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Instructor Position in Addictions Counselling

University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge
Instructor Position in Addictions Counselling

The University of Lethbridge, a comprehensive university with approximately 8500 students from 37 countries, aims to foster the spirit of free inquiry and the critical interpretation of ideas. The University is a vital part of Lethbridge, a community of 100,000 located in picturesque Southern Alberta, close to the Rocky Mountains. An excellent place to raise a family and enjoy the many recreational and cultural amenities of the area, you will discover a wonderful quality of life that is second to none.

If you are open to innovation and committed to the creation of an environment that excites and ignites learning, we welcome your application. The Faculty of Health Sciences is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and community service together with novel approaches to health, addictions and human services.


The Faculty of Health Sciences has an opening for one full-time probationary (continuing) position as Instructor in the Addictions Counselling Program. The successful candidate will act as a faculty liaison for junior and senior internship experience, facilitate counselling skills training labs and teach in the undergraduate program. The position will commence July 1, 2018.


A Masters degree in Counselling, Social Work or related discipline is required as well as a professional practice background in Addictions Counselling and clinical supervision. Highly developed professional judgment and professional boundaries in working with students and agencies in practicum settings and experience in effectively managing complex issues across multiple contexts are necessary. Effective interpersonal and communication skills are required. Teaching experience at the post-secondary level would be an asset.

Academic Setting

The Faculty of Health Sciences currently offers undergraduate and graduate education in Addictions Counselling, Nursing, Public Health, Therapeutic Recreation and Aboriginal Health. The University of Lethbridge has a reputation for providing a high quality education and has a commitment to teaching excellence. The university website,, contains more information about our institution. For more information about the Faculty please visit our website at


You will receive an excellent salary commensurate with your experience, as well as benefits package and relocation assistance. Please visit the University of Lethbridge website to view the economic benefits package outlined in the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association Handbook.

Employment Equity

The University of Lethbridge is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Canadian Immigration Regulation, first preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, but all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. All positions are subject to Board approval.

How to Apply

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching to Dr. Chris Hosgood, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, T1K 3M4. Electronic applications are welcomed at: The closing date for applications is January 30, 2018.