Assistant Professor, Practice of School Counseling

Colorado, Denver, USA
Jul 25, 2017
University of
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE--HYPERLINK: at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for the 2017-18 academic year in the Department of Counseling Psychology for one-year, nine-month Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of School Counseling in the Department of Counseling Psychology. This is a benefited, one-year appointment for the 2017-18 academic year. 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 and is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

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. We are also exploring CACREP accreditation for our School Counseling area.

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 Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice position will require an innovative and critical thinker who is capable of working within a dynamic environment. Specific responsibilities include: teaching masters courses in counseling psychology and to help redesign our School Counseling concentration.

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision or a closely related field by the time of appointment
  • Prior experience in teaching, and leadership
  • Experience as a School Counselor
  • Demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience at the graduate level
  • Doctorate from a CACREP accredited program

Application deadline

Applications will be reviewed beginning August 8, until the position has been filled. Early application are advised.

Special Instructions

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment will be for one year with the potential for renewal. This position will commence on Sept 1, 2017 or a negotiated start date. Interested 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. Jesse Owen,

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter outlining your fit with the position including teaching and scholarship interests
  2. Please include teaching philosophy
  3. Also include statement expressing a vision for School Counseling training
  4. Curriculum Vitae

Additionally, at least three recommenders should email letters of reference of behalf of the candidate with "CP Search Position #TBD (PLEASE FILL IN POSITION #) " as the email subject; letters of reference should only be submitted for completed online applications.

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