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Tenure-track Addiction Counselor Education/Human Services Professor

Clark College
Vancouver, Washington State
SALARY STATEMENT: Starting salary is $67,948 (non-negotiable).
Posted Date
Apr 3, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Do you value active learning, meaningful collaboration with classroom faculty, and culturally relevant and equity-minded instruction? Are you excited to work with a diverse student population? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining our faculty.  We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding all students to achieve their academic and career goals. 



Clark College is currently accepting applications for a Tenure-track full-time Professor of the Addiction Counseling Education and the Bachelor of Science in Human Services programs, part of the Division of Social Sciences and Fine Arts. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. We welcome applicants with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students from diverse backgrounds in a climate that advances all aspects of equity including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, ability, age, gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation.  We welcome candidates who promote multicultural understanding and practice, and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to student learning and educational goal attainment.  Primary responsibilities of this position include teaching classes in both departments, student advising, scheduling of classes, program marketing, advisory board facilitation, tracking of vocational educational certifications, management of field placements, and community engagement. This position may incorporate a variety of instructional modalities, such as hybrid and online, and requires extensive use of technology.


The Addiction Counselor Education Department (ACED) is a 2-year program which consists of an Associates of Arts degree, Associates of Sciences degree and a Certificate of Proficiency.  The AAS degree is certified as a Department of Health program which qualifies students for licensure as a Substance Use Disorder Professional in the State of Washington. The Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Human Services is a transfer degree primarily focused on Behavioral Health. Both programs offer evening courses for working adults. 


This position begins September 15, 2023.



  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.  McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.   Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.  Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.  On-campus early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability). Gym and recreation facilities available for membership.  Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.



  • Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
  • Advise and assist students in their educational and career development. 
  • Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
  • Pursue professional development to stay current in the field.
  • Obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements.
  • Participate in program, curriculum development and assessment activities.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
  • Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds
  • Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College.
  • Work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and college or company-wide projects.
  • Pursue professional development to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.



  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field. Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) or equivalent. One (1) year teaching experience in postsecondary education. Familiarity with state and local licensing requirement. Understanding and commitment to the mission of community colleges and the kinds of faculty work expected at an open admissions college. Ability and willingness to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds. Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.




Starting salary is $67,948 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $95,712. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends. Please note the salary may be adjusted for the 2023-2024 year pending the legislatively funded cost-of-living.

Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

  APPLICATION PROCESS Required Online Application Materials:


  • Clark College Online Application, including names of five (5) references
  • Current résumé
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application



Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., May 1, 2023.



Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.



Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.


SECURITY The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:




If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.


Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.


At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.



Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.




Clark College Human Resources

April 3, 2023 (updated)


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