Friday, December 30, 2011

University of Oklahoma Athletics Department, Norman, OK, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Athletics

Psychological Resources for OU Student-Athletes (PROS), announces the availability of a postdoctoral fellowship position for a doctoral graduate of a counseling or clinical psychology program. This position is designed for someone who is pursuing licensure as a psychologist and is seeking specialized training and experience working within an athletics department providing psychological services to a NCAA FBS student-athlete population.

Psychological Resources for OU Student-Athletes (PROS) PROS is a division of Athletic Student Life located within the Athletics Department in the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium devoted to addressing the unique challenges that face student-athletes at the University of Oklahoma. We provide counseling, assessment, consultation and sport/performance psychology services to over 550 student-athletes on 21 teams. We are committed to the balance of effective service delivery and training program goals. The PROS staff includes two licensed psychologists, a postdoctoral fellow, a primary predoctoral intern, a secondary predoctoral intern, two doctoral level psychology graduate assistants, and one master’s level graduate assistant.

Postdoctoral Fellow Activities The postdoc’s time will be divided among the following activities in the approximate/average increments of time – hours per week – indicated in parenthesis: counseling (8-14); admin time (4-8); assessment and report writing (2-6); performance enhancement (2-6); Athletic Student Life projects (1-3); supervision (3); outreach (1-2); and research, teaching or training (2-5). Additional duties may include supervision of other trainees, coordinating PROS outreach efforts; providing crisis counseling and management; teaching or co-teaching a class; supervising the coordination of new student-athlete orientation programs; conducting alcohol screening, counseling and programming; and collaborating with campus groups to develop programming opportunities around specific topics (e.g., National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Sexual Assault Awareness Week).

Specific responsibilities will be based on availability and staff training needs. Position Description and Stipend The PROS postdoctoral fellowship is a 12-month position designed to provide a unique supervised training opportunity for a graduate of a counseling or clinical psychology doctoral program. Direct service to student-athletes, coaches and teams is the primary emphasis of this position. However, it also offers a broad diversity of experience that can be tailored to the successful applicant’s professional development interests. Direct service hours will be countable towards AASP certification.

The position carries a stipend of $39,600 with two weeks of vacation plus standard University holidays. The preferred start date is August 1, 2012. Qualifications The successful candidate must have a Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program, which includes the completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship. Qualified candidates should have exceptional clinical skills in various lengths of treatment, assessment and crisis management. Experience working in a university or college counseling center is desirable. Formal training and experience in sport psychology and AASP Certification or clear progress toward becoming an AASP Certified Consultant is strongly preferred. Preferred qualities of qualified candidates include: 1) a demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team, 2) flexibility and capacity to respond well to change, 3) being self-motivated and hard-working, 4) having a keen appreciation for diversity of all forms and ability to work with culturally diverse individuals, 5) a commitment to training and development as a professional in psychology, and 6) excellent oral and written communication skills. Application To apply, please submit a letter explaining how you anticipate this position fitting your professional goals/interests; and suggesting how your training, experience and strengths would contribute to the mission and goals of our program.

Please indicate the expected completion date of your doctoral degree. In addition to your letter, please include: a current Curriculum Vita, official transcripts of all graduate work, three letters of recommendation (one of which should come from your primary internship supervisor). Please mail all application materials to the address listed below: Chris Bader, Ph.D. Assistant Director/Training Director Psychological Resources for OU Student-Athletes (PROS) 180 West Brooks Rd. Norman, OK 73019 Alternatively, all aforementioned materials may be submitted electronically to Dr. Chris Bader, Assistant Director/Training Director of PROS at All application materials must be received by February 17, 2012. Community, University and Program Information To learn more about the City of Norman, OK – rated in 2008 by as one of the Top 10 places to live – go to: An overview of the University of Oklahoma can be found at:, click on “President’s Welcome.” For more information about the OU Athletics Department, go to: For additional information about PROS, go to: Questions For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Carmen Tebbe, Associate Director for Academics & Student Life/Director of Psychological Resources at or Dr. Chris Bader at

Director/Training Director Psychological Resources for OU Student-Athletes (PROS) University of Oklahoma 180 W. Brooks Rd., Suite 2655 * Norman, OK 73019 t: 405.325.0226 * f: 405.325.7012