Cal Poly Pomona Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Cal Poly Pomona Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity



California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Student Health & Counseling Services at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) is pleased to offer 3 Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow positions.  This Counseling Services training site offers opportunities to work with a collaborative team providing integrative models of treatment and experiences to meet the needs of a multicultural and diverse student population.  The fellowship is an 11-month full-time position from September 15, 2016 to August 15, 2017.


This position affords the postdoctoral fellow training and experience in fulfilling the multiple roles of a university counseling mental health professional in a stimulating, university counseling, health, and wellness atmosphere where psychologists, therapists, and student health staff work together to break down barriers to students’ success.  Under the supervision of licensed psychologists, the post-doctoral fellow will provide brief model individual, couples, and group therapy, conduct intake evaluations, provide crisis intervention, make referrals to community providers as well as provide outreach programs and consultation to the campus community.

The fellow will attend weekly case consultation and treatment planning meetings with senior staff/supervisors for case supervision as well as bi-monthly staff meetings.  The fellow will receive weekly individual and group supervision from licensed psychologists commensurate with California State Board of Psychology licensure requirements for postdoctoral hours.  Fellows are required to record their counseling sessions to enhance supervision and to make formal case presentations to staff.  Fellows also have opportunities to pursue various professional development activities (e.g., continuing education, university sponsored training).


Direct Services Duties (approx. 60 – 62.5 %)

  1. Provide brief, time-limited individual, couples, and group therapy (process and psycho-education) to university students presenting with a broad range of developmental issues and clinical symptoms.
  2. Provide intake evaluations and crisis interventions within the scope of practice delineated by the primary clinical supervisor and training coordinator.

Indirect Services Duties and Supervision (approximately 37.5 – 40 %)

  1. Provide consultation and outreach/educational programming to the university community within the range of activity delineated by the primary supervisor, training coordinator, and outreach coordinator.
  2. Participate in activities to build campus relations.
  3. Maintain timely electronic clinical records in accordance with legal and ethical standards.
  4. Participate in clinical staff meetings and committee work as needed.
  5. Participate in weekly supervision in accordance with licensure laws and regulations of the California Board of Psychology.


Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates to have completed a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology and to have completed a psychology doctoral internship.
  • Experience working with the TAY (transitional age youth) or young adult population.
  • Experience in providing brief psychotherapy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of an APA-accredited doctoral program.
  • Completion of an APA-approved doctoral internship.
  • Experience working in a university counseling center.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with a diverse, multicultural university
  • Experience with crisis assessment and intervention.


The salary is at least $33,198 for an 11-month appointment ($3,018/month).  University benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, 13 paid holidays, paid sick and vacation days.

The postdoctoral fellow will conduct services on the same premises with senior supervising staff and have his/her own equipped, confidential counseling office.


Application materials should include:

1) Cover letter with specific goals for the postdoctoral fellowship

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Copy of graduate transcripts (official confirmation of degree required for hire)

4) A list of the names and current contact information of three recent clinical supervisor references

5) One writing sample (e.g., a clinical intake evaluation, a treatment summary)

6) Completed Employment Form, found at:


Please submit all application materials electronically to:

Counseling Services, Post-Doctoral Fellows Search Committee

c/o Leslie Taylor-Contla

3801 W. Temple Ave, 66-116

Pomona, CA 91768

E-mail to:
Fax to: (909) 869-6775

Phone: (909) 869-3220

The position is open until filled.  Consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than April 30, 2016.  Early response is encouraged.

A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position.  The background check consists of the following:  Employment and education verifications, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor Record, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal Record, Department of Motor Vehicles Driving Record, and National Sex Offender Registry. 

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.