Postdoctoral Opportunities

Postdoctoral positions at the Tufts University Counseling and Mental Health Service (CMHS) offer clinical training in brief psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and community consultation. 

Positions are open to applicants with a doctorate in psychology; all degree requirements, including the dissertation defense, must be completed by August 20, before the fellowship begins.


We are staffed by clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric clinicians. For further information about our staff and services, please view our staff page.

Fellowship Responsibilities

This is a full-time, 12-month position.  A work week of 35 hours (Mondays – Fridays, from 9:00am-5:00pm, with one hour per day allotted for lunch) is required, with the expectation that some additional time outside of these hours will be needed occasionally for outreach and emergencies.  In addition to treating students and occasionally staff at Tufts University, consultation and outreach to the Tufts community is a vital part of our work. 

Fellows will also spend time working on-call in our 24-hour emergency service.  The position runs from mid-August to mid-August.  Along with legal holidays, Postdoctoral Fellows receive one week of vacation time in December, one week during Tufts spring break in March, and two weeks in the summer


Training seminars and workshops are held throughout the academic year.  Fellows receive two hours of individual supervision each week from two different supervisors as well as one hour per week of group supervision.


The salary for the 12-month fellowship is competitive and includes a full benefits package

Application Process

We accept several Postdoctoral Fellows per year. 

All applications must be submitted online.  To apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Tufts University Counseling and Mental Health Service, please submit an application through the Human Resources page of the Tufts University website.

The position is listed as Post Graduate Intern and is posted by mid-December.  In your cover letter, please tell us why we should be particularly interested in your application.  We are committed to strengthening and expanding culturally competent clinical and programming services in a number of areas, including but not limited to working with communities of color, LGBTQIA issues, and first-generation issues.  Bilingual candidates are urged to apply.

There is no application deadline, but please note that applications will be accepted and reviewed until the positions are filled, and therefore it is better to apply earlier rather than later.  Letters of reference are not required unless you are offered an interview.  In that case, please bring 3 letters of reference with you to the interview

Thank you for your interest.  If more information is needed, please contact:

Julie B. Jampel, PhD, Director of Training: