Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Position Summary

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications in the Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences (TLS) for a full time, 12-month Clinical Assistant Professor to begin in Summer 2023.

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 12,000 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.

TLS Department includes areas such as School Psychology, Teacher Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood Special Education, Gifted Education, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education with masters and doctoral degrees, certificates, specializations, and concentrations. The Department 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 educational interventions, 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, as well as experience and versatility in early childhood education practices and systems supporting children diagnosed with disabilities. The position will require an innovative and critical thinker who can work within a dynamic and inter-professional environment. We expect candidates to (a) demonstrate knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations, with implementation of inclusive principles in the early intervention and early childhood settings and (b) commitment to teaching excellence.

Essential Functions

  • Teach graduate courses, with specific focus in special education and early childhood;
  • Coordinate and advise graduate students in early childhood special education program;
  • Provide institutional and community service (program, department, college, and/or university committees); and
  • Engage in some scholarship and creative endeavors (annual presentation, white paper, collaborative research projects, etc.)

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants should have an earned doctorate in early childhood special education, early childhood, special education, or a closely related field. ABD with a clear timeline for degree completion may be considered.
  • Prior experience in teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in working with diverse populations and demonstrated knowledge, experience, and versatility in inclusive pedagogy

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the graduate level
  • Background and qualifications in early childhood special education, BCBA, special education.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on March 1, 2023.

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 $70,000-$85,000.

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. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter outlining your fit with the position including teaching interests and teaching philosophy
3. Separate one-page statement on how your teaching and field experience (if relevant) specifically addresses anti-racism, social justice, and inclusive excellence in education
4. Names and contact information for three (3) 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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