Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS


Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education—Audiology

School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty of Health

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University invites applications for a .5-FTE instructor position as academic coordinator of clinical education in audiology.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in audiology and be eligible for membership/certification by Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) as well as licensure with Nova Scotia College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists.  A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a clinical setting and at least three years of experience as a clinical educator in academic environment is required.  The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and teamwork skills.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a university setting, specifically with the coordination of student clinical placements, teaching, and interprofessional education.

The successful candidate will be responsible for negotiating and arranging clinical experiences for audiology students, from first through third year of the program.  Other responsibilities include teaching the 3.0-credit-hour graduate course CMSD 5071: Clinical Methods—Audiology; holding group and individual meetings with students and preceptors to prepare them for practica; training/mentoring clinical educators; supervising student clinical education; and providing ongoing support to students and clinical educators during practicum placements. The successful candidate will also be responsible for managing our in-house audiology clinics, which provide students with their first exposure to clinical practice.

Applications must include a cover letter stating qualifications and experience; a Curriculum Vitae, including clinical and academic experience; and a statement of clinical and teaching interest.

Graduates of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders are highly competent professionals, who are sought-after locally, nationally, and internationally; our research is at the forefront of knowledge, advancement, and translation; and our outreach services, which include several in-house clinics that serve the community, are valued for their unique and innovative contributions to society.  The School maintains strong collaborative links to other schools within the Faculty of Health as well as with the Department of Psychology/Neuroscience.  The School is also affiliated with Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia which provides publicly funded audiology services to all Nova Scotians as well as speech-language services to both adults and preschool and home-school children. The School also has well established positive relationships with private-practice audiologists in the area. The School’s strategic plan can be found here.

Dalhousie University is comprised of 6,000 faculty and staff amongst its 13 faculties.  Current enrollment is 18,500 graduate and undergraduate students.  As part of Canada’s U15 research-intensive group, Dalhousie University is an influential driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development.  It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq in the heart of Halifax (Kjipuktuk), a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Nova Scotia community, and an increasingly diverse population which also includes a vibrant workforce of people living with (dis)Abilities.

The Faculty of Health’s faculty, staff, and students are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations through diverse health programming, collaborative research, and strong community partnerships.  The Faculty of Health is one of the largest faculties at Dalhousie, comprised of eight schools, one college and one program, more than 200 faculty members, 80 staff members, and approximately 3,000 students.  With the most programmatically diverse health faculty in Canada, our students are exposed to a broad range of health topics and learning experiences.


Please submit your complete application package to the PeopleAdmin portal here

Closing date: October 8, 2021.

Please include Search # F245P in your cover letter.

For further information regarding this position, contact:  

Dr. Michael Kiefte, Director

School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Faculty of Health



Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.