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Iowa State University Post Doc- Student Counseling Service in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Post Doc- Student Counseling Service

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:The Student Counseling Service at Iowa State University is pleased to offer a Post-Doctoral Fellowship (post-doc) position for the 2020-2021 academic year. SCS is within the Division of Student Affairs. This is a 12-month, 2000-hour, full-time position with a preferred start date of August 1, 2020.This position affords the post-doc the opportunity to work in a dynamic university counseling center that serves a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, the post-doc will provide individual, couples,and group therapy from a short-term therapy model, conduct intake evaluations, crisis assessment and intervention, and provide outreach programs and consultation to the campus community.There are also opportunities for supervision of trainees from a doctoral program in counseling psychology and to pursue concentration areas(for a semester or for the year).Potential concentration areas include the following: Diversity, Eating Disorders, Training & Supervision, Grief & Loss, Group Therapy, Sport Psychology, and Trauma Recovery. The post-doc will attend regularly scheduled team meetings for case disposition and supervision as well as weekly staff meetings and trainings. The post-doc will receive a minimum of 1.5 hours of face-to-face weekly supervision from a licensed psychologist.Also, the post-doc will attend weekly training seminar that includes professional development topics, supervision of supervision, and trainings on various clinical issues. Other interests and areas for training during the post-doctoral fellowship are negotiable with the SCS Training Director.Additional information:

The salary is $48,000 for the 12-month appointment. University benefits include health and dental insurance, 24 vacation and 18 sick days,and 6 days of professional leave. The post-doc will work alongside senior staff and will have their own furnished counseling office that is equipped with a computer, phone, and video recording system

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures,official transcripts,and the successful completion of a background check.Required Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have completed the requirements for a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and an APA-accredited doctoral internship by the position start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should be knowledgeable of college student development, interested in working with a diverse university population, and experience with crisis assessment and intervention.Strong candidates will also have experience with intakes/triage, providing clinical supervision, and facilitated group therapy or workshops.

Department/Program & College Description:

The Student Counseling Service houses an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship Program, Practicum Program,and a thriving Group Therapy program. The internship program has been continuously accredited by APA since 1980, and the SCS is accredited by IACS.

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Proposed Start Date:August 1, 2020

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:July 31, 2021

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:Post Docs

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:December 2, 2019

For consideration, submit application before:January 16, 2020

Job Requisition Number:R1266

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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All positions close at 12:01 am on the date listed in the posting. In order to be considered, all applications must be submitted BEFORE the date listed.