Staff Psychologist

Lehigh University,

University Counseling & Psychological Services (UCPS)
Last Posted:

Fri, May 5th, '17


Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Fri, May 5th, '17

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  • Full Time

This is an opportunity to join a professionally “reflective” and dedicated, “willing to try out new ideas” staff, well integrated within Student Affairs and much appreciated on campus. The senior staff is relatively small but two Doctoral Interns and Post-Doc Residents along with a number of other doctoral level Trainees help create vibrancy in the center making work exciting and enjoyable.  The center is APA accredited.  The Staff Psychologist’s purpose is to help the University Counseling and Psychological Services fulfill its commitment to student success, participate within a laboratory for student learning, and promote a healthy, safe campus community while ensuring an inclusive, equitable campus environment.  This is enacted through psychotherapeutic, consultative, administrative, supervisory, and educational involvement and intervention.  While the primary constituency served is the Lehigh student body, the purpose is achieved through collaboration and consultation with staff, students, faculty, parents, and appropriate others in addition to the direct service provided to students.

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Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1865 by Asa Packer as a four-year technical school, but has grown to include studies in a wide variety of disciplines. As of 2016, the university was comprised of 5,080 undergraduates, 1,979 graduate students, 521 professors, and a staff of 1,227 from many parts of the country and around the world. 

The university has four colleges: the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Education. The university offers a variety of degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy.

Region Description

The city of Bethlehem is a part of the picturesque Lehigh Valley - - semi rural, semi urban - - with great restaurants, running/biking paths, and art venues. It is ideally located quite close to New York and Philadelphia, and is in close proximity to major East Coast cities, including Boston and Washington, D.C.


1.  Ph.D./PsyD in Counseling or Clinical Psychology.

2.  Licensed or imminently licensable in Pennsylvania.

3.  2-3 years’ experience working in a university counseling center.

4.  Successful completion of background checks required.


Relational outreach skills and coordinator interests that manifest and extend to the university as a whole.

Ability to provide and engage in broad-based, multicultural, special interest (e.g. women’s issues) and international student attuned outreach activities.

Aficionado of group psychotherapy.

Conceptualizes in terms of positive psychology, wellness, health, and peak performance rather than simply through a pathology and “diagnostic” lens.

Possess a deep appreciation of clinical supervision and training.

Some expertise with providing, coordinating and supervising alcohol and other drug services.

Person who is somewhat playful, has a sense of humor, appreciates thinking outside the box, can say “I don’t know”, and has a continuing passion for learning.

Ability to serve as a collaborative consultative liaison to student affairs colleagues, academic departments, faculty and administration.

Preference will be given to applicants who have experienced the many delights of working in a college counseling center and enjoy doing group therapy; with interest and experience providing and coordinating outreach or specialty services in an area of interest relevant to a university population; and who engage in research or program evaluation that could be shared with professional peers working in other institutions or settings.  Finally, because we are a small center with open office doors when not in session, and see each other many times every day, we hope to find colleagues who will laugh with us, groan with us, practice mindfulness with us when necessary, and celebrate the many good things that so often come our way.

Lehigh University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (UCPS) seeks qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of our staff and trainees greatly enrich the Center and the work that we do.  Not only do we desire diversity in our Center, but Lehigh University and UCPS do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.



Competitive. Lehigh University offers an equitable & competitive benefits package including partner benefits.


• Cover Letter

• Curriculum Vitae

• Three letters of recommendation/names of references.

For more information and/or to apply please visit