Clinical Assistant Professor -Child, Family, and School Psychology (004088)

University of Denver in Colorado

Deadline January 13, 2014
Date Posted December 13, 2013
Type Non tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

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The University of Denvers Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position in the Child, Family, and School Psychology program at the University of Denver.
The Child, Family, and School Psychology Program is in the Department of School and Counseling Psychology in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE). The Child, Family, and School Psychology Programs (CFSP) philosophy and mission are aligned with the MCE vision to train global leaders who employ innovative and effective approaches to advance learning throughout the lifespan, educational change, and social equity. Our Program philosophy is built upon a scientist-practitioner model of training emphasizing ecological, family-sensitive, prevention-oriented, empirically valid practice, and the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. We believe in a full consideration of human development and pedagogy, sensitivity to diverse human experiences and cultures, a focus on early prevention and supportive intervention, collaborative problem-solving, and the promotion of family involvement in human development and education.
Our Program mission is to provide students with the knowledge and skills relevant for collaboration with diverse families, students, educators, and professionals to meet the educational and mental health needs of all students and families within a rapidly changing, global society based on a strong understanding of the interrelationship between environmental, neurobiological, and cultural influences on development.
This position is a full-time, 9-month, benefitted non-tenure track position for the academic year from September 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015, with the potential for renewal in following academic years.  This position will include compensation for the summer quarter (June 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014) for administration of the clinic. We seek candidates who have a doctoral degree in School Psychology or closely related field and are licensed (we will consider licensed eligible) as a school psychologist in Colorado, with the Colorado Department of Education. Successful candidates will have a comprehensive knowledge of school psychology and commitment to inclusive excellence.
The responsibilities of this position include:

Supervise the sequencing and coordination of the School Psychology clinical experiences during the four quarters (fall, winter, spring, and summer); this includes the two years of practica and one year of internship
Serve as Director of the CFSP Educational Services Clinic
Coordinate the Clinic use and management with the Counseling Psychology Director of the Counseling Clinic, and any other parties interested in using the clinic space
Supervise the running and maintenance of the Psychoeducational Assessment Library
Develop and maintain community partnerships necessary for the students clinical training
Supervise the practica rotations of students in educational settings and the clinic
Oversee the scheduling of clinic clients
Supervise Graduate Teaching Assistants
Communicate with other clinic and College personnel
Market the clinic to clients and the professional community
Collaborate with partner schools and community agencies
With the CFSP Program Coordinator, manage the clinic budget

The Teaching, Advising, and Program Responsibilities include:

Collaborate with CFSP faculty on all aspects of the program; including but not limited to actively participating in program, departmental, and college meetings
Work with CFSP faculty to ensure that applied experiences are integrated into all aspects of student training and curricula
Teach a minimum of 12 quarter hours across the 3 academic quarters (fall, winter, and spring) from September 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015
Employ and model data-driven decision making and practice; linking assessment, intervention, and evaluation
Advise students
Participate in admission process
Serve on dissertation committees
Participate in the review of student comprehensive examinations
Engage in developing and implementing service opportunities consistent with the mission of the program, department, and college
Collaborate with university personnel responsible for program data collection and management regarding accreditation needs

The University of Denver, the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region, is located in the city of Denver, which is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S.  Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, the University is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. DU is a research university with high research activity and enrolls approximately 11,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs (please visit 


Required Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in school psychology or closely related field by the time of appointment. If dissertation is not complete, individual will hold the title of "Instructor" until all requirements for degree are complete.
School Psychology License from the Colorado Department of Education, or licensed-eligible in Colorado.
Must have prior experience working in P-12 educational settings with children with atypical development and their families, in assessment and intervention, Colorado special education process for students 0-21, and the MTSS framework.
Interest in working on training-related tasks (e.g., doctoral internship application, self-study, etc.)
Possess a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate.
Commitment to provide service to the program, department, and MCE (e.g., serving on committees, participating in meeting, collaborating on curricular development and accreditation, etc.)
Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and experience with teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives, including culturally responsive pedagogy, to effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles

Recommended Qualifications:

Licensed as a Professional Psychologist from the Department of Regulatory Agency (DORA), or working toward licensure.
Successful teaching experience in school psychology or related field.
Supervision of school psychology students at the graduate level.
Experience in advising graduate students.

Instructions for candidates:
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will commence on September 1, 2014. Interested candidates will submit an application online by through, and should attach a cover letter outlining teaching and administrative experience, curriculum vitae, and names of three persons who can provide a recommendation.  Inquiries about this position can be made to the search chair, Cynthia Hazel ( 
Candidates must apply online to be considered, only applications submitted online will be accepted.  Once within the job description online, please click "New Resume/CV" at the bottom of the page to begin application.
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

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