Rider University,

Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Oct 6th, '20


Open until filled

Start Date:

As soon as possible.

Last Updated:

Tue, Oct 6th, '20

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  • Full Time

Rider University’s Counseling Services seeks a Psychologist for a 12-month, full-time position.  The position supports the department’s and the University’s strategic initiative and commitment to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all community members. The psychologist works as a member of a collaborative team providing culturally-informed, direct psychological services to graduate and undergraduate students including: individual/group/couples counseling; crisis assessment and intervention; and rotating on-call coverage after hours. The position also maintains primary liaison relationships between community providers and Rider stakeholders and maintains administrative functions such as updating Counseling Services databases and electronic health records.  Additional activities include professional consultation and training to faculty, staff and students. Psychoeducation to the campus community is a priority; duties will include developing and conducting outreach programs for the students, and providing supervision to counseling trainees.

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 385 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.


To apply for position no. 500029, please visit RiderHires at

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



From its beginnings as a private business college nearly a century and a half ago, Rider University has consistently thrived as a home for students seeking a timely, relevant and thorough curriculum and an environment to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

Founded in 1865 as Trenton Business College, the institution was established to train leaders in the booming, industrialized post-Civil War economy. While Rider still produces some of today’s leading business executives, it has evolved into a mid-size, highly residential comprehensive university with a diverse campus community and vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, music, fine and performing arts, education, counseling and leadership. In summer 2017, the University offered its first doctoral program, the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

Gradually growing in size and scope through the first half of the 20th century, Rider began its move to a more spacious, suburban campus in 1959, when the first offices and classes moved to a 280-acre tract of land on Route 206 in Lawrence Township, N.J. Rider merged with Westminster Choir College in 1992, establishing a campus in Princeton, N.J., and achieved university status in 1994. The University is home to five academic units that include the College of Business Administration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Services, Westminster College of the Arts, and the College of Continuing Studies.


• Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or an allied field.
• Licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in the State of New Jersey.
• Completion of at least one year of full-time clinical experience.
• Experience with a variety of mental health issues, psychiatric disorders, and adjustment disorders.
• Demonstrated competence in group counseling as well as time-limited individual psychotherapy with diverse populations.
• Demonstrated competence in psychoeducational program planning and implementation.
• Demonstrated competence in crisis assessment, triage and management.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, administrative and organizational skills.

  •          Sensitivity to student diversity and knowledge of programs and resources that support inclusion efforts on campus.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 1-3 years of experience providing clinical mental health counseling, preferably in a college or agency setting.
• Specific areas of expertise and experience relevant to a diverse college student population (e.g., multicultural issues, first generation college students, LGBTQ+ communities, substance use, trauma, domestic violence, body image and eating issues, identity issues, depression, anxiety, and emerging psychiatric disorders).
• Ability to develop and implement outreach and community programming.
• Knowledge of student development and sensitivity to student diversity.
• Experience as a clinical supervisor.
• Skill in assessment, case conceptualization and treatment planning.
• Experience using electronic health records.


To apply for position no. 500029, please visit RiderHires at