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Position Title
Staff Counselor/Psychologist

The University of Tulsa

Counseling & Psychological Services Center

Salary Range
$40,000-50,000 (Commensurate with experience)

Position Description
The University of Tulsa invites applications for a full-time Staff Psychologist position – CURRENT INTERNS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. The position of Staff Psychologist reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and will be responsible for providing psycho-educational and clinical services to members of the university community to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational and vocational development and adjustment. Specific responsibilities include: collecting personal data through interviews, case history, and observational techniques; selecting, administering, and interpreting psychological assessments designed to evaluate the individual’s intellect, personality, behavior, relationships, psychopathology, aptitudes, abilities and interests; applying knowledge of statistical analysis; evaluating data to identify causes of problems and to determine advisability of psychological counseling or referral to other specialists or institutions; conducting psychological counseling or therapeutic interviews to develop and implement plans for coping more adaptively with personal problems and goal setting related to personality, interests, abilities and needs; providing psychological, occupational, educational and other information to enable individuals to formulate realistic personal, educational and vocational plans; following-up with results of counseling to determine reliability and validity of treatments used; supervising and training practicum students and interns in graduate psychology programs. The title “counselor” would be used until licensed as a psychologist in Oklahoma. In addition, the Counseling and Psychological Services of the University of Tulsa is a participating member of the Northeastern Oklahoma Psychological Internship Program (NOPIP), an internship consortium providing APA accredited training to pre-doctoral interns. The candidate of this position will be involved in the training process, including supervision (once licensed) and providing didactic seminars of various topics. Moreover, this position would also be involved in the training process of pre-doctoral, practicum students, most of whom attend the nationally ranked graduate program in clinical psychology at the University of Tulsa.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree from an accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology and two years of relevant experience; eligibility for licensure in counseling or psychology within one year of hire; demonstrated skills (through training and supervised experience) in the following:
• Interventions: techniques for prevention and treatment of concerns in areas of adaptive coping, interpersonal and academic functioning, anxiety, depression, crisis management, and appropriate referral/consultation with other resources.
*Open to learning psychological approaches to alcohol abuse prevention
and treatment
• Assessment: intelligence, personality, behavior, relationships, psychopathology, aptitudes, abilities and interests.
• Supervision and training of graduate-level psychology students.
• Practice in compliance with professional laws and ethics.
• Interest in, and sensitive to, working with diverse student populations

Desired Qualifications
Doctoral degree strongly preferred; service provision experience within a university counseling center setting; current licensure as a Health Service Psychologist in Oklahoma (or immediately licensable in Oklahoma); campus outreach and education experience; advanced training and experience in psychological approaches to alcohol abuse prevention and treatment; and one or more other specialty areas such as eating disorders, DBT, sexual assault, substance use disorders, health psychology, or diversity issues; interest in developing scientist-practitioner integration. Candidates currently finishing internship and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

University Description
The University of Tulsa (TU) is Oklahoma’s oldest independent university, located four miles from downtown Tulsa. TU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of areas. Student enrollment consists of over 3000 undergraduate students and 1000 graduate and law students. In its vibrant urban environment, TU creates a diversity of learning experiences, a balance between career preparation and liberal education, teaching, and research, and endeavors to instill in its students an understanding that stature as an individual and value as a member of society depend upon continual learning. TU is renowned for its academic and research history in the fields of petroleum engineering, and within the last 20 years has established renowned graduate study programs, including the law school and clinical psychology. Within the next 5 years the university will be opening a community based medical school focused on supporting the medical needs of the state of Oklahoma. TU is 75th among national doctoral universities in U. S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Princeton Review has named TU as one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” private colleges and universities, saying TU is "among the lowest-priced selective, independent institutions in the nation." The publication also praised TU’s high quality academics across all disciplines. The University of Tulsa welcomes students from around the world. With more than 900 students from 60 countries, The University of Tulsa provides a safe and welcoming environment for students from all nations. Since 1995, TU students have won numerous competitive national scholarships and fellowships: 48 Goldwaters, 33 National Science Foundation, 9 Trumans, 7 Department of Defense, 8 Udalls, 8 Fulbrights, 5 British Marshalls, and 9 Phi Kappa Phi. TU’s 2011 freshman class had a mean cumulative grade point average of 3.8, and 74 percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Their average ACT was 28. TU takes pride in its distinction as the smallest Division I school in NCAA athletics, and recently was recognized as Conference USA’s Institutional Excellence award.

Region Description
Tulsa is a metropolitan city with remarkable cultural, technological, and economic resources. The city’s rich cultural legacy nourishes the University’s mission and enriches its life, just as the University, in turn, enriches the city. Tulsa enjoys over 220 days of sunshine a year and a mild average temperature of 61 degrees. It has an easy access to neighboring large cities such as Oklahoma City (106 mi), Dallas (255 mi), Kansas City (228 mi) and Little Rock (274 mi). Tulsa provides low cost of living with access to many of the metropolitan benefits of the larger surrounding cities within the region (here’s a link to the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce’s website that breaks down the numbers of what makes it affordable: http://www.tulsachamber.com/general/334/living-here). There’s also plenty to do here besides work, and when it comes to play the Tulsa Convention & Visitors Bureau has a great website to help you find just the right combination of activities: http://visittulsa.com/index.

Required Application Materials
Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references, graduate transcript and work samples which include a psychological assessment, clinical intervention plan and psycho-educational outline to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104, or via email to tujobs@utulsa.edu, or via fax to 918-631-3543. If you have questions about application process, please feel free to contact us at michael-mcclendon@utulsa.edu or thomas-brian@utulsa.edu

Application Deadline
The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104

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