Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship Diversity Premium

University of Kansas Medical Center,

Counseling & Educational Support Services
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Last Posted:

Fri, Feb 3rd, '23


Applications will be reviewed as received until position is filled.

Start Date:

August 21, 2023

Last Updated:

Fri, Feb 3rd, '23

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  • Full Time

The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for students, residents, and employees.  The Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship position is a full-time, 12-month appointment, running from August 21, 2023, to August 20, 2024. The Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow will assume a range of responsibilities including clinical assessment and treatment, campus outreach and education, systems consultation and liaison, and possible supervision of advanced doctoral-level counseling practicum students. The Fellow serves as a member of the senior staff under the direct supervision of six licensed psychologists and works collaboratively with the support services team which includes a consulting psychiatric medication prescriber, three learning specialists, and a writing specialist. KUMC Counseling and Educational Support Services supports 3,200 health science students and medical residents/fellows. 

The fellowship offers several distinct opportunities for continued professional development, including: 

  • A work environment and culture that emphasizes inclusion, professionalism, clinical excellence, and a strong commitment to the larger institutional mission of educating future health professionals and scientists.  
  • Commitment to professional self-care, work/life balance, teamwork, communication, and positive mutual regard for all members of the team. 
  • Highly collaborative working relationships with senior colleagues who value social justice, explicit communication and feedback, self- and other-awareness, and autonomy in one’s clinical and professional identities as a psychologist. 
  • Robust opportunities for continued growth as a mental health clinician through service delivery to a diverse population of clients who are pursuing training in health professions (i.e., Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Biological Sciences, etc.). Treatment of psychological/psychiatric concerns, promotion of personal and professional identity development, and assistance in determining adaptive coping strategies to address intensive psychosocial stressors. Enhancing the academic and professional performance in our student and resident clientele. 
  • Extensive consultation, outreach, and liaison collaboration with campus stakeholders (e.g., faculty, staff, and administrative leaders) who emphasize early identification, referral, and response.  We serve as client advocates and resource consultants. 

 Primary Responsibilities 

  • Provide triage, intake assessment, individual counseling, couples counseling (based on prior education and training), group therapy, workshop facilitation, telehealth, and crisis intervention. 
  • Deliver educational outreach programs to the campus community on a range of psycho-educational topics (e.g., stress management, mindfulness, diplomacy skills). 
  • Work alongside campus partners on wellness and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Potentially supervise and train advanced doctoral-level practicum counseling students. 
  • Pursue opportunities for further professional development, including completion of “supervised practice” hours and preparation for licensing exam. 

Training Benefits 

  • Two hours per week of individual clinical supervision by a licensed psychologist.  Additional time is provided for supervision of supervision and group when indicated. 
  • Two hours per week of didactic training.  The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to develop and lead several didactic training sessions throughout the year. 
  • Weekly meetings with staff for case collaboration, clinical administration, and planning. 
  • Coaching and practice teaching psychoeducation and wellness skills to health science students and medical residents. 
  • Training and supervised practice providing telehealth services. 
  • Protected time (i.e., 32 hours within 6 weeks of exam) for EPPP study. 
  • Funding (up to $800) for continuing education experiences and/or EPPP study materials. 
  • Career mentorship, mock interviews, and job search strategy coaching. 
The University of Kansas Medical Center's mission is to improve lives and communities in Kansas and beyond through innovation in education, research, and health care.  We believe that diversity and inclusion are integral values that guide the way we envision our future.  
KU Medical Center strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral, and continuing education programs. We operate three schools: 
  • The School of Medicine, with campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina 
  • The School of Nursing, with campuses in Kansas City and Salina
  • The School of Health Professions 
For student enrollment numbers, please see KU Medical Center Fast Facts. For information about wellness resources and initiatives at KU Medical Center, please see our Wellness page. 

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. 
Counseling and Educational Support Services 
We provide support to 3,200 students, medical residents, and medical fellows as they pursue their professional goals. Our approach to excellence in service is proactive, collaborative, confidential, and respectful.  We are committed to the work of anti-racism, addressing systemic injustice and oppression, and believe Black Lives Matter.
All psychological and educational services are provided at no cost to students, residents, and fellows. Our staff consists of three learning specialists, six doctoral-level psychologists, one postdoctoral psychology fellows, a consulting physician (psychiatric prescriber), and writing specialist and tutors. 

  • Psychological Services: Our psychologists help address students' emotional and interpersonal issues, including managing stress, relationships, and transitions.
  • Psychiatric Services: For clients with medication needs, our psychiatric prescriber provides evaluations and medication-management consultations. 
  • Educational Support Services: Our learning specialists help students with study and test-taking strategies, time management, and more.
  • Writing Services: Our writing specialist helps students improve their writing skills by brainstorming, organizing thoughts, revision, and lots of dialogue. 
In addition to traditional counseling services, we provide Koru mindfulness programming, telehealth, couples therapy, 100+ outreach presentations annually, and teach wellness courses within the health science academic curriculum.  Abundant training opportunities are available for new staff. 
More information about KUMC Counseling and Educational Support Services may be found at our website
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All applicants must have completed: 

  • APA-accredited (“on contingency” status acceptable) graduate program in Counseling (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) or Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.), and be license-eligible (i.e., except for any supervised postdoctoral hours). 
  • Completion of a predoctoral 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. 
  • Fulfillment of all requirements for Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D. prior to starting the postdoctoral fellowship (e.g., dissertation defended and submitted). 
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience providing mental health services to individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds with a range of presenting concerns/diagnoses.

  • Experience serving health professionals in training and/or health scientists. 
  • Applicants with advanced training and expertise (i.e., specific areas of clinical proficiency, familiarity with diverse student population’s needs, psycho-educational training, program evaluation and/or applied/clinical research, etc.) will be given special consideration. 

$48,000 with generous healthcare benefits, leave time, professional development opportunities, and supervision for licensure hours.  Funding (i.e., up to $800) for continuing education and training opportunities.  Protected time to study with EPPP study materials available onsite.


Applications should be submitted electronically at

Please include:

  1. Letter of interest,
  2. Professional vita, and
  3. Supplemental materials (i.e., copy of graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation – at least two of which must be from prior clinical supervisors). 

Please upload one supplemental-materials file that includes all these documents.  Please let us know if the letters of recommendation will arrive after your application is submitted (

Please note: Applicants who have not successfully completed their dissertation defense by time of application must provide a letter from their committee chair documenting the anticipated timeline for dissertation completion and formal awarding of doctoral degree. 

Any successful candidate will be required to complete a full background check as a condition of a formal offer of employment with the University. 

Application Deadline:  Applications will be reviewed as received until position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. A select number of finalists will be contacted to schedule a video conference interview.  

Questions?  Please email Julie Kohlhart, PhD