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Clinical Assistant Professor & Educational Services Clinic Director

University of Denver
Colorado, Denver, USA
$75000 - $85000 per year

Job Details

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a 1.0 FTE position in the School Psychology (SP) Program at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor to begin fall 2024. The faculty member will also serve as the Educational Services Clinic Director. This 12-month faculty position is a three-year renewable contract, evaluated on an annual basis, followed by multi-year appointments, based on performance, program needs, and budgetary resources.

We seek a colleague who is passionate about developing bold leaders and strong practitioners. Our program is dedicated to preparing professionals who can promote equitable access for children and their families in learning, behavior, and mental health. Our students learn to provide supports in schools, homes, and communities for individuals aged birth-21. A strong candidate will model educational and social equity through meaningful teaching, service, and scholarship activities commensurate with the clinical faculty line.

DU boasts a high level of research activity and enrolls approximately 12,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs. DU, the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region, is located in the city of Denver, which is an increasing ethnically diverse city according to the U.S. Census data. Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, DU is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and to promoting Inclusive Excellence throughout the organization. Our SP Program aligns with the philosophy and mission of DU and MCE to train global leaders who employ innovative approaches to advance learning, development, and wellness throughout the lifespan. Our Program emphasizes the highest standards of ethics, multicultural sensitivity, and professionalism and competence. It is expected that the person who fills this position will promote DUs vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good and the College's mission to be a force for positive change.

Position Summary

The faculty in this position teach and support students across our EdS and PhD programs, which provide comprehensive preparation in the area of school psychology. The EdS and the PhD Program are accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The PhD program is additionally accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

We expect candidates to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of developmental, psychological, and learning theories, general and special education, and legal, ethical, and professional standards of practice. Professional competency in assessment, prevention, intervention, and consultation with family, school and community professionals is also anticipated.

The position of Clinic Director will include a reduced teaching load in recognition of the time required for this service and flexibility in scheduling to allow for consultation or private practice opportunities.

Essential Functions

Administration: Oversee SP Educational Services as Clinic Director.

  • Provide live supervision, including debriefing and case conceptualizations, with individual or pairs of EdS and PhD School Psychology students providing assessment services.
  • Coordinate the Clinic use and management with other college personnel (e.g., Counseling Psychology Counseling Services Clinic Director, SP Director of Clinical Training, Graduate Teaching Assistants).
  • Market the Clinic to clients and the professional community (e.g., developing and maintaining school and community agency partnerships).
  • Establish and ensure compliance with Clinic protocols, including overseeing Clinic staffing and training, managing electronic medical record and billing systems, and managing materials in the test library.
  • Manage the Clinic budget with the Department Chair.
  • Teaching: Supervise the SP School Psychology clinic sequence and teach courses, including SP practica rotations of students in the clinic setting.

    Research & Service: Engage in some scholarship, as aligned with research interests and clinical expectations. Provide Program, Department, and College Service (e.g., support for program admissions and marketing, participation in program/department/college meetings, activities, and retreats, serving on search committees).

    Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in School Psychology or a related field by the start of the appointment.
  • Professional Psychologist licensure in Colorado by the start of the appointment.
  • Experience (e.g., practica, internship, employment) working in or with clinical settings and P-12 schools with exceptional populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with a variety of assessment measures (cognitive, academic, social-emotional, executive functioning, early childhood, autism, gifted/talented, language processing, etc.).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 0-21 student population, typically and atypically developing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility (DEIJA) in education.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing an educational clinic.
  • Established record of supervising in a clinical setting.
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general and special education.
  • Has or is eligible for NCSP license.
  • Work Schedule
    While the University's administrative offices are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University's academic calendars are posted on the registrar's website (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar).

    Application Deadline

    For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) March 29, 2024.

    Special Instructions

    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Inquiries about this position can be made to Dr. Devadrita Talapatra. General questions regarding the application or recruitment process may be directed

    Salary Grade Number

    The salary grade for the position is UC.

    Salary Range

    The salary range for this position is $75,000-$85,000.

    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.

    Please include the following documents with your application:

    1. Resume
    2. Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy and teaching interests, clinical experiences, and scholarly interests, including a statement on how the applicants teaching, supervision, and practice specifically address issues of DEIJA
    3. List of 3 individuals who can serve as professional references with their names, positions, email addresses, and phone numbers.

    The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran 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; the Americans with Disabilities Act; 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; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

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


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