Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Iowa State University,

Student Counseling Service
Last Posted:

Thu, Nov 16th, '17



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Jan 9th, '18

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The Student Counseling Service at Iowa State University is pleased to offer a Post-Doctoral Fellowship (post-doc) position for the 2018-2019 academic year. SCS is within the Division of Student Affairs. This is a 12-month, 2000-hour, full-time position with a preferred start date of August 1, 2018.

This position affords the post-doc the opportunity to work in a dynamic university counseling center that serves a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, the post-doc will provide individual, couples, and group therapy from a short-term therapy model, conduct intake evaluations, crisis assessment and intervention, and provide outreach programs and consultation to the campus community.  There are also opportunities for supervision of trainees from a doctoral program in counseling psychology and to pursue concentration areas (for a semester or for the year). Potential concentration areas include the following:

Biofeedback and Mind-Body Connection

Career Counseling


Eating Disorders


Group Therapy

Sport Psychology

Trauma Recovery


The post-doc will attend regularly scheduled team meetings for case disposition and supervision as well as weekly staff meetings and trainings. The post-doc will receive a minimum of 1 hour of face-to-face weekly supervision from a licensed psychologist. Also, the post-doc will attend weekly training seminar that includes professional development topics, supervision of supervision, and trainings on various clinical issues. Other interests and areas for training during the post-doctoral fellowship are negotiable with the SCS Training Director.


Iowa State is an international university with a friendly welcoming personality. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries come to Ames, Iowa, to choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in 800-plus student organizations. Iowa State offers a great environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions. Fall 2014 enrollment was 34,734. Our faculty and staff number 6,000. Ames, Iowa, is 30 minutes from Des Moines, and 3 hours from Kansas City, Minneapolis and Omaha.

Region Description:

Iowa State is located in Ames, Iowa (pop. 60,000), 30 minutes north of Des Moines, Iowa’s state capital and largest population and business center. The City of Ames has won numerous awards for being a progressive, innovative, and exciting community.

• Ames ranked No. 5 on Lumosity’s top 100 list of “America’s
Smartest Cities,” 2013.
• MSN Real Estate ranked Ames among its top 10 “Most Livable
Bargain Markets” of 2010.
• Ames is ranked the second-best college town, American
Institute for Economic Research, 2012-13.
• Ames is one of “The Best Places for New College Grads.” The Atlantic Cities, 2012.
• Ames was named one of “The Top 100 Best Places to Live” by, 2013.
• chose Ames as one of the “Best Small Places for
Business and Careers” in 2012.


Candidates must have completed the requirements for a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and an APA-accredited doctoral internship by the position start date. Candidates should be knowledgeable of college student development, interested in working with a diverse university population, and experience with crisis assessment and intervention.  All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, official transcripts, and the successful completion of a background check.


The salary is $46,000for the 12-month appointment. University benefits include health and dental insurance, 24 vacation and 18 sick days, and 6 days of professional leave.  The post-doc will work alongside senior staff and will have their own furnished counseling office that is equipped with a computer, phone, and video recording system.


Please submit a letter of interest, vita, and contact information for three references. The review of materials will begin January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The application materials are to be submitted to Dr. Courtney Clippert-Treadwell via e-mail at