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Instructor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
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The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure-earning, clinical instructor position to begin Fall 2023.The successful candidate will join a diverse faculty and staff in a dynamic and growing university with high research activity (RU/H) and an expanding clinical program. The successful candidate will: (a) work collaboratively with a dynamic team of academic and clinical faculty, (b) supervise master’s level student clinicians for diagnostic and intervention sessions, (c) coordinate with the director of the Aphasia House to ensure programmatic continuity and growth, and (d) participate in university committee and service activities. Opportunities to engage in research may also be available. The position involves reporting to the directors of the Aphasia House, Communication Disorders Clinic, and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
The College of Health Professions and Sciences is home to three schools, one department, and six centers and institutes and is a leader in creating positive community change by building partnerships that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders was founded in 1969 and was first accredited in 1987. It has a strong history of excellence in teaching, research, and community service. The school includes 26 full-time faculty members serving an average of 200 graduate and 700 undergraduate students. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication sciences and disorders. The Master of Arts program boasts numerous internal and external affiliations, including Nemours Children’s Hospital, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), ten public school systems, and the UCF College of Community Innovation and Education. For more information about the school, visit our website at: https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/csd/.
The Communication Disorders Clinic serves as the centerpiece for clinical education and applied research. This 13,500 square foot state-of-the-art facility houses several specialty services, including audiology, the Aphasia House, the UCF Listening Center, the, the Fluency Disorders Clinic, the Voice Care Center, and the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) Center, which provides assistive technology services in four Florida counties for individuals across the spectrum of age and disability.
UCF and its 13 colleges provide opportunities to more than 70,000 students, offering 201 bachelor's and master's degrees, and 34 doctoral programs. Students come from all 50 states and over 147 countries. A priority on diversity and inclusiveness led UCF to co-found the University Innovation Alliance, a consortium of large public research universities committed to better serve first-generation, low-income students. U.S. News & World Report ranked UCF the 16th "Most Innovative School" in its Best Colleges 2019 report. Additionally, UCF is one of 56 public universities with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation in two categories: community engagement and very high research activity. As one of the largest universities in the country, UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local and global impact, and the integration of technology and learning.
For additional information about UCF, please visit our website: www.ucf.edu.
A master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Sciences and Disorders from an accredited institution by time of hire; ASHA CCCSLP certification; eligibility for Florida Speech-Language Pathology Licensure; and a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in speech-language pathology and completion of the ASHA supervision training requirement.
Five (5) years of clinical experience in speech-language pathology. Clinical supervision experience with pre-service student clinicians and in a university clinic setting. Preference will also be given to English/Spanish bilingual speakers and applicants with several years’ experience in a rehabilitation setting with a focus on the evaluation and treatment of adults with aphasia and other related disorders.
Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/ . In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.
The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.
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Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
- Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
- Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
- Retirement savings options.
- Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
- Education assistance.
- Flexible work environment.
And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/ )
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Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger , and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
Additional Requirements related to Research Positions
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.
The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.
DepartmentCollege of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) -Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Type of AppointmentRegular
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.
As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.
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