Assistant or Associate Professor, Military Psychology - Graduate School of Professional Psychology
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

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The University of Denver (DU) is a top ranked university in a thriving city at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at DU was created in 1976 to house one of the first Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs in the country, under the then-new Vail training model (practitioner-scholar). The PsyD program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1979. Furthermore, GSPP provides four specialized master's programs: Sport Coaching, Sport and Performance Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health, as well as online certificates and continuing education. The School also has a partially-affiliated, APA-accredited internship consortium, and several in-house and satellite training clinics that serve Denver and the surrounding communities. As a professional school, GSPP promotes and utilizes high-level pedagogy that integrates applied practice, theory, research, and scholarship. Our strategic plan Innovation and Impact: Psychology for a Complex World outlines how we are building on our academic strengths in order to expand our community reach.

All GSPP programs provide comprehensive academic and applied training within an academic environment that values cooperation and collaboration and fosters critical thinking and self-determined functioning. GSPP has developed a collegial atmosphere with significant opportunities for creativity, teamwork and innovation. The School is educating students to provide culturally competent services to clients and the community. Knowledge of multiculturalism and inclusive excellence guides GSPP in the mission to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible to all students, staff, and faculty. GSPP is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

Position Summary

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at the University of Denver seeks a faculty member for a 10-month, tenure-track, Assistant- or Associate-rank position with expertise in military psychology. Veteran or Service Member status and expertise in health psychology are preferred but not required. Since the PsyD program has year-round obligations, a small summer stipend is provided.

This faculty member will primarily teach in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program, with a focus on developing and teaching three to four courses about military psychology alongside other core or specialty coursework, depending on candidate interest and program needs. The ideal candidate demonstrates excellence and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service.

In addition to providing and enhancing the PsyD program's academic training in military and potentially health psychology, this position will have opportunities to provide and enhance clinical training and community outreach through our on-site and satellite psychology training clinics and through the development of embedded psychology and field placement training in community agencies. This aspect of the position requires community outreach, project development and administration, and engagement with a variety of external funding sources, including grants and philanthropy. Working with our psychology training clinics requires partnering with clinic directors to provide coverage, supervision, and support student training. Finally, there are opportunities to develop and improve systems of data collection for applied research in ways that are supportive and meaningful for the client experience and student training.

Duties of core PsyD faculty include teaching, advising, supervising, conducting applied research to produce scholarship, and serving the School and the University (such as, participating in student competency exams, faculty meetings, and the admissions process, and serving as chair or committee member on PsyD doctoral papers). Scholarly duties include conducting and guiding applied research, mentoring/supervising student participation in that work in including doctoral papers, producing scholarly work, developing projects for external funding, securing grants and other external funding for these projects, and administering these projects.

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. In addition, GSPP requires all faculty and staff to exhibit excellent citizenship and pursue professional development to foster a model workplace.

This is an Assistant- or Associate-rank position that will be appointed at the rank appropriate for the candidate's documented experience and excellence in the field:

  • Assistant Professors will be candidates in the first two to seven years of experience post-doctorate with strong, documented potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship. Appointments at this rank will have a maximum of six years of service prior to consideration for promotion and tenure, and a mid-tenure review will occur halfway through the appointment time at the assistant rank.
  • Associate Professors will be candidates who are mid-career teacher/scholars with a strong, documented record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. If the chosen candidate is deemed to have background and experience commensurate with this rank, consideration for tenure may be completed at the time of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of and commitment to professional psychology model.
  • Knowledge of military culture.
  • Strong teaching, applied research, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to engage conflict resolution to mediate student issues.
  • Ability to problem-solve to address complex challenges associated with innovation.
  • Ability to identify and implement collaborative process improvement.

Required Qualifications
  • A doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or a closely related field.
  • Licensed or licensed-eligible in Colorado.
  • At least two years of teaching, training, supervision, and/or applied research experience at the doctoral level.
  • Specialized expertise and experience around military psychology.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to effectively engage with diverse individuals and communities.
  • Demonstrated experience securing external funding for projects.
  • Military service history and/or prior experience working in the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs systems.
  • Specialized expertise and experience around health psychology.
  • Applicants with Military service background will be prioritized.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by March 10, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. If you have questions about this position, please contact search committee chair Dr. Kim Gorgens at

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $72,000 - $100,000.

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.

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 that includes a statement describing the courses they would be qualified to teach.
  3. Names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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

Advertised: February 09, 2021
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