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Clinical Instructor of Speech-Language Pathology
Title:Clinical Instructor of Speech-Language Pathology
Department:College of Arts and Sciences
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Commensurate with rank and experience

Salary Range: 
$38,746 - $59,129

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Under the direction of the Clinical Coordinator, the candidate functions as a Clinical Instructor in the Speech-Language Pathology Program in the Division of Education, Health and Social Work in the College of Arts and Sciences, at the University of the District of Columbia. This is a 9-month position with a mandatory 2-month summer commitment. The candidate will have varied experience and supervision background. The candidate is confident in provided treatment and assessment supervision for pediatric and adult clients. In addition to direct clinical supervision, the candidate will assist in monitoring clinical clock hours, maintaining email correspondence, externship outreach and new affiliation recruitment and be responsible for teaching clinical and professional coursework.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide engaging and interactive clinical didactic instruction to graduate student clinicians.
  • Provide direct supervision to student clinicians during service provision for assessment, treatment, client/caregiver education and training.
  • Provide verbal and written feedback to students regarding clinical performance.
  • Provide assistance with clinical writing, documentation, and file management.
  • Collaborate with clinical faculty regarding course curricula and student performance.
  • Provide clinical supervision during community outreach events with hearing and/or cognitive screenings.
  • Provide student advisement to ensure university requirements and standards are maintained along with ensuring program curriculum requirements are met.
  • Maintain timely email correspondence with faculty, students, and staff.


  • Participation in program, division, and college level committees.
  • Collaborate with faculty for program improvement.
  • Work closely with other University, College, and Division faculty and professionals.
  • Provide assistance in writing and submitting documents and reports associated with accreditation.
  • Maintain the division’s standards of equity, collaboration, and a team-based work environment.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • An earned graduate degree in speech-language pathology.
  • Current clinical certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
  • District of Columbia Licensure;
  • Minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience;
  • Previous experience with supervision of graduate students or clinical fellows preferred;
  • Commitment to graduate-level education;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Outstanding communication skills.

Ability to engage with diverse populations and display sensitivity, courtesy, and respect regardless of age, socioeconomic status, ethnic language, cultural, or national origin.

                A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

  1. An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and
  2. At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.

Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.


When formal teaching experience is limited or absent, the candidate shall be required to demonstrate verifiable potential for effective teaching.

A candidate for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor shall be required to meet the following


  1. An earned doctorate or the highest appropriate credential in the field of specialization, or experience and achievements comparable to the doctorate;
  2. A record of scholarship and professional growth; and
  3. At least five (5) years of full-time teaching experience in an institution of higher education, including three (3) years as an Assistant Professor.

Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.


Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: 
A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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