University of Utah Post Doctoral Fellow (E) in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 10/25/2018

Requisition Number PRN18754B

Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00163 - Educational Psychology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 48,000 to 50,0000

Close Date 12/01/2018

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will join the University of Utah’s Technology in Training, Education, and Consultation (U-TTEC) Lab ( to support the implementation of two multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) projects in public schools across Utah. These projects broadly focus on positive behavior supports across tiers with general education teachers, severe behavior supports with special education teachers, and mental health supports—both in general and special education settings, including a day treatment program.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for program management, including but not limited to, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, collaborating with teachers, school staff, and families, implementing behavior and mental health programing, performing research activities, teaching, and disseminating aspects of the projects. This is a one-year, funded position with the possibility of renewal for an additional year contingent on the availability of funding.


Accrual Package (Vacation, Sick, and Personal Preference)

Eight Holidays

Health Insurance


Support for Attendance at One Professional Conference


•Under the supervision of the PI (Principal Investigator) and in collaboration with the other identified Co-PIs, oversee project activities; assist in creation of program materials and deliver interventions/supports to teachers, families, and school staff, including providing training and performance feedback;

•Collaborate with staff across sites and assist the PI in supervising undergraduate and doctoral students (primarily School Psychology Ed.S. and Ph.D. students) who work on the programs;

•Participate in weekly research team meetings and work with other staff to deliver the programs;

•Engage in analysis and writing of research findings, as author or co-author when substantively involved, and in sharing results with stakeholder audiences;

•The post-doc will also have the opportunity to write and publish on existing datasets;

•Teach a Lifespan Development course for graduate students, with the assistance of a teaching assistant, during the fall semester;

•Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

•Ph.D. in School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Special Education

•Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA)

•Training and experience in school consultation, assessment and treatment of problem behavior, and practice with individuals with disabilities and their families

•Experience working closely with teachers or direct classroom experience


•Experience withBCBAsupervision, intervention development and implementation, or program dissemination

•Experience providing psychotherapy to children and adolescents in individual and group formats

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;

•Comfort and experience using videoconferencing

•Familiarity with statistical packages (e.g.,SPSS);

•Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team;

•Ability to protect confidentiality of participant information;

•Ability to provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills;

•Ability to establish effective relationships with internal team members, teacher and parent research participants, and community members;

•Strong oral and written communication skills;

•Strong attention to detail;

•Strong initiative skill;

•Strong interpersonal skills;

•Strong organizational skills;

•Strong commitment to research ethics;

•Strong commitment to customer service.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date, and interviews will occur through videoconferencing prior to December 22nd.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.