Staff Psychologist I (2 positions)

University of Kentucky,

UK Counseling Centger
Last Posted:

Thu, Dec 24th, '20


Midnight, January 31

Start Date:

August 2021, or sooner if possible (to be negotiated)

Last Updated:

Sun, Jan 17th, '21

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  • Full Time

The Staff Psychologist I positions are for generalist clinicians focused on providing counseling and therapy services to students as well as providing outreach programming on a variety of topics relevant to college student adjustment, mental health and well-being. Specific expertise in a variety of areas related to college students is encouraged and welcomed.  At the moment, experience and expertise in assessment of learning disabilities and ADHD is highly desirable. The UKCC has had an embedded clinician in the College of Medicine. There may be other opportunities to do this type of embedded work with various colleges or specific campus populations. The UKCC is committed to inclusion and equity, welcoming a wide range of clients for psychological services and those seeking consultation. Our staff is diverse in many ways and we strive to mirror the population we serve in the UK community. UKCC serves students in ways that support and affirm all of their identities. We welcome candidates who will continue to expand our reach to students from communities that experience oppression and are at greater risk of harm, including but not limited to persons of color, international students, first-generation students, veterans, those with disabilities, and LGBTQ+. Our ideal candidate possesses an understanding of intersectionality and how it impacts the daily lives of students.


The University of Kentucky is the flagship university for the state. It is a major research institution with over 31,000 students and 16 academic colleges. In addition to the undergraduate and graduate programs, the campus includes professional programs within the Colleges of Medicine, Law, Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Dentistry and the University Medical Center/Chandler Hospital. UK offers excellent health and retirement benefits.

Region Description:

The University of Kentucky is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.  Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life integration that the University strives to provide its employees.  See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.


All requirements for the PhD, PsyD or EdD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or other closely related field must be completed by start date.

Prior to start date, the new hire must complete an application to the Kentucky Board of Examiners in Psychology [KBEP] for a Licensed Psychologist [LP] credential, which grants a temporary license to practice under supervision (provided within our Center) until the individual has full licensure for independent practice.


Our ideal candidate possesses an understanding of intersectionality and how it impacts the daily lives of students.  Cultural competence is of utmost importance.  We seek individuals who are collaborative in nature, have strong communication skills, practice good self-care, maintain healthy boundaries, and possess the ability to manage a challenging workload while promoting a positive atmosphere and healthy relationships.


Salary for the positions is commensurate with experience.    


All applications must be submitted electronically.  It is best to apply to both positions.  Please complete the application(s) at

Please attach the following:

(1) Resume/CV 

(2) Names and contact information for 4 references who can address skills relevant to university counseling center work.

(3) A cover letter that details:

a) Your experience providing counseling/therapy with diverse clients, particularly in a college population.  

b) Your experience providing outreach programming and/or consultation regarding topics of relevance to the college experience.

c) Specific experience in any of the following areas: international students; fluency or proficiency in language(s) other than English; students with disabilities; eating disorders, DBT, ADHD/LD assessments, trauma, substance abuse, autism spectrum; under-represented or minoritized college students, or first-generation students.

Email questions about the position or the application process to Dr. Aldarondo at