1520-PCH Post Doctoral Resident

Job #:  1520

The School of Professional Psychology (SPP) at Pacific University is seeking applicants for a full time 12-month Post-Doctoral Psychology Residency Position in its Latino Psychology Emphasis (Sabiduría) in the Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health (PCH) Clinics, beginning August 2017. Sabiduría: Latino Psychology Emphasis combines academic and clinical training experiences intended to prepare students to work with Latina/os of origin and Spanish speaking populations. For more information visit our website at http://www.pacificu.edu/spp/clinical/sabiduria.cfm

The successful candidate must have a PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology (ABD at time of application is acceptable; degree must be completed at the time of hire) and must demonstrate excellent culturally-competent clinical skills working with Latina/o adults, children, and families. An advanced level of oral and written abilities in Spanish and English is required. We are seeking a candidate with innovative ideas about fostering community service, outreach, integrated healthcare, and collaboration with the Latino community. 

Duties include:

a) Direct service conducting assessments and psychotherapy with clients at PCH Clinics, with focus on serving Spanish-speaking Latina/o adults, children and families.

b) Consultation to PCH Clinic clinicians on cross-cultural and diversity issues.

c) Coordination, in conjunction with the Director of Sabiduría: Latino Psychology Emphasis, of community requests for clinical services, psychoeducational presentations, community outreach, and service.

d) Participation in the Pacific University Interdisciplinary Diabetes Clinic.

e) Support of the goals of the Sabiduría: Latino Psychology Emphasis and PCH Clinics.

f) Work one evening per week till 8pm and one Saturday a month.

g) OPTIONAL with extra pay: Teaching, with the support of a faculty mentor, of up to two classes per year focused on Latino mental health issues.

h) With extra pay: One week of on-call coverage for after-hours support approximately six times a year.

Applicants should email a detailed letter of interest and competencies, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation to rzuniga@pacificu.edu or mail the application packet to Ruth Zúñiga, PhD, Bilingual Post Doc - Search Committee, School of Graduate Psychology, HPC-2, Pacific University, 190 SE 8th Ave, Suite 260, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Review of applications begins January 31, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.

SPP is changing its name to School of Graduate Psychology as of January 1, 2017. SPP and the PCH are housed within the College of Health Professions of Pacific University, located in downtown Hillsboro, adjacent to Tuality Community Hospital.  The College of Health Professions is also home to Schools of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Dental Health Science, Pharmacy, and Healthcare Administration, so the opportunities for interprofessional collaboration are plentiful and encouraged. Pacific University’s Health Professions campus, located in Hillsboro, OR, is 15 miles west of Downtown Portland and easily accessible by public transit. The Portland-metro area consistently ranks among the most livable regions in the U.S., and the surrounding area (e.g., Mt. Hood National Forest, Pacific Ocean, Willamette Valley) provides a diverse variety of recreational activities.   Detailed information about all of the SPP programs may be found at www.pacificu.edu/spp.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, provost@pacificu.edu.