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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Psychology, 80870

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus
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Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Psychology, 80870
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 40207
Hiring Department

The College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri – Kansas City is currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Fellow under the joint supervision of Joah Williams, Ph.D., and Erin Hambrick, Ph.D. This training experience is designed to build expertise in community-engaged clinical research with child and adult trauma survivors.

Job Description

The postdoctoral position involves working on several ongoing grant-funded projects involving the dissemination and implementation of evidence-informed interventions for trauma-exposed youths and adults. This position will have both clinical and research components, with approximately 75/25 percent allocation of time for clinical and research tasks, respectively. Clinical responsibilities will also involve administrative duties related to clinical work. The majority of the fellow’s time will be spent providing evidence-based early interventions and treatments for community trauma victims as part of a grant-funded, hospital-based early intervention program for nonfatal shooting victims seeking acute medical care at University Health – an academic medical center affiliated with the University of Missouri – Kansas City. The fellow will also have the opportunity to work with trauma-exposed youths and families by providing mindfulness-based preventive groups. Supervised clinical hours can be applied toward licensure.

In addition to primary clinical responsibilities, the fellow will have the opportunity to contribute to research across different projects by engaging in manuscript and/or grant-writing activities depending on interests and career goals. Good statistical and writing skills as evidenced by publications and presentations is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology and have experience with CBT and evidence-based treatments for trauma and stressor-related disorders. Training and experience with evidence-based, manualized, and/or cognitive behavioral treatments for psychopathology (e.g., anxiety, depression, substance use) is required. The preferred start date for the position would be July 1, 2022, although start date is negotiable. The fellowship is a one year position, with the potential for renewal up to two years.


  • Conducting inpatient and outpatient interventions for child and adult trauma survivors. Timely completion of clinical notes/forms
  • Attending weekly grant and supervision meetings
  • Managing clinical databases
  • Conducting statistical analyses
  • Co-authoring data-based publications
Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program at the time of appointment

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, benefit-eligible, 12-month position unranked academic position

Application Deadline

Apply on-line at Upload (a) a letter of application in which candidates describe in detail their qualifications for the position, (b) Resume/CV, (c) names and contact information for three reference in the Attachments section of the application, and (d) a letter that outlines the applicant’s view on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.

Please contact Dr. Joah Williams at [email protected] or (816) 469-9828 for questions about the position.

Beginning Review Date: Formal review of applications will begin February, 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Combine all application materials into one PDF file or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment to the position announcement (identification number: 39432) located at (click on “view jobs” to locate announcement).

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you need technical assistance, please call our Technology Support Center at 816-235-2000.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us. Slavic and Native American.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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