Xavier University of Louisiana invites applicants for a tenure track position in Counseling in the Division of Education and Counseling at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2024. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision.
The ideal candidate is expected to teach effectively at the graduate level, advise master's level students, have evidence of ongoing research activity, contributions to professional associations, program development, and the potential to secure external funding to support research, as well as serve on division, college, and university committees. Applications are encouraged from candidates with experience and/or interest in coordinating the practicum & internship experience for graduate students. Candidates applying for the position must hold a doctorate from a CACREP accredited program and be license eligible in the State of Louisiana. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to cultural diversity and social justice, including the ability to work effectively with diverse populations and to teach courses that integrate culturally diverse content.
The Counselor Education program values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally rich learning environment. The university is particularly interested in candidates who can teach in a diverse university community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Assistant Professor of Counseling (tenure-track) will:
Teach a 3-3 load for the Fall and Spring semesters;
Demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate scholars;
Write and Speak English proficiently;
Demonstrate excellence in research, with potential for securing external funding;
Establish a research agenda, publishing in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals related to counselor education;
Participate in service activities and roles for the department, university, and community; and
Participate in on-campus department, division, college, and university meetings and assemblies, as well as university convocations and graduation.
A doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited program;(degree must be conferred by the start of the appointment);
Experience providing counseling services;
Eligible for state licensure as an LPC;
Professionally identifies primarily as a counselor educator;
Conduct ongoing, independent research resulting in scholarly publications and/or successful grant proposals;
Commitment to academic advising and mentoring for masters level counseling students;
Ongoing commitment to pedagogical innovation;
Demonstrate commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population;
Demonstrate the ability and willingness to work collegially; and
Commit to service and the mission of Xavier University of Louisiana.
Advanced training beyond the doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision;
At least two (2) years of teaching experience at the graduate level (online and in person);
Established training, experience, and credentials as a school counselor and/or mental health counselor;
Potential or experience with university collaborative efforts involving public schools, postsecondary institutions, agencies, and/or community organizations;
Experience teaching 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 underserved students) supporting underrepresented groups;
Participate actively in professional, honorary, and accrediting organizations;
Experience with CACREP accreditation; and
Experience with online learning management systems (such as Brightspace, Microsoft LMS 365, etc)
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”.