Staff Psychologist

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,

Graduate Affairs
Last Posted:

Mon, Nov 23rd, '20


Till position is filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Mon, Nov 23rd, '20


Position Summary

The Student Counseling Services (SCS) Psychologist’s primary responsibility is to assist in the provision of mental health services to the student population. This includes providing individual and couples counseling; crisis management; outreach; and diagnostic assessment regarding problems relating to stress, developmental issues, academic achievement, interpersonal concerns, and other mental health issues common within a University setting.

Additional responsibilities include consultation with university personnel as well as assistance with departmental, divisional and university programs within the larger focus of student affairs.

Major Responsibilities

Other Responsibilities

  • PhD, PsyD, or equivalent advanced certificate in Psychology
  • Currently licensed as a psychologist from national or regional accrediting body
  • Minimum of three year’s work experience as a practicing licensed psychologist with individual and couples counseling, preferably with 2 of those years in a college counseling center.
  • Knowledge of Counseling Center policies and procedures, goals, and professional standards as well as standard ethical guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic treatment modalities for topics of relevance to a graduate level university population.
  • Able to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment; works independently yet successful in a team setting.
  • Strong knowledge of risk-assessment process.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student population and the ability to understand the unique impact of societal expectations and family dynamics.
  • Expertise in student counseling, outreach, crises management, and clinical assessment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and written skills. Fluent in English. 
  • Experience with Titanium or similar electronic record systems.

The role provides a very competitive salary with generous vacation and a high quality lifestyle. It also includes subsidized on campus housing and internationally accredited IB schools for staff children.


To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume/CV to