The University of Iowa University Counseling Service (UCS) is actively recruiting a permanent, full-time Staff Therapist to be housed in the Tippie College of Business. This position will provide support to students, faculty, and staff within the Tippie College of Business through expertise in psychology. Support will include individual assessment and counseling; clinical crisis services; group counseling; psycho-educational outreach programming and consultation to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents/families; and supervision and training to graduate students in the mental health professions.

About University Counseling Service

The University Counseling Service is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, fluid, multiculturally proficient, fun, and creative center actively engaged in the furtherance and betterment of compassionate psychological services, outreach, and training. Part of the Division of Student Life, the UCS fosters the mental health of students, staff, and faculty, nurtures student success, and contributes to a safe, welcoming, and multiculturally-aware campus community.

About the Tippie College of Business

The Tippie College of Business is a Top-25 public business school.  We are known for our academic rigor, our work ethic, and our Iowa-nice culture. We are over 5,000 students in programs spanning BBA to PhD. We are six academic departments – accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and entrepreneurship, and business analytics.  We are eight centers and institutes, and four student-managed endowment funds.  We are 52,000 alumni and growing.  Our leadership is forward-thinking, pioneering, and embraces our responsibility to pursue excellence through diversity. We hold the gold standard of accreditations, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and have maintained the accreditation since 1923.  The Tippie community is deeply committed to the success of students and alumni, including their mental health.

About the Division of Student Life

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.  One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.



Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in either Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-Accredited program, Master’s degree in Social Work with clinical focus from a CSWE-Accredited, or Master’s degree in Counseling from a CACREP-Accredited Program,
  • Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor: Licensed as an LISW, LMSW, or LMHC in the State of Iowa by the date of hire. Psychologist: Possession of a valid State of Iowa license as a psychologist within 18 months of hire. License must be maintained as condition of continued employment.
  • Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor: Relevant post-degree experience (typically 1-3 years). Psychologist: Relevant post-degree experience (typically 1-3 years), or satisfactory completion of a psychology doctoral internship.
  • Extensive knowledge of evidence and theory based mental health counseling in assessment, crisis, individual, and group with a university/college student population.
  • Extensive ability to assess, manage, and ensure high-quality mental health counseling and crisis management.
  • Extensive proficiency in planning and delivering outreach programs and consultation services on a university campus.
  • Working knowledge of providing supervision to trainees.
  • Expert proficiency in the application of communication techniques and relationship building skills that develop the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Extensive proficiency in collaborating and interacting with individuals and groups while valuing the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
  • Working proficiency with office support tools and electronic medical records software (e.g., word processing, email, presentation software, spreadsheets, and electronic health records); preferably Microsoft Office and Titanium EHR.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience working with students in a business college or program.
  • Interest and experience in being entrepreneurial in the continual creation of new service systems.

Application Details

  • All applicants must apply online via the website in order to be considered. View and apply for the posting at
  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact

Additional Information

  • Classification Title: Sr Behavioral Health Clinician
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time


  • Pay Level: 5A

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.