Student Affairs

Staff Psychologist

Towson University

Towson, MD United States

Job Purpose 

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The Towson University Counseling Center seeks a full-time generalist psychologist. This person will provide psychological services to TU students and participate in the Center’s outreach efforts, including coordinating outreach focused on addressing anxiety and depression on campus. Components include suicide prevention initiatives, a peer-education program, and non-therapy approaches to life skills and resilience. Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess skills in providing sexual assault recovery services.


Provides psychological services to students, faculty, and staff on both a regular and emergency basis, and when necessary during non-traditional hours, including, but not limited to crisis-intervention, assessment, counseling, treatment, and clinical consultation in individual and group formats. Provides clinical consultation to students and their families, and to the campus in support of the mental health of the campus. Collaborates in Counseling Center efforts to provide services in new and creative ways. Adheres to agency standards regarding case management, documentation, and parameters of service.

Provides leadership around outreach efforts targeting depression and anxiety on campus, including developing and implementing programs and services. Develops collaborations and liaisons as appropriate on campus. Develops and maintains peer educator programs within the coordinated area. Collaborates with Counseling Center leadership in the management of the coordinated area and collaborates and provides guidance to staff and trainees participating in relevant outreach programs. In particular, develops programming addressing anxiety and depression, including such programming as suicide prevention initiatives, and non-therapy approaches to enhancing life skills and resilience.

Contributes to the training of doctoral interns by conducting seminars and other training activities. Participates in the range of activities necessary to maintain Counseling Center training programs. When assigned, supervises doctoral interns, externs, and/or unlicensed staff members in their provision of psychological services, in professional development, and in support of the Counseling Center training program.

Provides outreach programming as assigned, including psycho-education, health-education, and consultation in the Counseling Center Outreach Program, and assisting with recorded and online forms of programs and applications, including self-help resources, and Counseling Center web pages.

Participates in various agency maintenance activities in the Counseling Center, such as accreditations and team-building activities.

Participates in the Student Affairs Division and supports the University mission in a variety of ways, such as collaborating with other departments on campus, attending university functions, and serving on task forces and committees as assigned.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology (ABD status at the time of hire may be considered), at least one year experience in a university counseling center (or equivalent setting), and be licensed or license-eligible as a psychologist in Maryland required. Extended hours may be required for outreach, campus events, or emergency situations. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate understanding of and commitment to diversity issues, program development and evaluation in this position’s coordinated area, and who possess excellent communication skills. Additional consideration will be given to candidates who possess skills in sexual assault recovery. Persons with a strong interest and experience in working with marginalized populations are especially encouraged to apply. Knowledge or interest in the areas of technology-based interventions (Apps, social media, web-based psychoeducation) is a plus.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits 

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.

Three letters of recommendation are required. Please forward letters directly to Dr. Alessandra Pieraccini -

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are required.


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Doctorate Required
  • Work Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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