Staff Psychologist

American University,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Apr 27th, '21


Preference will be given to applicants who apply before 5/14/21. Review of applications will start immediately.

Start Date:

8/01/21 Negotiable

Last Updated:

Tue, Apr 27th, '21

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  • Full Time

The Staff Psychologist promotes the academic, social, and emotional well-being of students by providing assessment, time-limited individual counseling/psychotherapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach, consultation, referrals for American University students, and participation in rotation of after-hours emergency coverage. The Staff Psychologist also provides training and supervision using an integrative orientation for clinical trainees in a graduate level psychology programs (including an APA-accredited internship); and participates in activities throughout the university. The person in this position adheres to all relevant ethical, legal, and professional standards.    

The Staff Psychologist reports directly to the  Director of Clinical Services.  The primary function of this position involves the delivery of clinical services and related activities.    


American University (AU) is a private, coed, institution with a liberal arts curriculum and a predominantly residential undergraduate population. AU also has several large graduate programs, including a law school, a business school, and a prominent school of international service. The Counseling Center operates within the Office of Campus Life and is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The Counseling Center has a rich training program, including an APA-Accredited predoctoral internship program.

Region Description:

American University is located in Washington DC, the nation's capital and an area rich in cultural, recreational, civic, and educational resources.


Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology

Clinical license or license-eligibility as a Psychologist in the District of Columbia

  • Experience in a college/university counseling center; clinical supervision of trainees
  • Understanding of human development and the promotion of healthy growth
  • Strong professional interest and experience working with a diverse student population including students of color, international students, students with disabilities, and men’s issues; experience in assessing and intervening with severe or potentially life-threatening psychological conditions
  • Sophisticated understanding of empirically supported treatment models and experience providing clinical supervision.
  • Experience/interest in providing outreach programming

Commensurate with experience minimum high 60's. AU offers an excellent benefits package.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest and CV with three references. Materials must be submitted through American University's HR online application system.