Part-Time Visiting Clinical Assistant Professors

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Work type: Faculty Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty
Division: Arts & Humanities/Social Sciences

Two Half-Time Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, 1-year term, Psychology

Department Summary

The Department of Psychology is a research-oriented department that values a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation. By investing in the people who comprise our department, we aim to create a supportive and inclusive environment (see for more information). Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good.

Our department’s vision, to be an inclusive intellectual community that fosters discovery and innovation, is embedded within the University of Denver’s vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. The University values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more about our commitments at the University of Denver, please visit Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion goals through scholarship, teaching, and service.  Our Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program is APA-accredited and ascribes to a clinical science model, including membership in the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.  We are a broad clinical program with a specialty emphasis in children, adolescents, and families.   

The University of Denver is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to more than 3 million people. Our metropolitan location along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. The University is comprised of approximately 5800 undergraduates (including 700 psychology majors), 5500 graduate students, and over 700 full-time faculty. The University recently received recognition as an R1 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 

Position Summary

We seek licensed clinical psychologists for two .5 FTE Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor positions in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program (1-year term, although there may subsequently be the potential to extend the position).  We are a clinical science program that highly values evidence-based practice.  We have a specialty emphasis in children, adolescents, and families and our Center for Child and Family Psychology primarily serves these populations. We value high-quality clinical training and all core faculty also provide clinical supervision. 

The individual will teach a total of 3.5 course equivalents per year as assigned, divided between supervising clinical PhD graduate students in clinical work and teaching graduate & undergraduate courses. The exact breakdown of course equivalents is anticipated to be approximately 1-3 supervision sections and 1-2 courses, but final assignments will be dependent on departmental needs.

The individual in this position will be a valued member of our collaborative clinical supervision group and may provide both individual and group supervision in intervention and assessment. Supervision experience and strong familiarity with evidence-based child and family therapeutic approaches is essential. Clinical supervisors are expected to meet weekly with trainees for didactics and case-specific supervision (individual and/or group supervision), watch videos of client sessions, oversee clinical administrative tasks, and ensure compliance with ethical and legal statutes.

All youth-focused, licensed clinical psychologists are encouraged to apply; specialization in evidence-based therapy approaches for externalizing behavior problems (e.g., Parent-Child Interaction Therapy/PCIT, Parent Management Training/PMT, and other behavioral parenting approaches) and/or expertise in comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessment approaches (e.g., integration of structured clinical interview, questionnaire, and cognitive & academic testing data) is highly desirable.  Applicants who contribute to the university’s mission to serve the public good and those who have experience working with traditionally underserved populations are also especially encouraged to apply.

The position start date is Sept. 1., 2023 and end date is June 30, 2024.  All questions can be directed to Department Chair, Sarah Watamura, PhD at

Essential Functions

Teach 3.5 course equivalents as assigned, divided among clinical supervision and graduate and undergraduate courses. The exact breakdown of course equivalents is anticipated to be approximately 1 - 3 supervision sections and 1-2 courses, but final assignment will be dependent on departmental needs. The graduate and undergraduate courses can include both University and department core requirements and elective, specialized courses. Coordination with the department chair and clinic director will occur to determine the exact breakdown of assignments.

Demonstrate a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education and aptitude for excellence in teaching and clinical supervision. Candidates should also be committed to working with diverse student and community populations, and have a growth-oriented approach.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Evidence of providing effective teaching and clinical supervision.
  • Experience working with diverse clinical populations and commitment to providing culturally responsive supervision.
  • Expertise in evidence-based practice.

 Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology.
  • Licensed (as of Sept. 1, 2023) in the state of Colorado.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing clinical supervision using evidence-based approaches for youth in group and/or individual supervision format.
  • Experience using evidence-based therapy approaches for externalizing behavior problems and/or conducting comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessments.
  • Experience working with diverse clinical populations.

Work Schedule


Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 4, 2023. 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 $42,500-$43,775.

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. Letter of interest
  2. Statement of teaching and clinical approaches
    • This statement should describe the candidate’s experience providing clinical supervision, using specific evidence-based and culturally responsive interventions and/or assessments, and teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses. It should also describe the candidate’s general approach to providing clinical supervision and teaching.
  3. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement
  4. C.V.
  5. Names and contact information of three individuals that can provide letters of recommendation.

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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