Psychologist (2)

University of South Florida,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Feb 11th, '21


The position will be open until filled. For full consideration, submit application materials no later than 30 days after the posting date.

Start Date:

Start date: Negotiable. No later than August 2, 2021.

Last Updated:

Fri, Feb 12th, '21

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  • Full Time


The Counseling Center is a critical component of Student Success at the University of South Florida (USF), which is located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's spectacular west coast.  The Counseling Center is the primary resource for student mental health and wellness needs of the 44,000 enrolled graduate and undergraduate students at the USF Tampa campus. USF students come from every state, every U.S. territory and more than 150 countries around the world. USF also serves as the premier center of higher education for the local Tampa Bay Community, attracting many commuter, first-generation and non-traditional students. 

USF has an exceptionally diverse student population, which offers Counseling Center clinicians numerous opportunities to practice multicultural and social justice competencies and values in their daily work. Through the provision of student-centric, evidence-based, and diversity oriented clinical services, innovative outreach, community consultation and advanced training programs the Counseling Center is recognized and valued for its contribution to student success.  The Counseling Center has a dedicated, energetic, and motivated team of multidisciplinary professionals including psychologists, mental health clinicians, and social workers.   It is accredited by IACS and has an APA- accredited doctoral internship.


The USF Counseling Center welcomes applications from motivated, enthusiastic licensed and license-eligible psychologists to enhance the diversity and resources of our team. Through their contributions, new team members will have the opportunity to shape how the Center strategically interacts with campus constituents in the future. In addition to clinical activities, new team members will be able to meaningfully add to the Center’s three training programs, the comprehensive group program, outreach and consultation initiatives, and ongoing data analysis that enhances programs and contributes to a growing knowledge base in university and college mental health, psychological functioning, and wellness.


Clinical Services:

  • Offer culturally competent and evidence-based intake assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, short-term treatment, and referral coordination for USF students presenting with a broad range of concerns and diagnoses
  • Conduct crisis intervention, risk assessment, and safety planning during rotating daytime on-call coverage; no after-hours on-call coverage is required
  • Initiate and authorize involuntary examination (Baker Act) procedures in accordance with statute 394.463, Florida Mental Health Act, when appropriate
  • Contribute to the group therapy program, including facilitation of specialty, support, interpersonal process, focused brief therapy, and skill-based groups

Training and Supervision:

  • Provide competency-based individual supervision for trainees in the postdoctoral fellowship program, the APA-accredited doctoral program, and the Graduate Student Clinician program
  • Facilitate didactic seminars and group supervision for Counseling Center trainees

Outreach and Consultation:

  • Utilize expert knowledge to consult with the USF community regarding topics related to student mental health, safety and well-being
  • Form professional liaison relationships with campus partners to offer enhanced mental health prevention and outreach programming to traditionally underserved students on campus
  • Participate in campus crisis response activities following disruptive events on campus

Program Development and Evaluation

  • Utilize assessment, evaluation, and research skills to analyze center data, enhance programs and services and disseminate findings through presentations and publications
  • Coordinate specific programming areas (consistent with interests and expertise), engaging in continuous program quality improvement


  • Contribute to the shared operation of the center by serving on center committee(s)

  • Engage in continuing education and professional development activities
  • Embed inclusion of diversity and social justice principles into all areas of center functioning
  • Participate in Student Success activities pertinent to student and employee wellbeing, including serving on university committees


The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research institution dedicated to student success.  The USF System includes three campuses:  USF-Tampa; USF-St. Petersburg; and USF-Sarasota-Manatee.  Effective July 1, 2020, these campuses were consolidated into a single institution, which will maintain accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  All campuses have distinctive identities and add particular areas of strength to the larger USF system.  Serving over 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion.  USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.


With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities.  We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more. To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.


This position requires a doctorate in psychology from an accredited college or university, and licensure or license-eligibility as a psychologist by the State of Florida in accordance with Chapter 490, Florida Statutes.  Date by which licensure is expected will be determined as part of the hiring process.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years post-doctoral experience and experience working with a college student population.

Preferred Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and departments.
  • Experience and comfort working with students presenting with “high risk” difficulties including eating disorders, substance use, and/or trauma.
  • Ability to synthesize and apply evidenced-based practice and communicate research findings to professional audiences.
  • Expertise in providing mental health services to under-served client populations (i.e., ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, nationality, religious/spiritual background, varying ability levels, etc.).
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual abilities.


$61,000 - $67,000 annual, commensurate with post-doctoral experience as a licensed psychologist


This position is subject to a Level II criminal background check, Applicants must submit 3 professional references, with contact information. Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. Select "Access Careers@USF" and search Job Posting # 26528 on