Postdoctoral Fellow (4 positions available)

Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles,

Counseling & Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Nov 11th, '20


Applications will be reviewed starting January 11, 2021. Positions are open until filled.

Start Date:

August 11, 2021

Last Updated:

Wed, Nov 11th, '20

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  • Full Time

Counseling and Psychological Services at Mount Saint Mary’s University has four Postdoctoral Fellow positions available for the 2021-2022 academic year. The positions are 40 hours per week beginning August 11, 2021 and ending May 31, 2022 (accruing 1,500 hours). The client population includes undergraduate and graduate college students who are diverse in terms of ethnicity and socio-economic status, and includes many first-generation college students. Responsibilities include providing short-term therapy, crisis intervention, outreach and consultation. The Postdoctoral Fellow’s time is divided between the Chalon and Doheny campuses. Supervision is provided by two licensed psychologists and is commensurate with California licensing requirements; 3 hours of individual supervision, 1.5 hour of group supervision per week and an additional 1.5 hours of case conference and 2 hours training seminar every other week are provided. The fellowship has a salary of $35,000 for 9.5 months and includes health, dental, paid vacation and sick leave, plus fifteen paid university holidays, free access to MSMU’s libraries, pools, and gyms, and a private office with phone, e-mail and internet.  Please see our website for more information on the postdoctoral fellowship.


Mount Saint Mary’s University is a private, Catholic university of approximately 3,000 students, the majority of whom are women. There are two beautiful campuses in Los Angeles.

Region Description:

The Chalon campus is nestled in the hills above West Los Angeles and the historic Doheny campus is located near downtown Los Angeles.


Completed doctorate. Applicants should have prior experience with performing intakes and providing psychotherapy to adults or young adults, and an interest in outreach and consultation in the university setting. 


Preferred:  experience in a university/college counseling center providing therapy to college students.


$35,000 for 9.5 months with full benefits (health, dental, vacation, sick leave, and university holidays).


Applicants should include in one e-mail a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts (official are preferred but unofficial will be accepted) and three letters of recommendation (one from an academic source and two from clinical supervisors).

If your recommender(s) do not wish to give you a letter to include in your email application you may have them email the letter directly to Dr. Kendra Nickerson at Please have them put your name and POSTDOC APPLICANT in the subject line.

If you have any questions about MSMU and Counseling & Psychological Services, check our website at or contact Kendra Nickerson, Ph.D., Associate Director/Training Director, at (213) 477-2805 or