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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Employer
University of South Carolina
Location
Columbia

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Logo For Posting:

Posting Number:

RTF00117PO24

USC Market Title:

Post Doctoral Fellow

Link to USC Market Title:

https://uscjobs.sc.edu/titles/156385

Business Title (Internal Title):

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Campus:

Columbia

Work County:

Richland

College/Division:

Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support

Department:

SAAS UHS Health Services

Advertised Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience

Location of Vacancy:

Columbia, SC

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

Hours per Week:

40

Work Schedule:

Generally Monday – Friday 8am-5pm, Schedule may be adjusted due to patient volume.

Type of Staff Position:

Staff Research Grant (SRGP)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Health and Human Services

About University of South Carolina:

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

Inclusive Excellence Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

South Carolina Retirement:

Yes

State Insurance Programs:

Yes

Annual Leave:

Yes

Sick Leave:

Yes

Advertised Job Summary:

The Post-doctoral Fellowship provides direct service to students and participates in wellness, health promotion and outreach programming for the university with a specific focus on supporting diverse, historically marginalized, and underrepresented populations. This role supports the Student Health services and Counseling and Psychiatry’s mission of enhancing the health and well-being of the student community and providing high quality, multidisciplinary mental health-related services. Post-doctoral residents receive training and supervision to enhance skills and insure competent service delivery.

Required Education and Experience:

PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program, which included a completed Doctoral Internship conferred by start date. Completion of a predoctoral internship program with a minimum of 1-2 years of experience providing assessment and treatment of college students, as well as campus-based consultation and outreach. Demonstrated commitment to and experience providing mental health services to individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds with a range of presenting concerns/diagnoses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to student accessibility and opportunity and navigating layers of identity experienced by all students including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, class, and nationality.
  • Training in identity development, culturally competent service provision, and culturally competent supervision and training.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in developing outreach and services for students of color and other diverse communities
  • Additionally, a minimum of one year of clinical experience working in a college counseling center (this may include practica, internship or post-doctoral experience) is desired.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Have exceptional professional competency
  • Demonstrated an ability to consult with various Campus partners and the university community, -Demonstrated abilities to engage in critical thinking, to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information, to function as a self-starter, to communicate effectively in written and oral form, to be highly organized.
  • Knowledge in identifying patient diagnosis of mental disorders.
  • Knowledge of understanding the influence of multicultural dynamics on personal well-being. .
  • Knowledge of developmental tasks and problems typically encountered by college students.
  • Knowledge to identify and articulate a treatment plan that will lead to problem resolution, stress reduction or alleviation of the diagnosed disorder.
  • Knowledge of group counseling theory and ability to teach and consult about group process.
  • Knowledge of appropriate ethical and legal standards and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the evidenced based practice of psychology.

Job Duty:

Provides direct clinical services to graduate and undergraduate students presenting with a broad range of clinical and developmental concerns. Provides crisis intervention and management. Provides brief counseling and psychotherapy with undergraduate and graduate students (individuals and couples) with a broad range of psychological problems, with students who have less accessibility to service.

Essential Function:

Yes

Percentage of Time:

50

Job Duty:

Develops and implements culturally responsive and multiculturally sensitive outreach programs to students. Functions as a community psychologist and a consultant to faculty, staff, residential life staff, and other units on campus regarding collaboration and program development for outreach and training to enhance the mental health and psychological well-being of students and the campus community. Daily 30

Essential Function:

Yes

Percentage of Time:

30

Job Duty:

Maintains clinical documentation according to SHS, CAP, and professional standards. Tracks and closes out referrals within SHS & clinical standards.

Essential Function:

Yes

Percentage of Time:

10

Job Duty:

Participates in clinical teams, staff meetings, and other training opportunities. Provide clinical supervision to trainees as assigned. Receives clinical and administrative supervision.

Essential Function:

Yes

Percentage of Time:

5

Job Duty:

Other duties as assigned, including Community Based Services under coordination by Assistant Director of CAP.

Essential Function:

Yes

Percentage of Time:

5

Hazardous weather category:

Essential

Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing.:

No

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

08/09/2024

Position End Date :

08/08/2025

Job Open Date:

04/12/2024

Job Close Date:

06/30/2024

Open Until Filled:

No

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.We are only accepting applications submitted by June 30, 2024.

