Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
The Faculty of Health Sciences ((FHS) is a large, diverse, and comprehensive unit, comprised of six Schools (Nursing, Kinesiology, Health Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Communication Sciences and Disorders), a large Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and four Research Centres. The Faculty has more than 3,200 undergraduate students and more than 800 graduate students (200 PhD students).
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Western's School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers graduate programs in both Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and provides students with professional and research-based learning opportunities. Home to the National Centre for Audiology and the H.A. Leeper Speech and Hearing Clinic, Western is recognized around the world for its research in the areas of hearing and speech. The foundation of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders academic programs is a talented group of researchers and instructors that combine the most recent research discoveries with clinical skills and knowledge that create an educational environment that is second to none.
We pursue a thriving research agenda that involves innovative research, collaborative projects, and interdisciplinary approaches
We promote professional excellence and stewardship in communication sciences and disorders
In diverse, interactive learning environments, we integrate classroom learning, research, clinical practice, and community service
We graduate scholars who are well-prepared for collaborative practice in multiple settings and sectors
We develop scholars with the depth, breadth, creativity, and flexibility to contribute and respond to significant advances in knowledge and practice
The Language and Working Memory Lab is part of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western, and aims to understand children’s learning, and ways we can support it.
The Research Associate will apply their expertise and knowledge to research activity related to language and literacy learning in primary school children. The incumbent will work with the principal investigator, colleagues from community agencies, and provide clinical supervision to graduate students in speech-language pathology. The RA will plan, execute, and evaluate a randomized crossover trial of the effectiveness of two community-based literacy programs. In supporting all aspects of the research project, the research professional will provide coordination and ongoing leadership, evaluate and interpret experimental results, and contribute to writing ethics submission, grant applications, and publications.
- Post-secondary education in speech-language pathology or project management
- Additional training in written language instruction would be considered an asset
- At least 3 years of experience working with school age children, and collaborating in a team environment
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrated advanced knowledge of clinical and scientific/research principles related to school-based SLP services
- Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy
- Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students, and the public
- Ability to work independently and effectively through proactive planning and organized approaches to work
- Excellent English spoken and written language skills with the ability to document technical information
Vulnerable Sector Police Check will be required prior to employment.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged
Western offers a broad and exciting variety of part-time and temporary employment opportunities with ample room for job exploration and growth. Within our beautiful campus, you are part of a progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance including access to our state-of-the-art recreation centre. Apply for an opportunity to be part of the Western community and contribute to its success!
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Applying at Western
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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.