The Department of Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in an area of Applied Psychology, specific specialization within Applied Psychology is open. The Department of Psychology offers all levels of instruction for undergraduate students in two majors (Psychological Science and Psychology Premedical) and one interdisciplinary program (Neuroscience).
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities include but or not limited to courses in the research sequence (Research Methods, Psychological Statistics, and Advanced Research), and existing courses related to their area of expertise. The candidate is expected to contribute to the expansion of the program via the development of new courses and to be willing to teach core courses that fall within their area of expertise. Ideal candidates will focus on high-quality teaching, maintain an active research program that involves students, and participate in service related to the department, college, and university. Ability and willingness to work collegially within a 4 -4 teaching load is essential. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, minimizing barriers, and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups.
Teach undergraduate research sequence and other courses in applied psychology (e.g., Industrial Organizational and/or Forensic Psychology). Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, remote, and/or any combination thereof.
Supervise, mentor, and advise undergraduate students.
Advise students in the Psychology major.
Assist with providing leadership and counsel for the student organizations (the Psychology Club and the Xavier University Chapter of Psi Chi) in the department.
Participate in service activities for the department, university, and community
Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in any area of Applied Psychology.
Strong commitment to teaching 4-4 teaching load.
Ability to develop and teach face-to-face as well as online classes
Demonstrated a strong potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.
Strong potential for developing an independent and externally funded research project involving undergraduate
Established record of research productivity.
Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
About our Department and the Position
The Department of Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana strives to provide its students with a thorough foundation in the methodology of contemporary psychology. Students completing the program are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science and are prepared both for graduate study in psychology and related fields and for career opportunities in psychology and other areas at the bachelor’s degree level. The Program offers three tracks-Psychological Science, for students pursuing graduate school or careers applying their degree; Psychology Premedical, for students pursuing medical school or graduate training in health fields, or careers in related areas at the bachelor’s level; Neuroscience for students pursuing graduate training in neuroscience, medical school or other professional health programs, or careers in related areas at the bachelor’s level. The Department of Psychology shares the University's Mission and supports it by preparing students to critically apply the science of psychology to understand themselves and others in a diverse and dynamic world. The departmental goal is to prepare Xavier students for careers that are impactful through leadership and service.
About Xavier University of Louisiana
Founded in 1925 by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is the only Catholic Historically Black College and University. Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.
Successful experience teaching psychology to a diverse student body and knowledge of effective strategies (e.g. culturally responsive or inclusive pedagogy, awareness of issues that may affect the success of minoritized students) supporting underrepresented groups.
Awareness of pedagogical best practices and ongoing commitment to developing and maintaining knowledge in this area.
A research program that further expands the candidate’s field of study.
Engage undergraduate students in research.
How to Apply-Required Documentation:
Qualified candidates are invited to apply using Xavier’s online application site by logging in to https://jobs.xula.edu. Please submit the following materials: (1) A cover letter emphasizing qualifications for the position, interest describing your professional goals, relevant academic preparation and experience, and research interest; (2) comprehensive curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) transcript; and (5) contact information for three references. Interested candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Elliott Hammer at email@example.com for additional information or questions. Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Department of Psychology is especially interested in exceptionally well-qualified applicants who will contribute, through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications received before January 31, 2021, are assured consideration.
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1925, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. The only historically Black, Catholic university in the United States, XULA is a private, liberal-arts based, co-educational institution offering 40 undergraduate majors, 5 master’s degree programs and a doctor of pharmacy program. More than one-half of its 3,100 students are from Louisiana, but it draws students from nearly all fifty states and 35 countries. Xavier is recognized as a national leader in the sciences and the liberal arts: • #1 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school (AAMC data 2019). • Among the nation’s top four colleges of pharmacy in graduating African Americans with Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degrees. (2018) • #1 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African American students in the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, and physics. ...(2018) • #3 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in science and engineering disciplines. (2018) • The Department of Physics is #1 in the nation for awarding African Americans baccalaureate degrees in physics and the physical sciences, according to the American Institute of Physics. (2018) Xavier is consistently ranked by the American Chemical Society as one of the top 25 universities in the nation. • The 2020 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges named Xavier among its 300 “best and most interesting” four-year colleges and universities. • Xavier was also singled out as one of the nation’s 385 best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in the 2020 edition of its annual “The Best 385 Colleges”. • College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, ranks Xavier as the nation’s #3 Historically Black Colleges and Universities) (2019). It also ranks Xavier as #3 among all Louisiana colleges. • College Factual ranks both Xavier’s biology and chemistry programs as program as No. 1 in Louisiana. (2019) • Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer lists Xavier as one of only 90 colleges and universities nationwide profiled as “transfer friendly” in this guide to the college transfer process by the Kaplan Educational Foundation. • The Student Loan Report ranks #Xavier 12 out of 800 Private schools who left graduates with the least amount of private student loan debt, a form of financial aid known for higher interest rates and less forgiving repayment programs. (2018) • Zippia.com named Xavier's Psychology Program as #1 in Louisiana. (2018) • Learn.org ranks Xavier Among the Top 50 STEM schools in the U.S. (2019) • The Edvocate ranks Xavier as the nation’s No. 3 Catholic University. (2019) • Zippia.com rates Xavier #1 in Louisiana in its 2019 report, “Best College in Each State for Getting a Job”.