Postdoctoral Scholar - Clinical Assessment - Counseling Services

University of Nevada, Reno,

Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Jan 27th, '21


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Wed, Jan 27th, '21

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The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow with tasks comprised of research assessments related to a large, funded, multisite NIMH R01 treatment grant (PI: Jacqueline Pistorello, PhD) and psychological assessments at Counseling Services. This is a 1-year appointment. The intended start date is as early as June 1, 2021 and no later than August 1, 2021.

The primary aim of the R01 is to evaluate the efficacy of four adaptive treatment sequences for treating suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior in 700 college students across four sites. Half of the fellow’s time will be spent administering structured assessments to research participants and the other half of the fellow’s time will be spent as a staff therapist at Counseling Services conducting psychological assessments (e.g., ADHD, learning disability evaluations) and assessment-related supervision and training of psychology interns and practicum students. There may be some flexibility in job duties depending on the fellow’s interests. Of note, hours accrued during the fellowship are expected to fulfill hour requirements for licensure. Second-year postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged to apply.


The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves nearly 22,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world. Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.


A PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology or related field from an APA or PCSAS accredited program completed by the start date of the fellowship.

Experience completing psychological assessments.


·       Experience working in a college counseling center and/or conducting suicide risk assessments or diagnostic interviews.

·       Completion of an APA-accredited internship.

·       Experience completing psychological assessments within a university counseling center.

·       Experience supervising assessment work.


Compensation Grade

Postdoctoral Scholar: $50,000 a year for a full-time, 12-month position.

Salary Schedules


Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits


1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Example of a de-identified psychological evaluation (preferably an ADHD or learning disability evaluation and/or evaluation completed within a university counseling center)