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Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Assessments Director

Employer
University of Denver
Location
Denver, Colorado (US)
Salary
$78,000-$95,000
Date posted
Apr 12, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

About the University of Denver

Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, R1 research and scholarship productivity, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations.

The University of Denver recognizes that its success in being a great university dedicated to the public good depends greatly on how well it engages, supports, and champions the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. As part of our intentionality in recruiting and retaining faculty from a wide variety of historically excluded intersecting identities, including those from communities of color, with diverse gender and sexual identities, first-generation college graduates, or with disabilities, new faculty will have the opportunity to choose to participate in a pilot University-wide initiative. This initiative will connect new colleagues in a cohort, building community across units with supportive programming led by the Office of the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and each faculty participant’s academic unit. To learn more about the University of Denver’s commitments and work in support of DEI and J, please visit: https://www.du.edu/equity. For more information about this program or if you have any questions, please email inclusion@du.edu and/or visit https://duvpfa.du.edu/faculty-resources/prospective-faculty/.

About the Graduate School of Professional Psychology

At the Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), our goal is to transform the way we think about and approach mental health and wellness. We do so through groundbreaking academic programs and experiential training that aims to ensure we can better meet the needs of the communities we serve. We are dedicated to developing exceptional practitioners and scholars by offering a well-rounded approach to education. Every single one of our programs blends valuable academic offerings, intensive field-based training, cutting-edge applied research, and constructive community engagement. Our academic programs are rooted in our history of service and have developed over time to meet the growing needs of society. As a professional school, GSPP promotes and utilizes high-level pedagogy that integrates applied practice, theory, research, and scholarship. For more information, please visit http://psychology.du.edu

GSPP seeks to train students to provide culturally competent services to clients and the community. Although more progress is needed, GSPP endeavors to create an accessible, affirming, and safe climate by actively engaging in the process of systemic transformation and accountability.

About the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program

In 1976, GSPP became one of the first schools in the country to offer a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology. Since 1979, our inaugural degree has maintained accreditation by the American Psychological Association and has become one of the most competitive and comprehensive programs in the field of professional psychology. It is a dedicated, practice-focused clinical psychology program built on four pillars: rigorous academic coursework, in-house clinical work, community-based clinical work, and departmental mentorship. This approach produces well-rounded professionals with the skills necessary to help transform communities and lives. With approximately 150 students and 15 core faculty members, the program is one of the largest, most competitive, and most comprehensive PsyD programs in the country, with a high number of applicants, low admission rate (under 10%), and excellent internship match record. Students provide psychotherapy and psychological assessments to the Denver community in the on-campus training clinic, the Professional Psychology Clinic (with multiple sub-clinics), and through over 200 practicum placements.

Position Summary

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is seeking a new Faculty to lead training in clinical assessments within the Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program at DU. This is a full-time benefited position in the clinical series. Clinical faculty are eligible for promotion, but not tenure. The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, scholarship, service, and practice. The position includes teaching, service, and administrative duties. Scholarship expectations for clinical faculty are minimal and can be negotiated with the Program Director.

Academically, the faculty member will be involved with teaching, mentoring, and clinically supervising students conducting psychological assessments and on enhancing expertise in this area across GSPP’s curriculum. Clinical faculty typically teach 9 classes over fall, winter, and spring quarters (because DU operates on the quarter system, this equates to 3 courses per quarter, or the equivalent of 6 courses over an academic year in a traditional semester system). The administrative duties associated with this position would likely include a 2 course release. In addition, this position may hire part-time graduate teaching assistants to assist with running labs and/or grading for assessments courses. All GSPP faculty members are expected to provide service to their academic program and school and to maintain multicultural competence and enhance their learning through professional development.

A significant focus of this position is managing assessment services through the psychology training clinics, including expanding revenue generated by these services. Example duties may include managing an inventory including technology processes, drafting policies and developing processes around how all of GSPP’s training clinics manage assessment services, aligning curriculum with clinical training, and hiring and training assessment supervisors. The faculty position duties require a strong grasp of administration, including financial and project management.

This position reports to the PsyD Program Director, with a dotted line to the Director of Clinical Services for administrative duties. Faculty appointments are 10 months (September – June), but since the PsyD program is year-round, some summer obligations are expected and are compensated separately. This position has clinical responsibilities that extend through the summer.

The appointment will commence on September 1, 2024.

Appointment, tenure, and promotion for this role will be governed by the University of Denver’s Policies and Procedures Relating to Faculty Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure. This position will be appointed at Assistant rank.

Essential Functions

Teaching and Advising

  • Teach practice-informed courses to fulfill needs of the PsyD program, including courses in psychological assessment.
  • Teaching approximately 7 classes over fall, winter, and spring quarters.
  • 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 supervision for students’ applied work.
  • Pursue professional development to enhance leadership.

Administration

  • Research and propose a new revenue structure for assessments through GSPP Clinical Services
  • Ensure accurate billing for assessment
  • Develop a research database and to assess effectiveness of assessment services
  • Collaborate with Director of Clinical Services and other clinic personnel to manage assessment cases for GSPP Clinical Services
  • Arrange assessment supervision, including providing supervision as needed
  • Train and manage student employees (assessment clinic assistants)
  • Manage testing materials
  • Provide leadership and consultation on assessment services

Service and Student Support

  • Attend PsyD faculty meetings and other GSPP faculty meetings
  • Serve on PsyD/GSPP committees
  • Serve on doctoral paper
  • Provide advising
  • Participate in admissions
  • Participate in comprehensive exams
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and commitment to professional psychology model
  • Knowledge of clinical assessment
  • Strong administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to apply an inclusive framework to clinical assessment management
  • Ability to manage billing and revenue models
  • Ability to engage conflict resolution to mediate student issues.
  • Ability to collaborate with students and faculty and staff colleagues

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in APA-Accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology program
  • Teaching, training, scholarship, and supervision experience at the graduate level commensurate with rank
  • Administrative experience in a graduate psychology program.
  • Licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in Colorado.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Administrative experience in an APA-accredited doctoral psychology program
  • Experience with administrative oversight of psychological assessments 
  • Experience with training clinics

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Ability to sit or stand in front of a classroom for an extended period of time.
3. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

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) May 22, 2024.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $78,000 to $95,000

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 candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
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. Curriculum Vitae
2. 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, 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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