Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

Denver, Colorado, USA
Mar 21, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver invites applications for the 2017-18 academic year in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor (12-month appointment). 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 11,500 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.

The MCE is located in Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex built in 2010 providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. The facility allows for ongoing dialogue with community, national, and global partners as we enter a transformational era in education. The Department of Counseling Psychology's philosophy and mission are aligned with the MCE vision to train global leaders who employ innovative and effective approaches to advance learning throughout the lifespan, educational change, and social equity. Our programs prepare ethical, collaborative practitioners who can apply counseling principles to promote learning and development with diverse clients. The PhD program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Clinical Mental Health Concentration of the MA program is currently under review for accreditation by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council.

Position Summary

We seek a candidate with a proven record of excellence in clinical work, supervision, teaching, as well as who values our mission of serving the public good and inclusive excellence. The Clinical Assistant Professor position will require an innovative and critical thinker who is capable of working within a dynamic environment. Specific responsibilities include: teaching masters and doctoral courses in counseling psychology, provide leadership for the masters degree programs (i.e., masters training director), advising graduate students, and producing some scholarship.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in counseling psychology or a closely related field
  • Prior experience in teaching, supervision, and leadership
  • Demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations
  • Evidence of scholarship or creative activity commensurate with clinical faculty expectations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the graduate level
  • Although the area of specialist is open, we are seeking candidates who can advance our department priorities: School Counseling, Adolescence Counseling, Couple and Family Counseling, and Diversity Counseling

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. Inquiries about this position may can be made to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Andi Pusavat,

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment will be for three years with the potential for renewal. This position will commence on July 1, 2017 or a negotiated start date.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter outlining your fit with the position including teaching and scholarship interests
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. 1-2 page teaching philosophy document, also including your leadership philosophy for a training director of a master's program
  4. At least three recommenders should email letters of reference of behalf of the candidate with "CP Search Position #005760" as the email subject; letters of reference should only be submitted for completed online applications.

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system is limited to uploading 5 files total. Please combine content (clearly labeled) if necessary to upload all required content.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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