Clinical Assistant Professor, School Counseling

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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) is recruiting for a Clinical Assistant Professor in School Counseling (12-month appointment, 2-year term, renewable) for the 2020-21 academic year in the Department of Counseling Psychology. 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 Latino, 2.8% Asian American, and approximately 1% Native American residents. Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, the University is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The Chancellor’s diversity statement can be viewed here:

The Department of Counseling Psychology’s philosophy and mission are aligned with the MCE vision to train global leaders who employ innovative and effective approaches to advance learning throughout the lifespan, educational change, and social equity. Our programs prepare ethical, collaborative practitioners who can apply counseling principles to promote learning and development with diverse clients and communities. 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. The School Counseling MA program has been developed to align with CACREP accreditation standards and we will pursue accreditation in the future.

Position Summary

We seek candidates with a proven record of excellence in clinical work, supervision, teaching, as well as individuals who value our mission of serving the public good and Inclusive Excellence. The Clinical Assistant Professors in School Counseling will require innovative and critical thinkers who are capable of working within a dynamic environment. These positions will be primarily focused on teaching online classes in the School Counseling MA program, with additional responsibilities related to scholarship and service. Specific responsibilities include: developing and designing courses for the online master’s program in school counseling as needed; teaching online courses in school counseling; student advising. While the primary mode of instruction will be online, these positions will be on-ground, located within the Morgridge College of Education.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment will be for two years with the potential for renewal. This position will commence on July 1, 2020 or a negotiated start date. 

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision or related field from a CACREP accredited program by start date, OR, doctorate from a non-CACREP program and one year of counselor education experience in a CACREP accredited program prior to 2013.
  • Prior experience in teaching, research, and leadership.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to and experience teaching and providing services to diverse populations.
  • Evidence of or potential for scholarship commensurate with clinical faculty expectations.
  • 2 years of equivalent experience working with a P-12 population. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Online teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Certified/Licensed School Counselor.
  • Experience as a School Counselor.
  • Knowledge of the CACREP accreditation process.

Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue to be reviewed until the positions is filled

Special Instructions
Interested candidates must apply online through for consideration. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click Apply Now to begin application. Inquiries about this position may can be made to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jennifer Gafford; 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:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter outlining your qualifications and alignment with the position
  • Teaching philosophy and statement expressing a vision for School Counseling training
  • Separate one-page statement on how applicant’s research, teaching, and clinical experience specifically addresses issues of race, social justice, and Inclusive Excellence in higher education
  • Names and email addresses 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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