Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of School Psychology

Job description

The successful candidate will play a strong role in teaching and service. As a full-time TLS faculty member, the Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of School Psychology will participate in all faculty activities such as advising students, participating in admissions activities, and attending department meetings. This position may also include the opportunity for postdoctoral supervision hours toward psychology licensure.

Position Summary

The University of Denvers Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications for a one-year, nine-month Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of School Psychology in the Child, Family, and School Psychology (CFSP) Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences (TLS). This is a benefited, full-time, one-year visiting appointment for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Our Program philosophy is built upon a scientist-practitioner model of training emphasizing ecological, family-sensitive, prevention-oriented, empirically valid practice, and the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. We believe in a full consideration of human development and pedagogy, sensitivity to diverse human experiences and cultures, a focus on early prevention and supportive intervention, collaborative problem-solving, and the promotion of family involvement in human development and education.

Our Program mission is to provide students with the knowledge and skills relevant for collaboration with diverse families, students, educators, and professionals to meet the educational and mental health needs of all students and families within a rapidly changing, global society based on a strong understanding of the interrelationship between environmental, neurobiological, and cultural influences on development.

In sum, our training model is designed to prepare professional psychologists who are well grounded in the science of psychology; work in academic, research, and applied settings; emphasize child and family services in an educational setting; and have a social justice and ecological orientation. People who identify as belonging to diverse and underrepresented groups are valued in CFSP and encouraged to apply for this position.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in School Psychology or related area by the start of the appointment.
  • Experience working in or with P-12 schools with exceptional populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general and special education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 0-21 student population, typically and atypically developing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior teaching experience in higher education.
  • Knowledge of a variety of teaching methods, approaches and/or curricular perspectives to effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles.
  • Licensed as a health provider psychologist through DORA.
  • Licensed as a school psychologist through CDE, or holds NCSP.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by June 10, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Cover Letter
2. CV
3. 1-2 page Teaching Philosophy Document
4. 1-2 page Philosophy of School Psychology Document

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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




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Job No: 492420
Posted: 5/10/2019
Application Due: 6/17/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable