Center for Counseling and Student Development
Psychologist I Position
Starting date: July 1, 2014/negotiable
Application deadline: February 21, 2014
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
Psychologists report to the Director of Counseling and Student Development and have responsibilities in two major areas: (1) Performing individual and group counseling and psychotherapy, crisis management, student development programming, outreach activities; and (2) performing faculty roles in teaching, advising, clinical supervision, service, and research. They are defined by the University Faculty Constitution and Bylaws as voting members of the University faculty. They are eligible for academic promotions, without tenure, by meeting the promotion criteria established by the academic unit in which they hold a faculty appointment (e.g., College of Human Development, Education and Public Policy, Departments of Psychology, and/or Human Development and Family Studies). When functioning as psychologists, incumbents have frequent contacts with students, other faculty, professionals, and staff at the University. Expertise in providing a broad range of counseling services is essential, as are skills in providing consultation to others and problem solving. Such work is often highly sensitive and requires thorough knowledge of ethical and legal procedures. Psychologists and campus psychiatrists share the responsibilities for providing the campus with after-hours and weekend crisis management coverage. Independent action is required in all but unusual cases and advisement and counsel is often provided to other professionals and faculty members on campus. When functioning as faculty members, incumbents perform all activities required to support an M.A. program in Counseling in Higher Education and a doctoral-level graduate internship program in professional psychology. Contacts are primarily with graduate students, but also include some undergraduate instruction. Teaching, service, and research activities are conducted independently, subject to usual faculty evaluation practices. Strong clinical supervisory skills are necessary to support graduate internship programs.
Provide individual and group counseling and psychotherapy, including assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis, to undergraduate and graduate students for personal, educational, and career development problems; Provide crisis management services, including periodic weekend duties as the designated University authority for the handling of crisis situations in the University community; Teach graduate and undergraduate courses, provide paraprofessional training to others on campus, and supervise the counseling and clinical work of graduate students-in-training at the master's and/or doctoral level; provide support and supervision for the internship program in professional psychology; Initiate, develop, and provide student development programs designed to enhance the intellectual, social, and personal growth of University students; Advise and counsel students, professionals, faculty, and administrators who seek consultation in regard to issues which have psychological dimensions to them; Conduct and perform research for program development, evaluation, and/or publication; Serve on committees and/or perform special projects, recommending courses of action to superiors; May assume secondary administrative responsibilities as an Assistant Director.
Doctoral degree in counseling psychology or a closely related field, preferably from an academic department accredited by the American Psychological Association. An internship in a college or university counseling center is desirable. A minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience is required. A record of publications and/or presentations at professional meetings is required. Strong counseling, supervision, teaching, program development, and human relations skills are required. Licensure as a psychologist in the state of Delaware is required.
To Apply: Apply on-line at www.udel.edu/udjobs/. Provide a resume and a cover letter as one single document which addresses your interest in the position and outlines relevant skills and experience.
Note that three letters of reference should be sent directly to:
Dr. Charles L. Beale, Director
Center for Counseling and Student Development
Psychologist Search Committee
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716-6501or faxed to 302-831-2148 (302-831-8107)
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