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Institute for Sexual and Gender Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship

University of Minnesota
life insurance, paid holidays
United States, Minneapolis
October 27, 2023
Job ID
Twin Cities
Job Family
Full/Part Time
Job Code
Employee Class
Acad Prof and Admin
About the Job

Application Deadline Date: This position will remain open until filled; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible as the review process will begin right away.

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (ISGH) at the University of Minnesota Medical School is inviting applications for three (3) postdoctoral fellowships to join a vibrant team of faculty and postdoctoral fellows for a two-year program beginning Fall 2023. This fellowship will combine clinical and scholarly endeavors and includes the Michael Metz Fellowship in Couples Sexual Health, the Doug Braun-Harvey Fellowship in Compulsive Sexual Behavior, and the Randi and Fred Ettner Fellowship in Transgender Health.

ISGH promotes the sexual health of Minnesota, the nation, and the world through preeminence in research, education, clinical service, and advocacy. These positions will begin on September 5, 2023, though may be flexible for the successful applicant(s). Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. or Psy.D. prior to starting in this fellowship program. The fellowship includes a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a professional travel stipend.


The Fellow will provide individual, family, couples, and group psychotherapy for a wide range of sexual dysfunctions and disorders with a primary focus in a specified area, depending on the fellowship. 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.

Fellows will have 40% time devoted to completing research projects under faculty supervision, with the goal of presenting results at a scientific conference 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 is allocated to direct patient care.

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Health/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 and gender issues in any clinical setting. In addition to sex and gender-related 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 consistent with the research goals of the faculty but also tailored to their interests.


Required Qualifications (must be mentioned on resume):

Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology or Family/Marital Therapy. Interest in and experience with sexual or gender-related therapy.

About the Department

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Health is one of the largest clinical, teaching, and research institutions in the world specializing in human sexuality. We have a strong research agenda in sexual aggression and compulsive sexual behavior, transgender health, relationship and sex therapy, and women's sexual health supported by millions of dollars in state and federal funding. We have developed innovative and effective treatment approaches to sexual problems. The Institute for Sexual and Gender Health has led the way nationally and internationally in crucial, often controversial, sexual issues and has worked with local, national, and international health agencies to advance public health policies promoting sexual health.

We encourage you to visit our website at .


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, parmacy, dental, and disability plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

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How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: .

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.