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BAS - Behavioral Healthcare Assistant Professor (Full-time, Tenure-track)

Centralia College
Centralia College

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Job Title: BAS - Behavioral Healthcare Assistant Professor (Full-time, Tenure-track)
Location: Centralia College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 13578
About Us Centralia College is on a 30-acre campus of modern buildings set among walking paths, lawns, and native plantings just a few blocks from the heart of Centralia, Washington. The college has served students in the Lewis County region since 1925 and is the oldest continuously operating community college in Washington State. The city of Centralia is a historic railroad and river shipping hub with a vibrant downtown and railway station.

As a comprehensive community college, Centralia College offers academic transfer and workforce programs, as well as adult basic education, English as a Second Language (ESL), and personal enrichment classes. The college also offers five Bachelor of Applied Science degrees.

In addition to the main campus in Centralia, Centralia College East in Morton is a smaller site that serves the needs of students in east Lewis County. Centralia College is committed to the success of all students, and thus also provides educational programs at two corrections centers in southwest Washington and one juvenile facility. In total, the college serves more than 4,800 students annually. For nearly 100 years, several generations of Lewis County residents have looked to Centralia College for their education and training needs.

Centralia College is committed to student success, academic excellence, and enhancing and supporting our diverse community in an inclusive and equitable learning environment. We encourage applicants with demonstrated experience collaborating with, and serving, people from a wide range of backgrounds.

For more information on Centralia College and the Centralia area, call 360-736-9391 or visit

Job Description Centralia College is committed to student success, academic excellence, and supporting our community in an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Working in the Bachelor of Applied Science Department, this professor will teach courses in the behavioral healthcare program. They will also participate in curricular assessment, student advising, and committee service. This position will regularly work with colleagues, staff, and administrators across the campus; and may engage the community through public events or student outreach. The position begins in the fall quarter 2024. We encourage applications from faculty with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining, and serving people from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, racial, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Courses at Centralia College are taught days and evenings in a variety of modalities— including fully in-person, hybrid, hyflex (virtual), and online. The successful applicant may be asked to teach in each of these modalities. The behavioral healthcare program is currently structured as a hybrid program offered two evenings per week beginning at 5:00pm.

Duties and Responsibilities Responsibilities for this position include:

    Teach assigned upper division courses in behavioral healthcare, lower division courses related to behavioral healthcare fields and student success classes to a diverse student body in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and onlineAdvise students in order to provide academic support and guidanceEngage in curriculum and program development and assessmentParticipate in professional development activities and remain current in their disciplineAttend faculty and committee meetingsHold weekly office hoursWork collaboratively with colleagues across disciplinesPerform other duties as assigned and in accordance with the Faculty Negotiated Agreement
    Master’s degree in Human Services, Mental Health, Counseling, or closely related field AND 2 years of relevant work experience in a clinical setting
Preferred Qualifications
    Doctoral degree in Human Services, Mental Health, Counseling, or closely related fieldLicensed mental health counselorTeaching experienceOnline teaching experienceExperience performing curricular assessmentDemonstrated ability to serve the needs of students who represent a broad spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicities, cultural, and educational backgroundsAwareness of own cultural values and biasesDemonstrated ability to collaborate with peers
Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment with employment expected to begin Fall Quarter 2024, subject to state legislative funding. The State of Washington provides a comprehensive benefits package for all state employees.

Centralia College faculty are represented by the Centralia College Federation of Teachers, Local No.4469, AFT/AAFL-CIO.

DEADLINE: The screening committee will begin their review on March 27, 2024. Position is open until filled.


Placement on the established faculty salary schedule is dependent upon education and teaching experience.The salary range for a 177-day contract is $67,204 - $100,775.

Application Process
Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

    Online ApplicationCover Letter that addresses your interest in the position, how you meet the qualification (including preferred qualifications), and your ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.Detailed CV of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet position’s qualifications.List of at least three professional references with contact information.
Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Background Check

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

EEO Statement

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Centralia College to assure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Centralia College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Designated Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504, ADA compliance officer: Vice President for Human Resources and Equity, Hanson Hall Room 101, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099, (360)623-8943.

The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those who need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (360)623-8943.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report—Centralia College's Annual Crime/Security Report is available here, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 360-623-8947.

Title IX Statement

Centralia College is compliant with Title IX best practices. For more information visit, Title IX.


As the oldest continuously operating two-year public college in the state of Washington (founded in 1925), Centralia College has a rich heritage of transfer, workforce, and basic skills programs serving the community. The college serves Lewis and south Thurston counties with a population of over 75,000.

A community college in the truest sense, we are in the center of Centralia on a tree-lined, 30+ acre campus. Our enrollment averages 10, 444 total annual students with 2,300 full-time equivalent (FTEs), and we employ about 260 full-time employees.

Centralia College helps you pursue goals that lead to successful careers at regional, national, and international levels. Our graduates can transfer to any four-year college in the state or compete for jobs after completing one of our workforce programs. We now offer bachelor degree programs.

Mission Statement

Improving people's lives through life-long learning.

Distance Learning

In addition to our face-to-face degree and certificate programs, you can earn your associate degree completely online. Instructors who not only have real-world experience in their field, but also maintain solid connections with industry employers can help you land a job.

The Region

The college is located in southwest Washington on the 1-5 corridor midway between Seattle and Portland, in a beautifully green area of forests and farmland. Wide fertile valleys are bordered by picturesque Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range on the east, and the Willapa Hills on the west. Puget Sound and Hood Canal to the north and the Columbia River and famous Columbia River Gorge and Mount St. Helens to the south are within a short commute from the college. The populace enjoys the mild climate of the Pacific Northwest with low mean temperatures of 38 in January and a high mean of 78 in July.

Centralia College East

Centralia College East (CCEast), located in Morton, represents Centralia College's dedication to meeting educational needs of the residents of central and eastern Lewis County. CCEast provides registration services, educational advising and tutoring, Running Start, career counseling, assistance with financial aid, adult literacy tutoring, GED, T.E.E.N. program for pregnant and parenting teens, placement testing (COMPASS), and online access to Centralia College's library resources. Some classes connect CCEast students to the main campus via interactive television. The CCEast Organization of Students offers additional activities for students.

Garrett Heyns Education Center

The Garrett Heyns Education Center (GHEC) is located within the Washington Corrections Center, a medium security correctional facility situated on a 455-acre site three miles north of the city of Shelton. The Corrections Center is located 50 miles north of Centralia College's main campus and houses approximately 1,600 inmates. Centralia College has participated in an interagency agreement with the Department of Corrections to provide educational services for offenders since 1975. GHEC is a branch campus of Centralia College.

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