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Postdoctoral Fellow

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Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 498545
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Mar 21 2023 at 09:00 CDT
  • Student Affairs

Job Summary:

This position is a full-time, one-year appointment and is intended to specifically provide services to the University’s student-athletes. The purpose of this 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 sport psychology fellow will work under the supervision of a licensed psychologist in the Counseling and Mental Health Center as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor/Sports Psychology Consultant. The postdoctoral fellow will be considered a staff member of the Counseling and Mental Health Center, but spend almost the entirety of their time at the Athletic Department.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Provides individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention, performance enhancement, consultations, and group therapy for student-athletes.
2. Participates in multidisciplinary care meetings.
3. Assists with programming and supervising work with teams.
4. Collaborates care with the Sports Medicine Department.
5. Observes practices of other professionals.
6. Provides after-hours crisis response.
7. May travel with specific teams.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Doctorate from an APA-approved psychology program.
• Completed an APA-approved psychology internship in a college or university counseling center or a similar agency.
• Experience working with student-athletes or as a college athlete.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None.

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge, sensitivity, and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
• Knowledge of university counseling centers, sport psychology, and/or sport and academic preparation as it relates to sports psychology.
• Skill in interpersonal, oral, and written communication.
• Skill in organization.
• Ability to responsibly work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and to collaborate with other departments.
• Ability to commit to evidence-based, culturally responsive treatment.
• Ability to follow-through on commitments and maintain excellent boundaries.
• Ability to seek out and be open to feedback.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on-campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

Notification of Compliance with NCAA Regulations:

This job description includes the expectation of compliance with NCAA regulations.  An institutional staff member who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations.

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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