Staff Psychologist

University of Kentucky,

Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Fri, Aug 11th, '23



Start Date:

preferable start by Oct 1

Last Updated:

Fri, Aug 11th, '23

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  • Full Time

This staff psychologist position is a generalist position 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. Recently, the University of Kentucky Counseling Center (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 inclusive excellence, 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 strives to serve students in ways that support and affirm all of their identities. We welcome candidates who will continue to expand our reach to marginalized and under-represented students, including but not limited to persons of color, international, first-generation, veterans, those with disabilities, and LGBTQ*. Our ideal candidate possesses an understanding of intersectionality and how it impacts the daily lives of students.

This Psychologist Staff II position provides UK students direct psychological services and programming in the areas of personal concerns, academic success, and career exploration/decision-making, as well as providing outreach, crisis intervention, and consultation services. These functions support the Center and University mission of retention and the success of our students.


The University of Kentucky has a broad range of resources centered on a single campus in the heart of the Bluegrass. Our wide array of programs allows us to excel in multidisciplinary studies and fosters an environment of cooperative engagement across all colleges, programs, and research endeavors. Because of the lives we touch and teach, we remain anchored in our mission to Kentucky– to educate, innovate, heal, and serve. To be sure, our complex, multi-faceted mission looks different today in many ways than it did in 1865. However, our sense of responsibility to our communities on campus and across the region is resolute. The mission has evolved and grown. The vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world beyond remains the same. They remain our compass – the soul of the University of Kentucky.


Candidates must have completed ALL requirements for the PhD or PsyD or EdD in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or other applied psychology (including all coursework, the dissertation defense, final dissertation submission, and internship) by the start date, and be eligible for temporary license as a Psychologist in Kentucky. Two years of PAID experience.


Our Counseling Center seeks 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. No post-doctoral experience is required (though it is preferred).




(1) Resume/CV (Resume)
(2) Specific Request 1
Names and contact information for 4 references who can address skills relevant to university counseling center work.
(3) Specific Request 2
A detailed statement describing:
Specific experience in any of the following areas: eating disorders, DBTADHD/LD assessments, trauma, substance abuse, or autism spectrum; services for college students who are African-American, first-generation, international or who have disabilities, fluency in languages(s) other than English.