Program Director, MS in Communication Disorders

Program Director, MS in Communication Disorders

Open Rank

Speech and Hearing Science


The College of Health Solutions (CHS) at Arizona State University is seeking a Program Director for the nationally ranked Master’s of Science program in Communication Disorders. This full-time assistant/associate/full clinical professor is a fiscal (12- month) position in Speech and Hearing Science that includes leadership and administration of the program (both at the program and college level), didactic teaching and/or clinical supervision.   This is a non-tenure track position.  A typical workload for this position is 40% administration, 20% service and 40% teaching. This position oversees the program essential functions of accreditation, admissions, curriculum, budget, strategic planning, course administration and staffing. Collaboration with leadership and other program and clinic directors is an essential part of the job. Applicants must present evidence of teaching experience and a strong commitment to high quality teaching at the graduate level. This is a fixed-term appointment that is renewable annually, under the same terms and conditions, at the discretion of the college and university.


The Program Director will work with faculty across the college to address our Grand Challenges, complex and difficult health problems which require transformative collaboration, translational research and innovation. Through teaching, academic programs, service and research, the college is focused on these Grand Challenges: Addressing the systems of health care and the health needs of populations, and optimizing health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan. We are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with significant health disparities.


At ASU and the College of Health Solutions, we work to maximize opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. We value and encourage cultural and intellectual diversity, and strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students — which we believe is critical to our success as a community. All individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.


Current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix.


About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for six years in a row. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's sixth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit and


Required Qualifications

  • MS or PhD degree in Communication Disorders or a related field appropriate to the duties.
  • Certificate of clinical competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology.
  • At least 4 years of clinical or administrative experience.
  • Ability to provide service to the program and university, as well as to the community and profession.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Teaching experience with on-campus and/or online format.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of students, colleagues, and staff.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience and/or knowledge of professional accreditation requirements in the field and accreditation processes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team that includes staff, faculty, students, and clinicians.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with community partners.
  • Clinical expertise in pediatric populations preferred, especially populations requiring interprofessional approaches to assessment and intervention with children and families including autism, school-aged language and literacy and AAC


Application deadline and procedures

Application deadline is 8/15/21. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.


To apply, click to submit the following:

  • Letter of application/interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Information for 3 professional references
  • Diversity and Inclusion statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship, or other work related to the position, supports ASU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined above and in ASU’s charter.


If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Heather Roberts at


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