Clinical Assistant Professor and Educational Services Clinic Director - Child, Family, and School Psychology (CFSP) Program

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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 Child, Family, and School Psychology (CFSP) Program at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor and Educational Services Clinic Director to begin summer 2020. 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 are capable of promoting 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 located 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 CFSP Program aligns with the philosophy and mission of DU and MCE to train global leaders who employ innovative and effective approaches to advance learning, development, and wellness throughout the lifespan. Our Program emphasizes the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, multicultural sensitivity, and competence. It is expected that the person who fills this position will promote the University'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.

General 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 the area of school psychology. The EdS and the PhD Program are accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The PhD program recently received accreditation on contingency by the American Psychological Association (APA).

We expect candidates to demonstrate a solid understanding of developmental, psychological, and learning theories, general and special education, and legal, ethical, and professional standards of practice. Professional competency in research, measurement, program evaluation, 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 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 CFSP Educational Services as Clinic Director

  • 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 (CP Counseling Services Clinic Director, CFSP Director of Clinical Training, Graduate Teaching Assistants). 
  • Manage the Clinic budget with the Department Chair.

Teaching: Supervise the CFSP School Psychology clinic sequence during fall, winter, spring and summer quarters

  • Teach CFSP practica rotations of students in the clinic setting. 
  • Advise CFSP EdS students. 

Service: Provide institutional and community service (program, college, and/or university committees)

Scholarship: Engage in scholarship and creative endeavors in their discipline (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 by the start of the appointment. 
  • Experience working in or with clinical settings.
  • Experience (e.g., practica, internship, employment) working in or with P-12 schools with exceptional populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with a variety of cognitive, academic, social-emotional, executive functioning, and early childhood assessments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general and special education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 0-21 student population, typically and atypically developing.
  • Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and access in education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing an educational clinic.
  • Established record of supervising in a clinical setting.
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education.
  • Has or is eligible for NCSP license.
  • Knowledge of a variety of teaching methods, approaches, and/or curricular perspectives that effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by December 16, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Inquiries about this position can be made to the search chair, Dr. Devadrita Talapatra, at . General questions regarding the application or recruitment process may be directed to

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. Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy, clinical experiences, and research and teaching interests
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Comprehensive clinical/psycho-educational report with personal information redacted
  4. One-page statement on how the applicant envisions the structure and future trajectory of the CFSP Educational Services Clinic
  5. One-page statement on how the applicant’s teaching and practice specifically address issues of social justice and inclusive excellence in school psychology
  6. List of 3 individuals who can serve as professional 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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