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Postdoctoral Fellow
Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana
Date Posted 04/13/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details
Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Additional Information
Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling at Ball State University welcomes applications for one postdoctoral fellowship position in the Counseling Practicum Clinic (CPC).
The postdoctoral fellowship is a one-year full-time position starting August 2022, covering the Fall and Spring 2022-23 semesters and Summer 2023 sessions. Activities will include supervision of graduate student trainees’ treatment activities with adolescents and adults, teaching and training master’s level counseling students, direct clinical work billed through 3rd party payers, community outreach initiatives, program development, and grant research and writing. The Ball State University Counseling Practicum Clinic is housed within the College of Health’s Interprofessional Community Clinics and provides low-cost mental health services, including telehealth counseling, to Muncie and surrounding area community members and individuals across the state of Indiana.
Inclusive Excellence Statement
At Ball State University, inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Benefits and Community https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/benefits-and-community/professional-staff
Relocation https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/working-at-ball-state/relocation
FLSA Learned Professional Exemption
Hrs/Week 40
Length of Assignment Fiscal Year - FT Contract
Position Function
Assist in the oversight of programming and day-to-day operations of the Counseling Practicum Clinic, including but not limited to: provide clinical supervision of graduate-level students, provide didactics and training of graduate-level students, teach practicum-related course, provide direct clinical services, execute outreach efforts and perform research.
Minimum Education
  • Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree in counseling psychology, by date of employment
Minimum Experience
  • Teaching experience at the graduate level
  • Clinical supervision experience
  • Completion of an APPIC doctoral internship by date of employment, with an APA internship preferred

Minimum Other
Authorization to work in the US Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Education
Preferred Experience
  • Strong counseling experience and skills
  • Experience in community outreach and program development
Preferred Other
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work/practicum/internship environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge and use of electronic health records
  • An interest in learning about clinic administration
Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.
Position Title(s) Supervised
Required Certifications
EEO Statement
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
About Ball State University
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.
Department Counsel Psych, Social Psych & Counseling:900070
Department Information
Department Email or Phone Number llburkhart@bsu.edu

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking 1
Job Duty
Provide clinical supervision of graduate-level students working in the CPC and CPC sanctioned activities. Supervision will include supervision of masters and doctoral-level graduate students in training. Supervision may be provided in individual and group formats.
Ranking 2
Job Duty
Provide oversight and training of graduate-level students enrolled in practicum-related courses associated with degree programs in the Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling (CPSY).
Ranking 3
Job Duty
Develop strategies and programming to improve training for students and service delivery for clients.
Ranking 4
Job Duty
Develop strategies, programming, and training targeted at increasing CPC graduate student trainees’ competency surrounding diversity, social justice, and multiculturalism.
Ranking 5
Job Duty
Provide oversight and training on clinical documentation, electronic health records, and ensure compliance with CPC policies and procedures.
Ranking 6
Job Duty
Provide didactics and training of graduate students enrolled in practicum-related courses in the CPSY department. Assist in teaching graduate-level practicum-related courses. Will be responsible for teaching at least one semester-long practicum-related course, but no more than two total courses throughout the appointment and no more than one course per semester.
Ranking 7
Job Duty
Provide direct clinical services through the CPC. Services can include individual, family, group, and/or couples counseling services. The caseload will consist primarily of clients enrolled in insurance programs and services will be billed through those 3rd party payers.
Ranking 8
Job Duty
Provide, oversee, and strengthen outreach efforts tailored to the community/community agencies to aid in the recruitment and retention of clients and supervisors.
Ranking 9
Job Duty
Develop new and coordinate with established community partners to assess the needs of the community and develop programming and services to meet community mental health needs.
Ranking 10
Job Duty
Assist with updating clinic materials including policy and procedures documentation, consents, brochures, advertisements, website, social media accounts, and other materials.
Ranking 11
Job Duty
Research and apply for funding opportunities to support CPC activities, particularly clinical supervision and direct service care. Priority will be on investigating funding opportunities to support future post-doctoral fellowships.
Ranking 12
Job Duty
Participate in weekly clinic administration and clinic staffing meetings.
Ranking 13
Job Duty
Participate in weekly supervision by a Licensed Psychologist.
Ranking 14
Job Duty
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 202200956P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/01/2022
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 04/12/2022
Applications Accepted Through Date 04/25/2022
Open Until Filled No
Information regarding transcripts The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Special Instructions Summary
In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.

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