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Assistant Professor

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Counseling Program

Assistant Professor

Tenure-Track Faculty Position # 350537

Job Requisition #18026


The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

 The School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver announces a tenure-track faculty position in the CACREP Accredited Counseling Program beginning in the fall of 2021.  The focus of the counseling program is to educate competent counselors who value inclusion and prize diversity such that they are prepared to offer a continuum of mental health services across a variety of settings for the benefit of the community and the society.

 The University of Colorado Denver is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado System.  As Colorado’s only public urban research university, CU Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work and civic engagement in the city we call home. In 2018, the campus served 15,232 students – 11,013 undergraduates and 3,766 graduate students. We offer 112 degree programs -- 40 undergraduate degrees, 58 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral degrees through our eight schools and colleges: College of Architecture and Planning, College of Arts & Media, Business School, School of Education & Human Development, College of Engineering, Design and Computing, Graduate School, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Public Affairs. The School of Education & Human Development is ranked among the top schools for education according to U.S. News & World Report. We attract students who are passionate about careers in teaching and mental health. We match their passion with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice.

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  • Teach graduate courses in the Counseling program, including courses in the CACREP core content areas, across program areas and specialty courses related to clinical mental health counseling and/or school counseling. Infuse culturally inclusive curriculum and social justice content into all courses.
  • Develop and carry out a rigorous research agenda.  Engage actively with other faculty in the development and elaboration of the School’s research themes such as equity, urban populations, cultural and diversity issues.
  • Support the ongoing development of the master’s degree in counseling program through program evaluation, using and developing performance-based assessments aligned with CACREP, course development and revision.
  • Provide live clinical supervision as a licensed mental health professional.
  • Provide service through committee work and other projects to the program, SEHD, and University and on the state and/or national level
  • Support the development and maintenance of partnerships within the greater Denver area community.
Employment Conditions
This is a full-time academic year position. Opportunity for summer teaching is available. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

 Rank: Assistant Professor
Position availability: August 10th, 2021

 Application ProceduresPlease prepare the following materials for submission. All applications must be submitted through the University's online job application site: http://www.jobsatcu.com.

  • A letter of application including the candidate’s interests, experiences and qualifications related to the responsibilities of the position.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Representative reprints of articles of papers or articles (no more than three).
  • The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers, and email addresses for three professional references.
  • This position requires three confidential letters of recommendation, which will be requested at a later stage in the search process. You will need to enter email addresses for your recommendation providers at this time.
  • Selected portfolio materials such as examples of current research and publications, a research agenda/plan, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy, courses taught, partnership activities and involvement with diverse communities.
  •  Open until filled.  All materials received become the property of the University of Colorado Denver.

     Address inquiries regarding the faculty position to the search committee chair:

     Address inquiries about the application process or submission of application materials to:  [email protected].


    Salary and Benefits:

    The hiring rate (or budgeted rate) for this position has been established at $85,000 per AY.

    The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting.

    The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

    University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

    Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. 

    Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

    Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

    Diversity and Equity:

    Please click here for information on disability accommodations: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/human-resources/employee-relations-performance/ada-compliance

    Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/equity

    The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • A doctorate in Counselor Education from a CACREP accredited doctoral program
    • Experience in the counseling field.
    • Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado (if license eligible, Colorado licensure must be completed within one year of start date)
    • Demonstrated success or potential for success in teaching and mentoring graduate students.
    • Demonstrated success or potential for success in strong productivity in research particularly in areas including or related to cultural competence/culturally responsive practices, children and adolescents, career counseling, equity and access.
    • Commitment to the professional field of counseling and counselor education evidenced by involvement in professional organizations.   
    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

    Preferred Qualifications: 
    •  Demonstrated success or potential for success in grant writing and grant management.
    • Clinical Supervision Experience.
    • Evidence of cultural competency and inclusion in prior experiences as practitioner, instructor and researcher
    • Clear evidence that race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social status, religion, and veteran status and/or other social justice issues are addressed in past syllabi, teaching, and supervision.
    • Experience related to working with children and adolescents
    • Experience working with graduate students in instruction, supervision, and mentoring activities.
    • History of collaborative research and/or grant funded projects

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Denver
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Feb 19, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/28/2019
    Application Due: 4/29/2021
    Work Type: Full Time