The Center for Counseling and Student Wellness (CCSW)
Division of Student Affairs

The Center for Counseling & Student Wellness (CCSW) at Hobart & William Smith Colleges invites applications for a full-time, 10-month Staff Psychologist to join our team beginning mid-August of the 2014-15 academic year.

We are seeking a team-oriented generalist with strong clinical skills and appreciation for a brief, time-limited therapy model who wishes to join a dynamic, collaborative, warm and mutually respectful staff, committed to finding ways to better meet the mental health needs of a traditional-aged college campus population.

The successful candidate will be one who is committed to and values the variety of roles of the college counselor, including provision of individual and group therapy, consultation with campus constituencies, prevention programming, skills training, and crisis management. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated competence in group therapy, multicultural awareness and sensitivity, and a commitment to the values of a liberal arts, residential community.


The CCSW is a member of the Division of Student Affairs, and has as its primary mission providing direct clinical, consultation, crisis, and prevention services to traditional-aged college students via a brief therapy model. The Counseling Center provides mental health outreach and prevention services for the campus community and consultation to faculty, students, staff and families. Collegial and collaborative relationships within and beyond the Center are an expectation of the position and important to our mission.


  • Provide individual, group, and relationship therapy to students
  • Evaluation and assessment of students in crisis
  • Consultation to faculty, staff, students and students' families as needed
  • Walk-in crisis services and after-hours on-call coverage as part of the CCSW rotation
  • Outreach and training for RAs, student leaders and other student groups
  • Service to Division of Student Affairs committees as requested by supervisor
  • Timely documentation of clinical services
  • Coordinating an area of college mental health outreach or prevention
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently while also contributing positively to a team-oriented environment


A requirement for the position is an earned doctoral degree from an APA-approved counseling or clinical psychology program. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to healthy and enjoyable work relationships and a collaborative working style. Preference will be given to licensed or license-eligible candidates and those candidates with prior experience working in college counseling centers or with traditional-aged undergraduate students. Candidates will be expected to attain NYS licensure in psychology within two years of starting the position.


Preference will be given to psychology licensed or license-eligible candidates, candidates with prior experience working in college counseling centers, and those with experience or expertise in an area of mental health pertinent to traditional college-aged students (e.g., substance abuse prevention and treatment, eating disorders/body-image issues, stress/anxiety/performance-related issues, multicultural and identity issues, mood disorders, etc.). Experience and understanding of the core values associated with a residential, liberal arts campus, as well as experience in working with students from under-represented groups and identities is highly desired. Candidates who might add to the diversity of our staff are especially encouraged to apply.


Compensation is very competitive and commensurate with experience. The Colleges offer a generous benefits package. Professional development monies are also available. This is a full-time 10-month, benefits-eligible administrative position. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

Administration, faculty and staff at Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing students with holistic educational experiences that advance their personal growth, intellectual development and integrity. The institution is grounded in its mission to develop global citizens who will live lives of consequence. Geneva, NY is located at the shore of Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. The campus and surrounding community provide an ideal setting for exploring ideas and establishing close and lasting friendships with students, faculty, and staff.


Preferred start date of August 18, 2014. Search will begin immediately and remain open until candidate is hired. Interviewing will begin as soon as eligible candidates are identified. Letter of interest and introduction, vita, three letters of recommendation, list of references with contact information, and a copy of graduate transcript.

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Preferred: by email to: ferran@hws.edu

Inquiries on the position may be sent to lear@hws.edu. For more information on CCSW, please visit our website http://www.hws.edu/studentlife/counseling.aspx

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.