Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship - student/resident counseling services Premium

University of Kansas Medical Center,

Counseling & Educational Support Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Jan 10th, '18


Review of applications starts February 5, 2018

Start Date:

August 13, 2018

Last Updated:

Wed, Jan 10th, '18

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  • Full Time

The position is a full-time, 12-month appointment, running from August 13, 2018 to August 12, 2019.  The Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow will assume a range of responsibilities, including: clinical assessment and treatment, campus outreach and education, systems consultation and liaison, and supervision of advanced doctoral-level counseling practicum students. The Fellow serves as a member of the senior staff under the direct supervision of four psychologists and in coordination with a consulting psychiatrist, three learning specialists, a writing specialist, and two doctoral-level counseling psychology practicum students. KUMC Counseling and Educational Support Services supports 3000+ health science students and medical residents/fellows.

The fellowship offers several distinct strengths as an opportunity for continued professional development, including:

  • A work environment and culture that emphasizes professionalism, clinical excellence, and a strong commitment to the larger institutional mission of educating future health professionals and scientists while insisting on professional self-care, work/life balance, teamwork, communication, and positive mutual regard for all members of the team (i.e., degreed professionals, as well as administrative support staff);
  • Highly collaborative working relationships with senior colleagues that emphasize self- and other- awareness, explicit communication and feedback, and gradual ownership of one’s clinical and broader professional authority as a psychologist;
  • Robust opportunities for continued growth as a mental health clinician through service delivery to a culturally diverse population of highly motivated and intelligent young adults, the majority of whom are pursuing training and licensure in health professions (i.e., Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Biological Sciences, etc.). We treat psychological/psychiatric concerns, promote stage-appropriate identity development, address maladaptive coping with intensive psychosocial stressors, as well as foster enhanced academic and professional performance in otherwise well-adjusted student and resident clientele; and
  • Intensive consultation and liaison with campus stakeholders (e.g., faculty, staff, and administrative leaders), with particular emphasis on early identification, referral, and response to the needs of academically and psychologically at-risk students. We serve as client advocates, case managers, and resource consultants at the boundary/interface of academic affairs and student services.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conducting evaluations and providing treatment to students through a range of modalities, such as: intake assessment/triage, crisis intervention, time-limited case consultation, ongoing individual, couples, and group counseling;
  • Delivering educational outreach programs to the campus community on a range of psycho- educational topics (e.g., stress management, performance enhancement, diplomacy skills);
  • Supervising and training advanced doctoral-level practicum counseling students;
  • Administering psychological testing when clinically indicated; and
  • Pursuing opportunities for further professional development, including completion of “supervised practice” hours and preparation for licensing exam.

All applicants must have completed:

  • APA-accredited graduate program in Counseling (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) or Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.), and be license-eligible (i.e., with the exception of any supervised post-doctoral hours);
  • APA-accredited 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; and
  • All requirements for Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D. prior to starting the post-doctoral fellowship (e.g., dissertation).
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in providing mental health services to a diverse student population, as well as an interest in serving health professionals in training and health scientists.
  • Applicants with advanced training and expertise (i.e., specific areas of clinical proficiency, familiarity with the specific diverse student group needs, psycho-educational training, program evaluation or applied/clinical research, etc.) will be given special consideration.

$48,000 + healthcare benefits, leave time, professional development opportunities, and supervision for licensure hours

EPPP:  Protected time to study and study materials available onsite.


Applications should be submitted electronically to

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 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. 

KU Medical center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Review of applications starts February 5, 2018.  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 an on-site or video conference interview.