Chair, Communication Science and Disorders and Speech-Language Pathology

Gannon University   Erie, PA   Full-time     Education
Posted on June 7, 2024
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Chair, Communication Science and Disorders and Speech-Language Pathology


Position Summary:


Gannon University, a Catholic university, has a collaborative and dynamic faculty that prepares motivated students intellectually, professionally and personally for leadership roles in their careers, society and church. This full-time, 12-month tenure track Chair position for the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program and Speech-Language Pathology Program in Erie, PA begins July 2024. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and education. Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites members of underrepresented groups to apply.


Responsibilities: Gannon University is committed to excellence in student-centered learning with an emphasis on student learning outcomes. The program works collaboratively, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal-learning student outcomes, advisement of students, scholarly engagement within the Boyer Model of Scholarship, and interactive and collaborative teaching and learning styles. The University's excellent faculty also advises students and engages in creative scholarly activities and in professional, University and community service activities and partnerships. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University's inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.


The Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate program in Erie, PA prepares students to become health care professionals following the Liberal Studies core courses and the prerequisite standard courses for admission to a graduate program in speech-language pathology. Both 4 year and 3+2 pathways are offered for undergraduates. The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program is a full-time 62 credit curriculum. The theoretical and practical professional curriculum consists of advanced courses, research, and clinical experiences relevant to the discipline and align with the certification requirements for the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. The SLP Program is equipped with advanced technology for voice and speech disorder analysis. Interprofessional collaboration is available with other health professions in the college, including radiologic science, OT, and PT. New SLP clinic space allows supervised student learning to occur with members of the community experiencing disorders of speech, language and/or hearing.


The Master of Science degree program in Speech-Language Pathology is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. A supportive clinical community allows a positive environment for teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities.


Located on the shore of Lake Erie, Gannon offers access to the beautiful beaches of Presque Isle, and opportunities for boating, skiing, biking and other outdoor activities. Erie is home to many festivals, multiple outdoor music venues, wineries, breweries, a minor league baseball team and hockey team. Within a 2 hour drive you can reach Pittsburgh, Cleveland or Buffalo for big city activities. Learn more about what Erie has to offer at


Application Procedures: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding their terminal degree. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicant. For more information about Gannon, visit Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Required Qualifications:


To be considered, candidates must provide evidence of a minimum of 3 years of full-time higher education experience, including effective leadership within a CSD or SLP program, with faculty and students. Successful teaching methods and productive scholarship as a core faculty member in a SLP program for at least five full-time years is required. The successful candidate must have an academic doctoral degree in a relevant discipline of speech-language pathology, minimum rank of assistant professor, ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and be eligible for Pennsylvania SLP licensure.


Location: Erie, Pa


Employment Status: Full Time


Department: Col.Health Professions & Sci.


Division: School of Health Professions


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