1507-Clinical Assistant Professor Speech Language Pathology

Job #:  1507

The Clinical Assistant Professor supervises, mentors, advises and teaches students in Communication Sciences and Disorders in clinical and academic settings, provides direct clinical services, and service to the university.


The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific University seeks a candidate for an 11-month position as a Clinical Assistant Professor in speech-language pathology, beginning in January 2016.  Clinical Faculty members become full participants in the success of the Speech-Language Pathology graduate program and within the overall mission of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Qualified candidates should have expertise in clinical speech-language pathology focused on adult, medical populations and should have an M.S. or M.A. degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  CCC-SLP is required and the applicant should be eligible for OR license in speech-language pathology. Responsibilities may include: (a) supervise and mentor graduate students in speech-language pathology engaged in clinical practice in the Pacific University Comprehensive Health Clinics in both Portland and Hillsboro and in other Pacific University clinical programs; (b) participate in growth and development of adult clinical services within the Comprehensive Health Clinic and the communities served by Pacific University including building inter-professional relationships; (c) provide direct clinical service; (d) serve as a student advisor, (e) teach students and support student learning in academic and clinical coursework, and (f) participate in governance through active engagement as a member of the faculty of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and through service to committees and task forces of the School, College of Education, and Pacific University.  


An earned master’s degree, clinical certification (CCC-SLP), licensure in the State of Oregon (by start date), successful completion of federal background check, demonstrated clinical and disciplinary expertise, and at least five years of professional experience in the United States is required.  Preferred candidates will have experience in supervision of graduate students in speech-language pathology and skills in instructional technology. Priority will be given to candidate’s contribution to the diversity of the faculty in the college’s quest to promote equity.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Typical office and clinical environment.  Supervision schedule will be arranged to meet the needs of students.  

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Reports to the Director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Education, Pacific University.          

APPLICATION:  Applicants interested in this exciting opportunity should submit one pdf document including a letter of application responsive to the job description and responsibilities, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy with a focus in clinical teaching and supervision (max 2 pages), and names and three letters of recommendation to employment@pacificu.edu. Application materials received by January 3, 2017, will receive priority consideration.  Position is open until position is filled.  Salary and benefits package is competitive. 

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified by telephone or email.  All applicants will be notified once the positions are filled.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and coercion), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status,  genetic information,  or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  Retaliation is also prohibited.  Pacific University will comply with state and federal laws such as Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, provost@pacificu.edu.