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University of Southern California Voice Center (Deadline: 2/16/18)

Location: University of Southern California Voice Center, Los Angeles, CA

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

Start Date: August 1, 2018

Type: Voice, Swallowing, & Upper Airway


Applications due no later than Friday, February 16, 2018

The University of Southern California is an equal opportunity employer

The USC Voice Center, Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Southern California will provide one highly qualified Speech Language Pathology graduated master’s student with a complete 12 month, full time, paid fellowship position dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of people with voice, upper airway, and swallowing disorders. The USC Voice Center uses an inter-professional practice model staffed by specialists in Laryngology and Speech-Language Pathology who are recognized for their expertise and mentorship in disorders of voice, swallowing and upper airway. The Fellow will work closely with the faculty in interdisciplinary voice, dysphagia, and upper airway clinics gaining the experience needed to become a skilled independent practitioner under the mentorship of the USC Voice Center faculty. The candidate will be a member of the cutting edge Otolaryngology department at USC and have the benefits of academic and research endeavors with Otolaryngology residents, fellows, audiologists, and other faculty.

This clinical fellowship year offers experience and training in both diagnostic and therapeutic care of voice, professional voice, dysphagia, and upper airway disorders. The Fellow will receive training in instrumental assessment, including advanced flexible and rigid endoscopic laryngeal imaging, FEES, modified barium swallow studies and acoustic and aerodynamic voice assessment. Care of the patient with laryngeal dystonia in inter-professional medical procedure clinics will provide the fellow with experience not often garnered during a clinical fellowship year. Clinical research opportunities are a hallmark of the fellowship given the resources offered through Keck Medicine of USC.

The candidate must have attended an accredited graduate program in speech-language pathology and have completed a master’s level course of study prior to beginning the position. All applicants must have graduate transcripts that allow for completion of the required California state temporary licensure (PCE for CF applicants). Licensure is a 4-8 weeks process and must be completed prior to the start date.

The candidate must have solid experience in the evaluation and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders through graduate student work. The candidate must present a strong academic background. Experience in working with the singing or acting voice is preferred.

Dates of the fellowship: August 1, 2018-July 31, 2019 (fellowship runs one year from start date)

Interested applicant should send the following information and clearly indicate CFY Application 

  1. Letter of intent describing interest in the USC Voice Center Fellowship and graduation date
  2. Curriculum vitae documenting academic training, externships, research, presentations, and any vocal performance.
  3. 2 letters of recommendation. One letter must be from someone who directly supervised the candidate’s clinical experience.

Send to:  Please scan and submit in one email to



Edie R. Hapner, PhD CCC-SLP
Professor, Caruso Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery,
Director of Speech Language Pathology-USC Voice Center
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

SLP CF Position – Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia

One Clinical Fellowship Position Available for FY 2019

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

Augusta, Georgia

Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology and Speech Pathology Section


Augusta, Georgia is home of the Master’s Tournament and offers a variety of activities for the outdoor enthusiast.  Augusta is home to a large medical community and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (CNVAMC) is one of six medical centers within the area.  The CNVAMC is a two division medical center and has been designated as a Level II Polytrauma site.  CNVAMC has CARF accredited programs for inpatient rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injury, Subacute/Medical Rehabilitation,  and Blind Rehabilitation.

Clinical fellows (CFs) are encouraged to be active participants in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams in patient care.  CFs evaluate and treat cognitive communication impairments, motor speech disorders, voice disorders, aphasia, and swallowing disorders related to a variety of diagnoses, including stroke, spinal cord injury, head and neck cancer, TBI, etc.  CFs receive training in instrumental assessment and treatment, including modified barium swallow studies, FEES, and stroboscopy.  CFs will gain experience by working in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, and community living centers.  CFs work closely with many specialty services and teams, including gastroenterology, radiology, neurology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation medicine, nutrition, pulmonology, otorhinolaryngology, primary care physicians, and the TBI/Polytrauma program.

CFs with a strong medical speech pathology background, strong academic background, and the desire to grow professionally in a diverse learning environment are encouraged to apply.

The Clinical Fellowship stipend is for 1 year (12 months, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week) and pays approximately $39,226.00 plus benefits. Health insurance is also available and costs vary depending upon coverage.

  • The Clinical Fellowship may begin as early as June 1, 2018.
  • CF positions are for one year (12 months)
  • CF positions are temporary appointments
  • Only US citizens are eligible to apply
  • Top candidates will be contacted for interviews (phone or videoconference)

We currently have 3 full-time Speech Pathologists at our two-division Medical Center. Some examples of opportunities for experience include:  MBSS, FEES, stroboscopy, trach/vent, laryngectomy rehabilitation/TEP, TBI (including mild TBI), CVA/aphasia, dysphagia therapy, AAC evaluation and treatment, and voice evaluation and therapy.  Our team covers inpatient, outpatients, and residents in our Community Living Centers.

Interested applicants may be considered by sending the following as a single PDF file:

  • Cover letter/Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate school transcripts)
  • 2 letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors (please include in your scanned/attached email)

All application packets must be emailed by COB Friday, March 02, 2018.

Completed packets from all applicants will be reviewed and chosen applicants will be contacted regarding scheduling of interviews (via telephone or teleconference).

Please email applications to:


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