Adjunct Faculty- PsyD Program

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

At the University of Denver 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

In 1976, GSPP became one of the first schools in the country to offer a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology. Since 1979, our inaugural degree has maintained accreditation by the American Psychological Association and has become one of the most competitive and comprehensive programs in the field of professional psychology. It is a dedicated, practice-focused clinical psychology program built on four pillars: rigorous academic coursework, in-house clinical work, community-based clinical work, and departmental mentorship. This approach produces well-rounded professionals with the skills necessary to help transform communities and lives. GSPP seeks to train students to provide culturally competent services to clients and the community. GSPP is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment and encourages applications from individuals with minoritized identities. GSPP endeavors to create an accessible, affirming, and safe climate by actively engaging in the process of systemic transformation and accountability.

Position Summary

The PsyD program is accepting applications for adjunct faculty instructors in the 2022-2023 academic year. The full course listing is available in the University of Denver’s Graduate Bulletin. Please click here to view the course listing. A preliminary schedule is available in the online course schedule located here. Please note that course offerings, schedules, and modalities may vary. This posting will serve for multiple openings. We are particularly seeking instructors for the following courses:

YEAR LONG SEMINARS (fall, winter, spring, & summer quarters)

  • CPSY 5385 First-Year Seminar
  • CPSY 5393 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Seminar
  • CPSY 5406 Health Psychology Seminar
  • CPSY 5407 Caregiver-Child Relationships Seminar


  • CPSY 5010 Cognitive & Affective Models (online course modality option available)
  • CPSY 5130 Issues in Measurement
  • CPSY 5360 Racial & Ethnic Identity Development


  • CPSY 5108 Intro to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • CPSY 5466 Health Psychology
  • CPSY 5480 Integrated Primary Care
  • CPSY 5825 Introduction to Latinx Psychology and the Latinx Experience
  • CPSY 5831 Theory & Foundations of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health


  • CPSY 5562 Psychological Consultation
  • CPSY 5020 Psychoanalytic Models


  • CPSY 5826 Latinx & Underserved Populations Advanced Practicum I
  • CPSY 5828 Latinx & Underserved Populations II-Advanced Practicum
  • CPSY 5832 Caregiver-Child Assessment in IECMH


  • CPSY 5073 Qualitative Research Methods
  • CPSY 5170 Life Cycle: Infancy to Mid Childhood
  • CPSY 5270 Physiological Psychology I CPSY 5370 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues


  • CPSY 5505 Diagnosis & Treatment of Adolescents
  • CPSY 5550 Couples Therapy
  • CPSY 5692 Advanced Rorschach Analysis
  • CPSY 5827 Psychological Assessment with Latinx Populations
  • CPSY 5833 Advanced Topics in IECMH


  • CPSY 5320 Professional Issues in Psychology
  • CPSY 5380 Culturally Competent Psychotherapy


  • CPSY 5834 Perinatal-5 Mental Health

Essential Functions

Adjunct faculty are required to complete DU-wide online training, plan and teach courses, be available to meet with students online or in-person, respond to student questions, assign and grade papers and exams as appropriate, and adhere to all relevant DU policies and procedures. Some courses are offered fully on-campus, whereas others may be online using Zoom or offered in a hybrid format, and this course modality may change throughout the academic quarter in response to DU and public health guidelines and student needs. Adjunct faculty may volunteer to participate in competency exams and doctoral paper committees. Adjunct faculty are supervised and supported by the PsyD Program Director.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Clinical Psychology or a related field (must be a doctoral degree for required classes, may be a master’s degree for elective classes).
  • Demonstrated current and relevant expertise .

Preferred Qualification

  • Teaching experience at the graduate level.

Special Instructions
Current employees/adjunct instructors who have taught in GSPP in the past academic year must apply online through the Internal Career Opportunities page located in PioneerWeb or myDU. Prospective candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. *Please contact Rachel Caskey, MA, GSPP Director of Academic Services, with any questions:

Application Deadline:
Applications will be reviewed until all positions are filled.

Course Rate

Adjuncts are typically compensated at a rate of $1,090 per credit per course. Instructors who are co-teaching a content course that does not involve clinical supervision will split the credits, so each co-teacher receives half of the pay above. Seminar courses that require supervision are typically designed to have multiple co-leaders to allow for appropriate student-to-supervisor ratios. In this case, each co-leader is paid at the credit hour rate above. In addition, Cognitive Affective Psychology and Social Psychology are paid double the above rate since they are required courses that require specific degrees with implications for accreditation. 

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 some benefits for non-benefited employees. 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. Resume
2. Cover Letter

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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