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Adjunct Faculty-Master of Arts in International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health

University of Denver
Glendale, CO
Closing date
Jun 21, 2024

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Faculty / Professor / Lecturer
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College / University
This is a general posting that will serve to create a pool of applicants for adjunct faculty openings throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. Should we have an opening and be interested in pursuing your application, we will contact you with specific information.

About the Graduate School of Professional Psychology

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at DU was created in 1976 to house one of the first Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs in the country, under the then-new Vail training model (practitioner-scholar). GSPP provides four specialized masters programs: Sport Coaching, Sport and Performance Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health, as well as online certificates and continuing education. We also offer several fully online graduate certificates in sport, strength and conditioning, and fitness coaching.

The School also has a partially affiliated, APA-accredited internship consortium, and several in-house and satellite training clinics that serve Denver and the surrounding communities. As a professional school, GSPP promotes and utilizes high-level pedagogy that integrates applied practice, theory, research, and scholarship. All GSPP programs provide comprehensive academic and applied training within an academic environment that values cooperation and collaboration and fosters critical thinking and self-determined functioning. GSPP has developed a collegial atmosphere with significant opportunities for creativity, teamwork, and innovation.

Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion guides GSPP in the mission to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible to all students, staff, and faculty. GSPP is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes acknowledging the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion of our academic community. We welcome applications from individuals who may have taken a nontraditional career path, taken time off for family or personal reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

About the Master of Arts in International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health Program

The International Disaster Psychology Program Trauma and Global Mental Health (MAIDP) is a 2 -year Master's Program within GSPP developed in 2005. In additional to providing master's level training in general clinical psychology, the program meets a clear need for specialized knowledge and experience to work in the trauma, disaster and global mental health fields. Our 2-year curriculum and practicum experiences help students develop a background in global mental health, a field focusing on methods for increasing mental health workforces in low-resource communities, addressing stigma regarding mental illness and mental health care and expanding beyond "Western" treatment models. As such, we emphasize the provision of culturally and linguistically responsive service delivery.

Position Summary

The MAIDP at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology is accepting applications for adjunct faculty instructors to teach a variety of courses in the 2023-2024 academic year. This posting will serve for multiple openings but the program is specifically recruiting for:
  • CPSY 4542 Psychophysiology
  • CPSY 4510 Statistics

The full course listing is available in the University of Denver's Graduate Bulletin. A preliminary schedule is available at: DU Course Offerings Search. Please note that course offerings, schedules, and modalities may vary.

Essential Functions
  • Adjunct faculty are required to complete DU-wide online training, plan and teach courses (some courses are on-campus whereas others may be online using Zoom)
  • Be available to meet with students online or in-person, respond to student questions, assign and grade papers and exams as appropriate, and adhere to all relevant DU policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Clinical Psychology or a related field
  • Demonstrated current and relevant expertise

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in a related field
  • Teaching experience at the graduate level

Application Deadline

Applications are currently being accepted and reviewed for all academic quarters.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Course Rate

Adjunct faculty are compensated at a rate of $1,193 per credit per course.

Instructors who are co-teaching a content course that does not involve clinical supervision will split the credits, so each co-teacher receives half of the pay.

2023-2024 Practicum/Seminar/Small Groups pay level change:

4-5 no co-leader - paid for 2 credits (w/co-leader credits are split - each co-leader will be paid for 1 credit)

6-7 no co-leader - paid for 3 credits (w/co-leader credits are split - each co-leader will be paid for 1.5 credits)

8-9 no co-leader - paid for 4 credits (w/co-leader credits are split - each co-leader will be paid for 2 credits)

Program Evaluation (PE) small group/practicum, a 2-credit seminar, will be designed to have 3 co-leaders and 9 students. (3:1 ratio) PE will have a 6 credit hour budget each quarter. This can be handled one of three ways: 1) 3 co-leaders, each co-leader paid for 2 credit hours, each supervising 3 students 2 co-leaders: 2) each co-leader paid for 3 credit hours, each supervising more than 3 students; 3) No co-leader, paid for 6 credit hours

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 some benefits for non-benefited employees. 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:
  • CV
  • Cover letter which denotes what course(s) you are interested in teaching
  • Contact Rachel Caskey with questions:

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, veteran 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

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

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