Psychologist PhD

Job Description

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


This full-time (30-40 hours per week) Psychologist position at the University Psychological Clinic (Psych Clinic) at the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the Psych Clinic’s clinical service and training programs. The successful candidate will have two primary roles at the Psych Clinic: (1) clinical training and supervision for psychology and social work trainees, and (2) direct clinical services to adult clients at the Psych Clinic (psychotherapy as well as options for psychoeducational assessment).

Ideal candidates will have a strong background in evidence-based clinical service and experience providing clinical supervision. Additionally, ideal candidates will have substantial clinical experience that compliment the skill sets of our current supervisory staff, such as evidence-based treatment of ethnically and culturally diverse adults, neurodiverse adults, mood disorders, eating disorders, and/or substance use disorders. 

Who We Are

The primary mission of the Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) is to help build fulfilling lives through (1) serving the university and broader community with compassionate, science-based services for mental health, language, and literacy concerns and (2) providing outstanding training and education. MARI is housed within the Rackham Graduate School and is comprised of three centers, the Psychological Clinic (Psych Clinic), which provides psychotherapy and evaluation services to adults, the University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF), which provides psychotherapy and evaluation services to youth and families, and the University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL), which provides language and literacy evaluations and intervention services to youth and adults. The Psych Clinic is a multidisciplinary adult mental health clinic located on the University of Michigan campus. The clinic provides individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, and testing services to students, staff, and faculty at the University of Michigan as well as members of the local community and southeast Michigan. Consistent with its primary missions of clinical service and training, the Psychological Clinic offers postgraduate training in social work as well as field placements for students in the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. The Psychological Clinic also participates in an APA-accredited clinical psychology internship training program, practicum training for clinical psychology graduate students, and postdoctoral training in clinical psychology.

Why Work at Michigan?

The hiring pay range is $85,900-$94,900, depending on qualifications. Additional benefits of employment at MARI include access to amazing benefits, generous paid time off, flexible work schedules and a learning-friendly and collegial environment. MARI is invested in keeping good people engaged and helping them grow. 


The responsibilities of this position include:  

  • Individual supervision of psychology post-doctoral fellows, interns, and practicum students as well as potential group therapy supervision of psychology and social work trainees.  Supervision duties include: 
    • Monitoring clinical care of clients seen by supervisees
    • Structuring activities of the supervisee to help ensure the provision of competent services
    • Facilitating trainee's professional development
    • Providing formative and summative evaluation of the supervisee's clinical work and professional behavior
  • Direct clinical services to clients (individual and/or group therapy, optional psychoeducational assessment)
  • Seminar presentations for clinical trainees
  • Participation in agency planning and initiatives
  • Engagement in and program development around PC's community outreach and collaborative research activities

Required Qualifications*

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology  
  • Full Michigan licensure as a Psychologist (or eligibility)
  • Demonstrated training and clinical experience working with range of adult populations
  • Teaching/clinical supervisory experience

Desired Qualifications*

  • 2-5 years of post-doctoral experience is strongly preferred but we will consider exceptional applicants completing their post-doctoral fellowship by Sept. 2023
  • Experience with telebehavioral health and electronic medical records
  • Passion for integrating technology into clinical service and training
  • Experience working with an interdisciplinary team
  • Training and background in addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical work and/or institutional settings
  • Significant experience with evidence-based treatment of ethnically and culturally diverse adults, neurodiverse adults, mood disorders, and/or eating disorders

Work Locations

This position has the potential to be a hybrid split between remote and onsite work. Therefore, the candidate must reside within realistic travel distance to be onsite.

Additional Information

MARI is looking for an individual who is willing to make a multiple year commitment to being part of our team. This position is structured as a 12-month, term-limited appointment, which would be anticipated to be extended beyond the 12-month period barring significant concerns related to job performance or fiscal sustainability. Additional questions can be directed to Dr. Erin Hunter. 

Contact information:
Dr. Erin Hunter, Director
The Psychological Clinic
Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI)
University of Michigan
500 E. Washington, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Vaccine Requirements

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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