Auburn University,

Student Counseling & Psychological Service
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Last Posted:

Thu, May 2nd, '24


Open until filled

Start Date:

Negotiable, but preferably before the start of the Fall 2024 semester

Last Updated:

Tue, May 28th, '24

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  • Full Time

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of students? Are you interested in mentoring the next generation of mental health professionals?

Join our dynamic team as a Psychologist with Student Counseling & Psychological Services (SCPS) at Auburn University - and be part of a vibrant university community dedicated to mental health and wellness! In this role, you will facilitate group therapy sessions, provide individual therapy, crisis intervention, psychological assessments, treatment planning, and diagnosis. You will also train and supervise practicum students and doctoral interns. Collaboration is key as you work with campus partners within Student Affairs and across the university, serving on committees to shape policies and initiatives that promote student well-being. You’ll also engage in continuous professional development funded by SCPS!

A unique and heartwarming aspect of this role involves handling SCPS Animal Assisted Therapy dogs during outreach events and therapy sessions, leveraging the therapeutic benefits of animal-assisted interventions!

Essential Functions Include:

  • Providing psychological services to students, including individual therapy, group therapy, emergency/crisis intervention, psychological assessment, treatment planning, diagnosis, and consultation with stakeholders.
  • Documenting, reporting, and maintaining confidential records and information from counseling-related services including individual therapy, group therapy, emergency/crisis intervention, consultations, and psychological assessments.
  • Evaluating and developing comprehensive treatment plans for individuals including assessment, diagnosis, coordinating treatment with other professionals, and providing community referrals when indicated.
  • Clinically supervising psychology interns and graduate practicum students; may clinically supervise unlicensed senior staff clinicians.
  • Planning, developing, and presenting outreach presentations, workshop programs, and educational seminars related to mental health issues and available services to students, staff, faculty, and other campus stakeholders.

Why Should YOU Choose Auburn University?
  • Auburn University was named a “Best in Alabama” employer by Forbes! Our employee longevity speaks for itself, with employees staying an average of ten years.
  • Competitive state benefits including retirement plan vesting at 10 years of service, generous leave accrual, and parental leave opportunity.
  • Auburn University tuition assistance for yourself and your dependents. Employees can take 15 hours of classes for free, and dependents receive a 50% tuition waiver.

It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Education Level and Field of Study: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited academic program and having completed a doctoral internship OR Master’s Degree (or equivalent) from an APA-accredited academic program with all doctoral degree requirements completed except the dissertation. Completion of the dissertation and graduation from the doctoral program is required within 12 months of hire. 

Minimum License and Certification: Licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Alabama or eligible to obtain license within 24 months of hire.

Minimum Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.


Completion of an APA-accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship; additional years of experience in providing counseling and psychological services to a college student population.


$67,700 - $93,300


Please utilize the attachment feature of the university's on-line application system. Applicants must submit a complete application that consists of a letter of interest stating applicant's qualifications and experience for this position and a current detailed resume including names and phone numbers of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered for selection.