Clinical Instructor I or II

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 313220 - Meridian Behavioral & Mental Health
Location: Meridian Campus - Meridian, MS
Categories: Faculty
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The establishment of the Mississippi State University-Meridian (MSU-M) Mental and Behavioral Health Clinic aims to enhance the availability of mental and behavioral healthcare providers and services in the surrounding area. The clinic is designed to be a training site for current MSU students and provide community services.

The Clinical Instructor in Counseling reports to the Clinic Director and Head of the Division of Education and is responsible for providing psychological assessments, interventions, psycho-educational programming, and supervision. Additionally, the Clinical Instructor will provide crisis intervention, safety assessment, consultation services, and referral services as needed. Teaching opportunities are also available.

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 1, 2024

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide empirically based assessment and intervention services for students and members
of the community.
2. Provide crisis response services, safety assessments, and referral services as needed.
Participate in campus and community behavioral intervention and threat assessment
3. Offer consultation services on mental health matters to both campus and community
members, particularly focusing on the diverse needs of the population.
4. Provide leadership in addressing community concerns through proactive prevention and
education initiatives, emphasizing developmental and mental health awareness, and harm-
reduction strategies.
5. Collaborate with colleagues to devise strategies aimed at enhancing patient strengths,
promoting healthy development, and addressing psychological and behavioral concerns
through prevention and intervention efforts.
6. Support the accreditation process of the MSU-Meridian Mental and Behavioral Health Clinic
by the American Psychological Association (APA), prioritizing the highest standards of clinical
and professional practice.
7. Provide high-quality training and supervision to counseling and psychology students.
8. Occasionally required to work nights and weekends to accommodate the clinic's needs and
its clientele.
9. Perform other administrative, teaching, and clinical duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree; LPC-S, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or related field. Must be licensed as a professional counselor supervisor (LPC-S) in the State of Mississippi (or able to obtain license within three months of employment), maintaining license continuously for the duration of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Clinical Experience: Possess a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience post-licensure.
2. Crisis Management Expertise: Proven record of accomplishment in crisis management with
comprehensive knowledge of Behavioral Intervention Teams and Crisis Action Teams.
3. Professional Affiliations: Affiliation with both state and national professional organizations in
the field.
4. Grant Writing: Experience with grant writing and securing external funding.
5. Telemental Health: Experience with supervising and/or providing telemental health services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Technological Proficiency: Mastery in utilizing technology to facilitate clinic operations
2. Effective Communication Skills: Demonstrates outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal
communication abilities.
3. Consultation and Collaboration: Capable of consulting and collaborating seamlessly with
both university personnel and external mental health and psychiatric services.
4. Experience with Diverse Populations: Possesses extensive experience and training in
successfully working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations.
5. Professional Interaction: Exhibits the ability to engage professionally and effectively with
students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
6. Clinical Practice: Knowledge of clinical practice including assessment, treatment planning,
therapy notes, supervisory and clinical theories, ethics, laws, and billing practices.
7. Ethical Adherence: Knowledgeable about and strictly adheres to professional legal, ethical,
and standards endorsed by licensing professional organizations.
8. Community-Oriented with Wellness Focus: Oriented towards the community and
demonstrates a strong emphasis on promoting wellness within individuals and communities

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, teaching evaluations (if applicable) and the complete contact information for at least 3 references. Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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