Faculty Fellow

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DescriptionThe University of ColoradoDepartment of OtolaryngologySpeech-Language-Pathology Fellowship in Voice, Swallowing, and Upper Airway Head & Neck Surgery is pleased to announce an opening for our 2021 – 2022 Speech-Language-Pathology Clinical Fellowship.

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The CU Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Clinical Fellowship is led by an inter-professional team that includes voice-specialized speech language pathologists, a dysphagia-specialized speech language pathologist, three fellowship-trained laryngologists and two fellowship trained head and neck surgeons. The entire field of voice, airway and swallow-related pathology is addressed in this fellowship with the benefit of utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. This program aims to provide fellows with an excellent exposure to the full spectrum of voice, airway and swallowing disorders, and their medical and surgical management. Through bimonthly, interdisciplinary voice and swallow rounds, clinic-based teaching, and progressive responsibility in behavioral treatment of voice and swallowing disorders, the fellows receive a well-balanced academic experience. Each fellow will learn to hone their teaching skills by participating in the training of medical students and residents when appropriate, and by participating in resident didactics.

Clinical Fellowship Mission of the University of Colorado

This one year Speech-Language-Pathology (SLP) clinical fellowship is designed to provide an educational experience with progressively increasing clinical responsibilities. This program will allow the trainee to become an expert in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with voice, airway, and swallowing disorders in an interprofessional setting. Clinical Fellows will be provided an in-depth survey of the field based on clinical, didactic, and research exposure.

Education and Philosophy

The education of the SLP clinical fellow is viewed as a dynamic process with active didactic learning that is then applied to patients in a clinical practice setting. The program’s learning objectives will provide clinical fellows with exposure to all aspects of patient care, research opportunities and teaching experience. The clinical fellow will learn from a team of three SLPs, three fellowship-trained laryngologists and two fellowship-trained head and neck surgeons to optimize the diversity of training during the year.

Speech Pathology Fellowship Goals and Objectives

The Speech Language Pathology fellowship experience at The University of Colorado is geared towards the development of competency in the assessment and treatment of voice, airway and swallowing disorders. Fellows will have exposure to all aspects of patient cases on the behavioral, medical and surgical levels. As a participatory member of the inter-professional team, each fellow will be involved in the treatment of patients in an outpatient setting for the purpose of learning and taking history, physical examination skills, and developing skills with instrumental assessment of voice and swallowing disorders. Diagnostic skills are further challenged through monthly “Voice Rounds” or “Dysphagia Rounds” where the fellow will be responsible for presenting difficult voice cases from previous weeks, and expected to understand and convey all of the issues as they pertain to the diagnosis and treatment of the patient. Fellows also work in close conjunction with on-site laryngologists and singing specialists to improve their understanding of the role of surgical treatment and physical rehabilitation of the speaking and singing voice.

Fellows will perform numerous office-based procedures, including videostrobolaryngoscopy, flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing skills (FEES), videoflouroscopic swallowing studies (VFSS), and acoustic and aerodynamic testing in addition to developing expertise in the clinical/ perceptual assessment of upper aerodigestive disorders.

Following completion of the Speech-Language-Pathology Clinical Fellowship at the University of Colorado, fellows will:

Have comprehensive knowledge of voice, airway and swallowing disorders

Be competent in the assessment and treatment of patients with voice, airway and swallowing disorders

Be able to perform the full array of office-based procedures for voice disorders

Become skilled in behavioral treatment planning and implementation for voice, airway, and swallowing disorders

Have met all requirements to complete the ASHA Clinical Fellowship Year and apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence


Under the mentorship of Marie Jetté, the Clinical Fellow is expected to: complete at least one clinical research project, submit at least one abstract to a national meeting for oral presentation, and submit one manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal during training.

Length of Fellowship

This fellowship is a twelve-month, full-time, paid position in the University of Colorado Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Preferred start date is July 1, but exceptions may be made in specific circumstances.

University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $50,000-$55,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.  The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

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Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx 

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

QualificationsMinimum Qualifications

    Completion of an accredited graduate program in speech-language pathology, with completion of a master's level course of study by May 31, 2021Experience in an academic medical centerExperience in the evaluation and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders through graduate student work
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jan 1, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 1/2/2021
Application Due: 3/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time