Mercy College has selected Harris Search Associates to lead the search for its next Communication Disorders Program Director

Mercy College has selected higher education and academic medicine recruitment firm Harris Search Associates to lead its Communication Disorders Program Director search.

Communication Disorders Program Director Ad

The School of Health and Natural Sciences (SHNS) at Mercy College ( invites qualified candidates to apply for the leadership position of Program Director of the Communication Disorders (CD) Program. The College seeks an experienced, collaborative and innovative leader to lead the CD Program due to the current Director’s retirement.

The Program seeks a dynamic, energetic leader with the ability to effectively engage faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies in a collegial and collaborative manner.  The next Director should have a strong record of excellence in academic leadership, teaching, and scholarly activity, including peer-reviewed research and enthusiasm to continue to grow the academic, research, and outreach programs.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative leader at an exciting time in the continued growth of Mercy College.  

Mercy College is located in Westchester County, New York in a desirable suburban area, along the Hudson River. It is 35 minutes north of New York City and easily accessible by car or public transportation from mid-town Manhattan. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications


The Director of the CD Program is responsible for all aspects of academic leadership and administration within the department and the Speech and Hearing Center, including setting strategic course, providing mentorship and faculty development, budgeting and fiscal management, curriculum oversight and evaluation, maintaining program assessment and accreditation standards, and development of new initiatives for growth and collaboration within and across the college. The Chair also has responsibilities in teaching and scholarly activities.

Mercy College is a nonsectarian, nonprofit New York metropolitan area institution offering over 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. The College has an enrollment of approximately 9000 students from diverse backgrounds across four campuses in Westchester County and New York City. As Mercy College proudly serves a diverse student body and is a Federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, faculty are dedicated to providing students with access to a transformative education through academic quality and robust student support.

Additional requirements include:

• Current Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in speech-language pathology and/or audiology

• Eligibility for New York license to practice speech-language pathology and/or audiology based on proper qualifications (CCC-SLP/CCC-A)

• Proven record of clinical, teaching and leadership experience


The Chair must hold a doctoral degree in Speech Language pathology or a related field. Previous academic teaching and leadership experience are required. The applicant should have strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership qualities, and a record of mentoring, teaching, scholarship, and service. The position is a 12-month appointment, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 50 offices in 33 countries worldwide.  Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers, hospitals, and healthcare organizations driving global innovation and discovery.



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