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Psychology-MS Counselor or Ph.D. Psychologist

University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Saint Kitts & Nevis
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 4, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
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Full Time
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University MS Counselor or Ph.D. Psychologist

 University of Medicine and Health Sciences-St. Kitts

 Position Start Date:  September 2021

Location:  UMHS campus in St. Kitts, West Indies

 The University of Medicine and Health Sciences-St. Kitts (UMHS) invites applications for a Counseling Psychology position.  

 UMHS is a state-of-the-art medical school located on the exotic Caribbean Island of St. Kitts. Faculty have a unique opportunity to become involved in the growth and success of the institution, and most importantly the opportunity to educate and nurture a new generation of physicians prepared to meet the 21st century health care delivery in a rapidly changing world.


The successful candidate will be responsible for providing onsite counseling services to students in their first and second year of medical school.  The position is full time on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. The UMHS calendar year has three fifteen week semesters, with two to three weeks break between semesters for approved leave. Responsibilities include:        

 Providing personal counseling services to medical students who are experiencing difficulties associated with one or more of the following:  Test specific anxiety, depression,

grief, academic difficulties, social anxiety, traumas, adjustment issues, family distress, poor coping mechanisms, impulse control issues, eating disorders, and career counseling. 



  1. US tax free foreign earned income up to ninety thousand dollars a year.
  2. Health Insurance plan, University paid for employee and available to spouse and children at employee’s expense
  3. Participation in continuing education or national conference in the US once annually.
  4. Modern, state of the art campus and facilities in which to work.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned MA or MS in Counseling Psychology with preference to a Ph.D. in

    Clinical or Counseling Psychology from the U.S., Canada, or the U.K.

  • Five years’ experience providing counseling services preferably to students in an advanced academic program.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and  PowerPoint
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English


UMHS offers a traditional four-year Allopathic Doctor of Medicine program leading to the M.D. degree.  The university operates year round and offers three semesters per calendar year which start in January, May, and September.  Students complete the Basic Science Program at our state of the art campus in St Kitts.  The fifth semester occurs at the campus in Portland, Maine.  Students complete their third year of core clinical rotations and fourth year of elective rotations in one of our many affiliated, accredited teaching hospitals throughout the United States.  To graduate, students must successfully complete the UMHS medical program and pass the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK.  UMHS graduates  are eligible to apply for a US or Canadian residency and subsequently may practice medicine in the United States and Canada.

UMHS utilizes innovative teaching techniques such as a 24-bed virtual hospital, small class sizes with individualized attention, and the use of technology to enhance instruction.  The faculty is highly credentialed and recruited primarily from the United States. 


Send letter of interest, CV, and references to: Dr. Jerry Thornton, Executive Vice President and copy to  

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