Date posted: September 28, 2016
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is seeking an outstanding leader to serve as the founding program director of our newly state-approved Master of Science (MS) degree program in speech/language pathology (SLP). Based in the School of Health Professions (SHP), the program director will develop and implement an outstanding SLP program with a medical focus. The program director will also serve as a member of the leadership team within the school, which currently offers certificate programs in emergency health sciences; BS degree programs in clinical laboratory sciences, emergency health science and respiratory care; and MS degrees in medical laboratory sciences, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies and respiratory care. Advanced training is also provided through a doctoral degree program in physical therapy (DPT) and a PhD program in health sciences is under development.
Reporting to the dean, the program director will be responsible for developing and implementing an innovative, robust and scholarly SLP program. The program director will oversee all administrative, operational and financial functions of the program; exceeding the accreditation requirements of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) is a primary goal. As a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track appointment, the program director will work collaboratively with the dean, chairs, and program directors within the SHP, as well as with other leadership personnel across Health Science Center to achieve the program’s strategic goals.
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate (PhD) in communications sciences and disorders or other relevant discipline; current clinical certification in speech-language pathology; at least 5 years’ teaching and clinical practice experience in the field; and a proven track record of scholarly achievement. A national presence in the field; a proven vision for the future of speech/language pathology education; prior experience with the CAA accreditation process; and experience developing an outstanding educational program are highly desired. Excellent communication skills and a leadership style based on developing and sustaining a consensus-driven, collaborative and team-building culture is required, as are strong, proactive and forward-thinking leadership skills.
The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio consists of five schools (medicine, nursing, dentistry, biomedical sciences, health professions) and six campuses and has clinical affiliates throughout San Antonio (including University Hospital), Texas and across the U.S. In addition to clinical and academic departments, the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is enriched by the Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in Biology of Aging, an NCI-designated Cancer Center, an NIH-funded Clinical Translational Science Award, and the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute. This position provides an outstanding opportunity to develop a superb SLP program with a medical focus, and join an institution that highly values excellence in education, research and scholarship, service, and patient care. UTHSCSA is a Tier One research institution and for FY 2015, annual research awards and sponsored program activity totaled $164.5 million.
As the nation’s seventh largest city, San Antonio provides a dynamic and thriving, multicultural environment with a world-class sports team and vibrant cultural and arts scene that has much to offer, including an attractive cost-of-living. UTHSCSA is located in the northwest region of San Antonio, providing easy access to downtown, the picturesque Texas Hill Country and surrounding communities.
Interested candidates should submit an application electronically comprised of their complete curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and a list of five references with contact information. Applications can be submitted to Dr. David Henzi (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and will be reviewed starting immediately until the position is filled.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.