Co-Dir, Intl Disaster Psych & Dir of Diversity

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 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: Trauma and Global Mental Health, 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.

The International Disaster Psychology (IDP) Program: Trauma and Global Mental Health is a 2 -year Masters Program within GSPP developed in 2005. In additional to providing masters level training in general clinical psychology, the program meets a clear need for specialized knowledge and experience to work in the trauma, disaster and global mental health fields.

Position Summary
The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at the University of Denver seeks a faculty member for a 10-month, open-rank, tenure-track position. The position includes responsibilities in administration, teaching, supervision, scholarship and service. In addition, GSPP requires all faculty and staff to exhibit excellent citizenship and pursue professional development to foster a model workplace. The ideal candidate will demonstrate 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.

The position includes 12-month administrative appointments as the co-director of the Masters Program in International Disaster Psychology (IDP): Trauma and Global Mental Health and as GSPPs Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

As Co-Director of the IDP Program, this position involves oversight and coordination of the academic program and ongoing development of the curriculum to meet quality, relevance, and accreditation standards and goals. The Co-Director will engage in strategic planning, budget management, and provide leadership within the school. In addition, this position will supervise and mentor faculty and project staff and actively participate in recruitment and admissions. Scholarly duties include conducting and guiding applied research, mentoring/supervising student participation in that work, producing scholarly work and securing external funding. The position will teach courses in the International Disaster Psychology: Trauma & Global Mental Health Program, which will likely include providing clinical supervision for students. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service. In recognition that the strongest drivers of mental health inequalities are social disparities in socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, the IDP Program recognizes that cultural competency curriculum needs to be complimented by structural competency curriculum. Our curriculum exposes students to the social determinants of health, both nationally and internationally, and then to ways clinicians can intervene through collaboration with community organizations, non-health institutions (such as schools and corrections), and policy makers. We would therefore require that applicants understand the intersections between clinical practice and public health and policy.

As Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for GSPP, this role will provide leadership on increasing accountability and transparency meeting GSPPs diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. The position serves all of GSPPs academic programs and will engage students, faculty, and staff to foster an inclusive climate and culture at GSPP. The role will coordinate existing efforts, including empowering and supporting student-led initiatives. This work will require fostering positive working relationships with individuals in departments across the University to both utilize and improve University resources and initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or a closely related field.
  • At least two years of teaching, training, and/or supervision experience at the graduate level.
  • Licensed or license-eligible to practice psychology in Colorado.
  • Expertise in the area of global mental health and/or disaster mental health.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience securing external funding for projects.
  • Experience administering projects or programs.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by December 1, 2020.

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




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Job No: 493339
Posted: 11/25/2020
Application Due: 12/29/2020
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable