Human Services Addiction Studies Concentration Tenure Track Faculty - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States


Detailed Job Description

The position is a full-time tenure track position in the Department of Human Services focused on teaching the addiction studies curriculum. Established in 1968, the Department of Human Services at Metropolitan State University of Denver prepares students to become competent, self-reflective professionals in the field of human services. Curriculum emphasizes experiential learning with coursework taught in the classroom, online, and through fieldwork experiences.
Department faculty are committed to supporting students to develop high ethical standards and cultural sensitivity while becoming agents for positive change in their communities. The department offers four concentrations: Addiction Studies, High Risk Youth, Mental Health Counseling, and Nonprofit Studies.


This is a full-time tenure track faculty position with a focus on teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. The faculty member will carry a full time teaching load of 12 hours per semester, which may include teaching evenings, weekends, and online courses. This position requires teaching courses in addiction studies such as Counseling the Substance Abuser, Pharmacology, Motivational Interviewing, Clinical Supervision, and Addiction, Immunity, and Infectious Diseases. Other duties include advising students in academic planning, addiction credentialing, graduate school and career exploration; participating in service to the department, college, university, and the community at-large; scholarly activities focused on sharing expertise with academic and professional entities; and developing relationships in addiction communities at a local, regional, and national level. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse populations including students of color, students with disabilities, students with diverse gender and sexual identities, students of various ages, and students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Human Services, Behavioral Health Sciences, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field (completed by appointment date: Fall 2016); plus Certified Addictions Counselor III, Licensed Addictions Counselor or equivalent. If not currently certified, applicants must be able to become certified by August 2016.

Preferred Qualifications

(1)Doctorate degree in Human Services, Behavioral Health Sciences, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field; (2)Three plus years of addiction counseling experience; (3) One or more years of teaching addiction coursework; (4) Evidence of successful teaching with a preference for a higher education setting; (5) Approved trainer for CAC classes or eligibility for Colorado or nationally approved trainer for CAC classes; (6) Experience teaching pharmacology and infectious diseases from a drug/alcohol perspective or have a background in medicine, biology, physical sciences, or public health; (7) Evidence of participation in State or National addiction organizations, such as CAAP or NAADAC.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

In order for your file to be considered complete you must submit copies of transcripts. If you are unable to submit copies of transcripts at the time of application please submit them to:
Attn: Tara Tull
Fax: 303-556-4071

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Keyword Phrases

  • HSP - Human Services
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Social Work
  • Public and Environmental Health, Epidemiology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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