Associate Professor and Training Director in Counseling Psychology – Denver

Associate Professor and Training Director in Counseling Psychology – Denver

Associate Professor and Training Director in Counseling Psychology

About the Program
The Counseling Psychology Program is housed in the Department of School and Counseling Psychology in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE). The Counseling Psychology Program’s mission is to help students develop the skills necessary to become effective practitioners, researchers, and leaders in the field. Our goal is to develop professionals who are insightful and self-reflective, and who are committed to social justice and inclusive excellence. The Counseling Psychology program values diversity among its faculty and students. Our highly selective doctoral program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1986. Like our Ph.D. program, our Master’s program is comprised of students from across the U.S. and the world. We are committed to ensuring our students demonstrate accurate and current knowledge, as well as have expertise related to the many issues confronting society and have the skills to create effective strategies and approaches to address these challenges.

The MCE currently enrolls about 850 students in its 24 degree (MA/MLIS, EdD, and PhD), licensure, and certificate programs. More than 9,000 MCE graduates live throughout the U.S. and the world (please visit http://www.morgridge.du.edu ). The College is located in the new Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. The facility allows for ongoing dialogue with community, national, and global partners as we enter a transformational era in education. The facility features state-of-the-art technology including interactive white boards and flat-panel displays throughout, two TelePresence videoconferencing systems, and a Voice-over Internet Protocol (VOIP) integrated communications system.

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. Census data show that Denver’s population includes 11.1% Black or African American, 31.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Asian American, and approximately 1% Native American residents. 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 programs (please visit http://www.du.edu).
Job Description
The University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications for a tenured/tenure track position in the Counseling Psychology program at the rank of Associate Professor. This 9-month position begins September 1, 2014. We seek a candidate with knowledge and understanding of counseling psychology and its implications for research, teaching, practice, and policy. We also desire a candidate with specific background or interest in working with culturally diverse and underserved populations and with other expertise in training and supervision, health psychology, integrative health care, and/or addictions. We seek candidates who have a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology or a closely related field and an APA accredited predoctoral internship.  A successful candidate will be licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in Colorado. This person should be an innovative and critical thinker, committed to diversity, and capable of working within a dynamic environment. We are also seeking a person who will serve as Training Director in our APA-accredited doctoral program.

The responsibilities of this position include: maintaining an active research agenda including securing external funding, teaching graduate level courses in both our Master’s and Ph.D. programs, advising students, directing and serving on dissertations, serving as Training Director, supporting the mission of the university which is to “serve the public good” by involvement in community collaborations, and other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator, Department chair, and/or Dean. The candidate should have a record of scholarship, teaching, and community engagement commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor.  The successful candidate will teach courses such as those that center around practicum, assessment, and diversity and has the potential to teach elective courses based on the candidate’s expertise.

The successful candidate will serve as Training Director for our APA accredited doctoral program and support the mission of the university which is to “serve the public good” by involvement in community collaborations and other duties such as committee serve as assigned by the Program Coordinator, Department chair, and/or Dean.

Required Experience
*         Doctoral degree in an APA-accredited counseling psychology or closely related program and have completed an APA accredited pre-                    doctoral psychology internship
*         Experience and background commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor; tenure will be considered at the time of hire
*         A successful candidate will be licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in Colorado
*         The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in teaching, research, clinical practice, and grant writing
*         The candidate needs to be committed to inclusive excellence and social justice

Preferred Experience
*         Past experience in the role of Training Director
*         Strong record of research and publications and evidence of receiving external funding
*         Successful teaching experiences at the graduate level and supervision of dissertations/theses
*         Experience in advising graduate students
*         Currently licensed as a psychologist in Colorado

Instructions for candidates:
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will commence on September 1, 2014. Interested candidates must submit an application online at:

https://du-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=211

Candidates should attach a cover letter outlining teaching, training, and administrative experience, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Once within the job description online, please click “New Resume/CV” at the bottom of the page to begin application.

Inquiries about this position can be made to the search chair, Dr. Maria Riva at maria.riva@du.edu

Review of applications will begin on March 17, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, people of color, members of the LBGTQIA community, people with disabilities, and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.