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Clinical Instructor or Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences (Clinician Educator) Licensed Therapists

Department of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences Faculty Los Angeles, California

Full-time Licensed Therapist – Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral

Sciences/Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences

Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences, Division of Student Counseling and Mental Health

Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

Position Description

USC Counseling and Mental Health Services seeks experienced therapists, Clinical Instructors/Clinical Assistant Professors (Clinician Educator) faculty to join a diverse and dynamic multidisciplinary team who are strongly committed to providing excellent multiculturally competent clinical treatment, training, and outreach services regarding mental health and wellness. We are seeking candidates who are reflective of our diverse student population, and who have strong clinical skills, are familiar with the duties associated with a university counseling center, and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, collegial, professional environment. As part of our campus-wide strategic goal of promoting diversity and inclusion, we are seeking an applicant who has demonstrated interest and experience in providing clinical and outreach services to one or more of the following populations: mandarin-speaking students, Southeast Asian students, sexual trauma survivors, men of color, LGBTQ community, and/or Black women.

Description of the Center

USC Counseling and Mental Health Services provide mental health services to students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals. Services we provide include: individual and group counseling; assessment and referral to other professionals and institutions; crisis intervention (including some after-hours coverage); case management; biofeedback; psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up; consultation; outreach and prevention; and training and supervision. 

We are committed to providing quality mental and educational services in accordance with the ethical and legal standards of our profession. We appreciate and honor diversity and work with all students with compassion, respect and dignity. We advocate for and empower our students in pursuing their goals and personal development.

Training is an important function in our center. We are committed to providing professional training opportunities for trainees in psychology, social work, and medicine (i.e. medical students and residents). The entire faculty is involved in our training programs including individual supervision, group supervision, case consults, and/or seminars. The training also includes participating in and promoting self-reflection. Our students benefit from multidisciplinary collaboration and we adopt a bio-psycho-social approach in our work whenever appropriate.

We are committed to making the Center a work environment characterized by respect, mutual support, and team work, and the sharing of diverse opinions among our faculty. We value and honor the diversity of the students we serve as well as the diversity of our faculty and the unique contributions of each member. Faculty are committed to ongoing learning, self-awareness, and cultural competency. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Marriage & Family Therapy or Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology
  • Licensed in the state of California or License-eligible
  • Expertise in short term treatment, including: brief psychotherapy, stabilization and referral of serious mental illness, and crisis intervention – all following a 6 to 8 session model
  • Multicultural competency in working with students of color, students from all economic classes, first generation students, LGBTQ students, and international students
  • Self-aware and can thrive in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in college counseling centers
  • Excellent diagnostic skills
  • Experience working with issues encountered in early and emerging adulthood, including: sexual orientation and gender identity, sexual trauma, eating disorders, and substance use disorders
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and skills in group process work and training
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards of professional practice and to professional integrity 
  • Desire to continue to grow as a professional and committed to excellence

Application Deadline: Until position is filled.

Starting Date: Negotiable

This is a exempt faculty position in the Division of Student Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The position is full-time. Salary is competitive, and contingent on experience.

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities with approximately 48,500 students from all 50 states and boasts one of the largest international student bodies in the country. USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles, a culturally rich metropolitan city with a large ethnic and economically diverse population, and is close to both beach and mountains with wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities. The mild temperatures along with the city’s average of 329 days of sun per year makes Los Angeles a wonderful city to live and work.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All genders and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply here and upload CV, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation.



REQ20091553 Posted Date: 08/18/2020

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