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Clinical Postdoctoral Associate

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Clinical Postdoctoral Associate

Job No: 529742
Work Type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Counseling/Community Outreach/Social Work
Department: 04030100 - SL-COUNSELING & WELLNESS CTR

Job Description

Classification Title:

Clinical Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) at the University of Florida is offering multiple Adjunct Clinical Postdoctoral Associate positions for the 2024-2025 academic year. The postdoctoral position offers advanced training in a variety of areas related to the health service field of psychology. Postdoctoral associates receive advanced training in university counseling services. The postdoctoral program currently offers generalists positions with the possibility for additional specialization in four major areas: (1) Individual and Cultural Diversity Competency (2) Intensive Support (Suicide Prevention and Intervention), (3) Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention and Intervention, and (4) Group Counseling. Program development opportunities may be available, working alongside the program coordinators for these areas.

The CWC training program adheres to the American Psychological Association's profession-wide competency of individual and cultural diversity along with the mental health code of ethics and state laws and rules. We believe that this training is vital to all parts of counselor development and competence and thus, is incorporated into all areas of supervision, training seminars, evaluations, and professional activities.

The training program is also committed to cultivating an atmosphere that is conducive to learning by providing clinical postdoctoral associates with an appropriate blend of support and challenge. Postdoctoral associates are treated as early career professionals and as such, are given a great deal of autonomy and responsibility. Simultaneously, postdoctoral associates will receive the professional support necessary to allow for their continued professional development.

Postdoctoral associates will be expected to fulfill the multiple roles of a university counseling center clinician, which includes counseling services (individual, couples, and/or group counseling), assessment, crisis intervention, referral, consultation, outreach, supervision of student trainees, participation in staff meetings and training seminars, and timely completion of necessary administrative functions. Postdoctoral associates will receive a minimum of 1 hour of face-to-face individual and 1 hour of individual or group supervision weekly and be provided with various professional development opportunities.

The 12-month 2000-hour (with 900 hours in activities related to direct client contact) positions have been designed to meet the requirements for licensure in the State of Florida. Salary is $55,000 for 12 months. Additional benefits include paid time off, options for health, dental, vision, life and other insurances; flexible spending accounts; retirement savings plans; professional development time and $1600 professional development funds; EPPP licensure study materials and release time.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:
  • A doctoral degree from an APA or CPA accredited program in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or counseling related field
  • License-eligible as a psychologist (or licensed as a psychologist)
  • Completion of an APA accredited doctoral internship in health service psychology

  • Preferred Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications, skills, experience, and personal qualities:
  • Experience and skill for working in college mental health, including crisis assessment/management/intervention, short-term treatment, confidentiality requirements, outreach, and referral
  • Administrative and computer application skills required to effectively implement and maintain a case management and tracking system
  • Demonstrated skills in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple clinical situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team
    • Energy to flexibly manage the professional demands within a counseling center with high utilization rates while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships
  • Collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to individual and cultural diversity and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups
  • Self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals, standards, and ethics
    • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, critical thinking, and organizational skills.
    • Knowledge of applicable laws and ethics pertaining to psychology and mental health in Florida.
    • Demonstrated ability to supervise trainees

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Persons interested in applying for this position should apply online.

    1. Complete APPA CAS and follow prompts for required materials.

    Also complete Careers at UF application.

    Anyone requiring accommodations to complete an application should contact the Search Committee Chair: Felicia Brown, PhD:

    Application Deadline

    Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately. We will follow the APPIC timeline and CHD, but the positions are open until filled. The University of Florida is an AA/EO employer and acts in compliance with all aspects of the ADA. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates who can demonstrate their experiences with working with diverse students, faculty and staff and working in a multicultural environment. Final candidates will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if the designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

    Starting Date

    September 1, 2024

    Web Address

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. Because the university is committed to building a broadly diverse educational environment that fosters multicultural skills, applicants should include in their cover letter information about how they will further this objective.

    This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

    Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

    Health Assessment Required:

    Applications Close: 22 May 2024

    To apply, visit

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