Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident (2 positions)

Appalachian State University,

Appalachian State University Counseling & Psychological Services Center
Last Posted:

Fri, Apr 17th, '20


Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date:

The Start Date is August 3, 2020 (or negotiable in that time frame).

Last Updated:

Fri, Apr 17th, '20

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  • Full Time

Two full-time, twelve-month, Post-Doctoral Resident positions in the Appalachian State University Counseling and Psychological Services Center.  The Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) and has a doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).


Duties of the position include short-term individual, group, and couples therapy; psychological assessment; crisis intervention; consultation; outreach and psychoeducational workshops (sometimes after hours); clinical supervision and training, case management as needed; liaison/consultant relationships with university partners; and rotating after hours emergency/crisis on call responsibilities as back-up to ProtoCall.  The position includes some administrative duties and roles based on interest areas and desired areas of specialization, and there are opportunities for research. 


The postdoctoral residency is designed for an individual who is seeking licensure and is interested in advanced training in a university counseling center.  The resident will be provided individual and group supervision on a weekly basis.  They will participate in all staff meetings and the operational and staff development activities of the center.  The resident will be considered part of the staff and have their own office.  Residents are involved in the full range of psychological services offered by the Center while allowing for the development of specialized skills in areas that relate to counseling center work.  The majority of the resident’s time will be spent delivering clinical services, with the remaining time involved in outreach, consultation, prevention programming, giving and receiving supervision, research, and other center activities.  Specializations are flexible, based on interest, and could be in areas such as:

  • Diversity and Multicultural Work
  • Student Athlete Services
  • Behavioral Health Consulting
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Administration
  • Or an individualized specialization may be developed. 

Appalachian State University is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and offers a challenging academic environment, energetic campus life and breathtaking location.  Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university.  Known for its value and affordability, Appalachian enrolls over 19,000 students and offers more than 140 undergraduate and graduate majors.  Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, which has become an Appalachian hallmark.  Appalachian, located in Boone, N.C., is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.


Boone is part of the “High Country” including Blowing Rock and Banner Elk, near the Virginia and Tennessee borders in northwestern North Carolina.  The area is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains near federal parks, forests, and wilderness areas.  The Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, several ski resorts, and local rivers and lakes draw tourists and provide abundant outdoor recreational activities for all seasons including canoeing, white water rafting, rock climbing, skiing, trout fishing, etc.  Boone, North Carolina boasts good schools, a low crime rate and is listed in the book The 100 Best Small Towns in America: A Nationwide Guide to the Best in Small-Town Living.


Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, and eligibility for appropriate licensure in North Carolina.  The successful candidate will be expected to make application for provisional licensure at the start of employment.  


Preference will be given to candidates who have:


1.  APA approved training for both academic and internship preparation.

2.  Experience in a university counseling center.

3.  Demonstrated interest and skill in working with diverse populations, including but not limited to students of color, LGBTQ+, and veterans.


Candidates should also be committed to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community; be team-oriented and collaborative with students, colleagues, and university staff; and have broad generalist clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology.


Salary $35,568.  State of North Carolina benefits apply.

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees.  The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.  The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals.


Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or  Questions related to the position may be directed to Dr. Ashley Wilson, Staff Psychologist, at or 828-262-3180.


Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.  Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.


Applications will be accepted electronically on the university website: 

Please select the option “Staff / Non-Faculty Positions” to find the Post-Doctoral Resident position and follow the instructions.  You will be directed to create an account before submitting a letter of application, vita, and the names/contact information of three professional references.