Clinical Assistant Professor/Educational Services Clinic Director - Child, Family & School Psychology (CFSP) Program University of Denver, Morgridge College of Education (MCE) United States

Clinical Assistant Professor/Educational Services Clinic Director - Child, Family & School Psychology (CFSP) Program


Job no: 492406

Work type: Faculty Full-Time

Location: Denver, CO

Categories: Faculty

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a full-time position in the Child, Family, and School Psychology (CFSP) Program at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor/ Educational Services Clinic Director to begin summer 2019. This is a 12 month, one-year faculty position with the potential for renewal based on performance, teaching needs and budgetary resources.


We are seeking a colleague who is passionate about developing bold leaders and strong practitioners. Our program is dedicated to preparing professionals who are capable of promoting equitable access for children and their families in the areas of learning, behavior, and mental health. Our students learn to provide supports in schools, homes, and communities for individuals aged birth-21. A strong candidate will model educational and social equity through meaningful teaching, service, and scholarship activities. Our Department emphasizes the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, multicultural sensitivity, social justice, and competence. It is expected that the person who fills this position will promote the University’s vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good and the College’s mission to be a force for positive change.


DU boasts a high level of research activity and enrolls approximately 12,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs. DU, the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region, is located in the city of Denver, which is an increasing ethnically diverse city according to the U.S. Census data. Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, DU is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and to promoting Inclusive Excellence throughout the organization. Our CFSP Program aligns with the philosophy and mission of DU and MCE to train global leaders who employ innovative and effective approaches to advance learning, development, and wellness throughout the lifespan. Our Program emphasizes the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, multicultural sensitivity, and competence.


Position Summary


The full-time, 12-month Clinical Assistant Professor position teaches and supports students across our MA, EdS, and PhD programs which provide comprehensive preparation in the area of school psychology. A successful candidate will concurrently supervise the clinic experiences sequence and oversee the Clinic (e.g., scheduling of Clinic clients, marketing the Clinic, and collaborating with partner schools). The position of Clinic Director will include a reduced teaching load in recognition of the time required for this service.


We seek a colleague who will model educational and social equity through meaningful teaching, service, and scholarship activities. We expect candidates to demonstrate a solid understanding of developmental, psychological, and learning theories, general and special education, and legal, ethical, and professional standards of practice. Professional competency in research, measurement, program evaluation, assessment, prevention, intervention, and consultation with family, school and community professionals is also anticipated.


Essential Functions

  • Administration: Oversee CFSP Educational Services as Clinic Director
    • Market the Clinic to clients and the professional community (e.g. developing and maintaining school and community agency partnerships).
    • Coordinate the Clinic use and management with other college personnel (CP Counseling Services Clinic Director, CFSP Director of Clinical Training, Graduate Teaching Assistants)
    • Manage the Clinic budget with the Department Chair.
  • Teaching: Supervise the CFSP School Psychology clinic sequence during fall, winter, spring and summer quartersService: Provide institutional and community service (program, college, and/or university committees)
    • Teach CFSP practica rotations of students in the clinic setting
    • Advise CFSP EdS students
  • Scholarship: Engage in scholarship and creative endeavors in their discipline (annual presentation, white paper, collaborative research projects, etc.)


Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in School Psychology or a closely related field by the start of the appointment.
  • Professional Psychologist licensure by start of the appointment
  • Experience working in or with clinical settings.
  • Experience (e.g., practica, internship, employment) working in or with P-12 schools with exceptional populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with a variety of cognitive, academic, social-emotional, executive functioning, and early childhood assessments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general and special education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 0-21 student population, typically and atypically developing.
  • Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and access in education.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing an educational clinic.
  • Established record of supervising in a clinical setting.
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education.
  • Has or is eligible for NCSP license.
  • Knowledge of a variety of teaching methods, approaches, and/or curricular perspectives that effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles.


Application Deadline

Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.


Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. Inquiries about this position can be made to the search chair, Dr. Andi Pusavat at General questions regarding the application or recruitment process may be directed to


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position will commence on or around July 1, 2019.


Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy, clinical experiences, and research and teaching interests.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A comprehensive clinical/psycho-educational report with personal information redacted.
  4. A one-page statement on how the applicant envisions the structure and future trajectory of the CFSP Educational Services Clinic.
  5. A one-page statement on how the applicant’s research and teaching specifically address issues of social justice and inclusive excellence in school psychology.


The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.


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


Advertised: May 03, 2019 

Applications close: Open until filled

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