Clinical Assistant Professor
The Counseling and Wellness Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL is seeking a Clinical Assistant Professor to work with domestic and international students in a university counseling center. Primary responsibility is to provide direct clinical services, including group, individual and couples counseling to University of Florida students. Clinical faculty members also provide consultation to UF faculty and staff and are engaged in providing professional training and teaching to graduate students, doctoral interns, and post-doctoral fellows. Similarly, all faculty take part in outreach and prevention efforts.
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 or license-eligible as a mental health professional or psychologist in the state of Florida within two years of employment. Employment with the University of Florida is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.
About the Counseling and Wellness Center
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, multidisciplinary, multicultural, and creative center, actively engaged in the furtherance and betterment of compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training. 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.
Our staff consists of 44 clinicians in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and counselor education. In addition, we have a Consultation and Referral Team (CART) of 10 Counselors who provide intake services as well as the psychiatry staff of the Student Health Care Center shares one of our facilities. CWC is home to a large training program for graduate students in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education and a doctoral psychology internship accredited by the American Psychological Association. Members of our staff are cohesive, collegial, engaged, and share a passion for working in collegiate mental health. 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.
The CWC provides:
- Group, individual, and couples counseling for students with psychological, emotional, academic and/or relationship concerns
- Crisis intervention for students experiencing a personal crisis or emergency
- Stress management and biofeedback services
- Outreach, prevention, and educational programs for students, faculty, and staff
- Consultation services for students, faculty, staff, families, and friends of students
- Training and supervision to counseling, psychology, and graduate students from pre-practicum through post-doctoral residency
- Assessment and referral services
- Teaching, research, and scholarship
UF is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university with membership in the Association of American Universities. It is the state’s oldest university, among the nation’s most academically diverse public schools, with 56,000 students and a 2,000-acre campus. The Counseling and Wellness Center, part of the Division of Student Affairs, is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The campus is located in Gainesville, a community usually ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States. Gainesville has its own urban forest with canopy coverage for 60% of the city. The city of Gainesville is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Nearby are many recreational lakes and rivers; the north Florida beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are just a short drive away. UF consistently attracts world-class performing arts. Sports fans can enjoy Gator athletics, with UF ranking among the nation’s 10 best athletic programs in both men’s and women’s sports.
Required Application Materials:
Persons interested in applying for this position should apply by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic applications are required, along with submission of cover letter, vita, and letters of recommendation from three professional references. Anyone requiring special accommodations to complete an application should contact the Search Committee Chair: TBA.
To ensure full consideration, application letters, vitas, and three letters of recommendation from professional references including email addresses for contact should be submitted. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2020 must be received no later than November 13, 2020. 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. 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 http://www.naces.org/
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.
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