Penn State University

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


The Pennsylvania State University, Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), University Park, PA has a Psychologist position available immediately. This Psychologist position is designated to work with the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, in collaboration with Intercollegiate Athletics, to address the mental health needs of student athletes. This Psychologist will serve as the primary psychologist for assisting student-athletes and will make referrals to other specialists as deemed appropriate. This person will serve as chair of the Intercollegiate Athletics Mental Health Task Force and will provide the necessary support to ensure the Task Force is achieving its goals and objectives. The Psychologist will work with the Task Force subcommittees on: mental health education, communication, and resources to carry out initiatives for the development and implementation of educational programming and resources for student-athletes, coaches, and staff; development and implementation of a mental health communication strategy; development and implementation of support groups and other innovative education strategies that extend beyond one on one therapy sessions; and development of strategies for ongoing communication and dissemination of mental health information. They will also assist the Task Force in utilizing various forms of technology (social media) to educate student-athletes, coaches, and staff in an effort to breakdown stigma and stereotypes that impede student-athletes’ desire to seek assistance. Other duties include individual and group psychotherapy, outreach and consultation, urgent evaluation and follow-up, and supervision and training of externs, post-doctoral fellows, as well as doctoral interns in an APA accredited internship program. 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. APA accredited training/internship and counseling center experience preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with particular interest and experience working with student athletes. Experience providing services to diverse populations, such as, but not limited to, underrepresented, international, and LGBTQ+ students is preferred. A one-year, full-time doctoral internship in Professional Psychology or Health Service Psychology is required. Must be licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in Pennsylvania. Penn State CAPS values a focus on self-examination and embraces a philosophy respectful of diversity and inclusion. CAPS strives to build a diverse staff capable of meeting the needs of all of our students. Please see for information on Penn State University’s diversity “All In” effort and see for information from Human Resources on Diversity and Inclusion 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 immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a fixed-term position funded for one year from date of hire, with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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