Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology
Indiana University Bloomington
United States

Posting Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellowship in School Psychology
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Counseling and Educational Psychology
Location Bloomington
Position Summary
Announcement of a Postdoctoral Fellowship
The SMAHRT Initiative: Supporting the Mental Health of RBB Students
School Psychology Program
School of Education
Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
General Description: The School Psychology Program in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington (IU) and the Richland-Bean Blossom (RBB) Community School Corporation are engaged in a collaborative project, The SMAHRT Initiative: Supporting the Mental Health of RBB Students, to support the recruitment, training, and retention of school-based mental health providers (SMHPs) in four schools in RBB. The two agencies are working together to develop a model of school-based mental health (SBMH) implementation to support youth with mental health needs. This U.S Department of Education School Based Mental Health Program Grant funded position is part of a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship with The SMAHRT Initiative aims to provide supervised postdoctoral experiences in research, program implementation, supervision, intervention, and consultation. The Postdoctoral Fellow will support coordination and implementation of the Initiative within RBB and will ensure seamless connections between the district and university training program. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also serve as the on-site coordinator and supervisor for the school psychology graduate students for this project.

This Postdoctoral Fellowship is a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month appointment. Contract extension may be available based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. A competitive salary along with a benefits package will be offered.

Postdoctoral fellowship responsibilities will involve activities designed to support school, district, and university initiatives to facilitate SBMH training and implementation. Duties for this position will include:

· Coordinating with school-level SMHPs, school- and district-level administrators, and IU personnel
· Meeting with students and supervisors on a weekly basis to provide supervision
· Co-facilitating groups and/or individual interventions to provide mental health supports for students identified in need
· Assisting with collection and monitoring of universal screening data related to identification of students in need of services
· Selection and implementation of evidence-based interventions
· Collecting baseline and progress monitoring data related to intervention implementation
· Provide professional development and technical assistance to school- and district-level personnel
· Engaging with program evaluation and qualitative and quantitative research components of the project to ensure objectives of the grant are met
· Disseminate findings and project outcomes through presentations, written publications, and other outlets
· Assist with grant writing efforts on an as-needed basis

About Indiana University Bloomington:
Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s seven campuses and two regional centers statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU’s world-class contributions in research and the arts. The University boasts numerous top ten degree programs and world-renowned researchers.

The School Psychology Program is housed within the School of Education and the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. The School offers over 90 graduate degrees and certificates in more than 20 disciplines. The Counseling and Educational Psychology Department offers 4 graduate programs: School Psychology, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodology, Human Development, and Counseling Psychology. The Department offers degree programs at the B.S., M.S.Ed., Ed.S., and Ph.D. levels.
The School Psychology Program at Indiana University is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (EdS program) and the American Psychology Association (doctoral program). The program is grounded in the scientist-practitioner model in which graduates are prepared to solve problems associated with the personal, social, and educational development of children and youth from diverse cultural, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on the integration of research and practice, with the goal to instill in students the belief that the professional psychologist should use current knowledge to address the myriad of factors that may affect children’s development. The program also has a strong emphasis on social justice. Graduates of both programs are eligible for certification as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) upon graduation. 95% of our Ed.S. students go on to positions in public school settings, and we boast a 100% Ph.D. placement rate, with graduates in tenure-track faculty positions, research and clinical settings, and public schools.

Directions to apply for this position:
To apply go to: and provide the following:
1. Letter stating interest in the position highlighting relevant training in school-based mental health and multi-tiered systems of support, and the applicant’s professional goals for the Postdoctoral Fellowship period
2. Updated CV highlighting relevant practical, educational, and research experience
3. The names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Applications received by October 20th will be assured full consideration; however, the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2024.

Additional Information:
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at 812-855-7559 or
Basic Qualifications
· Earned Doctoral Degree in School Psychology by time of appointment
· Training/expertise in trauma and trauma-informed practices
· Excellent knowledge of and training/experience in implementing multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and facilitating educator professional learning/development
· Experience implementing school-based mental health interventions, particularly trauma-focused interventions with children and adolescents
· Strong desire to gain advanced experience in professional learning and program evaluation
· Strong desire to gain experiences with conducting research via the development and implementation of various projects related to program evaluation and implementation of grant objectives
· Strong desire to develop advanced leadership skills in training, technical assistance, coaching, and facilitating educator professional learning to build capacity for school improvement efforts
· Experience supervising graduate students in a clinical and/or research capacity highly preferred
Department Contact for Questions
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact:
Heather Edl Ormiston, PhD, NCSP, HSPP
School Psychology Program
Indiana University School of Education
Additional Qualifications  
Salary and Rank  
Special Instructions  
For Best Consideration Date 10/20/2023
Expected Start Date 08/01/2024
Posting/OAA # IU-100604-2023

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents
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