Assistant Professor of Geropsychology
Company: University of Colorado
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: January 23, 2023
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The Psychology Department seeks applications for a tenure track
Assistant Professor of Geropsychology. The typical time allocation
for tenure-track faculty in the Psychology Department is 40%
teaching, 40% research, and 20% service with reduced teaching load
in the first two years. The teaching load may also be reduced by
grant funding per department and college guidelines. The scholar in
this position will teach graduate-level courses in clinical
psychology and course assignments at the undergraduate level as
needed. The assistant professor will provide clinical instruction
and supervision of graduate students. This position reports to the
Chair of the Psychology Department.
Who We Are:
The Psychology Department faculty are committed to excellence in
teaching and research, with the expectation that faculty maintain a
productive program of research with commitment to obtain external
funding. The Psychology Department currently offers a BA in
Psychology, MA programs in Psychological Science (with specialty
tracks in Cognition, Biopsychology, Geropsychology, and
Developmental) and Clinical Psychology (with specialty tracks in
Trauma and Geropsychology), and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
(with tracks in Geropsychology and in Trauma Psychology). More info
can be found at https://psychology.uccs.edu. As a Department, we
are invested in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four
campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over
9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53
undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8
doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world's only Bachelor
of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master
multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change
in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a "High Research
Activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in
being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado
that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a
strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and
maintaining a multitude of offices - First Year Experience, Excel
Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a
few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students
to have success in the future, and we understand that every single
employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.
The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places
to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City
USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song
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alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area
attractions, including scenic trails, museums, parks, a zoo and
more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the
Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation
The position is responsible for teaching various undergraduate and
graduate courses in the Psychology Department. Classes will be
assigned as needed and efforts will be made to find opportunities
for the faculty member to teach in their special area of expertise.
The position requires a current and active research program,
including student mentoring in research. The position also requires
service to the department, college, and/or field of study.
The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are
not limited to:
Related to Teaching:
* Teach undergraduate and graduate courses each academic year,
split between the fall and spring semesters.
* Clinical instruction and supervision in the department's
community clinic (UCCS Aging Center) or related external practicum
* Use effective distance and online learning methods when
* Implement culturally responsive practices.
* Develop thorough syllabi and Canvas content OR follow the
provided syllabus and Canvas content for the course.
Related to Research:
* Contribute to the research profile of the department through
publications and presentations of research.
* Pursue grants and other sponsored program activities.
Related to Service:
* Serve on department, college, and university committees.
* Advise undergraduate and graduate students regarding progress in
Psychology Department programs.
To be successful in this position, the employee will need the
* Effective communication and interpersonal skills
* Knowledge of best practices in both inclusive education and adult
* Ability to orchestrate engaging distance learning experiences
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with students, faculty, staff, and the public
* Ability to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality
regarding critical and sensitive information, records, and
* Ability to work in partnership with colleagues and faculty
* Multicultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to
diversity in all forms
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by
positions in this job classification and are not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and
responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs
without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level
of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as
Work Location: On-site
Remote work will be available for emergency events. This will be
offered based on the emergency and allowance will come from
leadership and the guidelines provided at the time of the
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime
provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
What We Offer:
Salary Range: Generally starting at $73,500 - $79,000 per academic
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set
based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to,
internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent
benefits, some of which include:
* Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the
* Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
* Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their
annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%
* Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent
* Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment
* Faculty Housing Assistance Program
Tentative Search Timeline:
* Priority will be given to applications submitted by November 11,
2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.
* The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will
be November 21-22, 2022 and the week of November 28, 2022.
* The potential dates for interviews with the appointing
authorities and department will be the week of December 5, 2022, or
December 12, 2022.
* The potential employee start date is August 14, 2023.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to
providing a safe and productive learning, living and working
community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background
investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for
employment. Background investigations include a criminal history
record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor
vehicle history check.
UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In
compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its
commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation
or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including
employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative
formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals
with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification
of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by
the end of the third day of work.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of
* Education: Ph.D. in Psychology or Clinical Psychology from a
university-affiliated APA accredited clinical psychology
* Evidence of specialized training and experience in aging and/or
geropsychology, through coursework, supervised clinical training,
and/or supervised research experiences.
* Ability to obtain Colorado state licensure as a Psychologist
within one year of hire.
* One semester of teaching an undergraduate and graduate
Physical requirements for a person to be successful in performing
the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation
are sedentary, to include exertion up to 10 lbs of force
occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or
contently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects,
including the human body. The position involves sitting most of the
time but ay involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
Physical requirement examples include reaching, handling,
fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, and near acuity.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each of the established essential functions and meet the
physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The
requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill,
ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the
employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions, physical and environmental demands.
Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical
impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g.
walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and
require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is
your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview
or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.
If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must
notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
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