University of California Merced — Staff Psychologist (level 2 or 3) – Multiple Positions

Staff Psychologist (level 2 or 3) – Multiple Positions

University of California Merced

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Hiring Range
Level 2: $79,977.18 – $97,494.50 Annually
Level 3: $89,975.95 – $103,350.93 Annually

Job Closing Date
Review of applications will begin 12/23/2021. Posting shall remain posted until all three positions are filled.

About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable, and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities for highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project nearly doubled the physical capacity of the campus, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

To set the course of UC Merced's evolution, in 2021 UC Merced will enact its first-ever 10-year strategic plan. This plan will guide how the values of equity and justice influence our pathway toward earning Carnegie R1 research status, growing enrollment, upholding our identity as a minority-serving institution, and operationalizing how commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion are enacted within each campus unit. UC Merced is expected to engage in sophisticated thinking, planning, and implementation of actions that effectively diversify the professoriate and staff, improve campus climate for all campus constituency groups, and strengthen our equity, diversity, and inclusion infrastructure and capacity.

About the Job

Under supervision of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and designated supervisors, the Staff Psychologist performs individual, couples, and group counseling, psychological assessments, intake evaluations, crisis interventions, and outreaches/workshops to the campus community. Acts as a campus resource and represents CAPS in the University community. Provision of individual and/or group supervision to pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows and psychological trainees. Administers, scores and interprets psychological assessment instruments. Acts as primary resource for ensuring accurate psychological assessment scoring, interpretation, and report-writing for all CAPS trainees.

Ability to establish rapport and perform duties from a lens of inclusivity with regards to identities including but not limited to culture, race, religion, abilities, gender and sexuality. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to servicing underrepresented and/or marginalized populations. Experience working with Black, African-American and LGBTQ+ communities in academia preferred.

*NOTE: The level of which the position is hired will be based on the qualifications of the incumbent.



Level 2 Requirements:

  • Doctorate in clinical psychology or counseling. May be unlicensed at this level but must be licensed eligible and must be licensed within 6 months of hire; or currently licensed less than 3 years. Licensed to practice in the State of California, preferred.
  • Must have an earned doctorate (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program.
  • The equivalent of 1500 hours of supervised experience as a pre-doctoral intern at an APA-accredited or APPIC member internship site.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in counseling practices and methods as well as developmental tasks and problems encountered by college students, preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and to prepare written and electronic documents. Ability to communicate orally, both in person and by telephone. Ability to communicate via computer e-mail. Ability to use electronic medical record keeping system. Ability to use video conferencing technology.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to meetings, other campuses, and counseling sites.
  • Position requires adherence to CANRA guidelines and is a mandated reporter.

    Level 3 Requirements:
    Must meet all the qualifications for the Level 2 plus the following:

  • Doctorate in clinical psychology or counseling and a minimum of 3 years experience as a licensed clinical psychologist.
  • Licensed in the State of California.

    Background Check

    Background check and fingerprinting is required.

    Policy Statement

    How to Apply:
    An online application is required for each position to apply.The University of California, Merced is aware that some web-based application processes may be cumbersome for differently abled applicants. Where appropriate, alternative accommodations will be provided. For applicants with disabilities who need additional assistance using TAM, or reasonable accommodations during the interview or search process, please contact

    Equal Employment Opportunity:
    The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected categories covered by the UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. UC Merced intentionally promotes and maintains a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace by demonstrating it neither condones nor tolerates employment practices that discriminate against or harass any person or specific group of persons on the basis listed above. We seek candidates who will support our vision to cultivate a vibrant, equity-minded, inclusive excellence university community. When applying to UC Merced, we strongly encourage you to reflect on our Principles of Community and our 2021 strategic plan.

    Vaccination Program Policy:

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2(COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 DAYS AFTER their first date of employment.

    Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy:
    The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
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