Staff Psychologist (2)

University of Tennessee,

Student Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Mon, Apr 13th, '20


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Start Date:

This position is available immediately though the start date is negotiable.

Last Updated:

Mon, Apr 13th, '20

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  • Full Time

Reporting to the Counseling Center Director, the staff psychologist has a variety of duties including direct clinical services to students, consultation to faculty and staff, clinical supervision of doctoral level trainees, and outreach to students and campus partners. The successful candidate will have strong general therapy skills and demonstrated effectiveness using a short term treatment model. The psychologist is expected to be skilled in working with a range of clinical issues and complex diagnoses. The person in this position will be actively involved in clinical supervision and training within our APA accredited internship program as well as our doctoral level practicum trainees and graduate assistants pursuing a Ph.D. from the UT Counseling Psychology department. This position also includes engagement within the university community through outreach, consultation, and development of liaison relationships with campus partners. We seek candidates whose clinical service, supervision, and community intervention is infused with multicultural humility and obvious interest and commitment to all dimensions of diversity.

• Providing direct clinical services including brief assessment, individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, and crisis intervention.
• Supervision and training of doctoral interns, graduate assistants, advanced practicum clinicians and practicum clinicians.
• Participating in community intervention efforts including suicide prevention training, stress management workshops, postvention support, service on university committees, service as stand-by counselor for selected events, development of liaison relationships, and assisting with various university events.
• Consultation with faculty and staff regarding mental health related matters.
• Other duties as assigned consistent with the mission of the Student Counseling Center.


The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling nearly 29,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff persons who serve our students through 16 departments and functions. Division Staff are actively engaged in the lives of students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.

The Department: The Student Counseling Center is a full-service collegiate counseling center staffed by 11 licensed psychologists and 4 Master’s level therapists. The center also supports a robust APA accredited training program training 5 full-time interns and 8-12 doctoral psychology trainees. The Center shares a state of the art facility with the Student Health Center and the Center for Health Education and Wellness allowing for a wide range of collaboration in programming and student care.


• Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from APA-accredited program prior to start date.
• Successful completion of an APA-accredited internship prior to start date.
• Licensed or license eligibility as a psychologist in the state of Tennessee by start date.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

• Evidence of strong generalist clinical skills including effectiveness in a short term treatment model (8-12 sessions).
• Demonstrated effectiveness in assessment and intervention with a range of clinical issues and complex diagnoses.
• Demonstrated knowledge of developmental issues of college students/emerging adults and factors that contribute to student success.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to achieve mutual goals.
• Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated in oral and written communication.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.


• Experience in a university counseling setting.
• Three or more years of post-licensure clinical experience.
• Specialized experience or expertise in the mental health needs of underrepresented student populations.
• Interest and ability in providing group therapy services.
• Experience and skills with use of social media to enhance services.

Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 44

The Student Counseling Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for two open positions for Staff Psychologist. This is a 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position. The position may be flexed to accommodate candidates who prefer a 10 month position.

For consideration, go to: and electronically submit a letter of application cover letter, vita, contact information of three professional references, and unofficial graduate school transcripts. Only complete electronic applications will be considered.