Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology

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Work type: Postdoc / Research / Fellow
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Postdoc / Fellow
Division: Arts & Humanities/Social Sciences

The Department of Psychology at the University of Denver is research-oriented, valuing a collaborative and integrative approach to psychological science that fosters intellectual curiosity and innovation and invests in people in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our mission is to advance psychological science by generating and sharing new knowledge through collaborative scholarship, educating and mentoring student scholars, and contributing to the public good.

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Psychology department are strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations. The University of Denver endeavors to be a great university dedicated to the public good and to uphold the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. The University recognizes that its success is dependent on how well it lives these values, including how we engage, support, and champion members both at DU and in the greater community. DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant urban center in the Rocky Mountain region, home to more than 3 million people. Our metropolitan location supports collaboration across local universities. DU, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of 5800 undergraduates (600+ psychology majors), 8000 graduate students (55 Psychology graduate students), and 700+ full-time faculty. The University recently received recognition as an R1 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Position Summary

The Institute for Relationship Science and the Stress Early Experiences and Development Research Institute in University of Denver’s Department of Psychology invites applications for postdoctoral fellows. Funding for the positions comes from an NIH-funded project. Fellows may be funded and supported for up to 3 years, pending performance and grant support. The positions are located at the University of Denver and involves close collaboration with multiple faculty members within the Institutes.

We are seeking applicants with experience in clinical and/or community-based research and in implementing prevention and intervention programs. Additionally, experience, knowledge, and/ or research interest in couples and family relationships, health disparities, maternal mental health, LGBTQ+ health, and longitudinal methods are desirable. Finally, we seek applicants who speak Spanish and who have strong interpersonal skills, prior clinical research experience, and excellent organizational skills to enable management of projects involving multiple, longitudinal assessments.

Faculty mentors are committed to providing mentoring and research resources that will support fellows in their professional development, including opportunities to submit and publish papers from multiple rich datasets available in our research lab. For clinically trained fellows, opportunities to accrue hours for licensure will also be available.

Essential Functions

The primary responsibilities for the Postdoctoral Fellows are:

  • Program implementation and individual participant sessions
  • Data management and writing reports
  • Recruitment and participant follow-up
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and diplomatically with a variety of stakeholders in person, by phone, through written project materials and by email
  • Time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to be independently motivated to identify, research, and propose approaches to accomplish goals
  • Ability to take initiative to learn and share information
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate as needed
  • Ability to approach work with diverse communities with respect and humility as a listener and learner

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. In Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology or a related field
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations and with project management
  • Spanish fluency

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed or license eligible
  • Knowledge and/or research interest in couples and family relationships, mental health, maternal or perinatal depression, maternal health, or LGBTQ+ health
  • Experience working in health care settings, such as hospitals
  • Experience working with LGBTQ+ or pregnant/postpartum women
  • Professional/career interest in research and presentation/publication of empirical findings

Working Environment

  1. Standard office environment.
  2. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

  1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
  2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 40 hours/week.

Application Deadline

For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) April 15, 2024.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number

The salary grade for this position is 8.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $56,000-$68,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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