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Human Services and Counseling Lecturer

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
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Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $50,000 – $52,000 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, experience, training, and qualifications.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, RTD pass, and more. To learn about these options, visit our Employee Benefits summary page.

Posting Details

Posting Number


Position Title

Human Services and Counseling Lecturer

Position Number


Employee Category

Faculty - Cat II


Human Services

EClass Code

Full time faculty - 9 mo with benefits

Position Summary

This is a full-time lecturer position in the Department of Human Services and Counseling, focused on teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate level Human Services courses (including the Addiction Studies curriculum). 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 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 two majors, Human Services and Fire and Emergency Response Administration, and four concentrations: Addiction Studies, High Risk Youth, Mental Health Counseling, and Nonprofit Studies, as well as a Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, emphasis in Addictions Counseling.

The University 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 groups.


This is a full-time faculty position with a focus on teaching, and advising. The faculty member will carry a full time teaching load of 15 hours per semester of undergraduate and graduate level courses, which may include teaching evenings, weekends, and online courses. This position prefers the ability to also teach courses in addiction studies. Other duties include advising students in academic planning, addiction credentialing, graduate school and career exploration.

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 and sexual identities, students of various ages, and students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Required Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree in Human Services, Behavioral Health Sciences, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, or related field
  • A Licensed Addiction Counselor ( LAC )
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in Counselor Education Supervision
  • Clinical Supervisor Education ( CSE )
  • Three plus years of mental health and/or addiction counseling experience
  • OBH approved trainer for CAS / CAT / LAC classes
  • Evidence of successful teaching with a preference for a higher education setting
  • Licensed Professional Counselor ( LPC )
Posting date


Closing date

Closing Instructions

Open Until Filled

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)


Special Instructions to Applicants

In order for an applicant to be considered for the position, the applicant must have a complete file with the following:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Letter of Application
3. Teaching Philosophy
4. References. Prepare a list of three professional references and their contact information.

*Search committee will contact applicants directly if selected for an interview. On campus interviews for this position are projected to be held on Thursday, July 7th and Friday, July 8, 2022.

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

Talent Team Representative

Tanya Rogowsky

Talent Team Representative E-mail


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

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 50% first generation students and over 45% 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.

MSU Denver is committed to creating and fostering a work environment and culture of belonging; we are proud of the work our employee affinity groups contribute to our culture. For more information on our employee affinity groups please visit this link .
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