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Position Title
Psychologist I

Michigan State University

Counseling Center

Salary Range
Salary Negotiable

Position Description
The Michigan State University Counseling Center (MSUCC) has a strong history and foundation in ’multicultural counseling’ and we are seeking a Staff Psychologist to meet a strong growth in recent years in the number of international students on-campus, as well as in the breadth of countries represented within the MSU student body; in addition, MSUCC is an integrated mental health facility, working closely with Student Health Service requiring frequent cross-discipline referral and collaboration; this position is specially focused on providing treatment and outreach for international student populations; as a general psychologist, routine clinical duties will include performing psycho-diagnostic screenings/assessments and referring to/conducting psychotherapy as clinically appropriate in order to provide mental health care for student clients; in addition to a focus on treatment and outreach for international student populations, primary responsibilities include crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, consultation with faculty and staff, general outreach and liaison services, participation in training and supervision of master-level and doctoral trainees, educational activities, including teaching, as well as other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing more than four years of graduate study beyond a bachelor’s degree such as a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program; one year APA accredited pre-doctoral internship; one year of related experience in a mental health setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; full licensure or license eligibility to practice as a Psychologist by the State of Michigan.

Desired Qualifications
Demonstrated competency and expertise in working with multicultural and international populations; fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese as well as experience working with Chinese international students are strongly desired; ability to design and implement psycho-educational programming and outreach initiatives; experience in brief clinical therapy and crisis intervention; experience in training and supervision; one year post-doctoral internship; the ideal candidate will have strong experience in outreach with college populations ? especially with international and multicultural students ? as well as strong clinical skills in a range of areas, including serious mental health concerns (e.g., major depression, bipolar disorder) and issues related to individual identity development and adjustment to college; previous experience working with medical professionals, including primary care and psychiatric physicians; previous experience collaborating with residence education/housing services and college departments for international students.

University Description
Michigan State University Spartans work to advance the common good in uncommon ways. The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation—and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

MSU is a Big 10 university, with a student population of approximately 49,000 students.

Demographics (2012):
48,906 students total: from all 83 counties in Michigan, all 50 states in the United States, and more than 130 other countries

36,747 undergraduate, 10,247 graduate and professional, 1,912 nondegree

52 percent women, 48 percent men

16.1 percent students of color, 13.5 percent international

Faculty and academic staff
Approximately 5,000

Support staff employees
Approximately 6,400

Region Description
Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, just minutes away from the capital city of Lansing, and in close proximity to many nearby cities including Ann Arbor, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, and the beaches of Lake Michigan.

Residents enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the local East Lansing and Lansing community, including the variety of shops, restaurants, and special events that take place throughout the year.

Four full seasons can be experienced in mid-Michigan, including warm summers and snowy winters.

Required Application Materials
Cover Letter, CV, and Application Form -- all submitted via electronic job application system through MSU Human Resources. Go to: http://jobs.msu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61271 Please direct any questions to Dr. Scott Brown (browns@cc.msu.edu) or Dr. Talitha Easterly (TalithaE@cc.msu.edu) - Search Committee Co-Chairs.

Application Deadline
December 10th, 2013 (Application will be reviewed as they are received)

Starting Date
TBD - likely Spring or Summer semester 2014

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East Lansing, MI 48824

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