Postdoctural Fellow

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY,

Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York
Last Posted:

Fri, Jan 12th, '18


February 16, 2018

Start Date:

August, 2018

Last Updated:

Fri, Jan 12th, '18

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  • Part Time

The Postdoctoral Fellowship at Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York is designed for a graduate of a doctoral psychology program who is seeking licensure in New York State and is interested in direct clinical work, outreach, and consultation in the college mental health setting. The Mental Health & Wellness Center offers the opportunity to treat students in therapy without session limits for as long as clinically indicated during their tenure as students of the College. Thus, the Postdoctoral Fellow will carry both long-term cases as well as meet with students for brief courses of treatment. In addition, the Postdoctoral Fellow is encouraged to increase their professional independence and solidify their specialization in a university counseling setting. This will be accomplished by joining the clinical team in a variety of activities; specifically, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to: 

-Provide individual psychological counseling to students

-Conduct initial consultations and follow up disposition, including case management, risk assessment, and referral to outside resources

-Work collaboratively as part of a treatment team, in addition to communicating with staff members in other departments to promote student wellbeing

-Perform crisis intervention for emergency situations

-Prepare and present outreach initiatives, seminars and workshops on student wellness

-Receive supervision from the Chief Psychologist


Macaulay Honors College at CUNY is a highly selective college, serving eight of the University's senior campuses, where some of New York's most promising students received the financial and academic support necessary to realize their leadership potential. 

Macaulay's full-tuition merit scholarship and Opportunities Fund offer students the freedom to follow their passions and to explore the full range of academic offerings on their home campuses and throughout CUNY - without a student debt load that might otherwise inhibit their choices. Macaulay Honors College is committed to providing our students with an unmatched level of advisement and other resources that enable them to pursue their aspirations and make the most of what Macaulay, their home campus, and CUNY have to offer, and to implement their ideas in the real world both as students and graduates. 

Macaulay seeks to attract and retain the best students from New York and around the world and provide them with unparalleled opportunities to learn and grow both inside and outside the classroom. A sizable portion of our students are from immigrant families and/or the first in their families to attend college. 

In early 2016, Macaulay received a generous gift enabling us to begin to develop a holistic, cross-campus wellness initiative aimed at alleviating student anxiety, stress, and competition while encouraging cooperation, empowerment, and new forms of self and community care. One of the College's main priorities is to establish a team of clinicians to bring about these aims. as such, we seek a highly qualified Postdoctoral Fellow to directly engage with Macaulay students from all eight home campuses as they pursue their personal and academic goals. 


A Ph.D. or Psy.D from an APA-acrcredited doctoral program. The Postdoctoral Fellow must have a completed doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology prior to their starting date. Therefore, applicants must have their dissertation defended prior to starting the Postdoctoral Fellowship. A completed pre-doctoral psychology internship, preferably from an APA-accredited site, is also required. 


Qualified candidates should have a strong clinical skills in short-and longer-term treatment, intake interviewing, case management, clinical consultation, and crisis intervention. Ideally, a significant portion of the candidate's clinical experience will have been spent with a young adult-college-age population, and the candidate will be familiar with the unique needs of students at a large, urban, multicultural public university like ours. An understanding of multicultural psychology and experience working effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds is vital. 


The Postdoctoral Fellow will receive a stipend of $25K. This part-time position is for a one year duration, starting at the end of August, with an option to renew for a second consecutive year -- pending annual review from the supervisor. The Fellow will be expected to work 19 hours per week; every effort will be made to accommodate the postdoc's preferred work schedule. 


-A cover letter describing your relevant experience, interest in working at Macaulay Honors College, and how to Postdoctoral Fellowship relates to your professional goals

-Current curriculum vitae

-Contact information (phone number and email) of 3 references, preferably including current or former supervisors who are familiar with your direct clinical work

-Official graduate school transcript