Director, Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019


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The AAC Director is in the Developmental Disabilities and Genetics Clinical Services operational unit within the University Center for Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). This position reports to the UCEDD Director and is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of AAC projects within the UCEDD. The AAC Director identifies and secures extramural funding for AAC-related direct service, outreach and research through grants and contracts. The AAC Director establishes partnerships with key UW-Madison departments including the Departments of Kinesiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and AAC related programs such as Engineering. The Director participates in regional and national networks on planning and program development.

We are seeking a speech language pathologist to:

  • Provide direct clinical services to individuals with AAC needs
  • Provide leadership to a set of AAC projects within the UCEDD
  • Provide and/or establish partnerships with training, research and outreach related to AAC

Minimum: PhD in speech language pathology or other doctoral degree in a field relevant to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and developmental disabilities. 

Work Experience


At least five years of experience using a range of low and high technology AAC systems; possess clinical skills in evaluating and treating individuals of varying ages (children and adults) who need AAC with diverse, severe disabilities and multiple impairments.

Preferred additional experience:

Prior experience in the planning, writing and editing of grant and/or contract proposals, securing extramural funds, and serving as an independent research investigator.
Graduate of MCH (Maternal and Child Health) LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) training program.

License or certification

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Wisconsin in Speech Language Pathology (SLP). Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) required.

Full Time: 100%