University of Tennessee,

Student Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Apr 27th, '21


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Start Date:

A review of all applications will begin on May 18, 2021.

Last Updated:

Tue, Apr 27th, '21

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  • Full Time

The Position:

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life, the primary duties of the Director for the Student Counseling Center are as follows:

  • Provide executive direction for the Student Counseling Center
  • Supervise and evaluate staff members including an associate director, assistant director, staff psychologists, staff psychotherapist(s), psychiatrist(s), psychiatric nurse practitioner(s), staff therapists, clinical case manager(s), doctoral intern clinicians, graduate assistants, and administrative support staff.
  • Provide direct clinical services including triage screening and assessments, rick assessment and crisis management
  • Supervise psychology trainees, including individual supervision, review of video and clinical notes, and general quality assurance of clinical work
  • Develop, manage, and monitor budget
  • Evaluate departmental effectiveness and efficiency through assessment efforts
  • Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships within the campus and Knoxville communities
  • Participate as an active staff member of the Division of Student Life and perform other duties as assigned


The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling nearly 29,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff persons who serve our students through 16 departments and functions. Division Staff are actively engaged in the lives of students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.

The Department: The Student Counseling Center is a full-service collegiate counseling center staffed by 11 licensed psychologists and 4 Master’s level therapists. The center also supports a robust APA accredited training program training 5 full-time interns and 8-12 doctoral psychology trainees. The Center shares a state of the art facility with the Student Health Center and the Center for Health Education and Wellness allowing for a wide range of collaboration in programming and student care.


Required Qualifications:


  •  Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from APA-accredited program
  •  Completion of internship at APA-accredited program
  •  Tennessee license eligibility as a psychologist and health services provider


  • Five (5) years of post-graduate experience in student counseling or other mental health facility
  • Three (3) years of experience working in a supervisory and/or management position

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with all constituents (students, faculty, administration, University staff and other members of the UT and surrounding community)
  • Demonstrated presentation skills (oral and written)
  • Demonstrated ability to positively and effectively lead and facilitate campus and community partnerships
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Previous experience working with psychiatric medication services
  • Experience working with electronic health record systems

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to develop strategic plan and implement assessment strategies and reports
  • Knowledge of basic threat assessment protocols
Salary is commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

Application and Nomination Process:

A review of all applications will begin on May 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to David Ndiaye, the Search Committee Chair at or Brooke Swart, Executive Recruiter at For consideration, all applicants MUST submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references into the UT Human Resources online portal. Visit