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Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology (General, F089)

Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology (General, F089)

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology

The Department of Speech Pathology at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure track position in speech-language pathology at the assistant professor level beginning August 2022. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology with a focus in fluency, speech science, anatomy and physiology, and research methodology. 

The ideal candidate 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 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.

Minimum Qualifications


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 expected 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;

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; and

Commitment to the mission of Xavier University of Louisiana

Preferred Qualifications


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 our Department and the Position

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 masters 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, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850.  In the department of Speech Pathology, undergraduate seniors have the opportunity to 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 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.

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 letter of interest emphasizing qualifications for this position; (2) comprehensive curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) transcripts; and (5) contact information for three references.  Please contact the search committee chair, Terrylynn Jenkins at for additional information or questions.   Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The Department of Speech Pathology is especially interested in exceptionally well- qualified candidates 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. 

Additional Info

Contact Name : Terrylynn Jenkins

Contact Address : 1 Drexel Drive

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 5045205087

Application Deadline : 6/30/2023

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