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Postdoctoral Fellow (18543)

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

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At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail. 


Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of public policy, law, the arts, communications, international development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented, and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for creating change through our knowledge and our work. 


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The Post-Doctoral Fellow position promotes the academic, social, and emotional well-being of students by providing intake/assessment, counseling, consultation, psychoeducation, outreach, urgent care intervention, and related services through the university’s Counseling Center. The Post-Doctoral Fellow provides training and outreach programs to all members of the university community and participates in a variety of training and other professional development activities. The Post-Doctoral Fellow also receives in-depth supervision and training in all aspects of university counseling center work, including clinical services system management, training program management, and facilitation of outreach programming requests. The person in this position adheres to all relevant ethical, legal, and professional standards. The Fellow must register as a Psychology Associate in the District of Columbia prior to beginning their fellowship. This is a one year temporary position.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full Time.
  • Specialist B.
  • Non-Exempt.

Salary Range

  • $50,000.00/year.

Required Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Clinical experience with adolescents and young adults; prior experience in university counseling context.
  • Experience with diverse populations including international, minority, and disabled individuals.
  • Sophisticated understanding of human development, cultural context, and psychodynamics.
  • Experience in assessing and intervening with severe or potentially life-threatening psychological conditions.
  • Experience providing interventions to promote healthy emotional growth as well as the amelioration of emotional problems.
  • Experience with supervision of clinical trainees.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with American University and its counseling functions.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options.


Other Details

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • Employees in staff positions at American University must deliver their services to the university from either the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or perform work on-site at the university.
  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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