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Assistant Research Professor

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs

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Assistant Research Professor - 25447 Research Faculty

Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!

The Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience is seeking a full-time Assistant Research Professor. Responsibilities will include writing grants, conducting research, and providing direct care to clients of the Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic (VHTC). The proportional workload to be negotiated upon hire. This position is currently indeterminate in length but is dependent on the availability of gift, external grant funding, and clinical services auxiliary funding. This is a non-tenure track appointment and is not eligible for, and cannot lead to, the award of tenure. .

Who We Are:

The Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, established in 2020 with an $8 million challenge grant, is committed to advancing knowledge of human resilience to adversity by designing evidence-based solutions through three primary components, 1) basic and clinical research, 2) healing clinics and innovative models of care, and 3) community and training empowerment.

Our VHTC provides services to survivors of psychological trauma using evidence-based practices in treatment. The target populations are active duty and retired veterans, first responders, family members, trauma survivors, and others who are suffering from symptoms of combat/deployment stress, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mood disorders or burnout. Services may include assessments, individual trauma treatment, group therapy, family therapy, biofeedback, and crisis intervention.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world's only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a "High Research Activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number six Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2021, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful" and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trains, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation opportunities.

Job Duties:

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
    Obtain grant funding as a Principle Investigator Publish original research in high-quality scientific journals Research mentorship (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, research staff) Peer-review (journal manuscripts, local/national grant review panels) Develop an independent and innovative research agenda in areas that complement those of existing Lyda Hill Institute faculty and affiliates Foster new research and academic partnerships for the Lyda Hill Institute. Provide direct clinical services to veterans, first responders, trauma survivors and their families using evidenced-based practices in treatment. Deliver and document services according to the policies of the clinic in a timely manner using the systems available (such as Electronic Medical Records and Scheduling). Participate in team meetings and staffings Ensure compliance with research and clinical ethical standards set forth by the American Psychological Association

Job Competencies:

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:
    Strong research background in trauma psychology Must be able to work cooperatively with all constituencies in the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, Program Directors, and coordination staff. Should be comfortable with program development and with public speaking. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with faculty, staff, students, alumni, industry and the public. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution. Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students. Training and experience with evidence-based clinical guidelines and the recommended evidenced-based treatments for traumatic stress

Work Location: Remote/On-site as needed

Remote work will be available for emergency events. This will be offered based on the emergency and allowance will come from leadership and the guidelines provided at the time of the emergency.

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $72,000 - $99,852 annually for a 1.0 FTE (12-month salary)

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:
    Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (14.67 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick accrued per month, prorated if part-time) Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10% Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment

This position is dependent on the availability of auxiliary revenues and gift funding.

Tentative Search Timeline:
    Priority will be given to applications submitted by October 31, 2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled. The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of November 7, 2022. The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of January 9, 2023. The potential employee start date will be negotiable based on the finalist's availability.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited program
  • Minimum of 3 years of research experience within Trauma Psychology
  • A demonstrated history of securing external relevant trauma and resilience research funding as demonstrated in your CV
  • License eligible in Colorado
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience utilizing evidence-based treatments for trauma survivors (including practicum/internship/postdoc training experience)

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
Special Instructions to Applicants: · Applications submitted by October 31, 2022 will receive full consideration. · Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at (job #: 25385). · Official transcripts will be required upon hire. · Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected]. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 3. Unofficial transcripts 4. Statement of Research Philosophy When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40386 - AA-Lyda Hill Institute for Hum

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 17, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Brooks Robinson Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00789016

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