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Psychologist- Student Counseling Center

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Staff Psychologist, Student Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for Staff Psychologist.

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 30,000 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 16 departments and functions. 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 licensed clinicians (Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist).  As an APA accredited training site with 5 intern positions, the center provides robust training for multiple levels of doctoral psychology trainees. The Center shares a state of the art facility Student Health Center and the Center for Health Education and Wellness allowing for a wide range of collaborative care for students.

The Position: Reporting to the Student Counseling Center Director, staff psychologists have three main duties: the provision of therapy and psychological services, clinical supervision and training, and outreach and consultation. The successful candidate’s clinical work, supervision, and community intervention will be infused with multicultural competency and demonstrate clear interest and commitment to all dimensions of diversity.

The successful candidate will have strong general therapy skills and the ability to provide effective treatment in a short-term model. Our psychologists have the ability to work with a range of clinical issues and complex diagnoses. The successful candidate will be involved in supervision and training within a vigorous training program that includes APA accredited internship positions, Graduate Assistantships, and doctoral practicum and advanced practicum trainees. We seek candidates who are enthusiastic about supervision and training in the context of clinical service delivery. Our clinical staff find worth and value in engagement with the university community and provide community intervention, outreach, and the development of liaison relationships with campus partner.  


    Providing direct clinical services such as individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, screening interviews, and drop-in and crisis interventionSupervising and training of doctoral interns, graduate assistants, advanced practicum clinicians and practicum cliniciansParticipating in community intervention efforts, such as providing workshops or training, providing consultation, serving on university committees, developing liaison relationships, and assisting with university eventsCollaborating with Counseling Center staff and campus partners to advance the mission of the universityOther related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:


    Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from APA-accredited program (exceptional ABDs with clear completion date will be considered)Successful completion of an APA-accredited internship Licensed or license eligibility as a psychologist in the state of TennesseeMinimum of one year working with college population in therapy
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    Previous experience providing psychological services to the college populationDemonstrated knowledge of developmental issues of college students and commitment to student successDemonstrated commitment to and experience providing treatment to students from historically marginalized populations Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness Evidence of strong generalist clinical skills including effectiveness in a short-term treatment model (12 or fewer sessions)Demonstrated effectiveness in assessment and intervention with a range of clinical issues and complex diagnostic concerns Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to achieve goals
Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

    At least one year of therapy work in a university counseling centerExperience in and desire to provide leadership in some aspect of our center’s social justice, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and commitments. Experience providing psychological services in a college counseling centerExperience providing supervision and training to doctoral psychology studentsDemonstrated interest and experience working with international, historically underrepresented, and/or underserved student communitiesOutstanding interpersonal skills demonstrated in speaking, listening, and writing.
    Experience and skills with Eating Disorders/Body Image Issues, Sexual Assault, Trauma, Substance Abuse, or Autism Spectrum Experience and skills with coordination of group programs, practicum training programs, or community intervention and outreach, or use of technology to enhance servicesExperience and skills in group work, couple therapy, or DBTExperience and skills in providing trans-affirming services
All applications must include a resume/CV, a cover letter, complete contact information for at least 3 professional references, and unofficial transcripts.  Applicants are encouraged to highlight skills and interest in any of the above preferred experience areas or other areas of special interest in the cover letter.

Salary: The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and other qualifications and is accompanied by a standard university benefits package.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Spsf Student Counseling Services
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 7, 2022, 2:47:56 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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