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Staff Psychologist (GA322)

Longwood University
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Longwood University:


A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia. 


Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and 38,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.



Job Description:


As the primary designated mental health service on campus, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is a valued partner within the Well-Being Unit. The Well-Being Unit is an integral component of the Division of Student Affairs at Longwood University. Notable features of this IACS accredited center include a well-respected reputation for ethical delivery of services, long-standing masters-level training program, and established and evolving collaborations with Academic Affairs and other campus partners. For more information about our center, please visit


Longwood University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the development of citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. In support of this mission, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking a Staff Psychologist with the skills and creativity to share our team's commitment to excellence in working collaboratively both within the Center and across the campus. The Staff Psychologist provides clinical services (individual therapy, group counseling; and crisis response) to students experiencing personal, social, and emotional difficulties that may impede personal functioning and academic success. The Staff Psychologist also performs campus and community outreach, shares rotating emergency/crisis on-call responsibilities, participates in University and Center meetings and committees, and develops and implements collaborative relationships with other University units. Early career and experienced psychologists are encouraged to apply. Strong preference will be given to licensed-eligible (within two years of hire) psychologists who have experience within college/university counseling center(s), competency in group counseling, experience in providing testing for ADHD and LD,  and experience in providing clinical supervision.



  • Provide confidential individual and group counseling services to Longwood University students
  • Serve on the CAPS on-call rotation
  • Maintain appropriate clinical documentation and scheduling within Titanium Scheduler
  • Provide outreach programming to the University community
  • Provide clinical supervision to masters-level trainees
  • Actively participate in general student affairs activities
  • Engage in professional development and continuing education







  • Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program preferred (Candidates with ABD status will be considered); master's degree in clinical psychology or counseling required
  • If doctoral level, successful completion of an APPIC-registered internship
  • Licensed or license-eligible (to be licensed within two years of hire date) in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Evidence of well-developed skills in clinical diagnosis, individual and group psychotherapy / counseling, and crisis management
  • Experience providing trauma-informed and culturally relevant counseling services
  • Experience providing clinical supervision and training of trainees
  • Experience in a college or university counseling center, or with college-age clinical populations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience providing outreach programming



Additional Information:

This position is an 11 month, full-time, administrative & professional faculty, exempt position with a preferred start date no later than August 2022. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful fingerprint based criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. 


The Governor of Virginia’s Executive Directive #18: All Executive Branch Employees who enter the work place or who have public-facing work duties must disclose their vaccine status to the designated agency personnel. Executive Branch Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to the designated agency personnel. All Executive Branch Employees who have not been fully vaccinated must cover their mouth and nose with a mask in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention while indoors and conducting public business.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or


The Annual Fire and Security Report(s) include campus security information, campus fire statistics, safety procedures, and provides statistics for criminal and disciplinary offenses. The report(s) are provided annually in compliance with the Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Longwood University’s Annual Safety and Security report and the Annual Fire Safety report is available at: A hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety reports and/or a copy of the Fire Log are maintained at the Longwood Police Office and will be provided upon request.


A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan.  EOE/AA



Application Instructions:


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, position posted 12/16/21.  To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and attach (under Resume) a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact details of three references. Link to apply:

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