Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Staff Associate I

Job Number: 78683

Location: New York, US

Job Description

The Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons invites applications for a one-year speech-language pathology clinical fellowship with a specialized focus on the assessment and treatment of voice and upper airway disorders. This fellowship, comprising a 12-month appointment, offers a unique opportunity for clinical fellows to receive dedicated mentorship from our team of three highly experienced Speech Language Pathologists specializing in voice and swallowing.

Situated in the heart of New York City, our multidisciplinary center operates within an outpatient clinical setting. Fellows selected for this program will engage in direct collaboration with our two fellowship-trained laryngologists and our laryngology fellow. Our diverse patient population spans across all age groups, encompassing both adult and pediatric demographics, along with professional voice users.

Throughout the fellowship, participants will gain comprehensive experience in videostroboscopy, acoustic and aerodynamic evaluations of voice quality and function, and the implementation of extensive interventions for voice and upper airway disorders.


·        25%: Engage in direct collaboration with our two fellowship-trained laryngologists and our laryngology fellow.

·        70%: Independent assessment, treatment planning and intervention of voice and upper airway disorders.

·        5%: Collaboration in ongoing departmental research efforts.

Functional Knowledge

Foundational knowledge of voice and upper airway disorders (VUAD), their assessment, and their rehabilitation.

Problem Solving

Collaboration in the assessment of VUAD alongside laryngology colleagues.
Planning and implementation of behavioural interventions of VUAD.
Adaptation of assessment and intervention to accommodate patient diversity and differences.
Decision Making/Autonomy (Must equal 10)

Level of supervision required, on a scale of 1 (least) to 10 (most) –

·        Month 1-2: 7/10

·        Month 3-9 3/10

·        Month 10-12 0/10

Degree of independent judgment expected, on a scale of 1 (least) to 10 (most) –

·        Month 1-2: 3/10

·        Month 3-9 7/10

·        Month 10-12 10/10


·        Participation in community outreach and interdepartmental education efforts.

Technical Expertise

·        Execution and interpretation of transnasal and transoral videostroboscopy.

·        Execution and interpretation of laryngeal function studies.

Communication Skills

Independent communication of ongoing therapeutic plans and outcomes to patients, caregivers and collaborating professionals. 
Minimum Qualifications


Completion of a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from an ASHA-accredited university by August 1st, 2024.
Eligibility to apply for Limited Licensure as a Speech Language Pathologist in New York State (refer to for details).

Application Deadline: 2024-06-11


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