Audiology Clinic Director (Academic Administrator)

Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 499395
Work type: Permanent Full Time, NTT Faculty
Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: College of Humanities & Social Science

Position TitleAudiology Clinic Director (Academic Administrator)About the UniversityWestern Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.About the Department

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

The CSD Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, and a Doctorate of Audiology. The CSD department currently includes 8 tenure-track faculty, 4 non-tenure track faculty, 11 part-/full-time clinical educators, 3 support staff, 120 undergraduate CSD majors, and 39 graduate students in speech-language pathology and 31 graduate students in audiology. CSD is located in the east wing of the Academic Instruction Center, a LEED certified building. Our fully-mediated and well-equipped classrooms, teaching labs, clinics, and research labs provide outstanding learning, clinical assessment/intervention, and research environments. The CSD Department is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion and supporting the success of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds. Learn more about the Department’s commitment to dismantle racism and cultivate a culture of equity and inclusion. For more information about the Department of CSD at WWU, visit our website.

About the PositionThe Audiology Director provides administrative leadership and oversight of the Audiology including coordination and delivery of the clinical education of audiology graduate students. The Director supervises clinical educators and graduate student clinicians, and teaches clinical courses. This is an 11.5-month, non-tenure track academic administrator position and reports to the department Chair.

Distinguishing Characteristics: Serves as administrative head of the audiology outpatient clinics in consultation with other clinic administrators; supervises and coordinates clinical education activities and professional experiences for CSD graduate students; and supervises clinical educators and graduate student clinicians. Teaches practicum related courses as assigned.

Typical duties include:

  • Plans, organizes, directs and administers outpatient services for the Audiology clinic, including documentation and scheduling.
  • Evaluates service delivery and develops and maintains clinic policies and procedures, HIPAA compliance, and the student clinic manual.
  • Collaborates with the department Chair, Administrative Services Manager (ASM), and Patient Services Coordinator regarding clinic budget, billing, and other clinic fiscal responsibilities.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates audiology students in clinical and professional techniques.
  • Monitors all programs and activities within the audiology clinic and in collaboration with CSD academic programs to comply with accreditation standards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The director will work with the faculty and clinical educators to make changes in policies and procedures as needed.
  • Teaches graduate classes that are linked to clinical practica.
  • Serves the audiology clinic on relevant department, university, and community boards and committees.
Required Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree (AuD) in audiology
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Eligibility for a license to practice from the state of Washington
  • Five years’ experience as an audiologist
  • At least two years’ experience as a clinical supervisor and administrator
  • Working knowledge of current ASHA standards for certification and HIPAA compliance issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and strong ability and commitment to working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to cultivating a work environment that is equitable and inclusive of faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds and social identities
  • Proficient in computer software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook or equivalent software
  • Ability to quickly learn audiology clinic applications such as Calipso, EMR systems
Preferred Qualifications
  • Audiology clinic supervision and/or teaching in a university setting
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop community outreach
  • Dual certification in Speech-Language Pathology to supervise SLP students in the Aural (Re)habilitation Clinic
Special ConditionsAll employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to [email protected] if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.SalaryStarting salary $102,766Bargaining UnitUFWWApplication Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date NotesApplication review begins March 11, 2022; position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); [email protected]

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at [email protected]. The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

Advertised: 11 Feb 2022 Pacific Standard Time
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