Staff Psychologist

American University,

Center for Well-Being Programs and Psychological Services
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Last Posted:

Fri, Dec 15th, '23


Preference will be given to applicants who apply 2/1/2024. Review of applications will start immediately.

Start Date:

8/01/24 Negotiable

Last Updated:

Wed, Jan 3rd, '24

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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. The position is hybrid with partial remote work.              


American University (AU) is a private, coed, institution with a liberal arts curriculum and a predominantly residential undergraduate population. American University is located in Washington DC, the nation's capital and an area rich in cultural, recreational, civic, and educational resources. AU also has several large graduate programs, including a law school, a business school, and a prominent school of international service. The "Center" for Well-Being Programs and Psychological Services operates within the Office of Campus Life and is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The Center has a rich training program, including an APA-Accredited predoctoral internship program.

At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail. 

Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of public policy, law, the arts, communications, international development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented, and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for creating change through our knowledge and our work. 

Learn more about American University by clicking here.  


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

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

Must be licensed within 6 months of employment. 

  • 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 


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