Founding Director

Speech, Language, Pathology Program


Gwynedd Mercy University, a comprehensive independent Catholic university of 2750 students located in Montgomery County, PA seeks applications and nominations for the position of Founding Director of the Speech, Language, Pathology Program in the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing & Health Professions.  This is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position with rank and salary commensurate with academic credentials and experience. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become actively engaged in the development of an exemplary and innovative communication science program culminating in a MS degree in Speech-Language Pathology.   This is a unique opportunity for an individual who wants to be innovative in developing a new hybrid graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology.


The founding director will be actively involved in curriculum design, faculty recruitment and development, laboratory design, teaching, and the development of the accreditation documents. The candidate will also have experience teaching graduate-level courses in an online modality and a proven record of academic leadership. Requirements: a proven record of at least 8 years of past accomplishments in teaching, administration, and clinical experience in Speech-Language Pathology as outlined in Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Standard 2.0 for Faculty; PhD in Speech-Language Pathology or Speech and Hearing Sciences; Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP); and eligibility for Pennsylvania licensure. 

Gwynedd Mercy University is being assisted by Hyatt~Fennell. Submit nominations and application materials to Cheryl Hyatt at Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until a candidate has been selected. Applications include a letter of interest, a current résumé/cv, and contact information for five professional references, in separate documents. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential

Cheryl Hyatt


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Conway, PA 15027

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