Staff Psychologist / Counselor

Appalachian State University,

Counseling and Psychological Services Center
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Last Posted:

Tue, Jun 4th, '24


Review of complete applications will begin June 17, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date:

August 1, 2024 (or negotiable for a July/August start)

Last Updated:

Tue, Jun 4th, '24

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  • Full Time

Full-time, twelve-month, Staff Psychologist or Staff Counselor position in the Appalachian State University Counseling and Psychological Services Center.  The Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) and has a doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).  The position reports to the Director of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center, which is part of the Division of Student Affairs.

 Duties of the position include short-term individual, group, and couples therapy; clinical supervision and training of doctoral interns and practicum/externs within a robust training environment (if educational / licensure requirements met to provide supervision); psychological assessment; crisis intervention; consultation; case management as needed; outreach and psychoeducational workshops (sometimes after hours); liaison/consultant relationships with university partners; and rotating after hours emergency/crisis on call responsibilities as back-up to ProtoCall.  All clinical staff positions involve some administrative responsibilities and opportunities for leadership.


Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.


Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, or related field, or Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field, and eligibility for appropriate licensure in North Carolina.  The successful candidate will be expected to obtain licensure in North Carolina within one year of start date and maintain licensure for the continuation of the appointment.  


1.     For doctoral applicants, APA approved training for both academic and internship preparation.

2.     Experience in a university counseling center with a student affairs perspective.

3.     Experience as a clinical supervisor.

4.     Demonstrated interest, skill, and experience in one of the following areas:

  • Group Therapy, including coordination of the Counseling Center’s Group Therapy program.
  • Providing clinical services and outreach programming for men.
  • Psychological testing and assessment, including providing assessment training for trainees.
  • Providing clinical services and outreach programming to historically underserved populations including but not limited to students of color, LGBTQQ+, and veterans.

Candidates should also be committed to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community; demonstrate cultural awareness in their work; be team-oriented and collaborative with students, colleagues, and university staff; and have broad generalist clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology.


Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.  State of North Carolina benefits apply.


Applications will be accepted electronically at the position posting on the university website:

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director, Disability Resources & ADA/504 Coordinator, at or (828)-262-3056.  Questions related to the position may be directed to Dr. Julie Keys, Search Committee Chair, at or 828-262-3180.

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.  Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.