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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Mental Health & Addiction Counseling

Assistant/Associate Professor of Professional Mental Health & Addiction Counseling
Department of Counseling Psychology, Lewis and Clark College

The Department of Counseling Psychology in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling
at Lewis & Clark College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the
Assistant or Associate Professor rank for the Professional Mental Health and Addiction
Counseling program, beginning August 2014. The Department of Counseling Psychology at
Lewis & Clark College is grounded in a strong commitment to equity and social justice.
The Professional Mental Health and Addiction Counseling program offers graduate level
counselor training reflective of a research and evidence-based integrated model for
understanding and treating mental health disorders, co-occurring disorders, and addictions. The
program also has certificate coursework specific to working with problem gambling and eating
disorders and currently provides problem gambling services through the state licensed and
county funded Lewis & Clark Problem Gambling Services. We prepare highly skilled,
motivated, and compassionate professionals. We are committed to an approach that integrates a
deep concern for equity and social justice throughout our curriculum and supervised training
model.

We are looking for a colleague who shares our commitment to these principles and who has the
requisite knowledge and expertise in mental health and addiction counseling to help others
pursue this vision in a graduate training program.

Responsibilities
• Teach graduate courses in mental health and addiction counseling, as well as other
clinically focused areas
• Provide supervision for practicum and internship counselors while in training at the
Graduate School’s Community Counseling Center and other community-based placement
sites
• Maintain an active program of scholarly research leading to publication
• Collaborate on curriculum and program development in the Professional Mental Health
and Addiction Counseling program
• Collaborate closely with other faculty on community-based projects
• Serve on various departmental and school-wide committees
• Participate in professional development activities and community service
• Advocate for the Professional Mental Health and Addiction Counseling profession
nationally and regionally
• Participate in program assessment and accreditation

Qualifications
• Earned doctoral degree in counselor education or related field, preferably from a
CACREP-accredited program, or have been employed as a full-time faculty member in a
counselor education program for a minimum of one full academic year
• Oregon-licensed LPC or license eligible
• Addiction counseling certification or eligibility preferred
• Teaching and supervision experience at the graduate level
• A record of scholarship with articulated agenda relating to program and department goals
• Experience working as a community-based professional counselor with a dual-diagnosis
understanding and perspective
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of mental health and addiction counseling
from a community-based social justice perspective
• Experience with CACREP graduate counselor training and supervision, as well as
accreditation processes, preferred
• Knowledge of working with problem gambling and disordered eating helpful
Application Procedures:
The review of applications will begin on January 20, 2014, and will continue until the position is
filled. To apply, please submit the following material:
• A letter of application addressing the qualifications and responsibilities noted in this
posting
• A current curriculum vitae
• Graduate transcripts
• Three letters of recommendation
• Contact information for three additional references (at least one reference should be able
to address the applicant’s commitment to, experience with, and potential for working
with diverse student and community populations)
• A summary of student feedback in relevant courses and/or sample course evaluations;
and
• Two samples of scholarly research

Materials should be emailed to gradsearch@lclark.edu. We strongly encourage electronic
submission of all materials. If materials must be mailed, they can be addressed to Sara Violante,
Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill
Road, MSC 93, Portland, OR 97219-7899.

For additional information on this position or the Professional Mental Health and Addiction
Counseling Program at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, contact: Dr. Boyd W.
Pidcock, Search Chair, Counseling Psychology Department at pidcock@lclark.edu or by calling
(503) 768-6060.

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to
race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality,
physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus
provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only by enhancing and
preserving the presence of students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds within
our learning community.

Lewis & Clark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to preparing students for
leadership in an increasingly interdependent world that affirms the educational benefits of
diversity (see http://www.lclark.edu/about/diversity
).
Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist(s).

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