Visiting Clinical Faculty, Assistant or Associate rank, PsyD Program, GSPP

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

About the University of Denver

Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is an independent, R1 doctoral-granting university with robust undergraduate and graduate education. DU has become increasingly known, nationally and internationally, for its creative, 21st-century approaches to problem-based scholarship, as well as its holistic, student-centered approach to learning and its dedication to the public good through local, national, and international partnerships. The University plays an integral role in the cultural, social, economic, and educational vibrancy of the fast-growing city and region it calls home. DU has a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The DEI Action Plan serves as a guide to DU’s abiding commitment to truly embodying a forward-looking institution and community where all can belong, contribute, and thrive and incudes three senior administrators in the chancellor’s cabinet who have direct accountability for DEI work.

The University of Denver is located on a 125-acre campus less than 30 minutes from downtown. The beautiful campus has sweeping views of the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains. Both the city of Denver and the state of Colorado are attractive destinations. The neighborhood surrounding the university features many amenities, including parks, farmers’ markets, restaurants, coffee shops, public transportation, convenient shopping, and many recreational opportunities. The University is actively engaging in efforts to open the doors of campus to the surrounding neighborhood and the city of Denver and foster a great sense of belonging for the DU community.

About the Graduate School of Professional Psychology

At the Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), our goal is to transform the way we think about and approach mental health and wellness. We do so through groundbreaking academic programs and experiential training that aims to ensure we can better meet the needs of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to developing exceptional practitioners and scholars by offering a well-rounded approach to education. Every single one of our programs blends valuable academic offerings, intensive field-based training, cutting-edge applied research, and constructive community engagement. Our academic programs are rooted in our history of service and have developed over time to meet the growing needs of society. For more information, please visit

GSPP was created in 1976 to house one of the first Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs in the country, under the Vail (practitioner-scholar) training model. The PsyD program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1979. GSPP currently also offers four specialized master’s programs: Forensic Psychology, International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health, Sport and Performance Psychology, and Sport Coaching, as well as online certificates and continuing education. The School also has a partially affiliated, APA-accredited internship consortium and several in-house and satellite psychology training clinics that serve Denver and the surrounding communities. As a professional school, GSPP promotes and utilizes high-level pedagogy that integrates applied practice, theory, research, and scholarship.

Knowledge of multiculturalism and inclusive excellence guides GSPP in its mission to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible to all students, staff, and faculty. GSPP has developed an atmosphere of mutual respect with significant opportunities for creativity, teamwork, and innovation. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment and encourage applications from individuals with minoritized identities.

About the PsyD Program

The PsyD Program academic year runs from September to August and consists of four quarters. PsyD students typically take up to 15 credits per quarter under a “lockstep” model in which cohort members take required courses together, in sequence. Students participate in field placement (practicum) on days they are not in class. PsyD classes are generally held between 8 am and 8 pm, Monday through Thursday, although specific schedules vary by quarter and are subject to change. PsyD courses generally range from 2 to 4 quarter credits, with class rosters generally ranging from 8-40 students. Some courses involve clinical supervision of student therapists providing therapy and assessment services through our training clinics.

Position Summary

The DU GSPP PsyD Program seeks to hire one or more Visiting Clinical faculty members, half- or full-time, for the 2022-2023 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the 2023-2024 academic year. These positions will be at the level of Assistant or Associate rank. We seek candidates with PsyD or PhD degrees (or their equivalent), relevant professional experience, and a commitment to outstanding, inclusive, and culturally-informed classroom teaching.

This position is a 10-month position (September 2022- June 2023), but since the PsyD program is year-round, an additional stipend will be provided for teaching and service during summer quarter (July and August 2023). 

The successful candidate will play a strong role in teaching and service during the academic year. As a visiting clinical faculty member, a successful candidate for a full-time appointment will be expected to teach or co-teach 9 courses across fall, winter, and spring quarters (full-time, 3 courses per quarter, the equivalent to approximately 6 courses on a traditional semester system). A successful candidate for a half-time position would be expected to teach or co-teach 4-5 courses across fall, winter, and spring quarters.  Course syllabi will be provided. Candidates with experience and/or interest in teaching and providing clinical supervision across a range of content areas are invited to apply, particularly those with expertise in multicultural psychology, Latinx psychology, perinatal to five psychology, health psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), or acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching and service. The ideal start date is September 1, 2022.

This non-tenure-track position on the Clinical professorial line will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank and will be appointed at the rank appropriate for the candidate’s documented experience and excellence in the field:

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professors should have the terminal degree appropriate to their field or its equivalent, plus some teaching experience. They should be well-qualified to teach at the graduate level. Candidates for Assistant Professor may have less than 7 years of professional experience.

Visiting Clinical Associate Professors will be candidates who are mid-career teacher/practitioner/scholars with a strong, documented record of excellence in teaching and service.

Essential Functions
The University, through its faculty, engages in a variety of professional functions, such as teaching, scholarly research and/or creative activity, shared governance, and professional/public service. The relative priority of these functions carried out by colleges, schools, divisions, departments, centers, and individual faculty members should and does vary.

Teaching and Service
As a visiting teaching faculty member, the successful candidate will participate as a core faculty member, including the following activities:

  • Teach in the PsyD Program;
  • As appropriate based on candidate background and PsyD Program needs, provide clinical supervision and advise in the PsyD program;
  • Participate in the admissions process, orientation, and competency exams for the PsyD Program, as well as weekly meetings, periodic retreats, and any required trainings;
  • Contribute to a model workplace to promote mutual respect;
  • Advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the capacity for outstanding teaching at the graduate level.
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • Relevant knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, social justice, equity, and access in education.
  • Ability and willingness to incorporate relevant, timely, and inclusive course material
  • Ability to effectively receive and incorporate feedback;
  • Ability to meet changing course and program needs (e.g., last-minute modality changes due to COVID).

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in clinical psychology or a closely related field
  • Experience in teaching and/or relevant professional experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching, clinical service, research, and/or training appropriate to the mission of the PsyD program
  • Knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to effectively engage with diverse individuals and communities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching at the graduate level
  • Licensed or license eligible as an LPC or psychologist in Colorado
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision, with particular expertise in bilingual/bicultural Latinx supervision, perinatal through 5, substance use disorder, or health psychology

Work Schedule

DU's business hours are 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday, however evening availability may be required for teaching purposes. PsyD courses take Monday-Thursday, 8am - 8pm.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 12, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $35,000 - $100,000, depending on the half- or full-time nature of the appointment as well as the determined rank (assistant or associate).

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. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter that indicates whether you are interested in a half-time or full-time position and your areas of teaching expertise.
3. Names and contact information of 3 professional references

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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