Naropa University: Professor of Ecopsychology

Naropa University

Job Description

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor

Job Code: FAC01

Program/School: Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology (GSCP) / M.A. Ecopsychology

Reports to: School Dean

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Pay Rate: $46,000-$48,760 depending on rank

FTE: Full-time

Start Date: July 1, 2016

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Job Summary: Naropa University’s Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology seeks to fill a full-time core faculty position beginning July 1, 2016 in MA Ecopsychology. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate expertise and a willingness to teach in the following areas: ecopsychology, transpersonal psychology, and contemplative practices taught at the master’s level, both online and in intensive residential settings. The successful candidate must relocate to the Boulder area.


Job Duties:

  • Teach 20 credits across the course of the academic year in the low-residency Ecopsychology MA degree program (and part-time in other programs as assigned), both online courses and in-person Intensives. This includes the mentoring of capstone projects.
  • Hold regular office hours (5 per week) and meet with students as needed outside of class time.
  • Attend and actively participate in faculty committees, Ecopsychology and higher level program and school meetings, and special project assignments.
  • Participate fully in the administrative operations for the Ecopsychology degree program, including admissions interviews, logistics of online and Intensive courses, budget, course and program assessment, outreach, alumni relations, editing of program materials, curriculum development, graduation ceremonies, and working with adjunct faculty, staff, and the Director of Online Learning.
  • Serve as Program Chair beginning in 2017 and begin training immediately.
  • Engage in professional development that may include educational approach, contemplative view, nature connection, scholarship in ecopsychology and transpersonal fields, and diversity/ inclusivity.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned MA from an institution of recognized standing with coursework in ecopsychology, transpersonal psychology and/or a related field.
  • At least 2 years’ teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Strong knowledge of ecopsychology, and experience teaching ecopsychology or related fields.
  • Experience and skill in teaching experientially.
  • Skill and ease with using computers, and interest in teaching online.
  • Proven ability to mentor final student projects and to teach research methods (both qualitative and quantitative).
  • A transpersonal orientation to ecopsychology.
  • Demonstrated skill in teaching at least one contemplative practice consistent with this course.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and a collaborative working style.
  • Strong administrative skills. Proven ability to engage in program management activities such as budget, curriculum development, and program evaluation.
  • Evidence of relevant scholarly work, professional presentations, publications and/or research.
  • A basic understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have on equity, access and opportunity.
  • Willingness to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and ongoing self-examination.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to those candidates who have experience teaching academic Ecopsychology courses, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Experience in teaching and/or learning online.
  • Training and experience in leading Council practice.
  • Doctoral degree
  • A basic understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education communities.


Applications: Application review continues until position is filled. Applications should be submitted online at the Naropa University website. Qualified candidates should apply online and include a letter of interest and CV.


Naropa University is actively engaged in creating an inclusive, diverse community and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with our diversity initiatives, we encourage applications from persons of historically under-represented groups and those who support diversity.