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Western Carolina University
  • Position Number: 5048431
  • Location: Cullowhee, NC
  • Position Type: Communications - Speech

Clinical Supervisor - 230946

Western Carolina University

Department: Comm Sciences & Disorders

About WCU: Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 "Americas Best Employers by State" list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Forbes has also ranked Western Carolina University in the Top 100 of Americas Best Midsize Employers for 2023. Western Carolina University is the UNC systems westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCUs main campus is nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville. WCU is located just 25 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the nations most spectacular and most visited national parks. The entire region is known for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities.Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans - eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, and free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus.

Position Summary: The primary location of this position is the main Cullowhee, NC campus.

This is a 12 month, fixed-term Clinical Supervisor Western Carolina University's (WCU) CAA accredited CSD program. Expected start date of June 1, 2024 with potential to start July 1, 2024 at the latest. The position will supervise diagnostic and therapeutic clinical opportunities for Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) MS students in settings including the WCU Speech and Hearing Clinic and off-campus sites.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) offers the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Speech-Language Pathology. It also partners with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to offer the Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology (IDEALL CSD). The Department is closely linked with the Speech and Hearing Clinic where speech and hearing services are provided to the greater Western North Carolina region.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for this position:

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology; CCC-SLP as well as eligibility for or current NC SLP license; and experience supervising graduate SLP students.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong team skills; experience mentoring students and others; and clinical experience across the life-span.

Position Type: Permanent Full-Time

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application materials must be submitted online. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire. Please include cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of current SLP licenses, *unofficial transcripts from highest degree earned and contact information for three professional references. For questions or additional information please contact Leigh Odom at*All applicants are required to submit an unofficial transcript of their highest attained degree, showing all completed coursework and the date the degree was conferred. The transcript must state "Degree Awarded," "Degree Conferred," or a similar phrase. For candidates who are ABD, please submit your most recent doctoral program transcript along with your masters degree transcript, if you hold such a degree. The masters degree transcript must have a notation such as "Degree Awarded," "Degree Conferred," or similar phrase, to verify it as your highest completed degree.

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

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The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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