Psychologist ($85k-$110k/yr)

The University of Kansas Medical Center,

Counseling & Educational Support Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Jul 31st, '20


Applications will be reviewed as received. Please submit asap.

Start Date:

Negotiable. August 31, 2020 or before is preferred.

Last Updated:

Mon, Aug 3rd, '20

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  • Full Time

The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for students, residents, and employees.  The Psychologist position serves students and residents through the provision of onsite and online individual, couples, and group psychological counseling, outreach presentations, consultation, supervision of postdoctoral fellows and doctoral practicum students, psychological evaluations, and crisis response. The Psychologist position supports the department’s and Academic and Student Affairs’ strategic programming initiatives to help culturally diverse students and medical residents succeed.  In discharging these duties, the Psychologist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc., to be committed to the work of anti-racism, and to be skilled with techniques for counseling students and residents with diverse backgrounds. The position engages with a multidisciplinary team that consists of psychologists, learning specialists, a writing specialist, a psychiatric provider, and health professionals to facilitate successful treatment outcomes. The position contributes to the University’s strategic plan and reports to the Director of Counseling & Educational Support Services / Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Job Duties:

  • Provide individual, couple, family, and group counseling
  • Provide supervision, consultation, and outreach presentations
  • Contribute to the department’s strategic initiatives to provide services and programs to a diverse student and medical resident population
  • Conduct psychological evaluations and assessments
  • Participate in crisis response services
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice Chancellor

The University of Kansas Medical Center's mission is to improve lives and communities in Kansas and beyond through innovation in education, research, and health care. We believe that diversity and inclusion are integral values that guide the way we envision our future. KU Medical Center strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral, and continuing education programs. We operate three schools:

  • School of Medicine, with campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Health Professions

For student enrollment numbers, please see KU Medical Center Fast Facts.

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Counseling and Educational Support Services

We provide support to 3,100 students, medical residents, and medical fellows as they pursue their professional goals. Our approach to excellence in service is proactive, collaborative, confidential, and respectful.

All psychological and educational services are provided at no cost to students, residents, and fellows. Our staff consists of three learning specialists, five doctoral-level psychologists, two postdoctoral psychology fellows, a consulting physician (psychiatric prescriber), and a writing specialist.


  • Psychological Services: Our psychologists help address students' emotional and interpersonal issues, including managing stress, relationships, and transitions.
  • Psychiatric Services: For clients with medication needs, our psychiatric prescriber provides evaluations and medication-management consultations.
  • Educational Support Services: Our learning specialists help students with study and test-taking strategies, time management, and more.
  • Writing Services: Our writing specialist helps students improve their writing skills by brainstorming, organizing thoughts, revision, and lots of dialogue.

In addition to traditional counseling services, we provide Koru mindfulness programming, HeartMath biofeedback, telehealth, couples therapy, 100+ outreach presentations annually, and teach wellness courses within the health science academic curriculum. Abundant training opportunities are available for new staff.

More information about KUMC Counseling and Educational Support Services may be found at our website.

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The University of Kansas Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, protected veteran or disability status, marital status, parental status, or genetic information.

  • Doctorate in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, or Clinical Psychology
  • Licensed as a Psychologist in Kansas or eligible for licensure within three months of starting employment
  • Two years of experience in a university counseling center
  • Demonstrated experience providing brief therapy to individuals, couples, and groups
  • Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis-management skills, including ability to work with high-acuity students and residents with complex mental health needs
  • Demonstrated multicultural competence in mental health service provision
  • Experience designing and implementing outreach programs and psychoeducational workshops
  • Experience providing clinical supervision and consultation
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Doctorate completed at APA-accredited program
  • Predoctoral Internship at an APA accredited internship site
  • Two years of post-license experience
  • Three or more years' experience in a university counseling center
  • Training and experience providing tele-counseling/telehealth service
  • Experience providing counseling to health science students
  • Demonstrated competence in providing therapy in bilingual or multilingual contexts

Depending on qualifications and experience, the annual salary range is $84,826 to $110,376 with excellent benefits.

Please complete applications online at  You will be requested to include:
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Online HR application
  • Three references’ names and phone numbers