Asst or Assoc Professor, Military 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: 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 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.

Position Summary
The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at the University of Denver seeks a faculty member for a 10-month, tenure-track, Assistant- or Associate-rank position with expertise in military psychology. Veteran or Service Member status and expertise in health psychology are preferred but not required. Since the PsyD program has year-round obligations, a small summer stipend is provided.

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 alongside other core or specialty coursework, depending on candidate interest and program needs. The ideal candidate demonstrates excellence 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 potentially 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.

Required Qualifications

  • A 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.
  • Specialized expertise and experience around military psychology.

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.
  • Military service history and/or prior experience working in the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs systems.
  • Specialized expertise and experience around health psychology.
  • Applicants with Military service background will be prioritized.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by March 10, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. If you have questions about this position, please contact search committee chair Dr. Kim Gorgens at

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $72,000 - $100,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.




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Job No: 493445
Posted: 2/9/2021
Application Due: 4/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable