Substance Abuse Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Florida,

University of Florida, Counseling & Wellness Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Jan 19th, '21



Start Date:

8/1/21 - Negotiable

Last Updated:

Tue, Jan 19th, '21

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  • Full Time

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.


UF is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university with membership in the Association of American Universities. It is the state’s oldest university, among the nation’s most academically diverse public schools, with 55,000 students and a 2,000-acre campus. The Counseling and Wellness Center, located within the Division of Student Affairs, is IACS (International Association of Counseling Services) accredited. The campus is located in Gainesville, a community usually ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. Gainesville has its own urban forest with canopy coverage for 60% of the city. The city of Gainesville is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby are many recreational lakes and rivers; the north Florida beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are just a short drive away. UF consistently attracts world-class performing arts. Sports fans can enjoy Gator athletics, with UF ranking among the nation’s 10 best athletic programs in both men’s and women’s sports.


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.


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 


Compensation based off education & experience.


Persons interested in applying for this position should apply online at  Reference Posting # 69183.  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