Duke University, Psychology and Neuroscience

Position ID:Duke-P&N-POSTDOC_ATHLETICS [#18531]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708-0999, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychology / Clinical Psychology
Appl Deadline:2021/05/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/04/27, listed until 2021/05/07)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Athletics and Recreation at Duke University is pleased to announce the availability of a Postdoctoral Associate position for a doctoral graduate of a counseling or clinical psychology program to provide services exclusively to the university’s varsity student-athletes. This position is designed for someone who is pursuing licensure as a psychologist and is seeking specialized experience working within an athletics department providing psychological services to a NCAA Division I student-athlete population. The Postdoctoral Associate position is designed to provide a unique training opportunity under the supervision of North Carolina licensed psychologists who specialize in sport psychology and are AASP Certified Mental Performance Consultants. The Postdoc will work within Duke Athletics Behavioral Health Services, which provides counseling, consultation, and performance psychology services to approximately 700 student-athletes and 27 sport teams. Specific responsibilities will be based on availability and training needs.

Candidates should be highly motivated, doctoral graduate in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited training program, which includes the completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship. Specialized training in sport psychology, kinesiology, and/or clear progress toward becoming an AASP Certified Mental Performance Consultant is strongly preferred. Qualified candidates should have strong clinical skills in counseling, psychological assessment and crisis management. Experience and/or strong interest in college mental health, crisis intervention, outreach and consultation, especially with intercollegiate teams, and/or working with a student-athlete population is desirable. Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds is essential. A strong understanding of professional ethics and boundaries, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must. Other preferred candidate qualities include: 1) a demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team; 2) flexibility and capacity to respond well to change; 3) being self-motivated and hard-working; and 4) commitment to training and development as a professional in psychology. Applicants who value inclusivity and/or represent marginalized identities or backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

The position is a full time, 12 month appointment. Additionally, a benefits package that includes health benefits, sick time, paid vacation, and professional days is available.

To apply, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest in the Postdoctoral Associate position, experience working with athlete populations, and why you believe you would be a great fit for the position, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and three letters of recommendation through Academic Jobs Online. Only applicants that have applied through Academic Jobs Online will be reviewed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are not able to upload your application materials or if letter writers would prefer to upload their letters directly, please complete your application and email those materials to Meghann Koffi at meghann.koffi@duke.edu to be uploaded manually.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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