Assistant/Associate Professor – Speech Pathology, General & Neuroscience
Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Xavier University in its search for Assistant/Associate Professor – Speech Pathology, General & Neuroscience.
For full consideration, please apply by July 5th.
These are two exciting opportunities for candidates seeking to be a part of a growing academic enterprise on the cutting edge of discovery, learning, and engagement. The Department of Speech Pathology supports Xavier’s mission of contributing to a more just and humane society by preparing students to assume roles of leadership and service. These roles join a very well supported program with the ability to pursue research easily, as well as lending to the overall goal of diversifying the field of speech pathology and creating new pathways for the future of the field.
The Department of Speech Pathology at Xavier University of Louisiana is seeking two tenure track positions in speech-language pathology at the Assistant/(early) Associate Professor level in: Speech-Language Pathology (General) and Speech-Language Pathology (Neuroscience). The candidate(s) will have a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology. The ideal candidates should have expertise focusing on any of the following areas: fluency, speech science, anatomy and physiology, and research methodology or a focus on medically based Speech-Language Pathology related disorders in both adult and pediatric populations including neurogenic communication disorders, dysphagia, voice, augmentative/alternative communication, and interest in other areas of speech-language pathology. Additionally, those candidates interested in the neuroscience role should have expertise in any of the following areas: aphasia and cognitive disorder, dysphasia, motor speech, and neuroanatomy.
The Department of Speech Pathology offers an undergraduate major and minor in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (the entry-level degree needed to practice clinically as a speech-language pathologist).
The ideal candidate(s) will demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate and graduate students; a record of research related activities (e.g., scholarly presentations research publications, grant writing); and dedication to providing training and services relating to culturally and linguistically diverse populations. The candidate(s) will demonstrate the ability to provide clinical supervision and support to HBCU undergraduate and graduate students through academic advising as well as mentorship. The university is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have demonstrated a commitment to improving access to higher education, enhancing equity and social justice.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Demonstrate excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate and graduate students.
- Demonstrate a record of research-related activities.
- Demonstrate a dedication to providing training and services relating to culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
- Demonstrate the ability to provide clinical supervision and support to HBCU undergraduate and graduate students through academic advising as well as mentorship.
- Contribute to the operation and growth of the existing speech pathology department.
- Participate in service activities for the department, university, and community.
- Ability to develop and teach face-to-face as well as online classes.
- Demonstrate the ability to contribute to recruitment efforts and our existing strengths in community-based artistic partnerships, mentoring of undergraduate creative scholarship, and social justice.
- Doctoral degree in Speech-Language Pathology (i.e., PhD, or EdD) (conferred by the time of appointment).
- Current ASHA Certifications (CCC-SLP).
- Eligible for Louisiana state licensure in speech-language pathology, with active license by the start date.
- At least nine months of full-time clinical experience after the CCC-SLP.
- Commitment to developing an active research program within the area of the applicant’s expertise.
- Conduct ongoing, independent research resulting in scholarly publications and/or successful grant proposals.
- Focus on areas related to speech-language pathology.
- Commitment to academic advising for majors within the department.
- Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work collegially.
- Commitment to the mission of Xavier University of Louisiana.
- PhD or EdD in speech language pathology.
- Experience in a clinic or in scholarly areas focused on fluency, speech science, anatomy and physiology, and research methodology.
- Ongoing commitment to pedagogical innovation.
- Evidence of scholarly presentations, publications, or grant writing.
- Evidence of potential to provide service to the university or profession.
About the Department and the Positions
The Department of Speech Pathology offers an undergraduate major and minor in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. The Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology at Xavier University of Louisiana has been awarded candidacy for the accreditation of its new Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In the department of Speech Pathology, undergraduate seniors can enroll in two semesters of clinical practica and graduate students enroll in clinical practica each semester of enrollment. Xavier encourages cross-disciplinary collaborations with faculty from various areas, including biology, chemistry, public health, neuroscience, and psychology.
About the Institution
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Being America’s only Historically Black and Catholic University is just the first of the distinctions that have set Xavier University of Louisiana apart for more than nine decades. Despite its relatively small size (3,300 students), Xavier is a nationally recognized leader in the STEM and health sciences fields, producing more African American students who graduate from medical school each year than any other university in the United States. Its College of Pharmacy is also among the top producers of African American pharmacists.
Xavier’s liberal arts-based programs in areas such as art, business, education, psychology, and political science – as well as recent additions of bioinformatics, data science, neuroscience, crime and social justice and jazz studies – offer students an unbeatable combination of traditional classroom study, hands-on research, service-learning opportunities, and life experiences.
Both Xavier's core and each discipline's specific curriculum are guided intimately by the University's mission such that students are developed to be life-long learners and global leaders that actively contribute to a more just and humane society for all. Not surprisingly, more than 30 percent of Xavier students go on to graduate or professional school.
Living in the Area
Xavier is located near the heart of New Orleans in a quiet neighborhood dotted with bungalows. An enclosed campus green mutes the urban feel of the encroaching city, and yellow brick buildings have been erected among the older historical limestone structures. Xavier was hard-hit in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina (much of the campus was underwater), but $130 million in renovations as well as the construction of the state-of-the-art Pharmacy Pavilion, Convocation Center, and St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, leave no traces of that tragic event.
With a population of 400,000 and a cost of living lower than the national average, New Orleans charms visitors and locals alike with its music scene, diverse cuisine, and refusal to abandon its cultural traditions. But what is truly wonderful about the Big Easy lies at its heart, beyond the casual tourists swaying Mardi Gras beads and late-night strolls down Bourbon Street. The residents of New Orleans are infused with a resilient and welcoming spirit that celebrates eccentricity.
For full consideration, please apply by July 5th.
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Institution’s EEO Statement
Xavier University of Louisiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine 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.
Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Department of Art and Performing Studies is especially 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.