Program Director/Assistant or Associate Professor

Ruskin, Florida
Dec 13, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology Master's Program (Ruskin, FL)

Gannon University, which is located in Erie, Pennsylvania, is a Catholic Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.

Gannon University's Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences invites applications for a Director for the Speech-Language Pathology Program, which is offered at the Ruskin, Florida campus. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing visionary, innovative, and collaborative leadership to manage and oversee a new MS program in speech-language pathology (SLP) that meets all standards for CAA accreditation.

This position will be responsible for recruiting a team of faculty that can effectively educate students in the scope of practice of SLP and recruit students with the talent and drive to be successful practitioners. This position is a 12-month, tenure track position with administrative release time to fulfill the Program Director responsibilities.

Required qualifications include:



  • Graduate degree in speech-language pathology from a CAA-accredited program
  • An earned doctorate degree (e.g Ph.D., Ed.D., DHSc)
  • An active license or eligibility for licensure in the state of Florida, current ASHA certification,
  • Four (4) years, or more, of clinical practice experience,
  • A proven record of leadership,
  • Effective communication skills, and professionalism,
  • Familiarity with CAA standards.

    Preference will be granted to candidates with experience in higher education and a demonstrated commitment to research and service. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates will be expected to engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University's inclusive Mission and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.

    Gannon is a comprehensive Masters L institution that is committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal arts student learning outcomes. Ruskin is located along the Gulf Coast of Florida in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg/Bradenton area.

    Application Procedure: Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply Academic Search, Inc. has been retained to assist Gannon University with this search. Applications and nominations should be sent to: [email protected]. A completed application will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications above, curriculum vitae and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the applicant. The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by January 26, 2019 can be assured full consideration. If you wish to have a confidential discussion regarding this position, you may contact Jerry Israel, Senior Consultant, at [email protected].

    For further information about the position, view the institutional profile at For more information about Gannon visit Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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