Staff Psychologist

University of Nevada, Las Vegas,

Student Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Oct 16th, '20



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Fri, Oct 16th, '20


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Staff Psychologist, UNLV Student Wellness - Student Counseling and Psychology [R0122676]



UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The University is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:



The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in ?maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.



Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas is seeking to fill a staff psychologist position. CAPS is an IACS-accredited center within the Student Wellness unit that includes the departments of health center, behavioral health, women’s center, health promotions, disability resource center, and office of student conduct. This is a unique opportunity to work within a dynamic and integrated service delivery model that offers comprehensive wellness services to a diverse student population.  This is a full-time, 12-month position.


General responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, time-effective individual, couples, and group therapy; crisis assessment and intervention; consultation, liaison, and outreach programming to the university community; supervision of doctoral interns and graduate trainees; and participation on divisional and university committees. The center has an APA-accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship program.  



This position requires a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from a regionally accredited college or university.  Candidates from an APA-accredited training program are preferred.  Completion of an APA-accredited doctoral internship is preferred.

Candidates are required to be licensed as a Psychologist in Nevada within 6 months from the date of hire for licensed applicants and licensed within 8 or 18 months for postdoctoral and new doctoral graduates, respectively. 


The successful candidate will have strong clinical assessment and crisis intervention skills, competency in working with a diverse student population, demonstrated skills in supervision and training, and experience in brief therapy and group counseling. All candidates must pass a background screening.


Preferences for this position include demonstrated experience with substance abuse treatment, step-care treatment, culturally responsive trauma-informed treatment, telehealth, and/or assessment/testing.



Minimum salary $70,500.  Position is contingent upon funding. 


NOTICE:  All UNLV/NSHE employees may be subject to base pay reduction and/or mandatory unpaid leave: (1) by future action of the Board of Regents without a declaration of financial exigency (pursuant to the NSHE Code, as may be amended from time to time); and/or (2) by future action of the State legislature to reduce pay of certain categories of state employees. 



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.


Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on November 6, 2020 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to Dr. Luke Jensen, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or



UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0122676” in the search box.


If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.



UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.