Postdoctoral Associate -Clinical Research Fellowship in Sports Psychology

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Location: New Brunswick, NEW JERSEY
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Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Associate -Clinical Research Fellowship in Sports Psychology
Department GSAPP-Applied Psychology
Salary Open
Posting Summary

This is a one-year post-doctoral clinical research fellowship, with the possibility of a second-year option, available to psychologists and other social scientists interested in developing their professional trajectory within the research and clinical areas of sports/performance psychology. The position will highlight the intersection between sports psychology, performance enhancement, and mental health concerns. This position is designed for an individual who is pursuing licensure as a psychologist and is seeking specialized training and experience in the delivery of clinical and sport psychology services within a university setting. Hours accrued during this fellowship can be considered supervised experience under the direction of a licensed psychologist supervisor (and for AASP certification).
The primary roles of this position include clinical, training and research. Clinical focuses on issues most salient to student-athletes (e.g. transition to the university, injury, disordered eating, athletic identity, career transition, and substance abuse issues); performance enhancement with individuals and teams, research responsibilities, community outreach, and LD/ADHD testing. The onsite supervisor will be Peter J. Economou, Ph.D., ABPP who is a licensed psychologist within the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and the staff sport psychologist within Rutgers University athletics. Additional training on neuropsychological assessment, sport concussion, and other areas of sports medicine may be available through campus partners. Training includes presenting to coaches and staff, the community, to professional organizations and more.
Trainees are expected to also conduct research in areas that could range from: • Evidence-based practices with high performers • Injury prevention and recovery • Biofeedback, or other biological markers, and performance or mental health • Diversity and multicultural issues in sports • Organizational and systemic evaluations related to the optimal delivery of sports interventions through an interdisciplinary lens • Interdisciplinary interventions with sports medicine, athletics, kinesiology, and other departments GSAPP’s commitment to diversity, social justice and helping the underserved contributes to a supportive and mission-focused training. We place a high degree of emphasis on fostering and encouraging a diverse community of faculty and students and on supporting research/practice that benefits diverse and under-served communities; applicants who can contribute in this valued direction are particularly encouraged to apply. More information on our school and centers can be found at:

Posting Number 21FA0342
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Minimum Education and Experience

Doctorate in clinical psychology or related field preferably from an APA accredited program. Licensed or licensed-eligible (Master or doctoral level).

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should email a cover letter describing how their knowledge and experience are matched to this position, a CV, and three references to Rachel Diaz, Program Coordinator, Please compile the application materials into a single PDF document labeled with your last name, first initial. Please note: If your mentors prefer to submit their letters separately, please request that they indicate your name in their email. For additional information contact Peter J. Economou, Ph.D., ABPP
Start Date: July 1, 2021 Salary with benefits

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Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
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