Tenure Line, 10-month, Endowed, Associate or Full Professor Rank Faculty Position specializing in Perinatal to Adolescent Behavioral Health

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty
Division: Graduate School Of Prof. Psychology

About the University of Denver

Founded in 1864, the University of Denver (DU) 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 recognizes that its success in being a great university dedicated to the public good depends greatly on how well it engages, supports, and champions the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. As part of our intentionality in recruiting and retaining faculty from a wide variety of historically excluded intersecting identities, including those from communities of color, with diverse gender and sexual identities, first-generation college graduates, or with disabilities, new faculty will have the opportunity to choose to participate in a pilot University-wide initiative. This initiative will connect new colleagues in a cohort, building community across units with supportive programming led by the Office of the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and each faculty participant’s academic unit. To learn more about the University of Denver’s commitments and work in support of DEI and J, please visit: https://www.du.edu/equity. For more information about this program or if you have any questions, please email inclusion@du.edu and/or visit https://duvpfa.du.edu/faculty-resources/prospective-faculty/ .


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. GSPP 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.

GSPP seeks to train students to provide culturally competent services to clients and the community. Although more progress is needed, GSPP endeavors to create an accessible, affirming, and safe climate by actively engaging in the process of systemic transformation and accountability.

Position Summary

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is seeking a new Faculty to lead specialized training in Perinatal through Adolescent Behavioral Health within the Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program at DU. The position includes teaching, scholarship, service, and administrative duties. Academically, the faculty member will be involved with teaching, mentoring, and clinically supervising students who are focusing on perinatal through adolescent behavioral health and on enhancing expertise in this area across GSPP’s curriculum. The faculty member will also create new applied knowledge in the field through publications and presentations and providing support to students and other faculty pursuing research. All GSPP faculty members are expected to provide service to their academic program and school and to maintain multicultural competence and enhance their learning through professional development.

A significant focus of this position is building an operational infrastructure for applied research. Example duties might include writing policies and developing processes around how all of GSPP’s training clinics manage clinical services and research involving minors, aligning curriculum with clinical training, and developing practicum opportunities for students. This position will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Caring for YoU and Baby (CUB) clinic but can pursue additional funding to hire a clinic administrator. These duties require a strong grasp of administration, including financial and project management. Once this faculty member has built a strong administrative foundation, the position will involve seeking external funding and running applied research projects that align with GSPP’s strengths in workforce development and clinical services. This position will have the opportunity to engage with and expand on a number of existing grant-funded projects and collaborations. Developing and sustaining these interdisciplinary initiatives and community partnerships will provide significant opportunities for innovation and collaboration in a supportive and collegial atmosphere.

This position is partially endowed and reports to the Director of the PsyD Program, with a dotted line to the GSPP Director of Clinical Services for clinic responsibilities. Faculty appointments are 10 months (September – June), but since the PsyD program is year round, some summer obligations should be expected and are compensated separately. In particular, this position has clinical responsibilities that extend through the summer.

This is a tenure-track position will be filled at the Associate or Full Professor level and will be appointed at the rank appropriate for the candidates documented experience and excellence in the field:

• Associate Professors will be candidates who are mid-career teacher/scholars with a strong, documented record of excellence in research, teaching, and service.
• Professors will be candidates at the top of the profession as teacher/scholars with an extensive, strong, documented excellence in research and teaching. Often candidates will have received awards for their research and teaching and have evidence of functioning as a mentor to other faculty.

If the chosen candidate is deemed to have background and experience commensurate with the rank of Associate or Professor, consideration for credit of years of experience toward tenure or, in exceptional situations, tenure may be completed at the time of hire if the candidate meets GSPP and DU criteria.

The appointment will commence by September 1, 2024, but a start date during the current academic year is preferred. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2024.

Essential Functions

The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, service, student mentorship, and community-engaged research. Duties in these areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching, as a tenure-line faculty member, 6 courses at the graduate level (because DU operates on the quarter system, this equates to an average of 2 courses in a single quarter, or the equivalent of 4 three-credit hour courses over an academic year in a traditional semester system; further releases are possible for scholarship or administrative duties);
  • Advising, supervising, and mentoring students in the PsyD Program;
  • Performing meaningful institutional service and participating in governance at the program, college, and university level, as well as professional service to local, national, and/or international communities. Service includes participating in the “life cycle” of the academic unit, including assisting with the admissions process, orientation, and competency exams for the PsyD Program, as well as weekly meetings, periodic retreats, and any required trainings;
  • Providing administrative leadership to develop the necessary infrastructure for applied clinical research, such as writing policies and developing processes.
  • Effectively managing budgets and personnel;
  • Engaging in and sustaining a research agenda in applied and community-based research, including seeking external funding;
  • Contributing to a model workplace to promote mutual respect;
  • Advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice across various aspects of the position; and
  • Other duties as assigned. (Duties will be negotiated and balanced based on program development/needs.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of perinatal through adolescent behavioral health
  • Relevant knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, social justice, and access in education
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the capacity for outstanding teaching at the graduate level.
  • Strong technology skills, including familiarity with MS Office suite, to be successful as a faculty member and leader
  • Strong administrative and leadership skills, including project and process management
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • 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
  • Ability and willingness to incorporate relevant, timely, and inclusive course material.
  • Ability to effectively receive and incorporate feedback
  • Ability to meet changing course and program needs

Required Qualifications

  • A doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or a related field and license eligible in Colorado within 6 months
  • Experience with teaching, supervision, research and scholarship, service, and/or relevant professional experience, commensurate with rank, particularly in the area of perinatal to adolescent behavioral health

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed in the State of Colorado as a doctoral-level psychologist
  • Five to ten years of post-doctoral experience in the field of perinatal, child, and/or adolescent psychology
  • Strong network in perinatal to adolescent behavioral health treatment field or clinical community
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching, clinical service, research, and/or training appropriate to the missions of the PsyD program and GSPP
  • Knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to effectively engage with diverse individuals and communities
  • Accomplished graduate level teaching and mentorship that reflects a variety of instructional approaches and/or curricular perspectives to engage diverse populations and learning styles
  • Demonstrated experience securing external funding for research.
  • Strong record of publication and presentation in perinatal, child, and/or adolescent behavioral health
  • Administrative leadership experience
  • 3 years of experience in an agency or equivalent providing counseling/psychotherapy and assessment
  • Curriculum development experience

Working Environment

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

Physical Activities

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

Work Schedule
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).

Application Deadline
For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) March 31, 2024.

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 $78,000 - $135,000.

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

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