Saturday, June 11, 2011

University Counseling and Psychological Services (UCPS), Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - 1 counseling postdoctoral fellowship.

Position Description: University Counseling and Psychological Services (UCPS) at Lehigh University is seeking to fill one full-time, 12-month post-doctoral residency position. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2011 and will extend through July 31, 2012. The intent of this residency is to provide an entry level professional with the type of supervised experience necessary for licensure as a psychologist. In addition, the post-doctoral residency is designed to provide generalist training, research and program evaluation opportunities, and specialized experience in alcohol and other drug (AOD) assessment, prevention, and intervention services.

The primary focus of UCPS is to provide culturally sensitive and empirically supported mental health services to the undergraduate and graduate community. These services include group psychotherapy, short-term individual psychotherapy, and walk-in and on-call crisis intervention. In addition, the center serves several other roles on campus, including the provision of Alcohol, Substance use, and Addictions Programming (ASAP). UCPS has a long history of providing pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training, including an established APPIC pre-doctoral internship program. The UCPS staff consists of five full-time senior staff members, one current postdoctoral resident, two pre-doctoral interns, two graduate assistants, two graduate practicum trainees, a consulting psychiatrist, and two full-time support staff members.

Salary Range: $23,700 plus benefits (includes individual health insurance, annual sick and professional leave, use of university fitness and recreation facilities, admission to university athletic events, and staff library privileges)

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide direct clinical services including individual and group psychotherapy, assessment, and crisis intervention. 
  • Provide consultation and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Participate in all aspects of the AOD program in collaboration with the Director of Alcohol, Substance use, and Addictions Programming. Assist with research and program evaluation efforts. 
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants are required to have completed their pre-doctoral internship prior to the start date, and should have completed all coursework towards their degree in counseling or clinical psychology. Excellent applicants working on the completion of a doctoral dissertation will be considered.

Desired Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience working in college counseling centers, and with interest and experience in the AOD field and in research or program evaluation.

University Description: Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1865 by Asa Packer as a four-year technical school, but has grown to include studies in a wide variety of disciplines. As of 2010, the university comprised of 4,781 undergraduate students, 2,270 graduate students, 666 professors, and a staff of 1,255. The university has four colleges: the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Education. The university offers a variety of degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy.

Region Description: The city of Bethlehem is a part of the picturesque Lehigh Valley. It is ideally located 75 miles from New York and 50 miles from Philadelphia, as well as having proximity to major East Coast cities, including Boston and Washington, D.C.

Required Application Materials:
  • Cover Letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Three letters of recommendation 
Application Deadline: Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Starting Date: August 1, 2011
Send Applications To:
Dr. Eric Klein :
Phone Number: 610-758-3880
Web Address: