Position Postdoctoral Sport Psychology Fellowship
Location Seattle, WA
Job Description The Departments of Neurological Surgery and Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Washington have an opening for a unique postdoctoral fellowship for a doctoral graduate from a counseling or clinical psychology program. This program is designed for someone who is pursuing licensure as a psychologist and is seeking specialized training and experience in neuropsychological assessment, sports concussion consultation, and the delivery of sport psychology services within a collegiate athletic department.

The primary roles of this position in support of the Athletic Department will include LD/ADHD assessment; psychotherapy focused on injury, eating disorders, and substance abuse issues; performance enhancement counseling and education with Division 1 collegiate student-athletes and teams; and applied research. The onsite supervisor will be Dr. Ron Chamberlain who is a licensed psychologist within the Athletic Department and is a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

The primary roles of this position in support of the Neurological Surgery Department will include neuropsychological assessment; psychotherapy with injured athletes and athletes/families coping with sports concussion issues; involvement in Seattle Sport Concussion Program; performance enhancement work with high school athletes; applied research and journal club. The onsite supervisors will be University faculty members Dr. David Breiger and Dr. David Coppel. Both are licensed psychologists and neuropsychologists and Dr. Coppel is a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

This postdoctoral fellowship is a full-time 12-month position as a Senior Fellow Appointment with a start date of August 1, 2013.

We are looking for a highly motivated, recent Ph.D. graduate in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited training program, which includes the completion of an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship. Qualified candidates should have exceptional skills in psycho-educational assessment and clinical counseling. Formal training and experience in sport psychology and familiarity with collegiate athletics is desirable. Other preferred qualities of qualified candidates include: 1) a demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team; 2) flexibility and capacity to respond well to change; 3) being self-motivated and hardworking; 4) having a keen appreciation for diversity of all forms and ability to work with culturally diverse individuals; 5) a commitment to training and development as a professional in psychology; and 6) excellent oral and written communication skills.

To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your professional goals and interests and why you believe you are a good fit for this position. Please indicate the expected completion date of your doctoral degree. In addition to your cover letter, please include: a current Curriculum Vita, official transcripts of all graduate work, three letters of recommendation (one of which should come from your primary internship supervisor). Please mail all application materials to the address listed below:


David B. Coppel, PhD
University of Washington
Department of Neurological Surgery, Box 359766
325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Applications may also be electronically submitted to Dr. David Coppel, at dcoppel@uw.edu

All application materials must be received by April 1, 2013.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Ron Chamberlain at rbc7@uw.edu

The University of Washington, a Recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.