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Instructor Speech-Language Pathology & Program Coordinator/Director (1-year Temporary Contract)

Coast Community College District
Costa Mesa, California
$54,626.00 - $130,233.00 Annually
Closing date
Jul 14, 2021

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Orange Coast College


Instructor Speech-Language Pathology & Program Coordinator/Director (1-year Temporary Contract)

Job# 2-O-22

Salary: $54,626.00 - $130,233.00 Annually

Deadline: 7/13/2021 11:59 PM Pacific 


Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:


Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, 1-year temporary contract faculty member in the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program commencing with the 2021 Fall Semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Speech-Language Pathology.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.


The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off-campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of Speech-Language Pathology.


The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program shares OCC’s commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.  Ideal candidates for this position share OCC’s devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 18,705 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 34% of OCC’s students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 25% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 30% are White, and 5% are multiracial. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like “Digital Accessibility”, “Basic Skills:  Helping students help themselves” and “Taking a skills-based approach to teaching college students”. Student-centered activities that support OCC’s mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four-year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).     


The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program will provide the community with professionally trained personnel to assist the speech pathologist in this specialized field and to provide services in multiple settings to a diverse population in the administration of therapeutic and screening services.  Speech-Language Pathology Assistants work directly with clients or patients to conduct screenings for speech, hearing, or language disorders. They are in direct patient/client contact providing therapeutic treatment, assistance, and documentation of progress. Assistants work closely with the pathologist to make changes in the treatment protocol as the patient improves.  Graduates of the program are eligible for State licensure through the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Speech-Language Pathology, and Audiology Board.  


Orange Coast College Employee-Student Demographic Information:

Direct Link:  OCC Employee-Student Demographics   


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide instruction in the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program in accordance with established course outlines.

• Provide leadership in the development and revision of the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program curriculum responsive to the students served.

• Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

• Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

• Ensure and maintain compliance with the program to accreditation standards.  Includes communication and preparation of reports with appropriate agencies as well as the district and college administration.

• Oversees program administration, student recruitment, admission and advising, budgetary assessment, planning, and preparation.

• Responsible for curriculum according to National standards, State and local regulations-course development, updates, planning, revising, implementation, evaluation.

• Conduct ongoing program evaluation and program review.

• Maintains current knowledge of the professional discipline and educational methodologies through continuing professional development.

• The assignment may include recommendations of clinical affiliations and the assurance of the instructional quality of clinical education by regular visits to clinical education centers.

• Coordinate the scheduling of classes, including the recommendation of adjunct assignments to department IUA and Division Dean.

• Communicate with state and national professional associations.

• Work cooperatively toward mutual goals with other program coordinators and with the School of Allied Health Professions Faculty.

• Recommend the purchase of equipment and supplies and coordinate repair of lab equipment to assure program quality.

• Develop instructional innovations to ensure program success.

• Assist with program outreach, including publicity, community relations, advisory committee membership and meetings, external funding opportunities, and campus events.


The assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.


Qualifications and Physical Demands

Minimum Qualifications

• Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (2):

• Master's in speech pathology, speech-language pathology, speech-language, and hearing sciences, communicative disorders, communicative disorders and sciences, communication sciences and disorders or education with a concentration in speech pathology; 

OR, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least equivalent to the above.  Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.  Please see "Additional Information" below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.

• Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

• Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

• Ability to complement existing staff, student, and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.


Licenses and Certificates: 

A certificate of Clinical Competence is required:  (The speech-language pathology assistant must be supervised by a speech-language pathologist who holds a Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology for ASHA, has state licensure (where applicable), who has an active interest and wants to use support personnel, and who has practiced speech-language pathology for at least 2 years following ASHA certification)


Preferred Qualifications:  

Successful full or part-time teaching experience in a higher education setting with educational skills in curriculum development, various instructional methodologies, and evaluation and assessment.

• Demonstrated active involvement in professional organizations such as ASHA and CaSHA.

• Experience in culturally diverse populations.

• Qualified to teach in an associate discipline such as English as a second language, Early Childhood Education, and/or Speech.

• Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and the field of Speech-Language Pathology shape patterns of participation and outcomes.

• Willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.

• Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom.

• Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in Speech-Language Pathology, particularly as it relates to the relevance of Speech-Language Pathology to students’ lives, interests, and communities.

• Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program courses and classrooms.

• Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.

• Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate).

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Conditions of Employment

For a full-time, temporary, 1-year contract, position a maximum starting range of $54,626 to $90,403 is offered, based on the 2020-2021 salary schedule of $54,626 to $130,233. In addition, an annual stipend of $3,186 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.


Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 )

The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing equity and inclusion goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., July 13, 2021.  Application materials must be electronically submitted online at  Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not be considered.




The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community CollegeGolden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.

Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

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