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Position Title
Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship

University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)

Student Health & Counseling/ Division of Student Affairs

Salary Range
$32,000 - Includes generous healthcare benefits, leave time, professional development opportunities and supervision for licensure hours

Position Description
The position is a full-time, 12-month appointment, running from mid-August 2013 to mid-August 2014.
The Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow will assume a range of responsibilities, including: clinical assessment and treatment, campus outreach and education, systems consultation and liaison, and supervision and training of masters-level counseling interns. The Fellow serves as a member of the senior staff group within Counseling Services under the direct supervision of licensed psychologists and in coordination with a consulting psychiatrist.

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

• An immediate work environment and culture that emphasizes professionalism, clinical excellence and a strong commitment to the larger institutional mission of educating future health professionals and laboratory scientists while still insisting on professional self-care, work/life balance, teamwork, communication and positive mutual regard for all members of the team (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 and economically diverse population of highly motivated and intelligent young adults, the majority of whom are pursuing accelerated training and licensure in the allied health professions (Pharmacy, Pre-Medicine/ Dental/ Veterinary, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Health Psychology, etc.). We treat mental illness, promote stage-appropriate identity development, address maladaptive coping with intensive psychosocial stressors, as well as fostering enhanced academic and professional performance in otherwise well-adjusted student clientele;

• Intensive consultation and liaison with campus stakeholders (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 and student affairs.

Primary Responsibilities include:

• Conduct Evaluation and Treatment of individual undergraduate and graduate students using a range of modalities, including: intake assessment/triage, crisis intervention, time-limited case consultation, ongoing counseling, outside referral and periodic on-call coverage;
• Deliver Educational Outreach to the Campus Community on a range of psycho-educational topics, including Date Rape Prevention, Stress Management and Eating Disorders Awareness/ Positive Body Image; Orientation to Counseling Services
• Assist with the Graduate Psychology Training Program, involving supervision and training of masters- and/or doctoral-level practicum students;
• Represent Counseling Services at weekly campus-wide at-risk student review meetings, and assist students and stakeholders with navigation of student medical leave procedures and overall resource coordination;
• Support Division of Student Affairs needs, such as New Student Orientation (June) & New Student Arrival (August), as well as Departmental, Division- and University-wide administrative initiatives;
• Pursue Opportunities for Further Professional Development, including completion of “supervised practice” hours and preparation for licensing exam.

Minimum Qualifications
Please Note: Applicants must have completed their dissertation prior to starting the post-doctoral fellowship.
Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) or Counseling Psychology (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) from an APA-accredited program, and license-eligible (with the exception of any post-doctoral hours). Completion of an APA-accredited internship program. Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience with assessment and treatment of college student population, as well as campus-based consultation and outreach.

Desired Qualifications
Demonstrated commitment to and experience with a diverse student population, as well as with health-professionals-in-training and/or laboratory scientists. USciences enrolls a student body consisting of nearly 40% of students who are of East-, South- or Southeast Asian descent and a large percentage of students are from immigrant families or are themselves first-generation immigrants.
Applicants with advanced training and expertise (specific areas of clinical proficiency especially men’s health, familiarity with specific ethnic minority student group needs, psycho-educational training and/or curriculum design, program evaluation and/or applied/clinical research, etc.) will be given special consideration.

University Description
Please visit the following link for detailed information: www.usciences.edu

Region Description
Please visit the following link for detailed information: www.visitphilly.com

Required Application Materials
Letter of interest, professional vita, copy of graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation (at least two of which must be from prior clinical supervisors). In addition, 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. USciences is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed as received until position is filled. Incomplete applications cannot be reviewed. A select number of finalists will be contacted to schedule an on-site or telephone interview.

Starting Date
On or around August 15, 2013

Send Applications To:
Attention Counseling Center, employment@usciences.edu

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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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