Southern Methodist University (TX): Postdoctoral Fellows (2)

Southern Methodist University (TX): Postdoctoral Fellows (2)

Southern Methodist University

Announcement of Two Post-Doctoral Fellowship Positions for 2014-2015

SMU Counseling and Psychiatric Services

General Description

The SMU Counseling and Psychiatric Services has openings for two, one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions for individuals who have successfully completed a doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology.  The position seeks applicants who are interested in providing psychological services to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in a university counseling center.  Work is performed under the supervision of a licensed psychologist and in accordance with guidelines to help the professional meet requirements for licensure as a clinical or counseling psychologist. 

Functional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides individual, couples or group therapy to SMU students.
  • Provides consultation to SMU students, their parents, faculty and staff.
  • Performs triage evaluation to incoming students seeking treatment.
  • Works closely together with psychiatric and psychological staff in care for clients.
  • Attends weekly staff meetings to discuss client and university issues. 
  • Provides crisis intervention during office hours
  • Provides crisis on-call telephone consultation after business hours.
  • Administrative duties such as scheduling clients, notes, and other projects as assigned.
  • Presentations:  case conferences and outreach
  • Mentoring Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of psychology and related fields.
  • Knowledge of research methodology.
  • Ability to deal effectively with clients in individual and group sessions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty and fellow employees.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills and ability to use office computers.
  • Ability to effectively teach workshops and classes as required.
  • Experience and ability to provide crisis intervention.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university doctoral program with an emphasis in clinical or counseling psychology
  • Successful completion of internship with demonstrated competence in clinical and/or counseling.
  • Preferred experience or interest in working with students in a university/college mental health setting. 

Counseling and Psychiatric Services’ (CAPS) post doc position is a one year full time position which begins mid-August (exact date to be determined).  The salary is $30,000 with benefits and two weeks of vacation. 

About SMU:

Founded in 1911 by the United Methodist Church, SMU has an enrollment of approximately 11,000 Students.  Located 5 miles north of downtown Dallas within the city of University Park, SMU has strong links to the community and offers convenient accessibility to the Metroplex.  SMU students are a diverse group, coming from all 50 states as well as 90 different countries, yielding a minority population of 21%. 

Counseling and Psychiatric Services, accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, is housed in the Memorial Health Center and within the Division of Student Affairs.  Professional staff include six doctoral level psychologists/counselors and 3 psychiatrists.  Licenses held include Psychologists, Doctor of Medicine, and Licensed Professional Counselor. 

Post-Doctoral Fellows gain experience as members of an inter-disciplinary team of physicians, substance abuse counselors and psychologists.  Located in the Health Center, CAPS offer opportunities to consult and cross-refer with physicians, substance abuse counselors and disability services. 

See www.smu.healthcenter/edu/counseling for more information.


All qualified candidates will be given equal consideration for the posted positions without regard to race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran’s status, disability, or sex.  In all cases, the best-qualified candidate will be selected.  


If you are interested in applying for the post-doctoral fellowship position, please submit the following required application materials:


1.  Letter of Interest

2.  Current CV

3.  Official Transcripts of all graduate work 

4.  3 Letters of Reference, including at least two from individuals who have supervised your clinical work and are knowledgeable of your clinical experience and performance

5.  A letter from your dissertation chair that indicates the status of the dissertation, the anticipated dissertation completion date, and a statement indicating that the conferral your doctoral degree will be attainable and complete by the start of the fellowship 


Please submit the requested as soon as possible for full consideration.  Positions are open until filled.


Juli Hobdy, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Training/Licensed Psychologist

Counseling and Psychiatric Services

SMU PO Box 750195

Dallas Texas 75275-0195


Please call Dr. Hobdy at 214.768.2232 if you have any questions or for more information.