The University of Southern California Counseling & Mental Health and Athletics Department are pleased to announce a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical and Sport Psychology for the 2022-2023 academic year.Â The position is full-time 12-month appointment specifically providing clinical services to the universityâs student athlete population.Â
The duties include providing individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention, performance enhancement, and psychotherapy groups for USC student athletes.Â Other responsibilities include clinical ADHD evaluations (no testing), outreach, assisting with programming, assisting with research, and supervised team performance enhancement facilitation and training. The postdoctoral fellow will work under the supervision of a California licensed psychologist with specialization in sport psychology. USC is an NCAA Division I University with 21 teams and approximately 600 student athletes.
Applicants with a Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program and have completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship areÂ strongly preferred.Â StrongÂ clinicalÂ skills and experience areÂ required. They must also demonstrate an interest in sport performance and/or academic preparation in sport psychology.Â Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds is essential.Â Experience as a college athlete would be helpful, but not necessary.Â Organizational skills, follow through, excellent boundaries, openness to feedback, and ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and a responsible manner are allÂ essentialÂ to thisÂ position.Â Â
Please upload the following:
1.Cover letter expressing your interest in the Clinical Sport Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, experience working with athlete populations, and why you believe you would be a great fit for the position.
2.Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3. Three Letters of Recommendation from individuals familiar with your clinical work.
4. Three additional references with phone numbers and email addresses.
This is a staff position in the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The position is full-time. Salary is competitive, and contingent on experience. A generous benefits package includes health insurance, sick time.
The University of Southern California is one of the worldâs leading private research universities with approximately 48,500 students from all 50 states and boasts one of the largest international student bodies in the country. USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles, a culturally rich metropolitan city, and is close to both beach and mountains with wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities. The mild temperatures along with the cityâs average of 329 days of sun per year makes Los Angeles a wonderful city to live and work.
USC strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. All genders, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, veterans, bicultural/multicultural and bilingual/multilingual individuals are encouraged to apply.
The hourly rate range for this position is $22.41 - $29.10. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Minimum Education: Master's degreeMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Counseling experience. California license eligible. Knowledge of safety precautions appropriate to clinical setting.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.