Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychologist - Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Florida,

Counseling & Wellness Center
Last Posted:

Wed, Jul 19th, '17


This position is currently accepting applications and will remain open till filled.

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Wed, Jul 19th, '17

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  • Full Time

The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) seeks an experienced and innovative licensed mental health professional for an embedded position providing psychological services to domestic and international students in Housing and Residence Education.  This position is a Clinical Assistant Professor position with the CWC, housed full-time in Housing and Residence Education.  Position duties include individual and group counseling, outreach and consultation to students, staff, faculty, administrators, parents/families as it relates to Housing and Residence Education; and supervision of three graduate students who serve as after-hours crisis consultants to Housing and Residence Education with occasional after hours phone consultation.  Candidates should have experience working with a wide range of client problems and levels of severity. In addition, all clinical assistant professors in our department may provide professional training and teaching to graduate students, pre-doctoral interns, and post-doctoral fellows.  



University of Florida is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university with membership in the Association of American Universities. It is the state’s oldest university, among the nation’s most academically diverse public schools, with 50,000 students and a 2,000-acre campus. The Counseling and Wellness Center, located within the Division of Student Affairs, is IACS accredited. The campus is located in Gainesville, a community usually ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. Gainesville has its own urban forest with canopy coverage for 60% of the city. The city of Gainesville is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby are many recreational lakes and rivers; the north Florida beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are just a short drive away. UF consistently attracts world-class performing arts. Sports fans can enjoy Gator athletics, with UF ranking among the nation’s 10 best athletic programs in both men’s and women’s sports.


Clinical Assistant Professors must (1) have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or counseling from an APA or CACREP accredited doctoral program; and (2) be licensed as a mental health professional or psychologist in the state of Florida by May 2018.  Employment with the University of Florida is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.



Desired Qualifications:

The successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications, skills, experience, and personal qualities:  (1) experience working with college students and residence hall students and staff, (2) experience working in settings with more severe populations, (3) administrative and computer application skills required to effectively implement and maintain a case management and tracking system, (4) demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple clinical situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team, (5) energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships; (6) experience working with other constituencies and partners in emergency crisis management situations; (7) able to understand and follow regulatory and ethical guidelines while providing effective consultation to other University leaders during crisis interventions; (8) collaborative spirit of warmth, kindness, acceptance, respect, honesty, and trust towards colleagues; (9) demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups; (10) self-motivated, self-directed commitment to the highest ethical and professional ideals and standards. Personal and professional integrity above reproach; (11) excellent oral and written communication skills, and (12) experience in college mental health, including crisis assessment, brief intervention, confidentiality requirements, and referral.




Salary negotiable based on qualifications and experience. 


Required Application Materials:

Persons interested in applying for this position must apply online at .  Reference Job No. 501435.   Electronic applications are required.  Applications should include cover letter, vita and three references with email addresses for electronic collection of reference letters. Anyone requiring special accommodations to complete an application should contact the Search Committee Chair:  Dr. Meggen Sixbey at    


 The University of Florida is an AA/EO employer and acts in compliance with all aspects of the ADA. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates that can demonstrate their experiences with working with diverse students, faculty and staff and working in a multicultural environment. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at