Professor (Open Rank), Military and/or Health Psychology, Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Job description

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 Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs in the country, under the then-new Vail training model (practitioner-scholar). The PsyD program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1979. 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 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.

All GSPP programs provide comprehensive academic and applied training within an academic environment that values cooperation and collaboration and fosters critical thinking and self- determined functioning. GSPP has developed a collegial atmosphere with significant opportunities for creativity, teamwork and innovation. The School is educating students to provide culturally competent services to clients and the community. Knowledge of multiculturalism and inclusive excellence guides GSPP in the mission to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible to all students, staff, and faculty. GSPP is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

Position Summary

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at the University of Denver seeks a faculty member for a 10-month, tenure-track, open-rank position with a specialty in military and/or health psychology. This faculty member will primarily teach in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program, with a focus on developing and teaching three to four courses about military psychology and/or health psychology and oncology psychology. 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.

In addition to providing and enhancing the PsyD programs academic training in military and/or health psychology, this position will have opportunities to provide and enhance clinical training and community outreach through our on-site and satellite psychology training clinics and through the development of embedded psychology and field placement training in community agencies. This aspect of the position requires community outreach, project development and administration, and engagement with a variety of external funding sources, including grants and philanthropy. Working with our psychology training clinics requires partnering with clinic directors to provide coverage, supervision, and support student training. Finally, there are opportunities to develop and improve systems of data collection for applied research in ways that are supportive and meaningful for the client experience and student training.

Duties of core PsyD faculty include teaching, advising, supervising, conducting applied research to produce scholarship, and serving the School and the University (such as, participating in student competency exams, faculty meetings, and the admissions process, and serving as chair or committee member on PsyD doctoral papers). Scholarly duties include conducting and guiding applied research, mentoring/supervising student participation in that work, producing scholarly work, developing projects for external funding, securing grants and other external funding for these projects, and administering these projects.

Appointment, tenure, and promotion for this role will be governed by the University of Denvers Policies and Procedures Relating to Faculty Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure. In addition, GSPP requires all faculty and staff to exhibit excellent citizenship and pursue professional development to foster a model workplace.
Required Qualifications
  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or a closely related field.
  • Licensed or licensed-eligible in Colorado.
  • At least two years of teaching, training, supervision, and/or applied research experience at the doctoral level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to effectively engage with diverse individuals and communities.
  • Demonstrated experience securing external funding for projects.
  • Specialized expertise and experience around military psychology and/or health psychology.
  • Applicants with Military service background will be prioritized.

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




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Job No: 493195
Posted: 8/12/2020
Application Due: 10/11/2020
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable