Staff Psychologist

Iowa State University,

Student Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Fri, Dec 4th, '20



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Fri, Dec 4th, '20

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  • Full Time


Provides a variety of services including individual, group, career, and couples counseling. Provides crisis intervention, outreach and consultation, and substance abuse and eating disorder assessments. May supervise practicum students and interns.

Example of Duties
• Provides individual, couples, career, and group psychotherapy.
• Assesses client needs via interviews, tests, and observations.
• Conducts psychological assessments and evaluations.
• Provides treatment to clients.
• Conducts intake interviews and assess needs.
• Provides consultation in situations of crisis.
• Makes referrals.
• Keeps records and completes reports.
• Presents education programs or workshops as needed.
• May supervise and evaluate practicum students and interns.

Level Guidelines
• Intermediate-level position with solid professional and/or technical skills working under general supervision to achieve goals
• Applies broad, working knowledge of the principles of the field to moderately complex, difficult, and varied problems and issues
• Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action and resolve problems
• Responds to a broad range of inquiries and requests
• May provide training and/or direction to lower-level staff
• May lead projects of moderate scope and complexity
• Provides guidance to students

This position may be filled at the level of Senior Psychologist. The minimum required qualifications are:

Doctorate Degree from an American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) accredited program or certified equivalent in counseling or clinical psychology. 1 year of related experience which may include a doctoral internship.

  • Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

    Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

    All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.


    Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email 

    If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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Required Minimum Quals:

Doctorate Degree from an American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) accredited program or certified equivalent in counseling or clinical psychology.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience providing counseling services at a university counseling center.
Experience providing clinical supervision.
Experience facilitating process groups and workshops.
Experience providing assessment, triage, and crisis management.
Experience providing outreach and consultation services.
Experience in working successfully with culturally and ethnically diverse students, trainees, and coworkers.
Interest in and experience working with students of color, international students, bilingual students, and other marginalized groups.
Interest and/or experience working with substance use or body image/eating disorder concerns.


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Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.