Population Behavioral Health-Trauma Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship


Rush University Medical Center’s (RUMC) Department of Psychiatry in downtown Chicago is recruiting Post-Doctoral Fellows for the Section of Population Behavioral Health. The Section for Population Behavioral Health was established in 2016 to provide mental and behavioral health care in primary care, medical and surgical and inpatient units, and school- and community-based clinics. The faculty and staff in the Section for Population Behavioral Health are drawn from a range of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, social work, nursing, and psychology.

The Fellows will be an integral part in providing clinical treatments as part of clinical trials and community-based initiatives, primarily delivering evidence-based therapies to individuals who have experienced trauma. Fellows will also be encouraged to participate in ongoing clinical research in the Section for Population Behavioral Health and the Department of Psychiatry. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience working with a multidisciplinary team at a major medical center.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in medical settings with underserved patient populations who have experienced trauma. Experience or interest in treatment of women during the perinatal period (pregnancy through postpartum) is desired. Qualified candidates will also have a strong research background and some publications, be knowledgeable in advanced statistics, and will be interested in establishing a career as a scientist-practitioner. Qualified candidates must have an APA approved doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. The deadline for applications is Monday, January 7, 2019.

For a complete application, please send a cover letter, CV and two letters of recommendation to:

Maggie McGauley

Faculty Recruiter


More about Rush University Medical Center:

Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus.

Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 7 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 “America's Best Hospitals” issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall.

Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2018.

Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status—the highest honor in nursing—and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation.

Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals—and 15 major teaching hospitals—four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics.

The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the tenth consecutive year.

Maggie McGauley

Maggie McGauley

Faculty Recruiter

If you’d like to know more about this position, please contact me directly. You can also express your interest through the link below.