Clinical Professor (Open Rank) and Professional Psychology Clinic Director

Job description

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at the University of Denver was created in 1976 to house one of the first Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs in the country, under the Vail training model (practitioner-scholar). The PsyD program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1979. In addition to its broad and general education in Clinical Psychology, PsyD program also provides specialty training in a variety of socially responsive service areas, including in Latinx Psychology, Military Psychology, Health/Oncology Psychology, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorders. Furthermore, GSPP provides four specialized masters programs: Sport Coaching, Sport and Performance Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and International Disaster Psychology, as well as online certificates and continuing education. The School also has a partially affiliated, APA-accredited internship consortium and several in-house and satellite psychology training clinics that serve Denver and the surrounding communities. As a professional school, GSPP promotes and utilizes high-level pedagogy that integrates applied practice, theory, research, and scholarship. Our strategic plan Innovation and Impact: Psychology for a Complex World outlines how we are building on our academic strengths in order to expand our community reach.

As part of our training model, GSPP offers a broad range of confidential and evidence-based mental health care to the Denver community through multiple specialized clinics. Our Professional Psychology Clinic (PPC) has provided low-cost, high-quality psychological services to the Denver community for over 30 years and houses a number of specialty clinics to work with specific populations. The PPC is one of the largest psychology training clinics in the United States, with more than 200 students providing more than 11,000 hours of therapy and assessment services each year.

Position Summary

This open-rank faculty role is a 10-month position in the clinical professional series with responsibilities in administration, teaching, and service. In addition, GSPP requires all faculty and staff to exhibit excellent citizenship and pursue professional development to foster a model workplace. The position includes a 12-month administrative appointment as Professional Psychology Clinic Director, which includes a small stipend. It is expected that this administrative appointment will be held for at least 5 years. The position reports to the PsyD Program Director. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service.

Required Qualifications

  • PsyD or PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • At least five years of teaching, training, and/or supervision experience at the doctoral level.
  • Licensed or license eligible to practice psychology in Colorado.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience directing a training clinic or community mental health clinic.
  • Experience as a training director.
  • Experience working in NCSPP program at the doctoral level.
  • Local and/or national involvement in education and training.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on September 30, 2020. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

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




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Job No: 493178
Posted: 8/7/2020
Application Due: 10/6/2020
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable