Psychologist/Multicultural Specialist

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
$59,000.00 - $65,000.00
Feb 15, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Counseling Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a permanent, tenure-track faculty position beginning August, 2021. The Psychologist will provide a variety of counseling and/or psychological services to IUP undergraduate and graduate students, with a specific focus on work with underrepresented groups (Multicultural, Black, Indigenous, students of color).  IUP encourages applications from individuals underrepresented in their field, and those that can potentially add new and valuable perspectives to the academic environment.  This is a 9 month position.


  • Faculty provide intake, triage, individual and group counseling for undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • Faculty provide outreach/consultation for the IUP community, and crisis intervention services for IUP students. 
  • In addition, faculty members serve on departmental and university committees, maintain licensure, and engage in scholarly activities. 
  • This position will serve as a liaison to the Social Equity Office and the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement. 
  • Faculty rotate daytime on-call responsibilities, as well. 
  • Faculty members have the opportunity to supervise graduate trainees in IUP’s doctoral program in clinical psychology, as well as IUP’s master’s program in clinical mental health counseling.   

Position Qualifications


  • Doctorate in counseling/clinical psychology by August 2021. 
  • Currently licensed or license-eligible (within two years of appointment) in Pennsylvania. 
  • University/College counseling center internship.
  • Work experience with people from diverse backgrounds, group work, crisis intervention, and outreach/consultation will strengthen the application.
  • Candidates invited to campus must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s); candidates will be asked to respond to clinical vignettes as part of the interview process.

Essential Functions

Academic faculty must have, and maintain the physical and mental abilities, communicative skills, and stamina necessary to carry out the essential functions of their positions in teaching, research, scholarship, and service.  Work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve  standing to a significant degree, walking for brief periods of time and may include driving requirements.
 Faculty must be able to:

  • Teach courses assigned by the departmental chair on a schedule made of a combination of standard class-meeting times as determined to meet instructional needs and adhere to the requirements of the department's curriculum. 
  • Teach courses for a mandated number of contact hours per week over a full semester and meet university expectations for final exams. 
  • Present course material in a clear and organized manner using methodologies appropriate to the discipline. 
  • Evaluate student work fairly and promptly. 
  • Perform the physical requirements of laboratory, field work, studio work, or other activities outside typical classroom instruction if applicable. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of the discipline through continued scholarly activity and research.  
  • Participate actively in assignments necessary to advance the service and/or outreach of the department, college, and university.