Quicklink for Posting:

https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/166517

EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

Organization

Working at University of South Carolina

With more than 200 years of history and tradition, the University of South Carolina is redefining itself for decades to come. There's never been a better time to be at South Carolina, the state's flagship university and one of only 62 public universities to receive the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation for research.

The University is located in the heart of South Carolina in the capital city of Columbia, which is the nexus of government, a thriving arts and culture center, a venue for big-time Southeastern Conference intercollegiate athletics, and a community that is reinventing itself with redevelopment projects citywide. Much of the development is tied to land along the scenic, slow-moving Congaree River. Working with government, business, and community leaders, Carolina has developed a unified plan that will allow the University to expand from its origins on the historic Horseshoe to its future-Innovista, a research and innovation district that will stretch to the banks of the Congaree.

Innovista represents a new vision for research by creating a vibrant, urban community where students and researchers, including those from private firms, will live, work, learn, and play. Innovista will represent the University's four core research areas-hydrogen fuel cells, nanoscience and technology, biomedical and public health, and the environment-but will include other initiatives and business partners that serve the knowledge economy. Innovista's first private tenant, for example, is a leader in software applications for the insurance industry and will create several hundred high-paying jobs.

By attracting similar companies and jobs-and by capitalizing on an attractive location for restaurants and residential and retail space-Innovista will help drive the economy and increase per-capita income in the city and state. Recreational space will include a world-class waterfront park along the Congaree River and a new stadium for the Gamecocks' nationally ranked baseball program. Greenway paths for biking, walking, and running already line much of the river area. Innovista's 8 million square feet will blend seamlessly with the Vista, the city's nearby entertainment district of restaurants, bars, shops, and art galleries.

Chartered in 1801, Carolina began classes in 1805 with nine students and a single building, Rutledge College. As the campus grew and buildings were added during the next 50 years, a horseshoe layout was adopted. Today, the Horseshoe is on the National Register of Historic Places, with 10 of its 11 buildings dating to the 19th century. Those renovated buildings house, among other areas, the South Carolina Honors College and Undergraduate Admissions, representing much of the University's current and future lifeblood.

In fact, incoming freshman classes have never been larger or more competitive. The freshmen from fall 2006 set records for their size (more than 3,700) and SAT scores (1171 average). Freshmen enrolling in the Honors College had average SAT scores of 1398. Members of the University's prestigious scholarship programs, Carolina Scholars for in-state students and McNair Scholars for out-of-state students, had average scores of 1449 and 1477, respectively. Total enrollment at Carolina for undergraduates and graduates is more than 27,300, with some 350 degree programs to choose from. Since 1994, Carolina students have earned more than $9.9 million in prestigious national scholarships such as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, and NSF scholarships and the Fulbright Fellowships.

South Carolina's student body is diverse. In fact, Carolina was recently recognized as the state flagship university with the highest percentage of African-American student enrollment in the nation. Research by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education shows African-American students made up 14.7 percent of enrollment in 2004, the latest year available. The JBHE also ranks Carolina eighth in the nation in percentage of African-American faculty at a state flagship university with 4.3 percent.

The University's faculty garnered a record $173.3 million in federal, state, and private funding for research, outreach, and training programs in 2005-06, and several key hiring plans will introduce more talent and expertise to the faculty ranks. An aggressive campus building master plan and the faculty recruiting initiatives will change the collective face of the University and the faces of many of its key teachers and researchers.

South Carolina is recruiting world-class faculty to be endowed chairs-and change agents-for a series of "research centers of economic excellence" in areas such as nanoelectronics, polymer nanocomposites, brain imaging, regenerative medicine, cancer therapeutics, drug discovery, vision research, hydrogen fuel cells, and travel and tourism technology. These centers, some in collaboration with other state research universities and health and hospital systems, are funded with $30 million annually in state lottery money, as well as private matching money. Carolina is in the midst of a faculty recruitment plan to hire 600 new members. The Faculty Excellence Initiative is recruiting 150 faculty, many in interdisciplinary clusters of emphasis, while the Centenary Plan will recruit 100 elite research faculty to lead the University's core initiatives. Additionally, 350 faculty will be hired across disciplines to replace retirees over the next few years.

The University has forged a number of international collaborations in research, and the University's global connections are also strong in academics, particularly in international business. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the Moore School of Business best in the nation for its undergraduate and graduate programs in international business; the undergraduate program is No. 1 for the 10th consecutive time, while the graduate program is No. 1 among public universities for the 18th consecutive year and No. 2 overall, continuing a streak of 18 years with a top-two overall ranking.

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