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Assistant-Associate Professor, Addictive Behavior, Counseling & Prevention

 Job Announcement


The Division of Academic Affairs at Southern University at New Orleans, a public, historically black university, is committed to empowering and promoting the upward mobility of diverse populations of traditional and nontraditional students through quality academic programs, teaching, research, and service to achieve excellence in higher education using various teaching and learning modalities. Students and faculty are encouraged to help create a thriving academic environment at SUNO.

As such, faculty of the program are expected to be committed to the standards of teaching excellence. This requirement will include the ability teach undergraduate courses which may include evening, weekend and/or hybrid courses; advise students; engage in teaching practices with an acute focus on documenting student learning; serve on faculty committees; attend departmental, faculty and other meetings, attend College convocations. In addition to teaching excellence, faculty are required to engage in scholarly activity and participate in service to the community and institution.

The candidate for this position will teach at least four courses in the Addictive Behavior Counseling and Prevention undergraduate program each fall and spring semester; provide service to the Social Science Department and College of Arts and Sciences; engage in research; have extensive knowledge of addiction counseling, the 12 Core Functions, and certification as a licensed addiction counselor by ADRA.

The level of appointment is dependent on relevant experience.

Essential functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  1. The ability to teach and provide explicit, concise course instruction per catalog course description requirements for each course
  2. The ability to develop and deliver course content online via the Canvas learning management system
  3. Provide academic advising to undergraduate students.
  4. Create and foster a collaborative working relationship as an academic advisor and mentor with students.
  5. Maintain electronic academic advising records for assigned students.
  6. Maintain accurate records of student progress, attendance, and grades and submit midterm and final grades by the university deadline.
  7. Monitor and assess student learning (SLO) and program learning outcomes (PLO) and report any changes or updates to the department chair and dean as requested.
  8. Be available to serve on faculty governance and university committees.
  9. Participate in program development and assessment, departmental selfstudy process, recruitment, and retention.
  10. Participating in grant writing and proposals submissions in collaboration with the University Grants and Sponsored Programs office
  11. Collaborate with the Department of Social Science faculty to improve student learning and achieve program objectives and departmental goals.
  12. Complete a minimum of eight (8) office hours a week.
  13. Other duties as assigned.


• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of college students that come from diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic and racial backgrounds.

• Develop positive rapport with colleagues and other members of the campus community to develop a sense of teamwork.

• Strong analytical, observational, and problem-solving skills.

• A good record of attending conferences and academic events.

• A track record of excellence in research, writing, and interpersonal skills.

• A demonstrated sense of passion for teaching and engaging with students.

• The ability to practice patience, understanding, and willingness to help

Required education and experience

• Terminal degree.

• Certification as a licensed addiction counselor with a minimum of 5 years of clinical work experience.

• Must maintain licensure by ADRA.

• Teaching experience at the university level is required.

• Experience teaching in-person and online courses using multiple learning management systems is needed.

Preferred education and experience

• A Ph.D. preferred in addiction counseling or related discipline, such as counseling, social work, psychology, etc.

• Published works are desired.


Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources.