Counselor/Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Florida,

Counseling & Wellness Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Jan 19th, '21


Review of applications will begin January 14, 2021 and will continue until positions are filled.

Start Date:

August 1, 2021 - Negotiable

Last Updated:

Tue, Jan 19th, '21

  • |
  • Full Time

Position Description:

The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) at the University of Florida is seeking multiple mental health professionals with experience in collegiate mental health who thrive in an environment that values collaboration and support among team members and will work with us to foster the development of our students in all of its diversity through compassion, empowerment, advocacy, and hope as well as help us nurture a healthy and healing campus environment for all.

 We are seeking generalists at any point in their professional development with a strong interest in working with domestic and international students in a university counseling center.  The clinical assistant professor’s primary responsibility is to provide direct clinical services, including group, individual and couples counseling to University of Florida students. Potential colleagues should have experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns and levels of severity. Clinical faculty members also provide consultation to UF faculty and staff and are engaged in providing professional training and teaching to graduate students, doctoral interns, and post-doctoral fellows. Similarly, all faculty take part in outreach and prevention efforts.

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: assessment/psychological testing, men’s issues, substance abuse, autism spectrum, trauma, psychotherapy and outreach with BIPOC, and Black, Queer psychology. 



About the Counseling and Wellness Center
Mental health services at the University of Florida have historically held a strong importance and distinction in the campus community. The CWC is one of the oldest counseling centers in the country, established in 1931. The CWC is a vibrant, multidisciplinary, multicultural, and creative center, actively engaged in the furtherance and betterment of compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training. The CWC is a dynamic part of the Division of Student Affairs and is highly utilized by students and other campus constituents seeking a variety of mental health services. 

Our staff consists of 47 clinicians in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and counselor education. In addition, the psychiatry staff of the Student Health Care Center shares one of our facilities. CWC is home to a large training program for graduate students in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education and a doctoral psychology internship accredited by the American Psychological Association. Members of our staff are cohesive, collegial, engaged, and share a passion for working in collegiate mental health. The CWC is a learning organization as clinical service, training, outreach, and professional development are informed by research, local data, and benchmarking with national trends and peer institutions.  The CWC identifies closely with the vision, values, and guiding principles of the Division of Student Affairs.

The CWC provides:

  • Group, individual, and couples counseling for students with psychological, emotional, academic and/or relationship concerns

  • Crisis intervention for students experiencing a personal crisis or emergency

  • Stress management and biofeedback services

  • Outreach, prevention, and educational programs for students, faculty, and staff

  • Consultation services for students, faculty, staff, families, and friends of students

  • Training and supervision to counseling, psychology, and graduate students from pre-practicum through post-doctoral residency

  • Assessment and referral services

  • Teaching, research, and scholarship

Region Description
UF is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university with membership in the Association of American Universities. It is the state’s oldest university, among the nation’s most academically diverse public schools, with 55,000 students and a 2,000-acre campus. The Counseling and Wellness Center, part of the Division of Student Affairs, is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The campus is located in Gainesville, a community usually ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. Gainesville has its own urban forest with canopy coverage for 60% of the city. The city of Gainesville is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby are many recreational lakes and rivers; the north Florida beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are just a short drive away. UF consistently attracts world-class performing arts. Sports fans can enjoy Gator athletics, with UF ranking among the nation’s 10 best athletic programs in both men’s and women’s sports.


Clinical Assistant Professors must (1) have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or counseling from an APA or CACREP accredited doctoral program; and (2) be licensed or license-eligible as a mental health professional or psychologist in the state of Florida within two years of employment.  Employment with the University of Florida is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.



Preferred qualities of the candidate include: 

  • Experience working with college students and staff

  • Experience working in settings with more severe populations

  • Administrative and computer application skills required to effectively implement and maintain a case management and tracking system

  • Demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple clinical situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team

  • Energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships

  • Collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues

  • Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to multicultural issues/social justice and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups

  • Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, standards and ethics

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience in college mental health, including crisis assessment/management/intervention, short-term treatment, confidentiality requirements, outreach and referral

  • Strong interest and experience with training and supervising students from various disciplines at the master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral level


Salary will be competitive based on education and experience.


Persons interested in applying for this position should apply online at Reference Posting # 68958.  Electronic applications are required, along with submission of cover letter, vita, and letters of recommendation from three professional references.    Anyone requiring special accommodations to complete an application should contact the Search Committee co-chair:  Dr. Felicia Brown at  

 Application Deadline

To ensure full consideration, application letters, vitas, and three letters of recommendation from professional references including email addresses for contact should be submitted.  Review of applications will begin January 14, 2021 and will continue until positions are filled.  The University of Florida is an AA/EO employer and acts in compliance with all aspects of the ADA. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates that can demonstrate their experiences with working with diverse students, faculty and staff and working in a multicultural environment. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at