Clinical Professor, Substance Use Disorder Specialty

Colorado, USA, Denver
Apr 03, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at the University of Denver is seeking a skilled clinician to establish and lead a new Specialty in Substance Use Disorders at the University of Denver. The position includes academic, community relations, and administrative responsibilities. Academically, the Faculty Member will be involved with teaching, mentoring, and clinically supervising students who are focusing on substance use disorders, as well as enhancing expertise on substance use disorders across GSPPs curriculum. In addition, the Faculty Member will work closely with a variety of academic, administrative, and counseling units across the University in order to improve student life on campus, as it relates to substance use education and policy. Managing these partnerships and developing the Specialty will provide significant opportunities for innovation and collaboration in a supportive and collegial atmosphere. Administrative duties may include promoting the Specialty with prospective students and donors, writing grants and managing budgets, participating in committees, and representing GSPP at conferences. All GSPP Faculty Members are expected to maintain multicultural competence and enhance their learning through professional development.This is a three-year, benefitted, open rank, non-tenure track Clinical Professor position and will remain open until filled. The position timeline could be extended beyond three years if grants or additional funding is secured. Start date is negotiable.

This position is fully funded for the first three years. GSPP will support the faculty member in seeking external funding to secure long-term sustainability of this position and specialty program.

If long term funding is found, the promotion guidelines for a clinical faculty member will be followed. The University of Denver has adopted a multi-year appointment structure for clinical track faculty. The term for initial appointment is designed to be one-year. After the initial one-year appointment, it is likely, but not guaranteed, that the appointee will receive a three-year, renewable appointment as long as the appointee engages in satisfactory service to the University. Clinical faculty are eligible for promotion, but not tenure. All appointed faculty members are subject to an annual review.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or a related field and license eligible in Colorado within 6 months
  • Extensive knowledge base that indicates cultural competency working with substance use disorder and a commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence
  • 3 years of experience in an agency or equivalent providing counseling/psychotherapy and assessment
  • Must have teaching and curriculum development experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed in the State of Colorado as a psychologist
  • 5 years of teaching experience is preferred
  • Strong network in substance abuse treatment field or clinical community
  • Demonstrated experience securing external funding for research
  • Strong record of publication and presentation in substance abuse psychology
  • Experience working with student life or counseling departments on a college campus

Special Instructions

Applications will be reviewed upon submission and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must apply online through to be considered.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter - GSPP is committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will advance this commitment through their research, teaching, and/or service.
  3. List of references

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