March 24, 2015

Postdoctoral position at the University of FL

Post-Doctoral Associate Position in Clinical Psychology
Department of Clinical & Health Psychology
The University of Florida

The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida is seeking applicants for a one to two year appointment as a Post-Doctoral Associate in Clinical Psychology with a focus on diagnostic assessment and treatment of patients presenting with the full range of psychological diagnoses in general mental health.

Position:  This is a full-time psychology Post-Doctoral Associate position designed to provide the Post-Doctoral Associate with the opportunity to spend the majority of his or her time developing his or her clinical competencies as a diagnostician and psychotherapist. Clinical training will be provided in order to obtain partial fulfillment of supervised hours for licensure. The Post-Doctoral Associate will work closely with three to four faculty members who are licensed clinical psychologists. Our Psychology Clinic receives referrals from across the Health Science Center and community for the assessment and treatment of patients diagnosed with the full range of psychological disorders including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, couples’/marital issues, adjustment disorders.  Post-Doctoral Associates will receive training in the application of (1) structure and semi-structured interview formats and a variety of other evidenced-based assessment methods, and (2) evidenced-based interventions. The expectation is that this will be primarily a direct service position.

Training Setting: The Post-Doctoral Associate will be a member of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology that includes an APA accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology and an APA accredited internship in health service psychology. The Post-Doctoral Associate will work closely with psychologists, physicians, and other health care providers in an interprofessional, integrated healthcare environment where day-to-day responsibilities will take place in the Clinical and Health Psychology Clinic. The Clinic is free-standing ( with close programmatic interactions with the UF College of Medicine as part of the UF Health comprehensive care programs ( UF Health Center is the largest and most comprehensive academic Health Center in the Southeast encompassing six colleges, a statewide network of affiliated hospitals and clinics, and the affiliated North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System. 

Supervising faculty for this position include Ronald Rozensky, PhD, ABPP;  Bill Perlstein, PhD;  and Nicky Whitehead, PhD.

Available Didactic Experiences include (1) the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology’s weekly colloquium series covering clinical, research, and professional development topics relevant to all recognized specialties in health service psychology, (2) the College of Public Health and Health Profession’s seminar and guest lectures series, and (3) the College of Medicine Grand Rounds.

Research Opportunities:  While the Post-Doctoral Associate is a primary clinical position, there will be opportunities for research and publishing with UF faculty.

Stipend and Benefits:  $42,840 1st year; $44,556 2nd year; health insurance, five personal leave hours/pay period, 4 personal leave days annually, and all UF holidays. 

Start Date:  July or August, 2015 (one year with the option of a second year).

Gainesville Community:  Gainesville, Florida, is a beautiful, Central Florida city ( with excellent cost of living, affordable housing, schools, and numerous outside activities with all the advantages of large university environment. 

Application Materials:  Interested applicants should have completed APA Accredited graduate and clinical internship programs and have a background of course work and training in scientist-practitioner focused clinical psychology. The application requires submission of:

Cover letter including a statement of profession goals
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3 letters of recommendation (including at least 1 from the internship site)

Deadline:   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   

Send to:  Direct questions, as well as cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation to Glenn Ashkanazi PhD, at

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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