Half-Time, Clinical Assistant or Associate Faculty Member and Consortium Director

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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 includes 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 http://psychology.du.edu.

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. 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.

About the Internship Consortium

In 1976, the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology (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.

The psychology internship program at the University of Denver Counseling Center was established in 1984 and was granted accreditation by the APA in 1990 and has been APA accredited throughout its existence. The DU GSPP Internship Consortium consists of six sites in the Denver area, operating together under the direction of the Internship Director. Typically, about half of each cohort is from DU and half is from other programs. Interns in the Consortium spend four days/week at their internship site and one day/week in shared seminars (either on-campus or at the Consortium sites) taught by various GSPP faculty members, adjuncts, supervisors from the different Consortium sites and the Denver community, and occasionally national experts on various topics.

The Consortium has won several awards including the APA Board of Educational Affairs Award for Innovative Practices in Graduate Education in Psychology (2010) and the National Association of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology Innovation in Professional Psychology Education Award (2010).

The Internship Consortium is dedicated to diversity and inclusion. Our sites work with underserved communities and provide culturally competent care. Several sites have access to interpreters and sign language specialists with others offering bilingual supervision. Interns participate in a year-long Diversity Seminar that focuses on increasing cultural competence through knowledge, skills, and values/attitudes.

GSPP seeks to train students to provide culturally competent services to clients and the community. Our required year-long multicultural sequence ensures that students are prepared to work with diverse populations. Although more progress is needed, the PsyD Program 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 at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) seeks a half-time, clinical assistant or associate faculty member to direct its award-winning psychology Internship Consortium. The role provides opportunities for building relationships across community agencies throughout the Denver area. This position has significant administrative duties in addition to core faculty duties in teaching, scholarship, and service. This is a ten-month, clinical line faculty position in the PsyD program that also holds a twelve-month administrative role, as the Internship Consortium operates year-round, and there is a small summer stipend.

This is an Assistant or Associate level position that will be appointed at the rank appropriate for the candidate’s documented experience and excellence in the field:

  • Clinical Assistant Professors will be candidates in the first two to seven years of experience post-doctorate with strong, documented potential for excellence in teaching, service, clinical expertise, administration, and/or scholarship. Appointments at this rank will have a maximum of six years of service prior to consideration for promotion, and a reappointment review before the fourth year at the assistant rank.
  • Clinical Associate Professors will be candidates who are mid-career teacher/practitioner/scholars with a strong, documented record of excellence in teaching, service, clinical expertise, administration, and/or scholarship.

Essential Functions

Administration

  • Direct partially affiliated internship consortium
  • Author and regularly revise selection and training handbooks
  • Oversee annual contracts with sites
  • Coordinate annual selection process of interns
  • Organize weekly training Friday seminars, lead one of the seminars, and co-lead one of the seminars
  • Monitor group and individual supervision of interns
  • Oversee the evaluation of interns, supervisors, and internship program
  • Manage issues that arise between interns and supervisors or seminar leaders
  • Help write remediation plans of interns as necessary
  • Work with APPIC on Informal Problem Consultations as necessary
  • Complete APA Annual Reports Online (including a separate letter to the CoA) and re-accreditation self-studies
  • Conduct and coordinate site visits (annual site visits as part of the Friday Seminars, and APA site visits as required)
  • Write annual reports for APPIC and manage Consortium webpage on the APPIC Directory Online
  • Oversee Consortium webpage, and update selection materials there as necessary
  • Conduct annual events, including intern orientation, a post-doc symposium, a site liaison retreat, and an end-of-year celebration
  • Process significant amounts of paperwork with minimal administrative help
  • Manage a small budget

Teaching, Scholarship, and Service

  • Teach and advise Consortium interns
  • Advise PsyD students
  • Participate in PsyD and GSPP faculty meetings and committees
  • Engage in professional development and seek and provide mentorship
  • Contribute to a model workplace
  • Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Consortium and at GSPP
  • Liaise with local and national education and training organizations such as NCSPP, PITDOC, APPIC, and APA
  • Given the clinical and highly administrative nature of this position, scholarship opportunities are minimal and negotiable with the PsyD program director
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned, e.g., participate on doctoral paper committees, competency exams, GSPP events, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and commitment to professional psychology model
  • Strong administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Exacting attention to detail and follow-through
  • Relevant knowledge of and sustained commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice

Required Qualifications

  • Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Psychology
  • Administration, teaching, training, and supervision experience at the graduate level
  • Licensed or license eligible to practice psychology in Colorado

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a training director
  • Experience directing a consortium
  • Experience working in NCSPP program at doctoral level
  • Local and/or national involvement in education and training

Working Environment

Standard office environment.
Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 31, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu 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 $35,000-$50,000.

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.

Benefits:
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

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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