Clinical Assistant Professor, Mental Health Concentration at University of Denver in Denver, Colorado

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Job Description:

The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is among the finest graduate schools of social work in the country. GSSW currently has a competitive PhD program and offers a Masters of Social Work degree at three campuses as well as an online program. GSSW is a vibrant center for intellectual development, a leader in promoting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work. Our mission is to foster social responsibility regarding social and economic justice, quality of life and multicultural communities, based on equality for all people.

Position Summary

The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is a collegial and progressive community of scholars and teachers who work with diverse populations across the life cycle and who are committed to excellence in teaching. The schools curriculum, research, and community partnerships emphasize social and racial justice, and social work values and ethics, with an understanding of and respect for social and cultural diversity. GSSW provides a supportive environment that fosters interdisciplinary and community-based research and interactions. Cross-disciplinary opportunities abound as evidenced by the University's Impact 2025 strategic plan. The faculty at GSSW engages in major collaborative projects locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition, the Denver metropolitan area and state of Colorado offer excellent opportunities for working with a variety of populations. GSSW and the University of Denver are committed to enhancing the diversity of faculty and staff.

Appointment: The appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor will commence July 1, 2022, with initial appointment length determined following the University's appointment, tenure, and promotion guidelines, most likely three years. This appointment is renewable per those guidelines, and promotions are a possibility for which longer-term contracts are applied.

Essential Functions

  • Teach seven classes over three to four quarters per academic year in the Mental Health concentrations (on campus and online).
  • Provide service to the school, university, community, and discipline including work on various committees.
  • Provide students with mentoring and academic advising.
  • Lead and manage continuation of existing courses and development of new courses this includes: managing faculty teaching the courses for which you are lead, managing curriculum, syllabi and updating the digital classroom containers for the courses. This position will require the faculty member lead 3-4 classes as part of this role.
  • May occasionally supervise additional independent studies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment, knowledge and ability to effectively engage individuals from broadly diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach at the university level, reflecting the schools and disciplines commitment to social justice.
  • Excellent communication skills for classroom teaching, student advising, and mentoring.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Extremely high reasoning ability is of the utmost importance given the extent and complexity of a faculty members role.
  • Ability to travel to professional meetings.

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)- accredited institution.
  • Five or more years post-MSW practice experience in mental health or clinical practice, including but not limited to counseling via multiple modalities, supporting staff who deliver mental health services, and/or training practitioners on service delivery.
  • Prior teaching experience.
  • Must exhibit excellence or potential for excellence in teaching across the MSW curricula, most especially in the content areas listed above.
  • Evidence of academic and/or social work practice experience reflective of rank. Applicants must meet the schools requirements for the given rank.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker per any state in the US.
  • Experience in online teaching and/or hybrid or hyflex courses.
  • Teaching and/or practice experience related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Expertise in various areas of mental health practice, including substance use, suicide, evidence-based clinical practices, telehealth, etc.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) March 31st, 2022. 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.

Salary Grade Number:

The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $73,000.

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

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non-discrimination-statement.

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

Advertised: March 14, 2022
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