Assistant Professor, Alcohol & Other Drug Studies
Behavioral Sciences Department
Full or Part Time
Hours per week
Number of Months
Teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.
Starting salary range: $53,413.02 – $83,562.16 annually. An annual stipend of $1,306 shall be paid to any faculty member who has an earned Doctorate from an accredited institution.
Academic training and teaching experience will form the basis for salary computation as determined by placement on the regular salary schedule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the appropriate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a salary estimate, visit www.palomar.edu/hr/salaryinfo and use the links in the Full-time Faculty section.
The Assistant Professor, Psychology/Sociology (Alcohol and Other Drug Studies) will be primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the disciplines of Psychology and Sociology for the Psychology and Social Services Program ( PSS ) and the Alcohol and Other Drug Studies ( AODS ) program. Specifically, these courses may include Directed Field Experience I ( PSYC / SOC / AODS 298), Directed Field Experience II ( PSYC / SOC / AODS 299) and Introduction to Psychological and Social Services ( PSYC / SOC / AODS 140). The position also includes some responsibilities for coordinating the PSS and AODS programs.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Complete details may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include coordinating the PSS and AODS programs; maintaining accreditation of the AODS program; networking with community agencies to develop an approved list of internship placement sites; and supervising and coordinating internship courses and overseeing all activities of assigned part-time instructors. Special assignments include updating the program’s curricula; evaluating the student learning outcomes for the program and AODS courses; updating the program’s website; conducting program orientation sessions; and hiring, training and supervising AODS student mentors.
In addition to the teaching responsibilities, other duties include maintaining regular office hours, curriculum and program development, development and assessment of student learning outcomes, full participation in department activities, and participation in college governance.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under a) through c):
a) A Master’s degree in psychology.
b) A Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s degree in counseling, neuroscience, social work, sociology, or statistics.
c) A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications in either a) or b) above. Candidates who do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application, must complete and attach the Equivalency Qualifications Form ( www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/equivalency.pdf ).
Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Candidates who have earned degrees from foreign institutions are required to submit both official translations and course-by-course evaluations of their transcripts that have been prepared by a certified U.S. credential review service that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services ( NACES ). Visit www.naces.org for a list of current members.
Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds in a community college.
Licenses and/or Certificates
- Hold certification as an Addiction Counselor through the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (or similar certification in states outside of California).
- Evidence of clinical competence through professional licensure or certification, such as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW ), Marriage and Family Therapist ( MFT ), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor ( LPCC ), or Clinical Psychology License.
- Experience in teaching college-level addiction studies courses.
- Program management experience in an academic or applied setting.
- Evidence of a strong commitment to remain current in Addiction Studies.
- Experience supervising clinical students in practicum settings.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching, as indicated by student and peer evaluations.
- Commitment to a student learning-centered college.
Complete working conditions may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time, 10-month-per-year tenure-track position. Teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.
Complete terms of employment may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Fully-paid employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents; and life, disability, and long-term care insurance. All full-time faculty are enrolled in STRS (State Teachers Retirement System).