The Program in Human Sexuality (PHS) at the University of Minnesota Medical School is inviting applications for 1 - 3 postdoctoral fellowships to join a vibrant team of faculty and postdoctoral fellows for a two-year program beginning Fall 2017. The primary fellowship opportunity is the Braun-Harvey Fellowship in Compulsive Sexual Behavior. Other opportunities involving the Ettner Fellowship in Transgender Health and a general human sexuality fellowship are yet to be determined; those interested in these fellowships are highly encouraged to apply.
PHS promotes the sexual health of Minnesota, the nation, and the world through preeminence in research, education, clinical service, and advocacy. The position(s) will begin early Fall 2017. The starting date can be flexible. Applicants must have their Ph.D., Psy.D. or M.D. completed prior to starting in this fellowship program. The fellowship includes a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a professional travel stipend.
The Fellows will provide individual, family, couples, and group psychotherapy for a wide range of sexual dysfunctions and disorders with a primary focus in the area of focus of the four different fellowships. Designated fellowships are designed to support a balanced mix of clinical and research training in the specified area, with broader experience in overall sexual health care. The general fellowship will have an emphasis in sexual health care, with a smaller amount of time devoted to research.
The Braun-Harvey fellow will have 40% time devoted to completing research projects under faculty supervision with the goal of presenting results at a scientific conferences and preparing articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop the capacity to write grant applications to support their scholarly work. The remaining time would be allocated to direct patient care.
The Program in Human Sexuality/Center for Sexual Health clinic serves a diverse group of patients (an average of 1,300 patient visits a month), including children, adolescents, minorities, disabled individuals, and clients with chronic medical or mental health problems. The training will help the fellow develop their skills in addressing sexual issues in any clinical setting and conducing psychosexual evaluations. In addition to sex therapy, treatment addresses a wide variety of psychiatric disorders. This kind of diversity makes for an exciting and stimulating fellowship! Fellows complete a research project that is tailored to their own interests.