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Temporary Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Educator Vacancy Pool

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: College of Humanities & Social Science

Position Title Temporary Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Educator Vacancy Pool
About the University Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders support Western’s mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

The Department of CSD consists of a diverse faculty and clinical/technical staff serving both undergraduate and graduate students. The department offers a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology, an AuD in Audiology, and serves the community with its donations-based Speech-Language-Hearing Clinics. The CSD undergraduate and graduate programs offer courses in a lock-step sequence beginning in the fall quarter of each academic year.

This pool is utilized as needed to support departmental needs.

Total work hours will not exceed 1,050 hours in any consecutive 12-month period from the original date of hire.

About the Position

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary Speech-Language Pathologist clinical educator positions. In anticipation of possible openings throughout the academic year and summer sessions, applications are accepted continuously for temporary positions on a part-time basis with rare opportunities for temporary, full-time appointments. Positions may become available at any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis. As a temporary Speech-Language Pathologist Specialist, you will be responsible for directing and evaluating graduate speech-language pathology students and providing professional speech-language pathology services to individuals.

Specific duties you will perform include:

  • Directs and evaluates graduate speech-language pathology students;
  • Educates and prepares speech-language pathology students in the development of relevant interpersonal and clinical professional/technical skills, and evaluate their performance;
  • Reviews client file and meet with students pre- and post-assessment and treatment;
  • Observes clinical sessions;
  • Reviews evaluation and treatment plans;
  • Provides guidance in clinical report writing;
  • Edits documentation;
  • Provides verbal and written feedback and remedial instruction as needed;
  • Uploads student assessments on web-based systems (Calipso);
  • Completes student evaluations and other clinical documentation for clinical training purposes, including supervised clinical clock hours, letters of recommendation, etc..

Provides professional speech-language pathology services to individuals.

  • With graduate student clinicians, identifies and evaluates speech-language disorders;
  • Demonstrates and evaluates use of diagnostic tools;
  • Develops and evaluates treatment plans;
  • Confers with family, counselors, school professionals, and other professionals in the evaluation, treatment, and progress of the client;
  • Uses and demonstrates appropriate treatment methods for receptive and expressive language disabilities, behaviors, and development of alternative means of communication;
  • Uses and demonstrates equipment for augmentative communication devises and specialized technology for communicative needs.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in speech-language pathology approved by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; and
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; and
  • State of Washington speech-language pathologist license or ability to obtain one.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Four years of experience as a speech-language pathologist
  • A minimum of one year of experience supervising graduate students and previous work experience as a clinical educator at a university
Special Conditions All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Unit This position is part of bargaining unit PTE and is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Public School Employees of WWU at 350 hours worked.
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Open continuously 

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“The Clery Act”). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western’s campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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