Director of Communication Disorders Clinical Education

Department: Communication Disorders

Rank: Admin VI

Specialization(s): Director of Clinical Education

Search # S20-014


Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student -centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.


The Department of Communication Disorders at Southern offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in communication disorders and a Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. In addition to offering an exemplary academic program, the Department of Communication Disorders provides its students with rich internal and external clinical experiences. With the largest university clinic for Speech-Language Pathology in Connecticut, Southern students are offered a wide variety of enriching clinical opportunities.


Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding clinical education. Successful candidates will be disciplinary leaders devoted to a student-centric approach.


The Department of Communication Disorders is seeking applicants for a full-time Director of Clinical Education opening. The Director of Clinical Education is the lead member of the management team of the Center for Communication Disorders, Clinical Programs, and Off-Campus Clinical Education. They collaborate with the University, College, and Department administration on initiatives that benefit all entities, including the students.


This 12-month position is available as of August 2020 or until the position is filled. Please refer to the University website for more details on job responsibilities:


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology from an accredited college or university;
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association;
  • Connecticut Health Department license (or eligibility);
  • Eight years of experience in clinical practice;
  • Five years of experience in clinical education of graduate students in speech-language pathology and/or audiology;
  • Five years of administrative experience in coordinating and/or directing a speech-language pathology or audiology clinical service facility, unit or program;
  • Administrative experience, including but not limited to, hiring, supervision and evaluation of employees, operational budgeting and analyses, and billing;
  • Excellent organizational skills and experience with developing business relationships, marketing, and strategic planning;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent computer literacy skills for clinical administrative purposes.


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Demonstrates interprofessional collaboration;
  • Experience with strategic planning and project management;
  • Experience with clinic facility design, renovation, and/or expansion.
  • These qualifications may be waived for individuals with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


Minimum Salary:



Application Process:

Please submit electronically letter of interest, resume, and three letters of professional reference to: Communication Disorders Search Committee Chair at Best consideration will be given to complete applications received by Monday, July 13, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.



SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.