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Colorado State Assistant Professor, Psychology/Probationary (Permanent Track Position) in Denver County, Colorado

Assistant Professor, Psychology/Probationary (Permanent Track Position)

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Assistant Professor, Psychology/Probationary (Permanent Track Position)


$57,000.00 - $62,700.00 Annually


Denver County, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number

GJD-311130 02/23


Community College of Denver

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Primary Physical Work Address

Community College of Denver 1111 West Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80217

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GJD-311130 02/23: Psychology / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Community College of Denver is seeking individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and work environment. CCD values the ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, instructors, and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Community College of Denver’s educational programs are designed to enrich the social, civic and economic fabric of our community, nation and the world. Ideas, innovation and the preparation of a well-trained workforce are essential to a vibrant economy. CCD provides access and opportunity for nontraditional students, workforce development and training resources for local organizations, and community partnerships that are improving high school graduation, college enrollment and career success. CCD serves approximately 8,000 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 33.4% of CCD’s students are Latinx, 10.6% are African-American, 7% are international students, and 5.3% are Asian-American. CCD was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education in 2001. The college earned this distinction because more than 30 percent of our students currently self-identify as Hispanic/Latinx. The benefits of this designation include eligibility for federal funds and grants that benefit our entire student population such as additional accelerated courses, computer labs, academic advisors, and other support services.

Description of Job

Teaches five psychology courses per semester. Participation in Academic/Administrative committees and other responsibilities to the college. Assists with development of the Psychology program.


Responsibilities for this position include teaching college-level psychology courses, which may include a combination of Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Human Sexuality, and/or Human Growth and Development. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African American, Latinx, Asian, and Native American students, who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional psychology classrooms. This position reports directly to the Chair of Behavioral Sciences and works collaboratively with the Chair and other Behavioral Science faculty. All faculty within the department report indirectly to the Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean.


Primary teaching duties will consist of courses within the Psychology discipline. A full course load is defined as 15 credit hours per semester or 5 standard classes. Alternative assignments for administrative or related duties are possible. Faculty must demonstrate strong teaching skills and be able to engage and motivate students using both traditional and innovative methods of instruction, including use of technology, while teaching a curriculum grounded in core values of critical thinking, respect, competence, professional development, and ethical responsibility. A commitment to equity and student success that goes beyond the classroom is essential, as are effective interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills.

Service to the College

In addition to teaching, faculty in this position will work collaboratively with other Behavioral Science faculty to develop and modify curriculum and engage in other departmental initiatives and responsibilities, including efforts to maintain coherence across CCD’s many instructional venues (e.g., on-line, community campuses, and Pre-Collegiate programs), textbook selection, and professional development of faculty. Other duties may include oversight of Psi Beta, advising students on programs and degree planning. All full-time faculty are also expected to serve on college committees.

After gaining experience, full-time faculty may be expected to share in broader department coordination duties on a collaborative basis. These duties could include scheduling and staffing issues, hiring and supervision of adjunct faculty, resolution and mediation of faculty/student disputes, coordination with other educational venues, mentoring adjunct faculty, and facilitating staff development in the Behavioral Science Department.

Professional Development

It is the expectation of the College that faculty will continue to be active scholars in their chosen field. They should pursue their academic growth by taking formal academic courses or by attending conferences and workshops and otherwise reading, exploring, and enriching their knowledge of Psychology and related fields.

Service to the Community

Faculty should also be leaders in the community. Incorporating the community into the college will be a key component of the position. Faculty may serve on local boards or commissions, providing valuable leadership to the community as a whole.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


Any equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Education: (required/minimum)

Master’s Degree in Psychology or master’s degree in a closely related field plus 18 graduate credit hours in psychology. Doctorate in Psychology preferred.


Two years’ experience teaching psychology in a community college, college or university setting.

Experience: (preferred)

• Three or more years teaching experience.

• Strong background teaching psychology.

• Prior community college teaching experience.

• Experience teaching in multi-cultural settings and/or with underrepresented / underserved students.

• Curriculum development, program assessment, and/or program development experience is valuable.

• Experience as a Psi Beta (honor society) advisor, running a psychology club or other student organizations.

• Applied job and/or research experience is helpful.

• Multilingual appreciated but not required.

• Collaborative teaching experience.

• Experience with the use of student Learning Management Systems (D2L), instructional technology, and Microsoft Office programs is helpful.

• Advising experience.

• Strong Administrative skills.

• Strong Organizational skills.

• Clinical background.


(see above)

Licensure/Certification: N/A

Equipment Used: N/A

Supplemental Information


Preliminary screening will be made based on the completed application packet submitted by the candidate. The completed application packet includes a letter of interest of no more than five pages, addressing, in general, the items under "Primary Duties" and specifically each item under “Minimum Qualifications”; an online application; resume; and transcripts. All candidates, including current Community College of Denver

employees must submit a complete application packet that includes all material listed above.

Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. Selected applicants will be invited by the screening committee for interviews. All application materials become the property of the Community College of Denver and cannot be copied.


Interested applicants must submit a complete application packet at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/ccd which includes:

  • Electronic Application, Click ‘New Resume’ at the bottom of this page

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • References - Names, phone numbers, addresses, & email addresses of three professional references

  • Copies of transcripts, unofficial preferred

  • Copies of appropriate credentials, if applicable

**All included attachments should be saved with the following nomenclature: Last name, First name Document; for example Doe, John Resume; Doe, Jane Transcripts

Your resume should clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications. Those applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered. Part-time experience is ½ the equivalent of full-time experience. Example: Four (4) years of applicable part-time experience equals 2 years of full-time equivalency.