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Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow

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Applicants must complete the online application process. A letter of interest including a statement of goals for the Fellowship; a current vita; contact information for four (4) academic or professional references (one of which should be the primary pre-doctoral internship clinical supervisor and one from a faculty member in the current academic program) should be attached to the online application.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow
Department Counseling Center - 40240
Vacancy Number E203
Position Number 1375
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Summary of Position

The UNC Wilmington Counseling Center seeks to fill two 12-month, full-time Postdoctoral Fellow positions. Each Fellow will have the opportunity to work in a collaborative campus environment while providing a full-range of services typical of a university counseling center located within Student Affairs.
This is an early career Fellowship experience. Applicants should have received their doctoral degree not more than 3 years prior to applying for the Fellowship.
While engaging in required levels of supervision, seminars and Center services, the Fellow is expected to develop a working knowledge of providing counseling services within a university counseling center and within a Student Affairs context.
Postdoctoral fellows will engage in activities including:
• Time-effective individual counseling
• Group counseling and psycho-educational workshops
• Program development and outreach programming
• Consultation regarding developmental and psychological/ emotional health issues
• Campus training (in conjunction with Counseling Center staff)
• Crisis intervention and after-hours on-call services
• A consultation project in an area of interest (consistent with Counseling Center needs)
Fellows are expected to engage in services for a diverse client base and diverse campus organizations. Respect for cultural, intellectual, psycho-social and interpersonal differences is expected to inform the Fellow’s practice. In addition, depending on individual interests and Center needs, opportunities may also exist for additional administrative duties or structured experiences outside the Center to better understand the role and function of university psychologists within Student Affairs and the university community.
Fellows will receive training and supervision designed to prepare them for a broad range of roles within a university counseling center and professional psychology. The program is intended to provide the experience required for licensure in North Carolina and in most states (2000 hours). Fellows are encouraged to be attentive to the requirements of the Licensure Boards for the locales in which they plan to practice.
Fellows will receive a minimum of 2 hours of clinical supervision per week while engaging in training seminars, case conferences, on-call rotation (including some Holiday coverage), and other staff activities. Applicants must have completed an APA or CPA-accredited counseling or clinical psychology doctoral program including a pre-doctoral internship and completed dissertation prior to beginning the Fellowship. If the doctoral degree is not noted on the transcript, a letter from the applicant’s Program Director attesting to completion of all degree requirements with a degree conferral date will be accepted temporarily. Once the degree is noted on the transcript, an official copy must be provided.
Fellows will receive annual paid time-off during the year (including 12 vacation days, 12 days sick leave, and most University holidays) pending their required training hours for licensure and coverage duties. Fellows receive the faculty/staff health benefits package and will have access to university facilities and services comparable to other faculty and staff.
The stipend for the Fellowship year is $35,000; a Professional Development stipend of $300 (to assist with workshop/conference/ and related expenses) is also provided.
Start date: The second Monday in August; slightly later start date may be possible (as negotiated).
For questions or additional information about the Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow Training Program, contact Amy Cavanaugh (cavanaugha@uncw.edu) or Gene Edwards (edwardsg@uncw.edu; phone 910-962-3746).
Links for additional information:
The Post-Doctoral Fellow Training Program:
www.uncw.edu/counseling/trainingopportunities
The Counseling Center:
www.uncw.edu/counseling
UNCW: www.uncw.edu
The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

Minimum Requirements

A doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from an academic program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is required. The doctoral degree must have been earned within 3 years or less prior to applying for the Fellowship. Completion of a pre-doctoral internship providing experience with a young adult/ college-aged population is required; Eligibility for psychology licensure in the State of North Carolina is required. Strong interpersonal, oral and written skills as well as a demonstrated openness to supervision and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues is required. Experience in providing clinical counseling services and providing crisis intervention services with additional experience in psycho-educational programming for a college-aged population is also required.
A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists prior to offers of employment.
An official graduate transcript noting degree completion is required. If the doctoral degree is not yet noted on the transcript, a letter from the applicant’s Program Director attesting to completion of all degree requirements with a degree conferral date will be accepted temporarily. Once the degree is noted on the transcript, an official copy must be provided.
Transcripts or program completion statements should be mailed to:
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program Coordinator
Counseling Center
UNC Wilmington
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5937

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of an APA or CPA accredited pre-doctoral internship is strongly preferred; Experience working within a college counseling center is strongly preferred. Interest and experience in developing preventive programming and experience with mindfulness-based interventions is also strongly preferred.The ability to work collaboratively with campus departments and interpersonal flexibility with a sense of humor is strongly preferred. In addition, a commitment to the developmental perspective of counseling services is preferred.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Counseling Center provides: general counseling for students (individual, relationship, and group); development and delivery of outreach programming; consultation services (including targeted campus training efforts) for campus constituencies; crisis intervention services, referral services, and training services (including didactic training and clinical supervision) for early career psychologists and participants in the Center’s pre-licensure training program.

College/School Information

The Division of Student Affairs consists of thirteen functional departments, each of which is responsible for providing a variety of student support, service, and educational programs which are accessible to all members of the university community. The staff members are dedicated individuals known for their passion and commitment to implementing programs and services that affect student development over the course of a lifetime. Student Affairs provides excellent delivery of student services that are responsive to student needs and promotes the quality of life and education both inside and outside the classroom. We build institutional traditions and lifelong affiliations through creative programs, vibrant student organizations, and a living/learning environment built on core values and uncompromising principles. The Division is a leader and primary spokesperson for students.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 14,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience.
With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership, UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

Applicants must complete the online application process. A letter of interest including a statement of goals for the Fellowship; a current vita; contact information for four (4) academic or professional references (one of which should be the primary pre-doctoral internship clinical supervisor and one from a faculty member in the current academic program) should be attached to the online application.

Months Per Year 12 Months
Position Type Time-limited
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions 08/02/2019
Job Posting Date 10/20/2017
Priority Consideration Date 02/05/2018
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Counseling Center Training Staff

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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