Psychiatrist, University Health & Counseling Center

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado (US)

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Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) inspires transformation in all University of Denver students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including health, wellness, social justice, residential living, and student activities and organizations. Each student at DU is encouraged to find their own path toward becoming an empowered citizen who can use their passions to positively impact their communities. SAIE provide support and services to roughly 11,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

The mission of the University of Denver’s Health & Counseling Center is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services. The HCC is an on-campus facility with two counseling locations open 8am-5pm M-F with evening hours until 7pm two to three evenings a week during the academic year.  The HCC provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services, along with advocacy, recovery services, and health promotion for the whole campus community. The University of Denver is deeply committed to Inclusive Excellence and Equity and seeks an experienced psychiatrist who possesses cultural humility and a commitment to student wellness.

DU’s Health & Counseling and Center offers confidential medical care, mental health counseling, and psychiatric services designed to help students with mental health concerns that may be affecting their quality of life and ability to learn. Our providers include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners from diverse cultural and clinical backgrounds. HCC providers value students in all of their individuality and are committed to providing integrated care to all people with respect and sensitivity.

The Psychiatry team at the HCC provides evaluation and medication management for complex students’ mental health needs. This role provides diagnostic and pharmacologic treatment to students, including prescribing and monitoring medication for psychiatric illnesses as well as educating students about their illness and medication. In addition, Psychiatrists provide consultation services to, and collaborate with staff across the HCC including counselor/therapists and medical clinicians, to ensure continuity of care for each student that utilizes our services. This position plans and leads a psychopharmacology training seminar one to two times a month for the 12-16 mental health trainees and provides weekly supervision to a fourth-year psychiatric resident who participates in a rotation at the HCC one day per week.  After-hours work and coverage for the second psychiatrist as needed.

When needed, this position will also assist with the management of psychiatric emergencies.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

The successful candidate

  • Is a positive contributor to a team-based, inter-professional environment with an innovative, collaborative, improvement-oriented culture.
  • Has demonstrated experience providing psychiatric consultation and medication management to young adults from diverse backgrounds.
  • Keeps current on best practices for providing psychiatric care in order to promote health and mitigate risks.
  • Fosters strong working relationships with healthcare professionals across disciplines.
  • has excellent documentation skills that are timely to support continuity and clarity of care plan across team members.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.D. or D.O. with current CO license, with 3 - 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and use of an electronic health record management system and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with knowledge and sensitivities appropriate to working with a diverse, young adult population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in and concern for health problems encountered in a campus community, including medical and mental health issues and areas where they intersect.
  • Special expertise in key areas of risk in a college population, such as suicide, substance use, and disordered eating.
  • Knowledge of non-pharmacologically based interventions for mental health, and recognition of when and how they should be integrated into a treatment plan.
  • Ability to coordinate with colleagues to maintain continuity of patient care and ensure the appropriate management and treatment of medical problems when not physically present at the health center.
  • Proficiency in languages other than English highly desirable.

Work Schedule 

This position is a contracted position that runs the annual DU academic year (July 1 – June 30) and will work between 800-900 hours per academic year with the majority of the hours during periods where classes are in session.

Hourly Range

Compensation will negotiated between $180-$195 per hour based on experience and qualifications. 

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 candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline

This position will remain open until closed. For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Friday June 3, 2022.

Special Instructions

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

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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