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Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship
Classification Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Position Number J0087093
Hours Per Week 40
Department Student Counsel Ctr Dept
Campus Location Kansas City Metro
Student Position No
Position Summary

The position is a full-time, 12-month appointment, running from August 13, 2018 to August 12, 2019. The Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow will assume a range of responsibilities, including: clinical assessment and treatment, campus outreach and education, systems consultation and liaison, and supervision of advanced doctoral-level counseling practicum students. The Fellow serves as a member of the senior staff under the direct supervision of four psychologists and in coordination with a consulting psychiatrist, three learning specialists, a writing specialist, and two doctoral-level counseling psychology practicum students. KUMC Counseling and Educational Support Services supports 3000+ health science students and medical residents/fellows.
The fellowship offers several distinct strengths as an opportunity for continued professional development, including:

  • A work environment and culture that emphasizes professionalism, clinical excellence, and a strong commitment to the larger institutional mission of educating future health professionals and scientists while insisting on professional self-care, work/life balance, teamwork, communication, and positive mutual regard for all members of the team (i.e., degreed professionals, as well as administrative support staff);
  • Highly collaborative working relationships with senior colleagues that emphasize self- and other-awareness, explicit communication and feedback, and gradual ownership of one’s clinical and broader professional authority as a psychologist;
  • Robust opportunities for continued growth as a mental health clinician through service delivery to a culturally diverse population of highly motivated and intelligent young adults, the majority of whom are pursuing training and licensure in health professions (i.e., Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Biological Sciences, etc.). We treat psychological/psychiatric concerns, promote stage-appropriate identity development, address maladaptive coping with intensive psychosocial stressors, as well as foster enhanced academic and professional performance in otherwise well-adjusted student and resident clientele; and
  • Intensive consultation and liaison with campus stakeholders (e.g., faculty, staff, and administrative leaders), with particular emphasis on early identification, referral, and response to the needs of academically and psychologically at-risk students. We serve as client advocates, case managers, and resource consultants at the boundary/interface of academic affairs and student services.
Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
All applicants must have completed:

  • APA-accredited graduate program in Counseling (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) or Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.), and be license-eligible (i.e., with the exception of any supervised post-doctoral hours);
  • APA-accredited internship program with a minimum of 1-2 years of experience providing assessment and treatment of college students, as well as campus-based consultation and outreach; and
  • All requirements for Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D. prior to starting the post-doctoral fellowship (e.g., dissertation).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in providing mental health services to a diverse student population, as well as an interest in serving health professionals in training and health scientists.
  • Applicants with advanced training and expertise (i.e., specific areas of clinical proficiency, familiarity with the specific diverse student group needs, psycho-educational training, program evaluation and/or applied/clinical research, etc.) will be given special consideration.
Environment Office
Physical Requirements Sedentary
Probation Status

Subject to the regulations of the State of Kansas, the Board of Regents and the University of Kansas Medical Center, I understand and agree that I may be subject to a probation period and during the probation period I serve at the pleasure of the Executive Vice Chancellor of KUMC and my employment may be ended at any time during that period.

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EEO Statement

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Conducting evaluations and providing treatment to students through a range of modalities, such as: intake assessment/triage, crisis intervention, time-limited case consultation, ongoing individual, couples, and group counseling

Description of Job Duty

Delivering educational outreach programs to the campus community on a range of psycho-educational topics (e.g., stress management, performance enhancement, diplomacy skills)

Description of Job Duty

Supervising and training advanced doctoral-level practicum counseling students;

Description of Job Duty

Administering psychological testing when clinically indicated

Description of Job Duty

Pursuing opportunities for further professional development, including completion of “supervised practice” hours and preparation for licensing exam.

Description of Job Duty

Other duties as assigned.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation