Post-Doctoral Fellow Professional Psychology

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Position Summary

We are pleased to announce Denver FIRSTs fourth annual postdoctoral fellowship position at the University of Denver. The fellowship provides opportunities for forensic practice, supervision, research, and teaching. Primarily, the fellowship offers a blend of forensic evaluation practice and academic duties. The fellowship program at Denver FIRST has been formally determined to meet the criteria for the American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP) five-year experience waiver. The 12-month (4-quarter), full-time postdoctoral fellowship position will be conducted under the auspices of Denver FIRST. Each fellow will complete a minimum of 2000 hours of training over the course of the year, with at least 500 hours (25%) of that time spent in the direct provision of professional forensic psychological services such as assessment (e.g., competency to proceed, legal sanity, violence risk, and other types of psycholegal evaluations), treatment, and consultation. Training will be supervised by a licensed psychologist, with a minimum of 2 hours of onsite, in-person supervision per week. All reports submitted to the court will be cosigned by the primary supervisor. The fellow will be formally evaluated on a semi-annual basis pursuant to a written evaluation process that outlines progress over the course of the year, including identification of strengths and limitations of each fellow's skills as an early career forensic psychologist. The GSPP follows a practitioner/scholar model, and the fellow will be presented with numerous opportunities for both didactic and applied training, clinical work, teaching, and research. Upon completion of the postdoctoral training, the fellow will receive documentation clearly delineating the year the fellow participated in the training program. The requirements of the fellowship are designed to fulfill the requirements for postdoctoral psychology licensure in the state of Colorado and to satisfy Colorado statutory requirements regarding qualifications to conduct sanity and competency to proceed evaluations. The fellow is considered a trainee and may not be paid on a fee-for-service basis. There is one position available. The postdoctoral fellow will be paid an estimated stipend of $48,000 for the 2019-2020 training year (exact salary to be finalized at a later date). Additional compensation and benefits in the form of health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and liability coverage for program-related on- and off-site activities will be provided. Given the requirement that the fellow attend the annual AP-LS Conference, leave will be provided accordingly. Limited funding may be available for professional development activities, and authorized leave time for these activities may be possible (but is not guaranteed). The fellow will have an office and access to various resources from DU. The fellow will have a computer with word processing software, access to printers, e-mail, and law and psychology databases through the university library.

Anticipated start date: 9/1/19

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology and Denver FIRST are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. We encourage knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to effectively engage with diverse individuals and communities.

Candidates should be able to document a strong history of interest, training, and experience in the forensic arena. Areas of particular interest include assessment, competency evaluation and restoration, correctional psychology, research, teaching, and supervision.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree (PsyD or PhD) in clinical psychology, forensic psychology, or a closely related discipline
  • Completed or currently in the process of completing an APA approved predoctoral internship

Please note, this position also requires the successful completion of a criminal background check and official transcripts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior teaching experience

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 7, 2019

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter expressing your fit with this position including a statement of professional interest, experience and training. The cover letter should also address commitment to and experience with inclusive excellence (IE). To read more about DU's commitment to IE please visit

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 005605
Posted: 11/6/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable