Student Hourly - Pardee AAC Lab Fellow

Position Overview

The Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic provides speech-language pathology and audiology services to the KU, Lawrence, and surrounding communities. The Pardee AAC Research and Resource Library hosts many of the current augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and supports KU students and the surrounding community. The Pardee AAC Lab fellow provides direct and indirect support to clinical professors, KU undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing, the clients/families of the Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The Pardee AAC Lab fellow will provide support, as outlined below, in a professional manner. The Pardee AAC Lab fellow is expected to be polite, dependable, independent, collaborative, and possess an interest in AAC.

Job Description

The Pardee AAC Lab Fellow will:
  1. Maintenance of Loaner devices (10%)
    1. Coordinate with faculty advisors to determine what loaner devices are needed
    2. Communicate with company representatives cc’ing faculty to obtain loaner devices
    3. Receive shipments (coordination with front desk assistant)
    4. Update AAC Lab calendar with date loaner devices need to be returned
  2. Cleaning/device maintenance (25%)
    1. Check the lab to make sure device as are all appropriately charging
    2. Clean devices with cleaning solution and directions posted under the sink
  3. Provide technical support to students (25%)
    1. Advertise times lab will have fellow support
    2. Assist students in preparing for AAC assessments
    3. Maintain and check the AAC lab problem log
  4. Maintain device competency forms (10%)
  5. Maintain record of lab attendance (10%)
  6. Other duties as requested by faculty (10%)
  7. Attend scheduled monthly meetings and communicate with lab co-directors (10%)

Required Qualifications

The Pardee AAC Lab Fellow should possess:
  1. Completion of at least one graduate AAC course
  2. At least two years of experience working with iOS or windows-based technology
  3. At least one year of customer service experience (or similar support/public-facing role)
  4. At least one year of experience working with Microsoft Office/Microsoft 365 (e.g., Word, Excel, SharePoint)
  5. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments)

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Clinical experience with an AAC user.
  2. Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  3. Attention to detail.
  4. Strong organizational skills.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of a cover letter and resume or CV. Apply online and attach a letter describing your qualifications for this position. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please submit your application no later than 5/6/24 to be considered for this position.

Contact Information to Applicants

Matthew Gillispie;

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

9-15 hours per week.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday May 13, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27582BR
  • Department:  Speech-Language-Hearing
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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