Clinical Postdoctoral Position

The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship position starting in the fall of 2021. Successful candidates will join an expert team of OCD, trauma, & anxiety-focused researchers/clinicians for a two-year, full-time, clinical training experience. The CTSA is an internationally renowned clinical and research facility founded by Edna Foa, Ph.D., that offers state-of-the-art treatment programs specifically designed for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and anxiety-related disorders. Additional information about the CTSA is available at The CTSA provides treatment for patients of all ages, thus applicants interested in working with any age range (child, adolescent, or adult) are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Approximately 65% of the postdoctoral trainee’s time will be devoted to the direct provision of clinical services. First year responsibilities may include conducting individual and group protocol therapy, structured diagnostic interviews, participating in clinical roles on treatment studies, and mentoring doctoral students. Second year opportunities add the possibility to provide clinical supervision for psychiatry residents. There may be opportunities for research involvement, including preparation of scholarly publications and presenting at national conferences depending on the candidates’ experience and professional interests.

Training: Postdoctoral trainee will attend intensive workshops in the delivery of Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and Exposure and Response Therapy for OCD. As they gain experience in delivering these protocols, the postdoctoral trainee may have opportunities to teach in these workshops during their second year of fellowship, under the supervision of faculty members. Additionally, fellows will gain significant experience in the delivery of exposure-based CBT protocols for the full spectrum of anxiety disorders. Postdocs will also participate in monthly CTSA postdoc didactics taught by CTSA faculty and invited lecturers.

Supervision: Postdocs receive two hours of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision, which fulfills the licensure requirements for Pennsylvania. Additionally, fellows will participate in monthly professional development meetings with a faculty member.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed an APA accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D./Psy.D.) as well as an APA accredited internship. The successful applicant will have clinical experience and training in the delivery of empirically supported treatments and assessment of anxiety disorders, OCD and/or PTSD. Additionally, it is expected that candidates will have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education, clinical care, and have a familiarity with clinical research. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, thus women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Pennsylvania offers a competitive stipend and benefits package for postdoctoral fellows (

Benefits: Benefits include university-provided health insurance, competitive stipend, and funding for professional development (e.g. conference attendance).

To apply, please submit a curriculum vita, a cover letter, and two letters of recommendation (at least 1 from clinical supervisor). All application materials or questions should be submitted via e-mail to:

Jeremy Tyler, Psy.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety
3535 Market Street, 6th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Preference will be given applications received by November 15th, 2020.


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