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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Rio Grande City, Texas
Date Posted 03/31/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Posting Number SRGV4971
Number of Vacancies 1
Location Edinburg, Texas
Department College of Liberal Arts / Psychological Science
FLSA Exempt
Scope of Job

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites a full-time post-doctoral candidate in Psychology to begin January 1, 2021. We seek candidates with research interest and expertise in the areas of childhood adversities, family violence, intimate partner violence, and/or trauma with a focus on Hispanic population. Candidates will be expected to contribute to and develop research projects that coincide with the Department’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. Opportunities for expanded duties/clinical work can be discussed. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D., preferably from an APA accredited clinical psychology program or a foreign equivalent by January 1, 2021. The successful candidate will contribute to the vision of creating a bilingual, bicultural institution on the Texas-Mexico border that serves as a gateway to the Americas.

Trainee position to pursue research as a vital component of their educational mission and professional career development. Works under minimal supervision with some latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment in research and/or teaching. Performs teaching and/or research work as required within the classroom and/or project assigned.

Performs teaching and/or research work as required within the classroom and/or project assigned.

Description of Duties

The following is a listing of typical duties that may be applicable to the position:

Developing, testing, and analyzing research projects based on application expertise and interest; Aiding in the development of a survey instrument, testing the instrument and disseminating the instrument; Writing narrative summaries of the research results, and related tasks under the supervision of the faculty member assigned; Conducting background research; Developing and implementing an evaluation plan and preparing progress reports as needed; Studying, testing, and maintaining accurate data identified as relevant and/or best practice systems from research results obtained through national studies; Designing and implementing training activities as required; Teaching one course per year in conjunction with faculty member, if assigned; Publishing in peer-reviewed publications related to the focus of the research activities assigned; and performing other job-related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given


Required Education

Doctorate in Psychology or closely related field from an APA accredited clinical psychology program or a foreign equivalent by January 1, 2021.

Preferred Education

Ph.D. in Psychology from an APA accredited institution.

Expertise in one or more of the following areas: childhood adversities, family violence, and/or trauma with a focus on Hispanic population. Bilingual/Biliteracy skills in English and Spanish. Demonstrated potential for strong research and publication record.



Required Experience


Preferred Experience



Use of personal computer and proficiency in software and research statistical applications.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Standard office environment.


This is a trainee position subject to a specific time as agreed to by stakeholders.

Physical Capabilities


Employment Category Full-Time
Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date 03/30/2021
Grant Funded Position Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date 01/31/2023

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or careers@utrgv.edu.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/27861

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