Postdoctoral Fellowship (Counseling Services)

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Postdoctoral Fellowship (Counseling Services)Department: Counseling Services Date: 03/15/2019 POSITION VACANCY

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College's deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of:

Counseling Services
Full-Time, Temporary, 11-Month, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

Colby College invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Counseling Services. This full-time, temporary, 11-month position has a preferred start date of August 1, 2019. A competitive salary, benefits, professional development funds, and support and study materials in preparation for EPPP are provided.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a range of counseling, consultation, outreach, and prevention services within a dynamic and diverse community of highly engaged undergraduate students, faculty, and staff. They must possess a passion for working with college students, have a strong team orientation, and be committed to collaborating programmatically with their Counseling Services’ colleagues, as well as staff and student leaders campus wide. A minimum of 2 hours of weekly, individual supervision will be provided. Additionally, participation in Counseling Services’ weekly clinical case conference, as well as our Eating Disorder and Mental Health Treatment Team meetings, which include Health Services’ staff, is expected. A minimum of 40 hours of work per week is required, with approximately 60% of that time devoted to direct clinical service. Remaining time will be spent focusing on programming initiatives and the fostering of key campus relationships and partnerships. As a result of the job duties, the person serving in the postdoctoral fellowship will leave Colby with strong clinical preparation and skills in program development in a college setting, as well as with a deeper, foundational understanding of the contemporary issues and challenges facing college mental health. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

  • Provide individual and group counseling and crisis intervention for a diverse population of undergraduate students
  • Work collaboratively with staff and student leaders to develop and implement innovative and effective psychoeducational programming
  • Provide clinical consultation for faculty/staff, students, and concerned others
  • Engage in outreach and liaison efforts with the broader campus community, with an emphasis on building relationships with Colby students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved groups
  • Provide mental health related trainings on campus, including student hall staff trainings and gatekeeper trainings
  • Serve on a limited on-call rotation; provide backup coverage to contracted, after-hours crisis support provider
  • Keep complete, timely records of clinical activities.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program by September 1, 2019 is strongly preferred; exceptions will be made for candidates who are ABD, with the expected completion of this remaining degree requirement by January 1, 2020
  • At least one year of experience working with emerging adults in a college mental health setting, including experience developing and presenting innovative psychoeducational programming is strongly preferred
  • Experience and proficiency in working with a diverse client population, which would include, but not be limited to, addressing issues of race, culture, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, and issues related to resources and access
  • A generalist professional orientation with solid clinical skills and the ability to assess and treat a wide range of presenting concerns
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail
  • Creative energy around and enthusiasm for working with students in a small, liberal arts college community
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
KEY RELATIONSHIPS:Reporting to the director of Counseling Services, this position interacts with students, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary.
TO APPLY:Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Counseling Services) - Search CommitteeOffice of Human ResourcesColby College5500 Mayflower HillWaterville, ME 04901-8855

If you experience difficulty uploading your documents, you may submit any .doc or .pdf materials to [email protected] Please do not submit duplicate materials.

To apply electronically send to [email protected]. If you choose to apply electronically you do not need to send duplicate copies by U.S. Mail. If your electronic materials are unreadable we will notify you promptly.

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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Posted: 3/16/2019
Application Due: 8/5/2019
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