Senior Psychologist (72 views)

Durham, NH 03824
February 16, 2022

Senior Psychologist

The University of New Hampshire Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS) invites applications for a Senior Psychologist position.  We are seeking a team-oriented generalist with strong clinical skills with a minimum of five years post doctorate experience ready to meet the increasing severity of college students’ mental health needs. A successful candidate will join a staff of diverse professionals who are sensitive and committed to the needs of a multicultural organization and the richness of human differences. Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented student populations, as well as competencies in brief treatment, crisis management, group interventions and the provision of clinical supervision are required. Previous work in college counseling is preferred. We seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Conduct intakes and urgent appointments. Diagnose students using current nationally and internationally recognized diagnostic systems, utilizing appropriate empirically validated measures. As a function of diagnosis, develop and implement treatment plans based upon current best practices. Refer off-campus for specialized treatment, and/or long-term therapy as appropriate. Maintain files to document counseling contacts. Provide clinical services consistent with current professional and ethical standards and local, state and federal laws.
  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy, crisis and emergency on-call coverage, and case management for students within a brief and focused counseling model.
  • Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and other committees within PACS and in the greater university.
  • Provide outreach programming services for the campus community.
  • Provide supervision and/or training to doctoral level trainees and post-doctoral fellowship trainees

Required Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D./Psy clinical or counseling psychology, or equivalent including a supervised internship.
  • Licensed as a psychologist for five years at the time of application (please specify jurisdiction and date psychologist license was granted).  
  • Eligible for licensure as a psychologist in the State of New Hampshire and gain licensure within 12 months of beginning position.
  • Ability to provide brief and focused counseling.
  • Demonstrated competency working with multicultural and other diverse populations.
  • Experience providing risk assessment and crisis response.
  • Experience facilitating counseling groups.
  • Experience working as a part of a collaborative clinical team in a fast-paced work setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in a college or university counseling center (pre-doctoral internship and post doc fellowship may be included).
  • Experience supervising doctoral trainees in a college counseling center.
  • Experience providing outreach and consultation.

The Staff and University: 

Twelve licensed clinicians, two postdoctoral fellows, three doctoral interns, and three administrative assistants staff PACS. PACS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC).  Our Doctoral Internship Program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. PACS staff is characterized by a diversity of background, training, theoretical orientation and special interests. For more information about our center, please go to our website

The University of New Hampshire was founded in 1866 as a land-grant institution, has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate students.  It is located in Durham, NH. UNH is a major educational institution in New Hampshire and is committed to offering excellent educational programs and opportunities for its students. It is a Land-Ocean-Space Grant Institution. The campus, 188 acres in size, is surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of fields, farms and woodlands that are great for hiking, jogging and cross-country skiing. The University also offers fine athletic facilities and the Paul Creative Arts Center with two theaters and two art galleries.

The University of New Hampshire is a predominately white institution (PWI) with an active commitment to social justice and diversity,  Employees from underrepresented groups who thrive here understand the complexity of working at a PWI and value small-town culture with close proximity to metropolitan areas and natural spaces.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience. The University of New Hampshire offers an excellent benefit package. Applicants with five or more years post-licensure as a psychologist may be eligible to be hired into a higher pay scale. Clinicians employed at this site may also qualify for student loan forgiveness programs, such as the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates can apply for this position through our website. For more information or to apply, please copy this link into your browser:

The University of New Hampshire actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry. UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff.  The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.  Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.