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Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education – Speech-language Pathology

Dalhousie University

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health, at Dalhousie University invites applications for a .8 FTE instructor or senior instructor position, commencing August 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will be responsible for negotiating and arranging clinical experiences for speech-language pathology students, from first through third year of the program. Other responsibilities include teaching the 1.5 credit-hour graduate course CMSD 5070X: Clinical Methods—Speech Language Pathology (Procedural Skills); teaching 75% of the three-credit course CMSD 5130: Introduction to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology; holding group and individual meetings with students and preceptors to prepare them for practica; training/mentoring clinical educators; developing and overseeing interprofessional clinical-education opportunities for students; and supervising student clinical education. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing and managing a new in-house speech and language clinic, which will provide students with their first exposure to clinical education.

Applicants are required to hold a Master’s degree in Speech-language Pathology and be eligible for membership/certification by Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). Experience in a clinical setting is required, with at least 5 years’ experience preferred, and experience supervising students as a clinical educator is required. Demonstrated teaching and curriculum development experience is required. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and teamwork skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a university setting, specifically with the coordination of student clinical placements and interprofessional education.

Applications must include a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of clinical and teaching interests and experience, and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at All material should be sent electronically to Crystal Vaughan, Administrative Manager, Dalhousie University, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, at

Located in the vibrant coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research university. The School, which is affiliated with the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres, is one of ten units in the Faculty of Health and offers two programs, audiology and speech-language pathology.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please note that the position is subject to budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Inquiries may be directed to Crystal Vaughan, Administrative Manager, Dalhousie University, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2019 at 4:00pm (ADT).