Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology (Tenure-track)

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

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. Census data show that Denver's population includes 11.1% Black or African American, 31.7% Hispanic or Latinx, 2.8% Asian American, and approximately 1% Native American residents. The University of Denver is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on Inclusive Excellence. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse as well as other minority populations. 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. The Chancellors diversity statement can be viewed here:

Position Summary

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications in the Department of Counseling Psychology for an Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track (9-month appointment) to begin Fall 2022.

The Department of Counseling Psychology's philosophy and mission are aligned with the MCE vision to train psychologists and counselors who employ evidence based practices that are multiculturally oriented and effective. We also seek to promote social equity through inclusive excellence practices in our teaching and research. Our programs prepare ethical, collaborative practitioners committed to promoting social justice and equity who can apply counseling principles to promote mental health and development with diverse clients.

There are three degree programs in the CP department: (a) PhD in Counseling Psychology, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association, (b) the Clinical Mental Health Concentration of the Counseling Psychology MA program, which is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council, and (c) the School Counseling MA Program (on-line), which is seeking accreditation through CACREP this year. Our program has faculty who are distinguished scholars in multiculturalism/health disparities, psychotherapy process and outcomes, romantic relationships, forensic, vocational/career, and health psychology.

We seek candidates with a proven record of excellence in research, teaching, and clinical work. We are primarily interested in candidates with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service.

The specific area of research/teaching expertise within counseling and psychology is open. Specific responsibilities include: (a) developing/continuing a research agenda that includes mentoring graduate students in research and seeking external funding, (b) teaching masters and doctoral courses in counseling psychology, (c) advising masters and doctoral students, and (d) serving on department, college, university, and national/international committees.

Essential Functions

  • Engage in scholarship/research activities.
  • Teach courses based on expertise and departmental needs.
  • Advise master and doctoral students.
  • Engage in meaningful service/outreach within the University and to the public good.
  • Participate in faculty governance through department, college, and university committees.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Candidates should have the knowledge and skills to execute a productive research agenda and to engage students in and outside of courses. They should be motivated to advance their research, teaching, and mentoring efforts to meet the demands of a diversifying mental health field. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their commitment diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work. Additionally, candidates should be able to work effectively with colleagues, staff, and students.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate (by start of the appointment) in counseling, clinical psychology or a closely related field.
  • Demonstration of research acumen through publishing and presenting their scholarship.
  • Demonstration of teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience securing/seeking external funding or working on grant-funded projects.
  • Prior graduate teaching experience.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, October 25th, 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 $72,000 - $76,000.

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.

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 fit with the position including research & teaching interests
3. 1-page statement on how applicant’s teaching, research, and clinical experience specifically addresses issues of race, social justice, and Inclusive Excellence in Counseling Psychology

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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