Senior Staff Psychologist, Athletics Emphasis Diversity

Montana State University,

Athletics and Counseling and Psychological Services
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Last Posted:

Tue, Aug 22nd, '23


Screening of applications begins 8/21/23; applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Start Date:

Upon completion of a successful search; negotiable.

Last Updated:

Tue, Aug 22nd, '23

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  • Full Time

The Senior Staff Psychologist  – Athletics Emphasis is a member of the Athletics Student Services team as well as a staff member of MSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS). This position will have dual oversight/supervision by both CPS and Athletics. The psychologist will follow NCAA Mental health Best Practices Guidelines and be licensed as a psychologist in the state of Montana. They also must have experience providing direct mental health counseling services. They will be housed within Athletics and work directly with the student-athlete population and MSU Athletics Department Coaches, Administration and Staff. Duties include the provision of counseling services to student athletes and working closely with athletics department staff including consultation and education. The successful candidate will also work closely with CPS staff and receive clinical supervision from the Director of Counseling Services. 


Montana State University is as remarkable as its setting. Founded in 1893 as the land-grant institution of the state, it is a welcoming, adventurous community of students, faculty, and staff distinguished by its commitment to address the world's greatest challenges. As the largest university in the state of Montana with more than 16,000 students who represent 56 counties in Montana, 50 U.S. states, and 73 foreign countries, MSU energizes individuals to discover and pursue their aspirations. It inspires people to engage with the University to improve the human prospect through excellence in education, research, creativity, and civic responsibility. 

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. 

  1. Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from APA accredited program.
  2. Licensed in MT as a psychologist within one year of hire (i.e. complete all supervised hours and take the EPPP).
  3. Clinical experience working with adults including crisis intervention.
  4. Experience providing clinical consultation services to student athletes and athletic departments.
  5. Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  1. Experience providing sport psychology services to student athletes and athletic departments.

Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.


Please submit CV, cover letter, and three references (at least one of which is familiar with the applicant's clinical work).