Clinical Open Rank Professor & Director of Bilingual Psychology Program – University of Denver

Clinical Open Rank Professor & Director of Bilingual Psychology Program – University of Denver

Clinical Open Rank Professor & Director of Bilingual Psychology Program

Job Description

The University of Denver (DU) is a nationally-ranked university in a thriving mid-sized 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 Psy.D. programs in the country, under the then-new Vail training model (practitioner-scholar). It has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1979. GSPP also provides three specialized master’s programs, in forensic, international disaster, and sport and performance psychology. All programs provide comprehensive training for applied clinical work within an academic environment of cooperation and collaboration that fosters critical thinking and self-determined functioning. We are committed to promoting cultural competence in all our trainees. We use our knowledge of multiculturalism and individual differences to make our program as welcoming and inclusive as we can to all students, staff, and faculty. For more details on the department please visit: See

Position: GSPP received a 3-year grant from the Walton Family Foundation to create a Bilingual Psychology Program which trains clinicians to be Spanish proficient in the therapeutic setting.  The Director will create the program, recruit students, develop a partnership with a South American University, and eventually work with the Office of Teaching and Learning to make the courses on-line. The position is an open rank half-time clinical faculty

Teaching Description: The Director will have sufficient academic background, field experience, and fluency in Spanish to be able to teach two courses in the program.

Service: The Director will create a method to determine Spanish proficiency for incoming certificate students. Coordinate field placements. Sit on comprehensive and competency examinations. Act as chair and co-chair on doctoral papers. Serve on department, division, or University committees on a periodic basis.

Required Experience

Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Education: Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching, applied practice, and professional contribution. Candidates who are ABD will be considered.
  • Certification/License: Actively licensed
  • Other: Fluent in Spanish. Ability to supervise MA and/or doctoral students

Preferred Education and Qualifications:

  • Education: A doctorate in psychology as well as teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Certification/License: Licensed or license eligible in Colorado, and have clinical experience with Spanish speaking populations.
  • Other: The applicant should have sufficient academic background and field experience in treating clients using Spanish and be able to teach a variety of courses in the program.

 Instructions for candidates:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable, but preferred to begin as soon as possible. Interested candidates must submit an application online at and include a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references. Once within the job description online, please click “New Resume/CV” at the bottom of the page to begin an application.  Only online applications will be accepted.  Please contact Shelly Smith-Acuna for questions about the position.

Exempt positions at the University of Denver are posted for a minimum of 10 business days; however, applications are reviewed as submitted and it is in your best interest to complete your application as quickly as possible after the position is posted.

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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