Clinical Asst Prof, International Disaster Psych

Job description

This Assistant-rank full-time benefited faculty role is a 10-month position in the clinical professional series with responsibilities in teaching, service, and administration. In addition, GSPP requires all faculty and staff to exhibit excellent citizenship and pursue professional development to foster a model workplace. The position reports to the Co-Directors of the MAIDP Program and will work closely with the Professional Psychology Clinic embedded in the PsyD program. This position will also support MAIDPs partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). This partnership allows us to help meet the mental health needs of survivors of torture who have qualified for inclusion in IRCs Resilience After Torture program which offers legal, health, case management and mental health services. The TDRC is the provider of the mental health services arm of this grant. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy.

Teaching and Service: Duties of core MAIDP faculty include teaching, advising, supervising, and mentoring students. Faculty members serve GSPP and the University (e.g., participating in student competency exams, faculty meetings, and the admissions process). The position will teach 2-3 masters level courses in the MAIDP program, which will include providing clinical supervision for students. In addition, GSPP requires all faculty and staff to exhibit excellent citizenship and pursue professional development to foster a model workplace.

Other Departmental Duties: student advising, recruitment, academic committees and contributing to the running and maintenance of the programs community facing clinic. The person serving in the Clinical line will work closely with GSPPs Director of Clinical Operations and the Director of the Professional Psychology Center (PPC) to ensure that clinic policies and processes support excellent clinical training and outcomes. In addition, this position has opportunities for leadership among clinics in other academic programs at GSPP and across the University, where collaborative partnerships to provide clinical services are underway. This position has opportunities to build on and maintain the strong foundation of MAIDPs success while also nurturing innovative approaches to clinical training through telehealth, data collection and outcomes assessment, fundraising and grant-writing, the development of faculty supervision practices, and community engagement.

Teaching and Advising

  • Teach practice-informed courses to fulfill needs of the MAIDP program, with the teaching load and specific courses to be determined in discussions with the MAIDP Co-Directors and Associate Dean.
  • Provide high-quality advising for students in accordance with GSPP, & DU protocols.
  • Maintain high teaching standards informed by best practices in pedagogy and leveraging available technologies to improve the student experience.
  • Provide clinical supervision and participation in competency exams
  • Pursue professional development to enhance leadership.

Other Departmental Duties

  • Orient entering students and new faculty and staff to clinic processes, policies, expectations, and requirements.
  • Provide mentorship and constructive feedback to supervisors to promote best clinical practices and appropriately address conflicts between supervisors and students.
  • Provide clinical oversight and assign incoming and transferring cases to student therapists and supervisors.
  • Create effective quality assurance processes to ensure required student paperwork is correctly completed.
  • Engage with community members to increase visibility of the TDRC.
  • Create fundraising and grant-writing opportunities to pursue meaningful opportunities for innovation in service provision.


  • Exhibit good citizenship through collaboration and service on committees to support GSPP, the University, community, and national and global efforts to improve the practice of psychology.
  • Participate in the MAIDP admissions process.
  • Uphold GSPPs commitment to inclusive excellence and to be a model workplace through all professional activities.

Other Functions

  • Scholarship in the form of clinical knowledge creation and dissemination typically represent a small portion of a clinical faculty members workload.
  • Based on the administrative focus of this role, these expectations can be negotiated with the MAIDP Program Co-Directors.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the practitioner-scholar model.
  • Strong interpersonal, administrative, and teaching skills.
  • Ability to engage conflict resolution to mediate student issues.
  • Ability to problem-solve to address complex challenges associated with community service and innovation.
  • Ability to identify and implement collaborative process improvements.

Required Qualifications

  • PsyD or PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (for the Clinical Assistant Faculty element of the position).
  • At least two years of teaching, training, and/or supervision experience.
  • Licensed or license eligible to practice psychology in Colorado.
  • Experience working with diverse clinical populations including transnational populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience directing a training clinic or community mental health clinic.
  • Experience as a project manager or coordinator.
  • Have some knowledge and experience with working with Survivors of Torture (SoT).




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Job No: 493700
Posted: 4/26/2021
Application Due: 6/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable