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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Counseling Psychology - Morgridge College of Education

University of Denver
Colorado, Denver, USA
Closing date
Jul 22, 2021

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The Counseling Psychology (CP) Department is housed in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver (DU). The department has a Counseling Psychology PhD program, MA in Clinical Mental Health program, and MA in School Counseling program. The CP Department has approximately 16 faculty and 4 administrative staff. Located in the city of Denver, DU is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region with high research activity and enrolls approximately 11,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs. The University of Denver is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on Inclusive Excellence.

Position Summary

The post-doctoral fellow will be working with Dr. Jesse Owen in collaboration with SonderMind to coordinate and execute psychotherapy research initiatives within a large practice-research network. The position will be a two-year assignment (2021-2023). The Post Doctoral Fellowship is an opportunity to participate in multiple research projects involving psychotherapy effectiveness, therapist expertise, cultural processes, client-therapist matching, measurement development, routine outcome monitoring, and process research. The position will be responsible for assisting with data management, data analysis, writing publication, and presenting research at national conferences. The position will also collaborate with staff at SonderMind (e.g., Analytics, Clinical Service departments).

SonderMind is a Denver based company that aims to make mental health services more accessible and effective to help increase population health in the US. Their innovative platform helps match clients with providers based on client expectations and therapist expertise. SonderMind also assists therapists get paneled with insurance companies, assists with billing, and provides clinical support to therapists. SonderMind operates in over 12 states with the intention to expand to all 50 states.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with Dr. Owen to achieve the aims of the projects.
  • Plan study designs (e.g., identifying key research questions, selection of measures, developing appropriate design).
  • Coordinating data collection with SonderMind staff.
  • Develop IRB applications.
  • Overseeing and coordinating field studies.
  • Conducting analyses in conjunction with other members of the research team.
  • Writing white papers and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Presenting at national conferences along with other member of the research team.
  • Attend research meetings and professional development trainings.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in counseling, clinical psychology or a closely related field within 3 months of the start date.
  • Prior experience in publishing and presenting research.
  • Prior experience as a trainee as psychotherapist, counselor, therapist, psychologist.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working with research-practice networks.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, June 28th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 8.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. CV
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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


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