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About Us

Staff Psychologist

Lake Forest College invites applications for the position of Staff Psychologist. A small, private liberal arts institution located just 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented groups. The Health and Wellness Center strives to support and celebrate staff identities and values representation of a diversity of identities, as a service provider and a training program. It is essential that candidates for this position have the ability to interact effectively within our culturally diverse environment, and provide culturally competent clinical services, outreach, and supervision/training.

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Health and Wellness, the Staff Psychologist provides a range of counseling, outreach, and training services. The successful candidate will have a commitment to liberal arts education; a demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with the developmental concerns of traditional-age college students; demonstrated experience and skill in multicultural counseling, supervision and outreach with diverse populations; strong clinical supervision skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, campus departments, and student groups.  Strong crisis intervention and risk management skills, communication and interpersonal skills, energy, flexibility, and enthusiasm are required for this position.


Job Responsibilities

The staff psychologist will engage in the following:

  1. Provide individual, group, and couples counseling to Lake Forest College diverse students.
  2. Assist in the wellness and prevention education of our community members through planning and implementing workshops, seminars, and other structured psychoeducational and outreach programs designed to enhance personal development.
  3. Respond to crisis situations during the day and participate in our after-hours on-call rotation.
  4. Provide culturally competent supervision and training to doctoral interns and practicum trainees.
  5. Participate in peer review, case conference, and supervisory and staff meetings.
  6. Collaborate with other offices in the Division of Student Affairs and serve on college committees or task forces as appropriate.
  7. Consult with faculty, staff, and university offices on personal development issues affecting students’ success.
  8. Perform related or similar duties as required or assigned.



  • Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology.
  • Experience in a college counseling center in areas such as clinical assessment, therapy, crisis management, and consultation.
  • Experience and expertise in providing mental health services to under-served client populations (i.e., ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, nationality, religious/spiritual background, varying ability levels, etc.).
  • Qualified candidates will have an understanding of and appreciation for issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience in providing culturally competent supervision of psychology doctoral interns and practicum trainees.
  • Must be currently licensed or eligible for licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in the state of Illinois within 6 months of hire.
  • Security sensitive position – must pass background check before an offer will be made.


Preferred Start Date: August 1, 2020 

Lake Forest College embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to Siobhan Michelotti, Department Assistant, Counseling Services, healthandwellness@mx.lakeforest.edu. For more information, contact Mary E. Grigar, Ph.D., Chair of the Search Committee (mgrigar@lakeforest.edu).