September 17, 2015

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position at Colorado State University

Assistant Professor in the APA-Accredited Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program 
Department of Psychology 
Colorado State University 
Job Description and Qualifications
The Department of Psychology at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenuretrack position in the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology doctoral program. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2016. The position will be affiliated with the new training program in Addiction Counseling. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research. The successful candidate will also have clinical and research experience and expertise in addictions or substance use disorders. Candidates should be able to teach courses in psychopharmacology, ethics and diversity, addictions treatment therapy skills, assessment, or motivational interviewing courses, and be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Colorado.

Expected Appointment 
Date August 15, 2016

Required and Preferred Qualifications
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited Counseling or Clinical Psychology program or anticipate completing their Ph.D. by 06/30/2016. The ideal candidate will be able to teach the courses offered in the Addiction Counseling program and be currently conducting research in the field of addictions or substance use disorders. The ideal candidate will also have: (1) An ongoing commitment to research and teaching in the area of addictions or substance use disorders; (2) Evidence of an active research program; (3) Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate instruction and mentoring; (4) Obtained licensure or be license-eligible in the State of Colorado; (4) Commitment and the capability to obtain external funding; and (5) Commitment to diversity and social justice, with the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.
Although course assignments will vary based on candidate interest and expertise, preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses such as psychopharmacology, ethics and diversity, addiction treatment therapy skills, assessment, and/or motivational interviewing.

The Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program 
The Counseling Psychology program has been APA-accredited since 1970 and currently consists of eight full-time faculty members and about 50 doctoral students. With a nationally prominent faculty and diverse student population, the program has been an important part of the Colorado State University Psychology Department. Students acquire skills in advancing psychology as a science and become proficient in the use of a variety of counseling and clinical techniques through training based on a scientist-practitioner model. At the most general level, the Program is intended to produce psychologists who are equipped to deliver a broad range of psychological services across a variety of social and cultural environments. More information on all aspects of the Counseling Psychology Program can be found on the program’s website:

The Addiction Counseling Program
The new Addiction Counseling Program is housed in the APA-accredited Counseling Program and consists of two levels. The first is a concentration in Certified Addiction Counseling that enrolls successful applicants who major in psychology and are in the third year of their undergraduate education. Upon completion, undergraduates receive a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Certified Addiction Counseling making them eligible for employment as a Certified Addiction Counselor Level I in the state of Colorado. The second level is a two year applied Professional Science Master’s Degree that provides all of the coursework for Certified Addiction Counselor Levels II and III and enables graduates to obtain licensure in the State of Colorado as a Licensed Addiction Counselor. While the undergraduate portion of the program is currently enrolling students, the Master’s Degree program is still under development. The first cohort for this program is expected to matriculate Fall 2017.

Department of Psychology 
The Department of Psychology is in CSU’s College of Natural Sciences along with seven other departments: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. The Department serves approximately 1000 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students, with approximately 31 full-time faculty members distributed across five doctoral programs: (1) Applied Social and Health Psychology, (2) Cognitive Neuroscience, (3) Cognitive Psychology, (4) Counseling Psychology, and (5) Industrial/Organizational Psychology. The Department also houses the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research, a University-designated program of research and scholarly excellence that concentrates on social problems that affect rural areas; and the Colorado Injury Control Research Center which is funded by CDC and is dedicated to reducing the occurrence and severity of injuries in rural areas of the Rocky Mountain region, particularly among underserved populations.

The Department is primarily housed in the Behavioral Sciences Building, a building that was completed in 2010 and was designed to meet LEED Gold Certification standards for environmental quality, innovative design, sustainability, and efficiency. The Behavioral Sciences Building includes office space for all full-time faculty and graduate students, meeting and seminar rooms, state-of-the-art classrooms, numerous lounge and study areas, and a wi-fi café. Also included are faculty research laboratories in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and sensation and perception that have been designed to specification. An adjacent building includes additional research space, computer facilities, a brand new imaging center housing EEG and NIRS imaging labs, and undergraduate instructional laboratories. In total, the Department controls over 100,000 square feet of research, teaching, and office space. More information on the Department can be obtained on the Department’s website:

For full consideration, materials must be received by Sunday, November 1, 2015, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit application material: cover letter, curriculum vitae, preprints/reprints, statement of research interest, statement of clinical interests and licensure or license-eligible status as a psychologist in the State of Colorado, and teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and e-mail addresses for three referees on-line at: Referees will be sent an access code (using the contact information provided by the applicant) for submitting the letters on-line. Additional information about the application process can be found on the department website. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Psychology.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

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