Application Procedures and Benefits

Update: The USF Counseling and Psychological Services is not accepting applications for the Post Doctoral Fellowship program for the 2024-2025 training year. 


  • Completion of a graduate program in counseling or clinical psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) with completion of all requirements for the doctoral degree prior to the start date of the fellowship (August 1, 2023).
  • Preference will be given to those candidates who have completed an APA-accredited internship and have clinical experience in college mental health, crisis intervention, brief therapy, alcohol and other drug intervention, and working with diverse student populations.

Dates of Training Year

August 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024: 11 months full time

Pay and Benefits*

  • $40,000 annual pay/11-month contract.
  • Each Post Doctoral Fellow can have the option of on-campus housing in a private studio apartment in Loyola Village (includes utilities, internet, and full kitchen) as an additional benefit.
  • Benefits include accrued vacation and sick leave, holidays (including 1 week off during the winter holidays), medical plan (with employee contribution), dental plan, and eligibility for commuter benefit monthly subsidy.  For further details, please click here.
  • Weekly professional development time for activities related to licensure or future employment.
  • Additional professional development time for the following training activities:  San Jose State University Multicultural Training Conference and the Northern California Counseling Center Training Directors Conference.
  • Use of USF libraries and databases.
  • Office with phone, computer, voicemail, e-mail account, and internet access.
  • Membership to the University of San Francisco Koret recreational center.

* Note that some benefits may vary if working from home due to COVID-19 precautions.

Application Procedures

Update (12/2/22):  We will be offering 2 positions for the upcoming 2023-2024 training year.


To apply for the USF-CAPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship, please upload the following materials to the University of San Francisco-CAPS designation in the APPA-CAS portal* (see link below) by Sunday, January 8, 2023 (11:59 PST).

  • Cover letter (please include a statement of interest, training goals for the fellowship year, how this fellowship will help you achieve your goals, areas of growth, and future professional plans)
  • Completed APPA-CAS: See APPIC Psychology Postdoctoral Application website
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts of graduate work
  • Three letters of recommendation (from at least two clinical supervisors including your current or most recent primary supervisor)
  • Statement from dissertation chairperson indicating status and anticipated date of defense/completion (may be included in one of the three required letters of recommendation)

*If applying through the APPA-CAS system presents financial hardship, please contact Nancy Glenn, Ph.D. ( for an alternative application procedure.

Selection Process

Our Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will follow the guidelines set forth by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Center (APPIC) for our open positions. The APPIC postdoctoral selection standards in effect for the 2023–2024 year can be found on the APPIC website.

Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee, and selected applicants will be contacted to schedule a Zoom interview occurring in the last week of January/1st week of February.

Background Check

The University of San Francisco conducts background checks on all new postdoctoral fellows.  All candidates for full-time and part-time assignments with the University must authorize a lawful background check as part of the application packet.  An offer of employment is contingent on verifying the accuracy of the information provided by the candidate, and the background check results will determine suitability for employment at the University.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy

The University is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services, and academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

Note: We cannot guarantee a chemical-free environment (i.e., scents, cologne, lotion, soap, etc.).

For additional information about USF-CAPS, please visit our home page or contact:

Nancy Glenn, Ph.D.
Training Director
University of San Francisco
Counseling & Psychological Services-CAPS
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-6352