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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Michigan Medicine is seeking a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with experience in provision of speech and language impairment in the pediatric population.  This candidate will require Fellowship Training or significant experience working with the Craniofacial patient population. Incumbent will be responsible for providing coverage for outpatient services within the Craniofacial Clinic at Michigan Medicine. 

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


  • Diagnosis and treatment of children with cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial abnormalities.

  • Competency in use of and interpretation of nasometry assessment and nasopharyngoscopic assessment of velopharyngeal functioning.

  • State-wide outreach training of SLPs treating children with cleft lip/palate.

  • Resident and intern teaching in medical and dental programs regarding communication problems associated with craniofacial anomalies.

  • Swallowing disorder evaluation and management

  • Participation in weekly interdisciplinary team clinic

  • Education of patients and families regarding communication and swallowing disorders 

  • Documentation of clinical findings, adhering to regulatory agency and insurance requirements 

  • Teaching of residents and interns re: communication problems associated with craniofacial anomalies 

  • Research collaboration with medical and allied health disciplines, including presentation at state, national and international meetings

Required Qualifications*

  • M.A. or M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Eligibility for state of Michigan licensure


Desired Qualifications*

  • Progressively complex experience with assessment of children/teens with cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies, including experience with nasopharyngoscopic assessment, use of multiview videofluoroscopy and nasometry.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively with medical and allied health professionals within an interdisciplinary team

Licensure & Certification

Eligibility for State of Michigan licensure

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.