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We are delighted that you are interested in making SMU your professional home. Located in the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, our campus has many opportunities waiting for you. At SMU and within the Division of Student Affairs, we truly appreciate and value your contributions.

As we actively pursue our strategic plan, Cultivating Courageous Change, we are seeking professionals who are dynamic, student-focused, innovative, and open to collaboration with campus partners to bring this ambitious plan to life.

Within the framework of Cultivating Courageous Change, achieving professional excellence is one of our primary objectives. As such, we are eager to attract and retain exceptional professionals. We are seeking individuals who are dedicated to nurturing student leaders while as well as their own talents and skills to make a positive impact within the Division of Student Affairs and the broader profession.


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This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

The Staff Psychologist is responsible for providing mental health services to currently enrolled students at SMU. Reporting to the Director of Counseling Services, this position provides direct and indirect clinical services, including initial assessments, individual and group therapy, drop in and crisis intervention, outreach education/programming, and consultation to faculty/staff, students, family members, and others. This position also provides supervision of graduate student trainees. The staff psychologist works collaboratively with professional colleagues and departments in the Divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to provide culturally competent, evidence-based care.

Essential Functions:

  • Clinical Duties - Direct Care: Provides assessment, individual and group counseling, drop-in and crisis intervention, and referrals during business hours. Utilizes goal-oriented approaches to treatment that are culturally competent and evidence-based. Creates a warm/welcoming clinical environment where clients feel supported and respected. Provides both virtual and in-person therapy.
  • Outreach: Provides outreach education to the university community on focused on topics related to mental health and self-care. Collaborates with campus partners to provide programming for support of students outside the clinic, such as participation in orientation or population-specific skills trainings.
  • Committee Involvement: Participates on relevant committees and/or teams that have the mission of promoting health and wellness in regards to mental health, substance abuse, and/or sexual assault and relationship violence. Serves on internal and university-wide committees in keeping with areas of expertise and interest. Participates in departmental meetings and activities.
  • Professional Development: Demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in clinical work and all professional activities. Works to remain up to date in the literature on the needs of college and professional students, fellows and trainees; researches and executes evidence-based strategies and interventions targeted toward this population.
  • Clinical Duties - Indirect Care: Consults regarding mental health issues and students of concern with faculty/staff, students, and family/friends. Collaborates/coordinates care with treating psychiatrists. Completes appropriate/timely clinical documentation, case management, coordination of support services and care with other Health and Wellness offices and offices throughout the University.
  • Clinical Supervision (for licensed applicants only): Provides supervision and training for doctoral interns, practicum student trainees, and graduate assistants. Monitors client welfare while providing observation, feedback and support to enhance the supervisee's clinical skills and encourage their professional growth and development. Provides ethical guidance and support to supervisee(s) for challenging situations.
    Occasional evening/weekend hours may be required for outreach events. 

Education and Experience:

  • A PhD or PsyD in Psychology is required. 
  • A minimum of two years of experience is required. 
  • Experience with crisis intervention and providing clinical services to culturally diverse client population is required. 
  • Experience providing services to college students in a college setting is strongly preferred. 
  • Experience with brief and short-term models of psychotherapy is also preferred.
  • Experience supervising graduate student mental health trainees is preferred.
  • Licensed or license-eligible in the state of Texas is required.

Deadline to Apply:

This position is open until filled.

Staff Opportunities and Events

Throughout the year, the SMU Division of Student Affairs provides staff with opportunities to come together, grow as professionals, and pitch in across campus. Learn how staff members meet colleagues and get involved in the division, and learn about professional development opportunities within the division.

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