Lecturer in Basics in Addiction Counseling (BAC) Program

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Posted:  Apr 09, 2024 - 03:20pm

Faculty Position

Lecturer in Basics in Addiction Counseling (BAC) program
The Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full time, 9-month appointment Open Rank Lecturer II, or III commensurate with experience and degree to begin August 1, 2023. The department seeks to hire a lecturer to direct our Basics in Addiction Counseling (BAC) program, which is a concentration within the Psychology Major that provides academic coursework and applied clinical experience to help prepare students for careers in the addiction counseling field. This position entails teaching undergraduate courses related to the BAC program and provision of clinical supervision for these clinical trainees. The successful candidate will be in charge of posting announcements for application deadlines for students to enter the BAC program, meeting with prospective applicants, reviewing applications, interviewing the applicants, and meeting with the faculty committee to determine acceptances into the program. This position also entails being an ambassador to work with local substance use disorder or behavioral health treatment agencies to arrange internships for the BAC trainees. This position may also entail service activities to the department or university such as supporting Collegiate Recovery. The successful candidate has the opportunity to mentor bright students along their educational and career trajectories and help direct the BAC program to ensure people with addictions receive effective and compassionate care
All Lecturers are reviewed annually. Workload is determined by the department Chair and University policies.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. M.S, M.A., M.S.W., M.F.T., or doctoral degree in psychology, counseling, behavioral health, social work, or related field completed by start date of appointment (August 1, 2023)
2. Licensed clinician at the master’s degree
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated strength in teaching at the undergraduate and/or professional (e.g., CEUs, workshops) levels
2. Ability to mentor diverse students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
3. Demonstrated ability to supervise clinical trainees in behavioral health services (e.g., clinicians, counselors, case managers)
4. Experience working in the substance use or chemical dependency or related field
5. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
To apply, please access the University of New Mexico’s online application system at https://www.unm.edu/jobs and apply for req25339. Only applications submitted through this
website can be considered. Applicants should pay extra attention to the “Special Instructions to Applicants,” which detail all of the required elements that must accompany the application. A complete application consists of a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred criteria (e.g., teaching ability, clinical supervision, commitment to success of diverse students, etc.); a current curriculum vita (please include email address and telephone number). Applicants who are appointed to a UNM lecturer position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.
For best consideration, all required application materials must be received by May 19, 2023. We will only consider complete applications. The position will remain open until filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair (Kamilla Venner, Ph.D., at kamilla@unm.edu) and department chair (Derek Hamilton, Ph.D. at dahamilt@unm.edu). The University of New Mexico is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, and those from underrepresented groups.
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