Graduate Assistantship Openings in Communication Disorders & Sciences Department

Two half-time assistantships—each provide a half-tuition scholarship (in-state rate) and a stipend for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Position One: Research/Teaching Assistant 

Assist Auditory/Language Processing Clinic faculty team with research projects

  • Coordinate data collection;
  • Conduct literature searches;
  • Enter data into statistical program;
  • Help prepare publications and conference presentations;
  • Assist faculty in writing up research;
  • Protect the rights of human subjects;
  • Pass HIPAA training and training in the protection of human rights of research subjects;
  • Maintain confidential research records.

Assist in Clinical assessment and therapy; and academic instruction

  • Assist students and faculty in preparing evaluation/therapy for clients in the Auditory and Language Processing Clinic;
  • Participate in these (supervised) assessments of Auditory/Language Processing;
  • Provide student clinicians and professors with information about clinical technology in the Speech and Hearing Center, update technology manual, track usage of clinic computers, do tutorials on clinical software used in the clinic:
  • Assist in the coordination of continuing education activities;
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the department and clinic as needed.


  • Full-time graduate student in Speech-Language Pathology with a strong academic history
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Good computer skills
  • Pass HIPAA training and training in the protection of the rights of human subjects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing skills

Position Two:  Research/Teaching Assistant

The student's responsibilities will be shared between Dr. Morgan and Dr. Coppens.  This position will provide the student with the opportunity to research specific topics in neurogenic communication disorders (with Dr. Coppens) and will provide the student with hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art voice lab, where the student will assist with evaluations, therapy, and research (with Dr. Morgan).

Research Responsibilities:

  • Assist with research projects in the voice/science lab
    • Use databases for literature searches and gather basic information from published professional articles to help with convention posters and/or presentations
    • Assist CDS students with appropriate literature search techniques
    • Help prepare conference presentations
    • Conduct assessment and therapy for case study data gathering purposes
  • Set-up equipment and help with collection of data in research projects
  • Enter data in the voice lab statistical program and maintain clinical databases in the voice lab

Lab Instruction Responsibilities:

Voice Evaluation Responsibilities:

  • Assist in weekly voice evaluations in the lab
  • Write evaluation reports

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist in organizing the annual CDS Fall Symposium
  • Assist in day-to-day academic and clinical activities as needed


  • Full-time graduate student in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Excellent academic history
  • Strong writing skills
  • Adept at use of computers

Contact Information

To apply for these positions, complete a Graduate Assistantship Application Form by February 15. The application form can be downloaded at:

For more information about the position, contact:

Raymond Domenico, Chair
Communication Disorders and Sciences
Phone: (518) 564-3154