• Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology

    Posting Date 6 months ago(6 months ago)
    Job ID
    Employee Classification
    Katz School
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Campus : Location
    US-NY-Beren- Lexington & 33rd St

    Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  


    We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


    The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


    The Position:


    Yeshiva University’s Graduate Department of Speech Language Pathology seeks a dynamic and innovative program director to serve as academic and administrative lead for the program, its clinic, and its community-based initiatives. The program director will provide transformative direction and oversight and a commitment to excellence in teaching, clinical practice, and research. The position may be eligible for a senior clinical appointment or tenure depending on candidate’s experience and qualifications.


    • Monitoring and ensuring students’ academic and professional success
    • Overseeing student admissions and supporting the Graduate Enrollment Management team, with the expectation of significant program growth
    • Overseeing and implementing faculty recruitment, hiring, development, evaluation, and tenure support
    • Leading and ongoing management of accreditation, academic and clinical policies, and program assessment
    • Establishing transfer agreements with existing undergraduate speech language programs
    • Establishing partnerships within local, regional, national and international health communities -- including speech language pathology and audiology practices, hospitals, clinics, school districts, and community organizations
    • Developing new degree programs, possibly in audiology, as well as adding new sites for course offerings and clinical initiatives
    • Developing a doctoral program in speech language pathology
    • Leading and contributing to grants, contracts, philanthropy, and research development
    • Meeting enrollment goals and overseeing budgets and resource management


    Experience and Educational Background:

    • Earned doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related discipline
    • Minimum of five years of demonstrated success in academic leadership and administration 
    • Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in the field of Audiology (CCC-A) and/or Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Experience in shared governance and cross-university collaboration
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate and relate effectively and tactfully with administrators, staff, faculty, and students – at all levels of the university and the school
    • Experience in budget preparation, responsible fiscal management, and resource allocation
    • Documented excellence in teaching and student mentorship
    • Experience with clinical placements and on-site clinics a plus
    • Distinguished record of publication, grant development, and clinical accomplishment
    • Vision and commitment to enhance the visibility, reputation, and community contributions of the graduate speech language program(s)


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