Education and Training

NFS Student Psychologist Vacancy at American University of Nigeria (AUN)

The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa. The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: NFS Student Psychologist (Female)

Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: New Foundation School (NFS)

Summary of Position

  • The NFS student psychologist role is that of a student confidant, advocate and supporter.
  • The psychologist will help students achieve psychological and emotional stability, as well as academic, personal, social and career success.
  • The incumbent will reside in the residence hall and be of service to the students during the day and when urgent instances occur.
  • The position works under the supervision of the AVP Foundation Programs and as needed conducts direct coordination with the AUN Clinic Director.


Position Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Psychology or related discipline from a recognized university.
  • Four to six years post NYSC experience working as a counselling psychologist.
  • Experience of working in an academic environment is required.
  • Possess strong organizational and people skills.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Information and Communications Technology tools and e-resources.

Other Requirements, Abilities for the Position:

  • Ability to develop a work schedule, set goals, creates / implements actions plans and monitor progress towards goals.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill in typing/word processing and use of personal computer/software.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy confidentiality.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Assure discreet handling of all issues.
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with others.
  • Work under pressure.
  • Possess great organization skills and planning.

Detailed Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide individual and small group counseling in a variety of settings.
  • Provide individual planning sessions to students in the areas of career awareness and social/emotional development in accordance with planned objectives of the University.
  • Interpret tests, student data and other assessment results appropriately in the counseling environment.
  • Provide individual counseling in response to student requests.
  • Provide diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional and behavioural disorders.
  • Develop and maintain skills needed to utilize technology systems and participate in professional development activity


  • Coordinate directly with NFS department heads in support of student academic, emotional, psychological, and social success.
  • Coordinate with AUN Health Center staff in support of student health issues.
  • Advocate for equal access to programs and services for students.
  • Plan and coordinate programs in support of student academic, emotional, psychological, and social development.
  • Coordinate with NFS department heads in the creation and development of curriculum that benefits the students’ academic and social experience.
  • Participate in strategic decision making and activities, which contribute to the effective operation of NFS.


  • Plan, implement, maintain and evaluate the systems necessary for the support, maintenance and improvement of the NFS counseling program.
  • Articulate the NFS counseling program to students and staff.
  • Develop and maintain skills needed to utilize technology systems and participate in professional development activities.
  • Cooperate and collaborate with other professionals in enhancing the education of students.

Description of Benefits

  • Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University.

Deadline: 22nd November, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resumes, Cover Letters and References to:


  • The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • This position is local position and opens to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria.

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