Clinical Assistant Professor /Substance Abuse Coordinator (69183)

Updated: 5 days ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Deadline: 20 Feb 2021

Job Description

The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) at the University of Florida is seeking a Substance Abuse Coordinator with experience in collegiate mental health who thrives in an environment that values collaboration and support among team members and will work with us to foster the development of our students in all of its diversity through compassion, empowerment, advocacy, and hope as well while nurturing a healthy and healing campus environment for all.

We are seeking a mental health professional with a strong interest in working with domestic and international students in a university counseling center.  Potential applicants should have experience working with a wide range of client problems and levels of severity. This individual would be a clinical faculty member and provide, group, individual, and couples counseling, psychological assessment, crisis intervention, and consultation to UF faculty and staff. All faculty in our department provide professional training and teaching to graduate students, doctoral interns, and post-doctoral fellows. Similarly, all faculty take part in outreach and prevention efforts.  

The Substance Abuse Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to provide individual and group psychotherapy to University of Florida students, consultation to faculty and staff, and supervision and oversight of CWC’s substance abuse programs.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Clinical Assistant Professors must (1) have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology  or counseling from an APA or CACREP accredited doctoral program; and (2) be licensed or license-eligible as a mental health professional or psychologist in the state of Florida within two years of employment.  Employment with the University of Florida is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Desired Qualifications:

Preferred qualities of the candidate include: 

  • Experience working with college students and staff
  • Experience working in settings with more severe populations
  • Administrative and computer application skills required to effectively implement and maintain a case management and tracking system
  • Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple clinical situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships
  • Collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to multicultural issues/social justice and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups
  • Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, standards and ethics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in college mental health, including crisis assessment, brief intervention, confidentiality requirements, outreach, referral, and psychological assessment
  • Strong interest and experience with training and supervising students from various disciplines at the master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral level


Required Application Materials

Persons interested in applying for this position should apply online at . Electronic applications are required, along with submission of cover letter, vita, and letters of recommendation from three professional references.    Anyone requiring special accommodations to complete an application should contact the Search Committee co-chair:  Dr. Felicia Brown at 

Application Deadline

To ensure full consideration, vitas, application letters, and contact information including email addresses from three professional references, should be submitted no later than February 20, 2021. The University of Florida is an AA/EO employer and acts in compliance with all aspects of the ADA. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates that can demonstrate their experiences with working with diverse students, faculty and staff and working in a multicultural environment. 

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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