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 www.du.edu/psychology 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 https://www.du.edu/equity). Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. Our department is comprised of an integrated set of faculty in four series: clinical, research, teaching and tenure series.
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 over 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.
We seek two exceptional colleagues to join us as Assistant Teaching Professors. The Teaching Professor series at the University of Denver is a non-tenured, professional series with renewable multi-year 9-month contracts and opportunities to be promoted to associate and full teaching professor over time. Opportunities to teach during the 3-months off-contract will likely also be available for additional compensation.
All candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and demonstrated aptitude for excellence in teaching. Successful applicants will have an outstanding record of teaching achievement. This position involves teaching seven courses distributed among fall, winter, and spring quarters, as well as participating in the life of the department, college and university (e.g., through service and participation in faculty governance). In addition, the TAP will hold office hours, regularly communicate with students, prepare for courses, and pursue professional development relevant for teaching. To be considered, applicants must hold a Ph.D. in psychology or a related field (or be A.B.D in an appropriate Ph.D. program). Successful applications will have experience teaching multiple psychology courses with available teaching evaluations that demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively with undergraduates with diverse identities, teach using universal design and inclusive teaching principles, and the ability to use computer assisted course management and presentation methods. Successful applicants will have relevant expertise and experience to teach across the undergraduate curriculum, including in our large (122 person) introductory Psychology class, research methods and statistics, introductory content courses (social psychology, lifespan psychology, cognitive neuroscience, introduction to clinical psychology) as well as upper division courses and seminars. Opportunities may exist to contribute to the graduate curriculum or supervise clinical work (for licensed/license-eligible clinical psychologists).
All candidates should have a strong commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education and demonstrated aptitude for excellence in teaching, including classroom teaching, holding office hours, and communicating with students, and pedagogically engaged supervision of teaching assistants.
- Teach 7 courses per year (on the quarter system) as assigned, primarily in the undergraduate curriculum with specific courses to meet departmental needs.
- Participate in department and university citizenship and service activities commensurate with a full-time teaching line faculty member.
- Candidates should also be committed to working with diverse student populations using inclusive and universal design principles as well as high impact teaching strategies and have a growth-oriented approach to engaged professional development.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Teaching experience in multiple psychology courses.
- Ability to teach multiple classes at once.
- Experience working with individuals who hold one or more historically underrepresented identities in higher education.
- Understanding of inclusive and universal design pedagogy.
- Understanding of high impact teaching strategies.
- ABD in psychology or related field.
- Experience teaching undergraduates in psychology or related field.
- Ph.D. in psychology or related field.
- Experience of instruction, advising, and faculty-level participation in a department of psychology at an accredited university.
- Experience in curriculum and course development, innovative pedagogy, and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Standard office environment.
- Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
- Noise level is quiet to moderate.
- Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
- Ability to sit or stand in front of a classroom for an extended period of time.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students in classrooms of up to 125.
- Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.
While the University's administrative offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University's academic calendars are posted on the registrar's website (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar).
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) March 8, 2024.
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.
The salary range for this position is $60,000-$62,000
Employees may have opportunities to supplement this salary through summer support from other teaching opportunities.
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 application/interest (cover letter).
2. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.).
3. Teaching statement, summarizing your advanced training, areas of expertise, teaching experience, and fit of your career goals with this teaching-focused position.
4. Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (should be a succinct description of how the candidates teaching and/or service exemplify their knowledge of, track record in, and plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion).
5. Teaching portfolio (should include but not limited to sample syllabi from two or more courses, sample assignments, sample grading rubrics, evidence of teaching effectiveness e.g., student evaluations, a list of courses taught previously, a list of courses that could be taught, and any other artifacts of teaching excellence).
6. Names and contact information of three individuals that can provide letters of recommendation (The department will request letters through an online portal for applicants moving to the interview stages).
The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran 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; the Americans with Disabilities Act; 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; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.