Applicants may choose to apply through APPIC’s centralized post-doctoral application system (APPA CAS) to complete an application. Alternatively, application materials may be submitted directly via email.
Application deadline is January 9, 2023.
Applicants for the Baylor Scott & White Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Health Service Psychology (Clinical) must have completed a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from a university-based program (PhD or PsyD) accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and finished a one-year pre-doctoral internship in Health Service Psychology that is APA- or CPA-accredited, or its substantial equivalent, i.e., an APPIC-member internship program. (Note: These two requirements demand that the applicant’s dissertation is completed at the time the Fellowship begins.)
Individuals wishing to apply for the Baylor Scott & White Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Health Psychology must submit the following materials:
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Letter of Intent: 1-2 pages outlining the specific training track (i.e., End of Life Care, Grief & Bereavement; Consultation/Liaison Health Psychology; or Integrated Primary Care Psychology) for which one is applying and why;
- Three Letters of Recommendation: one letter should be from the Internship Director of Clinical Training/Supervisor, one letter from the applicant’s graduate program, and another letter from a professional familiar with the applicant’s academic and clinical training);
- Attestation statement from the applicant's graduate school Director of Clinical Training indicating the applicant's status in the program and projected completion of the requirements for the doctorate prior to the fellowship year (waived for those who have already earned a doctorate);
- Official Transcript from Graduate Program;
- Copies of Two Clinical Reports (de-identified): one assessment/evaluation report and one psychotherapy intervention note.
Baylor Scott & White Health's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Health Service Psychology does NOT adhere to a specific religious affiliation or purpose that influences its admission or employment policies. In recruitment and selection of Fellows for our Postdoctoral Training Program, we do not discriminate according to religious creed, spiritual affiliation, or faith practices/membership. Similar to our non-discrimination policies with regard to patients served described in Section I.B.1, BSWH does not exercise preferential hiring practices related to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, primary language, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any protected characteristic under applicable law.
Applicants may choose to apply through APPIC’s centralized postdoctoral application system (APPA CAS) to complete an application. Alternately, application materials may be submitted directly via email to Keyla.Kolls@BSWHealth.org. Applications are accepted beginning October 1, 2022 , and the application deadline is January 9, 2023.
Review of completed applications will commence immediately once they are received or no later than January 5, 2022. For this reason, earlier submission is preferred. Typically, applicants are interviewed first by telephone as an initial screening step to ensure that an applicant’s aspirations can be met at our training site. Promising applicants will then be invited to participate in formal interviews with several faculty as well as current Postdoctoral Fellows.
In an effort to make the interview process accessible for all promising applicants, we will conduct formal interviews virtually using video conferencing technology. Two dates have been set aside for applicant interviews:
- January 16, 2023 (Monday)
- January 20, 2023 (Friday)
Those applicants invited to participate in formal interviews can select either date to interview. (Special arrangements will be considered for applicants invited to interview should extenuating circumstances make these pre-selected dates problematic.)
In addition, for interviewed applicants who are able to visit our campus in person, we will host two “meet and greet” tours where you may interact with our faculty and see our facilities firsthand. Meet and greet events will be held on two consecutive Friday afternoons:
- January 27, 2023
- February 3, 2023
Only interviewed applicants are eligible to attend a meet and greet tour.
Please note that on-site tours are for informational purposes only and entirely optional. Presence at a meet and greet event does not influence the program’s process for ranking applicants.
At this time, our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program has elected not to participate in the Uniform Notification Date (UND) set by APPIC. Philosophically, we approach the selection process more like a job hiring interview. Once all interviews have been completed, we begin making offers immediately after our ranking conference. If our top candidates also view our program highly, the hiring decision is usually immediate.
Should we extend offers to candidates preferring a different program that follows the UND timeline, we typically allow those candidates a 48-72 hour window to either a) secure a reciprocal offer or b) accept/decline our offer.
Once our two positions have been filled and contracts of employment duly signed, we notify all remaining applicants that the positions are no longer available. If our positions are not filled by the UND, we will likely re-open the application process for a finite period of time in order to seek qualified applicants. Questions about this arrangement may be forwarded to the Program Director, Louis.Gamino@BSWHealth.org.
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