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Human Services & Counseling Lecturer (Addictions Counseling)

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2023
Human Services

Metropolitan State University invites applications for a 9-month faculty contract position in the Department of Human Services and Counseling beginning January 2024 (preferred start date) or August 2024. This full-time position is focused on teaching various graduate-level Human Services courses across the Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, Emphasis on Addictions Counseling program.

Established in 1968, the Department of Human Services and Counseling at Metropolitan State University of Denver prepares students to become competent, self-reflective professionals in the field of counseling, addiction counseling, and human services as a whole. The curriculum emphasizes experiential learning with coursework taught across the classroom, online, and through clinical experiences. Department faculty are committed to supporting students to develop high ethical standards and cultural competence while becoming agents for positive change in their communities. Aside from the Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, Emphasis on Addictions Counseling, the department offers two undergraduate majors, Human Services and Fire and Emergency Response Administration, and four concentrations: Addiction Studies, Trauma Studies, High-Risk Youth, and Mental Health Counseling.

MSU Denver is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented and historically minoritized groups. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI ) located in downtown Denver. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only institution with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today’s college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students.


This full-time, 9-month faculty position is focused on teaching, clinical supervision, and academic advising. The faculty member will carry a full-time teaching load of 15 hours per semester of graduate-level courses, including teaching evenings, weekends, and hybrid courses with reassigned time and additional pay for summer teaching available . This position requires the ability to teach classes in the Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, Emphasis on Addictions Counseling program. Other duties include advising students in academic planning, curriculum development, program credentialing/evaluation, and clinical supervision. Professional research and service to the department are encouraged.

The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse populations, including but not limited to students of color, students with disabilities, students with diverse gender, affectional and sexual identities, students of various ages, and students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Required Qualifications
  • Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D./Ed.D.), Doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling/Counseling Education (Ph.D./Ed.D.), or other related field. Applicants may also qualify as ABD if their degree will be conferred no later than May 2024.
  • Must have mental health licensure or be eligible for a licensure through the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Licensed Addiction Counselor in the State of Colorado (LAC) is highly preferred
  • Earned doctoral degree from a CACREP-accredited program.
  • Behavioral Health Administration (BHA)-approved trainer for CAS/CAT/LAC classes
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Evidence of successful teaching in a higher education setting
  • Three or more years of mental health and addiction counseling experience.

Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $54,000 – $59,000 at Lecturer level. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, free RTD pass, and more. For a brief overview of these options, please visit our Benefits section.

Instructions to Apply

This position is open until filled. Please apply through MSU Denver Careers , and search for JR101409. Internal applicants must apply through their MSU Denver Workday profile by selecting the Career tab within the Menu and searching 'Find Jobs'.

Please include the following documents with your application:

1. Curriculum vitae

2. Letter of application

3. References. Please include the names and contact information for three professional references.

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

Upload all materials into the resume submission field; multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents may not receive full consideration.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting RepresentativeTanya Rogowsky

Posting Representative


MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at .

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

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