Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology

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

The Department of Psychology is a research-oriented department that values a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation. By investing in the people who comprise our department, we aim to create a supportive and inclusive environment (see for more information). Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good.

Our department's vision, to be an inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation, is embedded within the University of Denver's vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. The University values Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more about our commitments at the University of Denver, please visit Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence goals through scholarship, teaching, and service.

The University of Denver is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to 2.8 million people. Our metropolitan location along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. The University, ranked 80th among universities in the country, is comprised of approximately 5800 undergraduates (including over 500 psychology majors), 5700 graduate students, and over 700 full-time faculty. Our Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program is APA-accredited and was ranked #50 of clinical Ph.D. programs nationally by U.S. News and World Report in 2020.

Position Summary

We seek clinical psychologists for a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor position, non-tenure track, 10-month appointment in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program (3-year term). The preferred start date for this appointment is September 1, 2021, but a January 1, 2022 start may be a possibility. We are a clinical science program that highly values evidence-based practice. We have a specialty emphasis in children, adolescents, and families and our Clinic for Child and Family Psychology primarily serves these populations ( We value high-quality clinical training and all core faculty also provide clinical supervision.

The individual will teach a total of 6 course equivalents per year as assigned, divided among clinical supervision (3-5 course equivalents) and graduate and undergraduate courses (1-3 courses equivalents). A big portion of the job will be providing clinical supervision to graduate students in the Ph.D. Program.

The individual in this position will be a valued member of our collaborative clinical supervision group in the Clinic for Child and Family Psychology and may provide both individual and group supervision in intervention and assessment. Supervision experience and strong familiarity with evidence-based child and family therapeutic approaches is essential. Clinical supervisors are expected to meet weekly with trainees for didactics and case-specific supervision (individual and/or group supervision), watch videos of therapy sessions, oversee clinical administrative tasks like progress note completion, and ensure compliance with ethical and legal statutes.

All youth-focused clinical psychologists are encouraged to apply; specialization in evidence-based supervision in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), family systems approaches, and/or expertise in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is desirable. Applicants who contribute to the university's mission to serve the public good and those who have experience working with traditionally underserved populations are also especially encouraged to apply.

In addition to providing clinical supervision to our graduate students, applicants will teach 1-2 graduate and/or undergraduate courses per academic year. Course assignment will depend on applicants preferences and departmental need.

Essential Functions

  • Teach 6 course equivalents per year as assigned, divided among clinical supervision (4-5 course equivalents), and graduate and undergraduate courses (1-2 courses equivalents). The graduate and undergraduate courses can include both university and department core requirements and elective, specialized courses. Coordination with the department chair and clinic director will occur to determine the exact breakdown of course equivalents and assignments.
  • A strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education and demonstrated aptitude for excellence in teaching and clinical supervision. Candidates should also be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.
  • Participation in department and university citizenship and service activities (i.e., departmental and university committees; working groups; faculty meetings) commensurate with a full-time faculty member is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Evidence of providing effective teaching and clinical supervision.
  • Experience working with diverse clinical populations and commitment to providing culturally responsive supervision.
  • Expertise in evidence-based practice.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology.
  • Licensed or license-eligible (as of September 1, 2021) in the state of Colorado.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing clinical supervision using evidence-based approaches for youth in group and/or individual supervision format.
  • Experience working with diverse clinical populations.
  • Fully licensed in the state of Colorado.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by July 15, 2021.

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

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $83,000 - $85,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. CV
  3. Statement that addresses teaching and clinical approaches.
  4. Inclusive Excellence statement: The separate inclusive-excellence statement should be a succinct description of how the candidate’s clinical work, research, teaching, and/or service contribute to Inclusive Excellence (
  5. Names and contact information of three individuals that can serve as 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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