Assistant Professor of the Practice, Counseling 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 in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice (12-month appointment, renewable, non-tenure track). 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 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. 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 Department of Counseling Psychology is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

Position Summary

We seek a candidate with a proven record of excellence in teaching, supervision, mentoring/advising, and clinical work, as well as who values our mission of serving the public good and inclusive excellence. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching and service. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. The position will require an innovative and critical thinker who is capable of working within a dynamic environment. This appointment will be a 12-month, one academic year, non-tenure track appointment with the potential for renewal and eligible for promotion per the appointments, promotion and tenure policies of the University of Denver and Morgridge College of Education.

Essential Functions

  • Teach Master's and Doctoral courses in counseling psychology (3 to 4 courses per quarter).
  • Advise graduate students.
  • Serve on department and college committees.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate by the start date in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, counselor education and supervision or a closely related field.
  • Prior experience in teaching and supervision. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working with diverse populations and demonstrated knowledge, experience, and versatility in inclusive pedagogy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Although the area of specialist is open, we are seeking candidates who can advance our department priorities by teaching courses related to theory, counseling techniques, and practicum/internship.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by June 23, 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 $60,000 - $67,200.

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. CV
  2. Cover letter outlining your qualifications as it relates to the position including teaching interests and teaching philosophy.
  3. Separate one-page statement on how applicant’s teaching, research, and clinical experience specifically addresses anti-racism, social justice, and inclusive excellence in counseling psychology.
  4. Names and contact information for 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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