Director of Psychology Services Center

South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 15, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychology invites applications for an open-rank clinical professor faculty position to serve as Director of the Psychology Services Center (PSC), the training facility for clinical-community and school psychology doctoral students.  The Director is responsible for ensuring that the PSC fulfills its dual missions of clinical training and community service. The start date is anticipated to be May 1, 2021. This position is an 11-month, full-time position within the Department of Psychology, with full employment benefits and full voting rights as a member of the clinical-community Ph. D. program.  In addition to director responsibilities throughout the 11 months, the candidate will have a 2/2 course load during the fall and spring semesters and will provide adult practicum supervision in the summer.  Primary teaching responsibilities are directed toward applied doctoral training.

Qualifications include the following: 

  1. Doctoral degree (Ph. D. or Psy. D.) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited program, preferably with a community psychology emphasis
  2. Successful completion of an APA-accredited internship
  3. Licensed or license-eligible within one year in the state of South Carolina
  4. Experience in clinical supervision
  5. Expertise in adult evidence-based interventions, with a strong preference for third-wave, cognitive-behavioral approaches.


The PSC provides psychological assessments and evidence-based therapy to individuals, families, and couples and serves all ages, from young children to older adults from the community at large as well as the university.  The PSC serves a very diverse range of clients, providing services on a sliding scale to accommodate all members of the community.  It is located off campus to provide easy access from bus lines as well as ample free parking.  The physical space is 6400 square feet of waiting area, offices, therapy rooms, graduate student work and break areas, and conference rooms.  It utilizes electronic health records, an outcomes-measurement online system, and an audiovisual recording system for recording and reviewing assessment and therapy sessions. 

Psychology ( is one of the top departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with two endowed chairs, five named professors, four AAAS fellows, six APA fellows and four current or past presidents of national and international scholarly societies.  The faculty have received more than $20,000,000 in external awards while mentoring and teaching 1300+ undergraduate majors and 80+ Ph.D. students across three graduate programs.  The department has significant outreach through the PSC and programs engaging schools and communities. Department strengths include a focus on children and families, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, health disparities, and school mental health.

The clinical-community program emphasizes community-based and community-engaged research consistent with UofSC’s designation by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its commitment to community engagement activities.  It defines health along a broad continuum of mental and physical well-being that extends beyond the simple absence of pathology or disease. The program places a particular focus on understanding the role of environmental influences on psychological well-being, in part because of community psychology’s focus on the social causes of stress. It considers the integration of cultural factors into research and applied practice to be critical to the future of our nation’s health. 

Columbia, SC enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to pristine beaches, lakes, rivers and mountains. The city hosts historical and cultural attractions, festivals, performing arts and sporting events, parks and outdoor recreation including Congaree National Park and 50,000-acre Lake Murray.

All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs: Candidates should upload a CV, letter of application, a statement regarding clinical interests and expertise, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three letter writers (letters will be requested for short-listed candidates). In their optional application materials candidates are encouraged to include a statement about their past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and/or service. An initial review of applications will occur in January 2021; however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Michele Burnette ( for questions or further information.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.