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Director, Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty: Full Time

Winchester, VA
ID: 1068-306


Shenandoah University School of Health Professions (SHP) seeks a Founding Director for the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. This person will be an innovative, collaborative leader with strong program development skills. They will build an industry-leading program that produces highly skilled practitioners. The Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the MS in Speech Language Pathology (SLP) program will build on the existing strengths in the health professions as well as in the Shenandoah Conservatory in singing voice research and pedagogy.  Shenandoah prides itself on providing a high-touch, student-centered educational experience that integrates technology with personalized learning, encouraging collaboration across disciplines, and providing service locally and globally.    

The Program Director will be responsible for leading the development of the program’s curriculum, including the foundational work for student clinical experiences; leading efforts to achieve and maintain CAA accreditation; recruiting, mentoring, and assessing faculty; recruiting and mentoring students; and providing administrative oversight of the program.

This 12-month position may include teaching in areas of clinical expertise and program need, and scholarship/professional development, as appropriate. The Program Director will report to the Dean of the School of Health Professions, and will hold the appropriate academic rank, preferably at the level of associate or full professor. The primary location of this position is at the Scholar Plaza (SPL) campus in Leesburg, VA with occasional travel to the Winchester, VA campuses. 

Required Skills


Qualifications for this position include graduation from an accredited Speech and Language Pathology program, have current CCC-SLP, have a minimum of an earned Master’s Degree (doctoral degree preferred), a minimum of three years current academic experience, and eligibility for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Shenandoah University School of Health Professions is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Individuals with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are considered desirable. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include information on how they will further this goal in their cover letter.

How to Apply: 
Application materials should include resume/curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected. A pre-employment background check will be required.  If the job requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will also be required.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

Shenandoah University prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.