Clinical Open Rank Professor,Infant & Early Child Mental Health

USA, Colorado, Denver
Apr 20, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Denver (DU) is a top ranked university in a thriving city at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at DU was created in 1976 to house one of the first PsyD programs in the country, under the Vail training model (practitioner-scholar). The PsyD program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1979. GSPP provides four specialized masters programs: sport coaching, sport and performance psychology, forensic psychology, and international disaster psychology. The School also has an exclusively affiliated, APA internship consortium and several in-house service clinics. All programs provide comprehensive training for applied work within an academic environment of cooperation and collaboration that fosters critical thinking and self-determined functioning; we are committed to providing cultural competence for all our students. We use our knowledge of multiculturalism and individual differences to make our program as welcoming and inclusive as we can to all students, staff, and faculty. As a professional college, GSPP is focused on high level integration of applied practice, theory, research, and scholarship.

Position Summary

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is seeking a new Faculty Member to lead a Specialty in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health 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 infant and early childhood mental health, as well as enhancing expertise on infant and early childhood mental health across GSPPs curriculum. Teaching responsibilities will include opportunities to design new course offerings. The Faculty Member will also create new applied knowledge in the field through publications, presentations, and collaborative partnerships across the University of Denver and the state of Colorado. Developing these interdisciplinary initiatives and community partnerships 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 grant proposals and managing budgets, supervising student workers, reporting on metrics for the Specialty, and other relevant duties as needed. 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. Further information regarding the Clinical Professor series can be found in the University of Denver's Policies and Procedures Relating to Faculty Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure

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 infant and early childhood mental health and a commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence.
  • 3 years of experience in an agency or equivalent providing counseling/psychotherapy and assessment.
  • Teaching and curriculum development experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed in the State of Colorado as a psychologist.
  • 5 years of teaching experience.
  • Strong network of infant and early childhood mental health treatment field or clinical community.
  • Demonstrated experience securing external funding for research.
  • Strong record of publication and presentation in infant and early childhood mental health.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Applications will be reviewed upon submission and will continue until the position is filled. For questions about this position, please contact Judith Fox, PhD at , 303-871-3879.

To be considered an applicant the following documents must be submitted with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 references

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.

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