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.


The CMHS is staffed by clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric clinicians.  For further information about our staff and services, please view our staff page on the Tufts University website.

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.  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 three 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 usually posted by early 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 encouraged 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: