Postdoctoral Associate - Medica Rural Mental Health

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

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Postdoctoral Associate - Medica Rural Mental Health


Educational Psychology-1047

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Description of Work:

The Counseling and School Psychology Clinic (CSPC) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position starting August 12, 2024. The CSPC is a training clinic within the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The CSPC offers an array of psychological services to support the mental health, behavioral health, and emotional health of children, adolescents, and adults. We strive to provide culturally responsive and evidence-based services in a safe and affirming space. Our therapeutic, assessment, outreach, and educational programs are delivered in a caring and compassionate manner that values the unique characteristics and lived experiences of individuals and their families. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who will be committed to providing care that advances health equity and accessibility for clients in rural communities.

The postdoctoral fellow’s work will be housed in the CSPC in Lincoln, Nebraska, as they will be engaged in all aspects of clinical outpatient services within the clinic. They will be primarily specializing in providing care to rural populations, including in-person and telehealth therapy and assessment services. The position will also include travel to surrounding rural communities, as there will be opportunities to provide supportive outreach services (e.g., workshops, trainings) to rural communities and schools. The postdoctoral fellow would also be providing supervision of graduate students in training, within the Counseling Psychology and School Psychology programs, to support their clinical growth and development. The postdoctoral fellow will receive valuable supervised clinical and supervision experience and accrue substantial hours towards licensure in our training clinic. Opportunities for involvement in teaching and/or research may also be available, depending on the interests of the postdoctoral fellow.

A typical week will include 20-24 hours of direct clinic service (i.e., outpatient therapy and assessment services), 4-6 hours of supervision of doctoral students in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology programs, 1 hour of individual supervision with the Clinic Director, and approximately 10 hours of Flex Time to be used for case management, outreach, research, and professional development opportunities. The postdoctoral fellow will have a dedicated office space.

For more information about our clinic, visit For information about UNL and Lincoln, visit,,, and

This is a full-time, full-benefit appointment. In addition, the University of Nebraska provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes major medical, disability, and life insurance. Note that Postdoctoral Associates are not eligible for retirement benefits. Information on normal fringe benefits can be found at If you have questions about these benefits or about your eligibility to participate, please contact the Benefits Office by phone at 402-472-2600 or in person in the Canfield Administration Building, room 401.

The College of Education and Human Sciences respects people, ideas, voices, and perspectives. Diversity strengthens our ability to problem-solve and build more equitable and inclusive solutions for complex settings.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of professional doctoral degree requirements from an APA-accredited program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) by the start date of the position.
  • Demonstrated completion of an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship by the start date of the position.
  • Eligible to obtain a provisionally licensed psychologist license in the state of Nebraska by the start date of the position
  • Driver’s license and the ability to travel to community sites for any outreach and clinical activities that occur outside of the clinic.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with rural populations and/or growing up or having lived in a rural community.

Work Location (City, State):

Lincoln, NE

How to Apply:

Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the Faculty/Administrative form. Attach the following documents:

  1. Letter of application with a brief narrative addressing qualifications for the position.
  2. Curriculum vita.
  3. Contact information for three (3) professional references.
  4. Sample documentation of either a de-identified assessment report, de-identified intake report, or de-identified progress note. If necessary, combine into a single document and attach as “Other Document.”
For more information, please contact Dr. Heather Hruskoci at

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Dr. Heather Hruskoci, Search Chair

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type:

12 Month (Faculty Only)

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Planned Hire Date:

August 12, 2024

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