Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for the 2020-2021 academic year in the Department of Counseling Psychology for two Visiting Clinical Assistant Professors (9-month appointment). These positions are for a one year contract with possible option for renewal based on availability of position and funding.

Located in the city of Denver, DU is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region with high research activity and enrolls approximately 11,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs. Denver is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S. Census data show that Denver's population includes 11.1% Black or African American, 31.7% Hispanic or Latinx, 2.8% Asian American, and approximately 1% Native American residents. The University of Denver is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on Inclusive Excellence. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations. The Chancellor's diversity statement can be viewed here:

The MCE is located in Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex built in 2010 providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. The facility allows for ongoing dialogue with community, national, and global partners as we enter a transformational era in education. The Department of Counseling Psychology's philosophy and mission are aligned with the MCE vision to train psychologists and counselors who employ innovative and effective approaches to advance mental health, learning, and social equity. Our programs prepare ethical, collaborative practitioners committed to promoting social justice and equity who can apply counseling principles to promote mental health and development with diverse clients. The PhD program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Clinical Mental Health Concentration of the MA program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council. Our program has faculty who are distinguished scholars in multiculturalism, psychotherapy, group, vocational and health psychology.

Position Summary

We seek candidates with a proven record of excellence in teaching, supervision, and clinical work, as well as those who value our mission of serving the public good and Inclusive Excellence. The position will require an innovative and critical thinker who is capable of working within a dynamic environment. Specific responsibilities include: teaching masters and doctoral courses in counseling psychology (3 to 4 courses per quarter), advising graduate students, and serving on department and college committees.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations, with particular implementation of inclusive principles in the classroom.
  • Commitment to teaching excellence.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, counselor education and supervision or a closely related field. 
  • Prior experience in teaching and supervision. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the graduate level. 
  • Although the area of specialist is open, we are seeking candidates who can advance our department priorities: Addictions, Adolescent Counseling, Couple and Family Counseling, and Diversity Counseling.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on June 3, 2020. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Diversity Statement
  4. Names and contact information of three references

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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