Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 03 – K – Exempt
  • 04 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Student Affairs
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University, Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), University Park, PA has two Psychologist positions (Level 3 or Level 4) that are available beginning August 6, 2018. Duties in both positions include providing individual and group psychotherapy, initial consultations and triage, outreach and consultation, clinical supervision to trainees, and crisis intervention. Preference will be given to candidates who have significant experience working with one or more of the following populations and/or clinical issues: alcohol and other drug issues, LGBTQQIA, multicultural counseling, and student athletes. Additionally, fluency in another language in addition to English, particularly Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean, is desirable. For both positions, a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology is required. A one-year, full-time doctoral internship in Professional Psychology or Health Service Psychology is required. APA accredited training/internship and counseling center experience preferred. Penn State CAPS values a focus on self-examination and embraces a philosophy respectful of diversity and inclusion. CAPS strives to build a diverse, multicultural staff capable of meeting the needs of all of our students. Preference is given to candidates who have experience providing services to diverse populations, such as, but not limited to, underrepresented, international, and LGBTQ students. Please see for information on Penn State University’s diversity “All In” effort and see -resources/diversity-resources#faculty-staff for Diversity Resources at Penn State. State College, PA, a university town, with a population of 105,000 (which includes the State College borough and surrounding townships) was recently cited as one of the top university towns in the United States. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are 3 to 4 hours from State College and Baltimore is about 3 hours. State College and the university provide the major intellectual, cultural and recreational resources for central Pennsylvania. Application review will begin on March 12, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Schedule details will be finalized with the successful applicants based on available resources and clinical need. Typical schedules are 30-40 hours weekly. Full Penn State benefits are included.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088