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Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling

Xavier University of Louisiana
Job Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Counselor Education
Department: Division of Education & Counseling

Job Summary

Xavier University of Louisiana invites applicants for a full-time one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling in the Division of Education and Counseling beginning Fall 2022.  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 contributions to professional associations, program development, 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, with a background in teaching counseling. 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 Visiting Assistant Professor of Counseling (non-tenure-track) will:
  • Teach a 3-3 load for the Fall and Spring semesters. The mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, remote, and/or any combination thereof;
  • Demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate scholars;
  •  Coordinate the practicum & internship experience for graduate students;
  • Participate in service activities for the department, university, and community;
Minimum Qualifications
  • A doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited program;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work collegially; and
  • Commitment to the mission of Xavier University of Louisiana
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D 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 Microsoft online learning management systems (such as Brightspace, Blackboard, Microsoft LMS 365, etc) 
Work Hours: Full-Time

Posting Number: F080P

Number of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date: 08/01/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

How to Apply-Required Documentation:

Qualified candidates are invited to apply using Xavier's online application site by logging in to Please submit the following materials: (1) A cover letter emphasizing their qualifications for all the indicated responsibilities of the position, (2) a comprehensive CV, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages), (4) a research statement, (5) transcript; and (6) contact information for at least three references who can provide letters of recommendation. Questions about the position should be directed to the committee chair, Dr. Walter Breaux ( Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Division of Education and Counseling 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. 

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About Xavier

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 (HBCU). 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.
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