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Colorado State University Clinical Psychologist / Postdoctoral Fellow in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Clinical Psychologist / Postdoctoral Fellow

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202000787AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range 50,000-55,000

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/26/2020

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Colorado State University (CSU) is Colorado’s land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University – Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. CSU is one of three core academic institutions that comprise the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI). Many faculty in Human Development and Family Studies engage in multidisciplinary research collaborations with other CCTSI institutions and affiliates, including the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Position Summary

Researchers in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at CSU are looking for a Clinical Psychologist / Postdoctoral Fellow to support several therapy trials aimed at intervening with depression/anxiety to prevent excess weight gain and adverse metabolic outcomes (e.g., insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes) in at-risk adolescents. The trials take place at Colorado State Univeristy in Fort Collins, Colorado, and the Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) in Aurora, Colorado. The postdoctoral fellow’s position will involve conducting group cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and interpersonal psychotherapy interventions and administering psychiatric assessments for adolescent girls with depression/anxiety and obesity. Responsibilities also include overseeing graduate research assistants and working closely with research coordinators in the recruitment of study participants and data collection. Opportunities for this position include: (i) training in federally-funded, randomized controlled behavioral health trials in adolescents; (ii) mentorship from expert multi-disciplinary collaborators in the fields of psychology and endocrinology at CSU and CHCO; (iii) opportunities to get involved in ancillary projects in community and healthcare research; and (iii) encouragement and mentorship in development of an independent research program, including support for grant-writing (e.g., NIH F32).

Required Job Qualifications

Must have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or a closely related field

Preferred Job Qualifications

Some prior experience working with adolescents and/or individuals with depression, weight-related problems, and/or diabetes (type 1 or type 2) is preferred.

A two-year commitment, with the opportunity for extension, is requested.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Clinical Research


Conducting group therapy intervention and administering psychiatric assessments. Oversight of research assistants in study implementation.

Percentage Of Time 75

Job Duty Category Grant writing


Contributing to conference abstracts, manuscripts, and the writing of grant proposals and other extramural funding proposals.

Percentage Of Time 25

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, and representative writing sample such as a peer-reviewed journal article to this posting. Emailed applications will not be accepted. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Lauren Shomaker -

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, (970) 491-1715.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume or CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Writing Samples

Optional Documents