Sport Psychologist / Licensed Therapist for Student Athletes

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine,

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Student Health and Athletics
Last Posted:

Fri, Jun 26th, '20


Open until filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Jun 30th, '20

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  • Full Time

USC is seeking a full-time licensed therapist for the Division of Student Mental Health in the Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry to provide mental health services exclusively to the university’s student athletes.

The position is the result of a joint collaboration between Counseling and Mental Services and the USC Athletic Department. The clinician will work as a member of the USC Sport Psychology team under the supervision of the Associate Director of Sport Psychology at Counseling and Mental Health who is in charge of Clinical & Sport Psychology Services for Athletics. The responsibilities include providing individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention and on-call services, performance enhancement with individuals and teams for USC student athletes at an NCAA Division I University with 21 teams and approximately 630 student athletes.


The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC is one of the world’s leading private research universities with approximately 48,500 students from all 50 states and boasts one of the largest international student bodies in the country. USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles, a culturally rich metropolitan city, and is close to both beach and mountains with wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities. The mild temperatures along with the city’s average of 329 days of sun per year makes Los Angeles a wonderful city to live and work. 


The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All genders and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.   


Applicants must be licensed clinicians in good standing and have a Doctorate or Master’s degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program, or Master’s degree in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy.

Strong clinical, crisis, and organizational skills needed. Flexibility, follow through, and accountability are a necessity. Ability to work in a fast paced environment is essential to this position. Experience in working with college students from diverse backgrounds is also essential. Expertise in issues related to African American/Black student athletes required.


This is a faculty position in the Division of Student Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The position is full-time. Salary is competitive and contingent on qualifications and experience. A generous benefits package includes health insurance, sick time, paid vacation, professional days, and a stipend for professional development.


Please submit CV, cover letter, 3 letters of reference, and 3 additional references with contact information (phone and email address) to: