PsyD Program Assistant Director and Director of Clinical Training Tenure-line Faculty

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

About the University of Denver
Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower Pioneers to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations.

About the Graduate School of Professional Psychology
At the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, 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

About the PsyD Program
The PsyD program was one of the first established in the nation, created in 1976 and accredited by the APA Commission on Accreditation in 1979. With approximately 150 students and 12 core and affiliated faculty members, the program is one of the largest, most competitive, and most comprehensive PsyD programs in the country, with a high number of applicants, high selectivity (under 10%), and excellent internship match record. The mission of the PsyD program is to educate practitioner-scholars who have foundational interpersonal and scientific skills, a functional mastery of psychological assessment and intervention, and who can apply this knowledge and skill in a range of settings. Students provide psychotherapy and psychological assessments to the Denver community in the on-campus training clinic, the Professional Psychology Clinic (with multiple sub clinics), and through over 200 field placements. Students are also connected with internships, postdoctoral fellowships, mentorships, and professional development opportunities to help ensure professional success. The program is committed to providing broad-based training that provides students the basis for general practice, with an adequate foundation for students to pursue clinical interests in variety of specialty areas, including Forensic Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Neuropsychology, Military Psychology, Child Psychology, and Health Psychology.

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) at the University of Denver (DU) seeks a faculty member for a full-time, 10-month, benefited, tenure-track position. This position has responsibilities in administration, teaching, scholarship, and service. The position includes a 12-month administrative appointment as Assistant PsyD Program Director and Director of Clinical Training, which includes a small stipend. The role reports to the PsyD Program Director.

Teaching expectations for tenure-track faculty are typically 6 courses over fall, winter, and spring quarters, but will be reduced for given administrative roles and other duties. Currently we expect this faculty position will teach 3 courses over fall, winter, and spring quarters. This role also teaches a Professional Issues course during the summer for overload pay. Scholarship expectations include serving on doctoral paper committees and participating in competency exams as well as publications, presentations, research, and/or grant-related work. In addition, GSPP requires all faculty and staff to exhibit excellent citizenship and pursue professional development to foster a model workplace.

This position has significant administrative responsibilities to support the needs of the PsyD program. As Director of Clinical Training, the position will oversee all aspects of the internship selection process as well as PsyD competency exams. There are opportunities to sustain the great success of the program so far and collaborate to design and implement improvements. As Assistant Director for the PsyD program, the position will also provide support to the PsyD program and the Program Director for a variety of tasks. These tasks will be determined by the PsyD Program Director but may include support for admissions, accreditation, curriculum, clinical training, student issues, financial aid, hiring, meeting management and minute-taking, document management, budget management, and onboarding and supervision of faculty.

Appointment and promotion for this role will be governed by the University of Denver’s Policies and Procedures Relating to Faculty Appointment, Promotion & Tenure. This tenure-track position 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:

  • Assistant Professors will be candidates in the first two to seven years of experience post-doctorate with strong, documented potential for excellence in teaching and research. Appointments at this rank will have a maximum of six years of service prior to consideration for promotion and tenure, and a mid-tenure review will occur half-way through the appointment time at the assistant rank.
  • Associate Professors will be candidates who are mid-career teacher/scholars with a strong, documented record of excellence in research, teaching, and service. If the chosen candidate is deemed to have background and experience commensurate with this rank, consideration for tenure may be completed at the time of hire.

Essential Functions

Teaching, Supervision, Advising, and Scholarship

  • Teach practice-informed courses to fulfill needs of the PsyD program, including a Professional Issues class which takes place in summer quarter
  • Maintain high teaching standards informed by best practices in pedagogy and leveraging available technologies to improve the student experience
  • Provide high-quality advising for PsyD students in accordance with GSPP, & DU protocol, along with state and federal legal and ethical guidelines
  • Participate in competency exams and serve on doctoral paper committees
  • Engage in scholarship including publications, presentations, research, and/or grant-related work
  • Pursue relevant and needed professional development to complete these tasks


Director of Clinical Training:

  • Lead all aspects of the internship placement process for students, staff, and faculty and external parties such as APPIC, National Matching Services, and internship sites
  • Lead efforts to identify and implement improvements to the placement process
  • Oversee PsyD clinical competency exams
  • Act as liaison to NCSPP DCT group

Assistant Director of PsyD Program:

  • Assist the PsyD Program Director in all activities as requested. Example activities include:
  • Assist with hiring, onboarding, and supervising appointed and/or adjunct faculty in the PsyD program
  • Assist with APA annual reports and accreditation
  • Assist with PsyD internal and external communication activities, such as handbooks, meetings, student recruiting events and materials, and documentation management
  • Assist with admissions and new student orientation
  • Complete paperwork for students and alumni and/or provide support for academic advisors in completing paperwork


  • Exhibit good citizenship through collaboration and service on committees to support PsyD, GSPP, the University, community, and national and global efforts to improve the practice of psychology
  • Participate in the PsyD admissions process
  • Uphold GSPPs commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through all professional activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and commitment to professional psychology model
  • Strong administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact 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

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in APA-Accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology program
  • Teaching, training, scholarship, and supervision experience at the graduate level commensurate with rank
  • Administrative experience in a graduate psychology program
  • Licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in Colorado

Preferred Qualifications

  • Administrative experience in an APA-accredited doctoral psychology program
  • Experience as a Director of Clinical Training
  • Local and/or national involvement in education and training
  • Research and publication record in education and training

Working Environment

Standard office environment.
Noise level is quiet to moderate, with frequent interruptions.

Physical Activities

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

Work Schedule
While the university's business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., courses run 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., so course schedules may require evening teaching.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Sunday, March 31st, 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 $75,000 - $105,000.

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

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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