Clinical Assistant Professor, Child, Family, and School 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 a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor in the Child, Family, and School Psychology (CFSP) Program within the Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences that would begin the summer of 2020. This 12-month non-tenure track faculty position is renewable, initially on an annual basis, followed by multi-year appointments, based on performance, teaching needs, and budgetary resources.

General Summary

Our CFSP Program is dedicated to preparing professionals who advocate and promote equitable access for children aged birth-21 and their families in the areas of learning, behavior, and mental health. We emphasize the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, multicultural sensitivity, and competence. Our mission is to train global leaders who employ innovative and effective approaches to advance learning, development, and wellness throughout the lifespan. We are seeking a colleague who is passionate about developing bold leaders and strong scientist-practitioners, who will model educational and social equity through meaningful teaching, service, and scholarship activities. 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.

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. The University enrolls approximately 12,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs and boasts a high level of research activity. 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.

This full-time, 12-month Clinical Assistant Professor position will support students across our MA, EdS, and PhD programs who are preparing to enter the field of school psychology. Our students complete first and second-year practicum field placements in a variety of school and community settings. A successful candidate will oversee the development and coordination of these field placements and the teaching of associated practicum seminars and core courses in an identified area of expertise. This position requires frequent contact with students, faculty, and on-campus staff as well as the ability to work with local public schools and community agencies and with Centers located within the MCE.

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 and to demonstrate competency in assessment, prevention, intervention, and consultation with family, school and community professionals. 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).

Essential Functions

  • Administration
    • Oversee first- and second-year school and community site field placements for students in the CFSP program.
    • Develop new and maintain current practicum placement sites as needed.
    • Maintain strong relationships with district administrators and supervisors.
    • Coordinate with faculty teaching courses taken simultaneously with fieldwork.
  • Teaching
    • Teach CFSP Practicum I and II seminars associated with field placements.
    • Expected teaching during fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters.
    • Teach other courses as needed in collaboration with the Department.
  • Service 
    • Advise CFSP students in CFSP programs.
    • Provide oversite and support to field supervisors.
    • Promote the development of new field sites in rural settings.
    • Coordinate with other TLS Programs.
    • Engage in professional service at local, state, or national level. 
  • Scholarship
    • Engage in scholarship and creative endeavors to support the program and discipline.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in School Psychology, preferably from an APA or NASP accredited program.
  • Eligibility for CO State Department of Education licensure as a school psychologist 0-21.
  • At least three years of successful experience as a school psychologist in schools serving typically and atypically developing student populations birth to age 21.
  • Evidence of effective supervision of school psychology practicum and intern students.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general and special education.
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and access in education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior teaching experience in higher education.
  • Experience managing and coordinating field placements in school or community settings.
  • Evidence of successful collaboration with colleagues, supervisors, and students.
  • Evidence of significant engagement in school psychology profession, including scholarly activity and research.
  • Has or is eligible for NCSP license.
  • Knowledge of a variety of teaching methods, approaches, and/or curricular perspectives.

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. Gloria Miller 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, field supervision and clinical experiences, and areas of expertise and teaching interests
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A one-page statement on how graduate preparation of school psychologists should address issues of social justice and promote inclusive excellence
  4. 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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