Staff Psychologist – University Counseling Service

  • Full Time
  • Iowa City
  • $61,862-82,483 USD / Year
  • Salary: $61,862-82,483

Website uiowa University of Iowa - Division of Student Life

Position Summary:

Provides psychological services to assist a multiculturally rich and diverse student body in attaining their educational, interpersonal, leadership, and academic goals.  Psychological services include individual assessment and counseling; clinical crisis services; case management; group counseling; psycho-educational outreach programming and consultation to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents/families; supervision and training to graduate students in the mental health professions; and commitment to working in diversity, equity, and inclusion within marginalized communities.

Specific Job Duties & Tasks:

  • Carries a clinical case load providing counseling to individuals, couples, and groups, consulting with other professionals as necessary.
  • Provides diagnoses, assessment, and treatment for emotional and functional disorders through primarily brief model counseling.
  • Supervises, evaluates, and assists trainees in various content areas.
  • Conducts workshops and outreach services designed to provide mental health education to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents/families.
  • Develops cooperative working relationships with UI units.
  • Designs and develops outreach programs to meet the needs of requesting UI units and organizations.

For a detailed job description, please email Alaysia McAtee at

About University Counseling Service (UCS):

UCS supports the Division of Student Life mission for student success by providing support and mental health services to the University of Iowa campus community. UCS has an inter-disciplinary multicultural staff of psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, graduate interns, practicum students, and administrative professionals. Our training and interests span a broad range of counseling approaches. Each staff member has training and experience working with college students.

About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.

Education and Licensure Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in either Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-Accredited program.
  • Possession of a valid State of Iowa license as a psychologist within 18 months of hire.  License must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of evidence and theory based mental health counseling in assessment, crisis, individual, case management, and group.
  • Extensive ability to assess, manage, and ensure high quality mental health counseling, trauma, and crisis management.
  • Extensive proficiency in planning and delivering psycho-educational outreach programs and consultation services.
  • Working knowledge of providing training and supervision to trainees.
  • Expert proficiency in the application of communication techniques and relationship building skills that develop the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Ability to foster a welcoming and respectful workplace environment while recognizing personal differences. Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and respectful manner while appreciating the importance of a workforce that benefits from the talents of all people across multiple characteristics, including: race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.
  • Working proficiency with office and tele-mental health support tools and electronic medical records software (e.g., word processing, email, presentation software and spreadsheets, electronic health records); preferably Microsoft Office, Titanium, and Zoom.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Possession of a valid State of Iowa license as a psychologist by start date.
  • Relevant post-degree clinical work experience (typically 1-3 years).
  • Working proficiency with drop-in mental health consultation services, such as Let’s Talk programming.
  • Working proficiency in suicide prevention outreach and programming.
  • Experience and interest in providing couples/relationship counseling.
  • Working proficiency with TLDP, ACT, and Relational Cultural theories.
  • Interest and/or experience in counseling center research.
  • Working proficiency and interest in providing brief psychoeducational group interventions.

Application Details:

  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.
  • Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact Alaysia McAtee at

Additional Information

  • Classification Title: Sr Behavioral Health Clinician
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Work Modality Options: On Campus


  • Pay Level: 5A
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 61,862
  • Starting Salary Maximum: 82,483

Contact Information

  • Organization: Student Life
  • Contact Name: Alaysia McAtee
  • Contact Email:

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