Clinical Assistant Professor and Educational Services Clinic Director

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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 a full-time position in the School Psychology (SP) Program at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor and Educational Services Clinic Director to begin summer 2023. This full-time, 12-month faculty position is renewable initially on an annual basis, followed by multi-year appointments, based on performance, teaching needs and budgetary resources.

We are seeking a colleague who is passionate about developing bold leaders and strong practitioners. Our program is dedicated to preparing professionals who can promote equitable access for children and their families in the areas of learning, behavior, and mental health. Our students learn to provide supports in schools, homes, and communities for individuals aged birth-21. A strong candidate will model educational and social equity through meaningful teaching, service, and scholarship activities.

DU boasts a high level of research activity and enrolls approximately 12,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs. DU, the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region, is in the city of Denver, which is an increasing ethnically diverse city according to the U.S. Census data. Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, DU is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and to promoting Inclusive Excellence throughout the organization. Our SP Program aligns with the philosophy and mission of DU and MCE to train global leaders who employ innovative approaches to advance learning, development, and wellness throughout the lifespan. Our Program emphasizes the highest standards of ethics, multicultural sensitivity, and professionalism and competence. It is expected that the person who fills this position will promote DU’s vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good and the College's mission to be a force for positive change.

Position Summary

The Clinical Assistant Professor and Educational Services Director position teaches and supports students across our MA, EdS, and PhD programs, which provide comprehensive preparation in school psychology. The EdS and the PhD Program are accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The PhD program is additionally accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

We expect candidates to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of developmental, psychological, and learning theories, general and special education, and legal, ethical, and professional standards of practice. Professional competency in research and measurement, assessment, prevention, intervention, and consultation with family, school and community professionals is also anticipated. A successful candidate will concurrently supervise the clinic experiences sequence and oversee the SP Educational Services Clinic (e.g., scheduling of Clinic clients, marketing the Clinic, and collaborating with partner schools). The position of Clinic Director will include a reduced teaching load in recognition of the time required for this service.

Essential Functions

Administration:

  • Oversee SP Educational Services as Clinic Director
  • Provide live supervision to second year EdS and PhD School Psychology students providing assessment services as well as Graduate Level Clinic Assistants.
  • Meeting with individual or pairs of students to debrief and conduct case conceptualization.
  • Managing materials in the test library.
  • Market the Clinic to clients and the professional community (e.g., developing and maintaining school and community agency partnerships).
  • Coordinate the Clinic use and management with other college personnel (e.g., CP Counseling Services Clinic Director, SP Director of Clinical Training, Graduate Teaching Assistants). 
  • Manage the Clinic budget with the Department Chair.

Teaching:

  • Supervise the SP School Psychology clinic sequence during fall, winter, and spring quarters
  • Teach courses as assigned, including SP practica rotations of students in the clinic setting
  • Advise SP EdS students

Service:

  • Provide institutional and community service (program, department, college, and/or university committees)

Scholarship:

  • Engage in some scholarship and creative endeavors (annual presentation, white paper, collaborative research projects, etc.) 

Required Qualifications 

  • Earned doctorate in School Psychology or a closely related field by the start of the appointment.
  • Professional Psychologist licensure in Colorado by the start of the appointment. 
  • Experience (e.g., practica, internship, employment) working in or with clinical settings and P-12 schools with exceptional populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with a variety of assessment measures (cognitive, academic, social-emotional, executive functioning, early childhood, autism, gifted/talented, language processing, etc.).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 0-21 student population, typically and atypically developing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusions, justice, and access (DEIJA) in education.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience managing an educational clinic.
  • Established record of supervising in a clinical setting.
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general and special education.
  • Has or is eligible for NCSP license. 

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on January 16, 2023.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu 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 $70,000 - $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.

Benefits:
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. Resume
2. Cover Letter outlining teaching philosophy, clinical experiences, and scholarly and teaching interests 
3. One-page statement on how the applicant’s teaching and practice specifically address issues of DEIJA in school psychology
4. One Comprehensive clinical/psycho-educational report with personal information redacted 
5. List of 3 individuals who can serve as professional references with their names, positions, email addresses, and phone numbers

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

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

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