The Department of Counseling and Human Services at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is seeking exceptional candidates to apply for a newly created 9-month, academic year appointment in our CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling Programs. Preferred candidates will hold a Masters degree or higher with training and experience in addictions counseling. This is a temporary appointment beginning in August 2018.

The successful candidate will teach a 4/4 course load per academic year as assigned, maintain an advising caseload of graduate and undergraduate students, supervise practicum and internship students, and engage in service to support the department, college, and university (when relevant).

The salary for this position is $42,000.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.


The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

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Minimum Requirements

  • Earned Masters degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited institution

Preferred Requirements

  • Doctorate in Counselor Education (or ABD) from a CACREP accredited institution.
  • Teaching experience at the college level.
  • Eligibility for relevant licensure (school counseling, clinical mental health counseling and/or addictions counseling).
  • Possess strong counseling and teaching skills and demonstrate various pedagogical approaches to enhance student learning, including the use of technology inside and outside of the classroom (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).
  • Experience in addictions counseling, supporting military connected and/or diverse population, rural mental health services.
  • Demonstrate personal awareness related to the role of the counselor educator, including practicing appropriate self-care, setting effective professional boundaries, and serving as a role model for students, site supervisors, and adjunct faculty.

Special Instructions to Applicants : Full consideration will be given to completed applications received by July 16, 2018. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers, requisition #13954. Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Application Materials Required : Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy Application Materials Instructions : In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. When applying, applicants must include: 1. Cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and qualifications 2. Current curriculum vitae 3. List of references 4. Unofficial transcripts 5. Statement of Research Philosophy 6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.