Clinical Assistant Professor

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Job Description:

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. 

Mental health services at the University of Florida have historically held a strong importance and distinction in the campus community. The CWC is one of the oldest counseling centers in the country, established in 1931. The CWC is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, fluid, multiculturally proficient, and creative center actively engaged in the furtherance and betterment of compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training. The CWC fosters the human development and wellbeing of our students, staff, and faculty; nurtures student success; and contributes to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally aware campus community. The CWC is a dynamic part of the Division of Student Affairs and is highly utilized by students and other campus constituents seeking a variety of mental health services. Staff are cohesive, collegial, engaged, and passionate about working within a campus environment. The CWC runs a large training program and a doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association. The CWC is a learning organization as clinical service, training, outreach, and professional development are informed by research, local data, and benchmarking with national trends and peer institutions. The CWC identifies closely with the vision, values, and guiding principles of the Division of Student Affairs.

Housing and Residence Education (DHRE) provides healthy and affordable housing and dining options to the diverse and evolving developmental, educational, and nutritional needs of students living in a multicultural community. DHRE houses 9000+ students in 26 residence halls and 6 graduate and family apartment buildings. All students live in one of 15+ living learning communities. The Residence Education team is approximately 60 professional staff and over 250 student staff. The residence halls at the University of Florida are more than just a place to live. Living in an adult environment with limited supervision provides students with a glimpse of what living in society is about: interacting with people from various backgrounds, taking responsibility for personal behavior, learning how a political governing system works, and learning how to have fun--and get along--with friends and neighbors. From classes, to interesting programs, to spontaneous fun, the residence halls provide an exciting living-learning experience.

Advertised Salary:

Salary negotiable based on qualifications and experience. 

Minimum Requirements:

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.

Preferred 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled.  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.

Persons interested in applying for this position should apply online at  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


To be determined.


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

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. Because the university is committed to building a broadly diverse educational environment that fosters multicultural skills, applicants should include in their cover letter information about how they will further this objective.

Health Assessment Required: No