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Adjunct Faculty

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Job Description

Adjunct Faculty



As an adjunct faculty member, this position will be responsible for educating future leaders in addiction counseling to improve treatment and recovery from a substance use and mental health disorders. This position may have responsibilities in residential and/or online programs. This position involves course instruction focused on the achievement of specified learning outcomes and may include academic support to students, coordination of guest lecturers, development and implementation of lectures and other learning activities, grading, and other related duties.
  • Teach and revise course content to ensure optimum learning outcomes.
  • Provide supervision necessary to promote acquisition of incremental student competency through clinical laboratory and internship experiences. (Relevant only to group supervision faculty)
This position is for on-campus, in-person instruction at our Center City campus.




Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. If Master’s degree is not in a relevant field, evidence of 18 credit hours of graduate level coursework in subject matter that is directly relevant to the applied for position
  • Increasing responsibility in the academic and/or substance abuse field after completion of a Master’s degree
  • Evidence of significant contributions to the field, such as program development, clinical and/or administrative leadership, service innovation, research, professional publications, specialization in a desired academic concentration, (i.e. racial and cultural differences, dual diagnosis, women’s studies, sexual minorities, relapse prevention, etc.)
  • Subject matter expertize relevant to course content
  • Consideration of teaching effectiveness
  • Competency in PC applications Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  • Additional education, training, licensure, experience, etc.
  • Current professional license, i.e., counseling, social work, psychology or field relevant to course of instruction
  • Prior experience in higher learning
  • Knowledge of current educational technology tools
  • Experience designing and teaching online graduate courses
  • Experience utilizing backwards course design




The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the largest nonprofit addiction recovery organization in the United States. It is also one of the most mission-driven places you will find. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation team is passionate about providing hope and ultimately healing. As a living, growing and evolving institution, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is – at our core- a people-powered organization. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is comprised of 1600+ employees, seventeen treatment sites and produces $190 million dollars in annual revenue. This exemplary organization serves nearly 25,000 people annually and is committed to provide hope and healing for those experiencing addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

What makes this organization unique is its total ecosystem approach to prevention, education, research, advocacy and treatment. All of the parts of the organization work together to inform, develop and deliver evidence- based practices that help people reclaim their futures and restore their hope.

Being “a best place to work” is a strategic goal of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and it’s a goal that every employee plays an active role in helping to achieve. Our culture is a reflection of how encouraged and energized we each feel about contributing our ideas and performing to our greatest ability. Join us and do meaningful work.

We deeply value our employees. Working at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation includes a comprehensive benefits package, including:
  • Competitive Health, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Paid time-off
  • Tuition reimbursement

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our colleagues is critical to our success as a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs; and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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