Post Doctoral Psychology Fellow

University of North Carolina Wilmington,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Thu, Dec 10th, '20



Start Date:

August 2021

Last Updated:

Thu, Dec 10th, '20

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  • Full Time

The Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow develops a working knowledge of providing counseling services within a university counseling center and within a Student Affairs context while engaging in required levels of supervision, seminars and Center services.

Postdoctoral fellows will engage in activities including:

• Time-effective individual counseling

• Group counseling and psycho-educational workshops

• Program development and outreach programming

• Consultation regarding developmental and psychological/ emotional health issues

• Campus training (in conjunction with Counseling Center staff)

• Crisis intervention and after-hours on-call services

• A consultation project in an area of interest (consistent with Counseling Center needs)

Fellows are expected to engage in services for a diverse client base and diverse campus organizations. Respect for cultural, intellectual, psycho-social and interpersonal differences is expected to inform the Fellow’s practice. In addition, depending on individual interests and Center needs, opportunities may also exist for additional administrative duties or structured experiences outside the Center to better understand the role and function of university psychologists within Student Affairs and the university community.

Fellows will receive training and supervision designed to prepare them for a broad range of roles within a university counseling center and professional psychology. The program is intended to provide the experience required for licensure in North Carolina and in most states (2000 hours). Fellows are encouraged to be attentive to the requirements of the Licensure Boards for the locales in which they plan to practice.

Postdoctoral Fellows will receive a minimum of 2 hours of clinical supervision per week while engaging in training seminars, case conferences, on-call rotation (including some Holiday coverage), and other staff activities. Applicants must have completed an APA accredited counseling or clinical psychology doctoral program including a pre-doctoral internship and completed dissertation prior to beginning the Fellowship. If the doctoral degree is not noted on the transcript, a letter from the applicant’s Program Director attesting to completion of all degree requirements with a degree conferral date will be accepted temporarily. Once the degree is noted on the transcript, an official copy is required.

Completion of an APA/CPA accredited pre-doctoral internship is strongly preferred;  Experience working within a college counseling center is strongly preferred.


The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service.  Our commitment to student engagement, creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression, and responsible citizenship is expressed in our baccalaureate and masters’ programs, as well as doctoral programs in areas of expertise that serve state needs.  Our culture reflects our values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.





Student-Centered Focus

Community Engagement


Strategic Priorities

  • Attract and retain high-quality, diverse students, faculty and staff; ensure an inclusive campus culture and a global mindset; and increase retention and graduation rates.
  • Enhance learning experiences and educational programs; and advance research and scholarly activities.
  • Enable and nurture a sense of a student-centered community by enhancing academic advising and student support programs for career placement and graduate school.
  • Organize for success, engage with our community and the world, and communicate our efforts broadly and effectively.
  • Fund strategic initiatives by building on strong relationships with all stakeholders.

These priorities will be pursued in an environment that promotes the free exchange of thoughts and opinions, where human dignity is affirmed and respect for each individual is paramount.


Minimum Education and Experience


A doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from an academic program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is required.

The doctorate must have been earned no earlier than 3 years prior to application for the Fellowship. Completion of a pre-doctoral internship providing experience with a young adult/college-aged population is required; Eligibility for psychology licensure in the State of North Carolina is required. Strong interpersonal, oral and written skills as well as a demonstrated openness to supervision and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues is required.

Experience in providing clinical counseling services and providing crisis intervention services with additional experience in psycho-educational programming for a college-aged population is also required.

An official graduate transcript noting degree completion or if not yet conferred, the statement confirming that all requirements for the doctorate have been completed provided by the candidate’s Academic Program Director is required. Once the degree is conferred, an official transcript will be required as soon as the degree is posted on the transcript.

Transcripts and program completion statements should be mailed to:

Dr. LuAnn Helms, Associate Director

Counseling Center

UNC Wilmington

601 S. College Road

Wilmington, NC 28403-5937


Completion of an APA/CPA accredited pre-doctoral internship is strongly preferred; Experience working within a college counseling center is strongly preferred.

Interest and experience in developing preventive programming and experience with mindfulness-based interventions is also strongly preferred. The ability to work collaboratively with campus departments and interpersonal flexibility with a sense of humor is strongly preferred. In addition, a commitment to the developmental perspective of counseling services is preferred.




Required Documents

1. Cover Letter

2. Curriculum Vita

3. List of 3 Professional References