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Post Intern/Post-Doctoral Psychology Professional (Psychology Resident)
Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri
Date Posted 12/09/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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The MU Counseling Center is strongly committed to diversity and multicultural values. As a Center focused on multicultural competence, affirmation and inclusive excellence, the staff seeks like-minded professionals to join a team engaged in efforts to enhance campus services to better support all students.

The successful candidates will possess interests and experience in providing services which support the mission of an active university counseling center. The Counseling Center (https://counseling.missouri.edu/ ) is part of the larger Student Health and Wellbeing Unit (https://wellbeing.missouri.edu/ ), a single entity focused on personal well-being, offering additional opportunities for staff collaborations and training. The Center is an APA-accredited doctoral internship site and serves a growing culturally diverse and international student community.

This is a one year appointment open to early career applicants who will have either:

Completed a doctoral internship in psychology by the hire date in early August and possess an ABD (all but dissertation) status. OR

Completed requirements for the doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology by the anticipated hire date in early August.

Duties include: initial evaluations; time effective individual counseling/therapy; group counseling; crisis intervention; outreach; and campus consultation. Opportunities for additional specialization (e.g., work with specific populations, clinical foci, etc.) will be encouraged depending on availability of appropriate supervision and Center needs.

Also, the successful candidates will gain an appreciation for the unique role of a psychologist practicing within Student Affairs and on a college campus. The selected candidates will possess strong interpersonal, oral and written skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, campus departments, and student groups. The selected candidates are expected to engage in services for a diverse client base and with diverse campus organizations. Respect for cultural, intellectual, psycho-social and interpersonal differences is expected to inform the selected candidates’ practice. Further, the selected candidates are encouraged to cultivate a) an appreciation for interpersonal flexibility with a sense of humor; b) an awareness of the importance of life balance; and c) an understanding the complexities of personal development within a higher education context.

Supervision and related information: Two hours of individual clinical supervision by a staff member, licensed at least 3 years, will be provided. The program is structured to provide approximately 2000 hours towards the supervised experience required for licensure in most states. A small amount of weekly time will be made available for professional development (to assist with degree completion, EPPP preparation, job search, etc.). A weekly post-doc support time is scheduled to allow for peer consultation and socialization. Monthly professional development seminars on topics of interest are also provided.


Minimum Qualifications

Completed a doctoral internship in psychology by the hire date in early August and possess an ABD (all but dissertation) status. OR Completed requirements for the doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology by the anticipated hire date in early August. Prior counseling center experience (practicum or internship) and demonstrated commitment to engaging in practices to enhance cultural competence is also required.

Candidate will be evaluated on:

Experience providing: skills based interventions, complex anxiety management, brief therapy, and group therapy.

Application Materials

The position start date is August 8, 2022 (may be slightly negotiable). Position will be open until March 21, 2022; review of applications will begin January 18. To apply, please complete the online application process available at the MU Human Resources website: https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic , click on the “prospective employees” link.

Also, applicants must attach to their application the following materials: 1) a letter of application highlighting relevant experiences and fit with the position requirements; 2) a current resume or vita; and 3) contact information (including e-mail addresses) for at least three professional references. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Materials should not be e-mailed or mailed.

For questions regarding the online application process, contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu or 573-882-7976). For questions regarding the position, contact Dr. Shraddha Niphadkar (sundarams@missouri.edu or 573-882-6601).

Other Information

Criminal background checks will be conducted on finalists prior to finalizing offers of employment.



Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Region Description

Columbia, Missouri (http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com ) with a population of approx. 122,000 offers a high quality of life with numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, art, music, sports, shopping, and community service. Columbia was rated as one of the best places to live in 2019 by livability.com (https://livability.com/best-places/top-100-best-places-to-live/2019/mo/columbia .) In addition to MU, Columbia College and Stephens College are located in the city and five other colleges and universities are within 30 miles of Columbia. Columbia Public Schools are highly regarded and have a solid reputation for quality: http://www.cpsk12.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1 . Columbia’s centralized location offers quick access to St. Louis and Kansas City (each within a 2 hour drive), as well as the State Capitol, Jefferson City, and the beautiful vacation getaway, Lake of the Ozarks. Columbia is also minutes away from a host of historic towns and state parks featuring boating, fishing, hiking, biking and more. Columbia Regional Airport offers service via American Airlines with direct flights to Chicago and Dallas-Ft. Worth. Columbia is also a regional center for medical services (including the MU Medical school and MU Hospitals and Clinics) and a home to several major insurance companies and light industry.

University Description

The University of Missouri (https://mizzou.edu ) (MU, Mizzou), with over 33,000 students and more than 300 degree programs in 19 colleges and schools, has a reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and student services. MU is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of only 34 public universities in the AAU’s 62 member universities. The campus is an attractive environment, and the facilities and services available to students are among the best. Mizzou, is a member of the Southeastern Conference, competing in a variety of sports at the 1A level.

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