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Counseling and Sport Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Athletics Department encourages applications for a Counseling and Sport Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow. The purpose of the counseling and sport psychology post-doctoral fellowship is to provide advanced training in counseling and sport psychology for those who have completed a psychology internship in a college or university counseling center or a similar agency. The counseling and sport psychology post-doctoral fellow will work under the supervision of a Colorado licensed psychologist/Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) for the athletic department at an NCAA Division I University with 15 teams and approximately 365 student-athletes. The post-doctoral fellow will spend 100% of their time in the athletics department at Psychological Health and Performance.

This position is responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program.  This shall include adhering to the principles of the Athletic Department’s Mission Statement,  Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement, Core Values, Policies and Procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, the Pac-12 Conference and the NCAA.

Who We Are

As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff, and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Clinical Duties
  • Conduct confidential, individual counseling and individual performance-enhancement appointments with student-athletes on a weekly basis
  • Provide crisis interventions to student-athletes during walk-in times, and participate in Psychological Health and Performance's on-call rotation.
  • Consult with coaches, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and other athletics personnel regarding mental health concerns of our student-athletes.
  • Co-facilitate a group for student-athletes.
  • Participate in case consultation group on a weekly basis.
  • Collaborate within a multidisciplinary team setting and participate as a consultant in a weekly wellness team meeting for student-athletes.
  • Work closely with several teams in the athletic department, conducting team workshops on topics that include team building, values clarification, psycho-education, and mental skills training for performance.
  • Attend practices and games when possible.
  • Provide educational workshops to the athletics department as a whole.
  • Plan and co-facilitate the mental health awareness campaign peer ambassador group (Bolder Buffs).
  • Utilize social media outlets to provide psycho-education and mental performance information to student-athletes, staff, and the general population.
  • Plan key events throughout the year for Psychological Health and Performance.
  • Complete case notes and necessary documentation in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate and collaborate within the sports medicine team to provide the best care possible for our student-athletes.
  • Participate in weekly Psychological Health and Performance staff meetings.
  • Consult appropriately regarding acute cases and crises during the weekly supervision hour and on an as-needed basis.

What You Should Know

  • For first consideration, please apply by January 5, 2020.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary is $47,000.00, commensurate with experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Completion of doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology prior to the fellowship start date. 

What You Will Need

  • Proven commitment to evidence-based, culturally responsive treatment.
  • Interest in university counseling center work and/or working within an athletic department.
  • Interest in sport and/or academic preparation in sport psychology.
  • Ability to work in clinical and outreach settings with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work in clinical and outreach settings with college student-athlete population.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work reciprocally with other counseling providers and campus partners.
  • Organizational skills, ability to follow through, excellent boundaries, openness to feedback, and ability to work independently in a responsible manner.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • A doctorate from an APA-approved psychology program and an APA-approved internship are preferred.
  • Experience as a college athlete and/or coaching experience.
  • Experience in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in sport psychology, and sport psychology interventions within an athletic department.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1.A current resume. 
2.A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by Friday January 30th (first consideration date of January 5th).

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.