Staff Psychologist, Multicultural Emphasis
Student Counseling Center
The Student Counseling Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for an open position for Staff Psychologist with a Multicultural Emphasis. This is a 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals working together to support the mental health of UT students. We are seeking candidates who enjoy working with young adults in a university environment, are enthusiastic about a career in college mental health, and appreciate the importance of mental health to academic success.
The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling approximately 28,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff persons who serve our students through 20 departments and centers. Division Staff are actively engaged in the lives of students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
The Department: The Student Counseling Center is a full-service collegiate counseling center staffed by 14 full-time providers (11 licensed psychologists and 3 master’s level providers). An APA accredited training site with 5 intern positions, the center provides a robust training program for multiple levels of doctoral psychology trainees. The department is actively engaged in suicide prevention and stress management programming within the university community. The Center shares a state of the art facility with the Student Health Center and the Center for Health Education and Wellness allowing significant collaboration in the care of students.
The Position: Reporting to the department Director, the primary duty of the psychologist in this position is to provide direct clinical services to students and consultation to faculty and staff. As a Multicultural Specialist, this psychologist will also provide leadership and consultation to staff regarding the promotion of a culturally responsive clinical environment and training program. The successful candidate will have strong general therapy skills and the ability to provide effective treatment in a short term model. This person should be competent in treating a wide range of clinical issues and complex diagnoses including assessment and intervention with students at risk of suicide and self-harm. Further, the person in this position will be expected to be involved in supervision and training of doctoral interns and trainees. This position requires engagement within the university community through community intervention, outreach, and development of liaison relationships with campus partners. We seek candidates whose clinical service, supervision, and community intervention is infused with multicultural responsiveness and who demonstrate clear interest and commitment to all dimensions of diversity.
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Salary: The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is accompanied by a standard university benefits package.
Application Process: Review of applications will begin as they are received and applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. For consideration, go to: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000001OZ&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York and electronically submit a letter of application, vita, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references, and unofficial graduate school transcripts. This position is available immediately and the start date is negotiable. For further information about this position please contact the search chair, Dr. Maggie Klotz, Assistant Director and Director of Training at email@example.com.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.
In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.
Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.