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Postdoctoral Fellow
George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia
Date Posted 10/26/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Information
Department Psychology
Alternate Department Description
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow – Veterans Specialty
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Statement of Economic Interest Not Applicable
Job Category Postdoctoral Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Working Title Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow – Veterans Specialty
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F669Az
Recruit Number FAC8507
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Web Announcement
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow – Veterans Specialty
The American Psychological Association (APA) accredited George Mason University (GMU) Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to focus on services for veterans in our training clinic, the GMU Center for Psychological Services . This position is a 1-year, full time position, with potential for renewal.  
George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Position:

The postdoctoral fellow will gain experience providing critical mental health services for veterans.  This is an excellent opportunity for a veteran-focused postdoctoral fellow in need of hours and experience for licensing. This position will entail conducting independent medical evaluations for veterans with PTSD, substance use or other psychiatric disorders, in conjunction and coordination with our various legal partners (including the Virginia Department of Veteran Services). This fellow will also be available to provide evidence-based therapy services for veterans and their dependents. The fellow will complete four comprehensive assessments/independent medical evaluations per month, consult regularly with our legal partners, and see approximately 8 veteran-related therapy clients per week. Two supervisors, one who specializes in veteran testing, and one who has expertise in therapy for veterans, will provide supervision. Other optional opportunities for gaining experience in supervision or specialty areas exist, as does the opportunity to work with Mason’s Military Veterans and Families Initiative .
George Mason University is the largest, most diverse public research university in Virginia. The Clinical Psychology Program is committed to training graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to meet the evolving roles of clinical psychologists in an evidence-based and antiracist framework. Detailed information about the program, including its mission statement, can be found at . We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented minority groups to apply.  
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program; 
  • Completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship; and 
  • Prior experience with both therapy and testing of veterans. 

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, and continue until the position is filled. University policy requires a criminal background check prior to employment.  
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply online at for position number F669Az; complete the application; and upload a cover letter and a CV. In addition, three references should be provided with contact information and a note indicating permission to contact. 
For Full Consideration, Apply by: 11/08/2021
Posting Date 10/25/2021
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
Mason Ad Statement
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!
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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .
Equity Statement
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
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