision of University of Utah Health and the University of Utah by providing excellence in education, research, and clinical services related to the disciplines of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized scholars, who are advancing clinical and theoretical knowledge through their research in speech, language, and hearing. Both the Speech­ Language Pathology and Audiology programs are CAA accredited.

The Mission and Values of the clinical faculty and our graduate students in the University of Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is to provide comprehensive , evidence-based assessment and treatment services for the children and adults we serve in respectful, safe, supportive therapeutic environment. Our clinic has 10 individual exam/treatment rooms and 2 group treatment rooms as well as 3 audiological assessment suites and 2 audiology training/hearing aid-fitting rooms. In addition to extensive standardized assessments and other clinical materials for speech-language pathology, the clinic maintains laryngeal imaging, acoustic, and biofeedback equipment for use in graduate student training and patient care .

The University of Utah Health, Voice Disorders Center Mission and Values of our team are to provide exceptional and comprehensive voice, swallow and airway healthcare to children and adults through innovative research, education and personalized attention to all we serve. We strive to create an enduring, trusting relationship with compassion, respect, and commitment to exceptional patient care through expert interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment . Our clinic currently has 7 exam rooms with 3 dedicated to the SLP team. Dedicated exam rooms include laryngeal imaging, acoustic, and aerodynamic equipment and associated computers in addition to being utilized for therapy services. One additional therapy suite has a grand piano as well as acoustic equipment. As an academic clinic, we also conduct clinical research activities (funded and unfunded) in collaboration with colleagues from the Departments of Neurology, Internal Medicine, Surgery/Otolaryngology, Biomedical Engineering, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Radiology/ UCAIR , and the National Center for Voice and Speech. Our team is also involved in planning and hosting the annual Utah Performance Voice Conference in celebration of World Health Day in April.

Community: Salt Lake City is a beautiful city of 250,000 in a major metropolitan area of 1.5 million, nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Utah’s great outdoors are close by, offering activities from world­ class skiing, hiking, and mountain biking in the spectacular canyons surrounding the city. The city is cosmopolitan with easy access to theater, the arts, sports, entertainment and nightlife. Downtown Salt Lake City and the University are accessible by light rail to the suburbs. Salt Lake City has been consistently rated as one of the best cities in the United States to live and work.

Application : Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upload (1) a statement of professional experience/interests including teaching and/or clinical supervision experience, (2) resume/CV, and (3) the contact information for three references

Please apply online here:

For information contact:

Pamela Mathy, Ph.D., CCC - SLP , Professor (Clinical) Director of the University of Utah Speech- Language-Hearing Clinic Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, (801) 585-0512.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 04/03/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02232F

Type Faculty

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