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Tenure-line Clinical Assistant Professor

$80,000 – $90,000 yearly

University of Denver, Psychology Department

Last Updated: 9/17/22

Job Description


Assistant-level, Tenure-line Faculty Position in Clinical Psychology

We seek candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2023 in the Clinical Psychology area of the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences with a research program focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEI and J) in mental health, broadly defined. For example, we seek applicants who address systemic inequities that impact mental health or present barriers to treatment, applicants whose research examines disparities in access to or efficacy of evidence-based treatments, applicants whose work centers on developing, evaluating, disseminating, and/or implementing culturally responsive assessment and treatment approaches with traditionally underserved populations, and/or applicants whose work centers on the inclusion and enhanced understanding of diverse identities. We anticipate that a wide range of research programs beyond these specific examples would match the position, and we encourage applications on all DEI and J relevant mental health research. We see possibilities for a scholar to connect with our current research at many methodological levels, for example, basic science, prevention, screening and assessment, intervention, and/or implementation. Our department values a developmental approach with many of our faculty having interests in human development, especially during the prenatal period, infancy & early childhood, childhood, adolescence, and emerging adulthood, and many sharing an interest in understanding stress, early experiences, and development. A developmental focus is not required for this position, but candidates should articulate those interests if they are part of their current or future research plans. Candidates should describe how their research connects to and complements the existing research strengths of our clinical faculty and other departmental faculty.

Successful applicants will have an outstanding record of research achievement and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, including classroom teaching, mentoring, and clinical supervision in evidence-based approaches. We are particularly interested in candidates whose professional expertise and/or lived experiences inform their commitment to advancing the principles and practice of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in their research, teaching, and service. Candidates should be licensed or license-eligible in Colorado.

The Department of Psychology is research-oriented, valuing a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation and invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good. Our Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program is APA-accredited and ascribes to a clinical science model, including membership in the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. We are a broad clinical program with a specialty emphasis in children, adolescents, and families. Over the last decade, the department has taken intentional steps towards enacting our inclusive vision of success, including increasingly diversifying the perspectives and identities of our faculty and graduate students, establishing leadership roles focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, and engaging in professional development activities focused on building knowledge, skills and awareness of diverse lived experiences and systemic inequities that can create barriers to thriving.

The University of Denver endeavors to be a great university dedicated to the public good and to uphold the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. The University recognizes that its success is dependent on how well it lives these values, including how we engage, support, and champion members both at DU and in the greater community. As part of our commitment to recruiting and retaining faculty from communities of color, of diverse gender and sexual identities, first-generation college graduates, and/or with disabilities, new employees will be invited to participate in a pilot University-wide cohort hiring initiative that will include supportive programming facilitated by the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and by their academic units. To learn more about the University of Denver’s commitments and work in support of DEI and J, please visit: For more information about this program or if you have any questions, please email The University has also invested additional resources into its public good and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice commitments including, The Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE), Center for Immigration Policy and Research (CIPR), Latinx Center, Center for Community Engagement to Advance Scholarship and Learning (CCESL), the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies minor, and the DU Mental Health and Wellness Collaborative.

DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant urban center in the Rocky Mountain region, home to more than 3 million people. Our metropolitan location supports collaboration across local universities. DU, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of 5800 undergraduates (600+ psychology majors), 8000 graduate students, and 700+ full-time faculty. The University recently received recognition as an R1 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The 9-month salary range for this position is $80,000-$90,000. Employees may have opportunities to supplement this salary through summer support from external grants or other research and teaching opportunities. The position also includes a competitive startup package. 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, family medical leave, and tuition benefit.

Candidates must complete an on-line application; including a letter of interest, three statements on (1) research, (2) teaching, and (3) diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, a CV, three re/preprints, and contact information for three references. The separate diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement should be a succinct description of how the candidate's research, teaching, and/or service contribute to DEI and J. We will give priority to applications received by 4pm (MST) on October 17, 2022 but will consider applications 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, members of minoritized communities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Denver, Colorado, United States