Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology

The Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a two-year clinical postdoctoral fellowship program in neuropsychology (major area of study). The program adheres to the Houston Conference Guidelines and is a member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). This program is not APA accredited.

This fellowship is recruiting for the 2024 - 2026 training cycle.

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Program Information | Qualifications | How to Apply | Contact Us | Program Directors

Program Overview

  • Number of positions: one
  • Program duration: two years
  • Application deadline: Friday, December 8 (11:59 p.m. EST)
  • Interview invitations: Week of December 18
  • Virtual interviews: Tuesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 24 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET)
  • APPCN rank submission date: Wednesday, February 14
  • APPCN match date: Wednesday, February 21 (see APPCN website for more information)
  • Start date: September 1
  • Format: full-time

Program Information

Our clinical postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology focuses on assessment, treatment and consultation regarding adult rehabilitation populations with a wide range of injuries, illnesses, disabilities, acute and chronic health conditions, as well as development of skills in teaching/supervision, research and practice management. The training program's mission is to provide an organized sequence of experiential and didactic education and training activities with focused supervision and mentoring in order to develop advanced competencies in the specialty area of neuropsychology sufficient for independent practice, eligibility for board certification (ABPP-CN), and leadership in patient care and research.

Fellows will provide direct assessment and treatment for rehabilitation inpatients and outpatients, work closely with rehabilitation teams, engage in consultation with other health care providers, and participate in practice management activities. Fellows will also participate in supervision of psychology externs and psychometricians. Fellows will attend the weekly didactic and monthly seminars within the Division for Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, the Department of PM&R, and the Kennedy-Krieger Institute, and will work closely with their mentors to develop participation in clinical research enterprises at Johns Hopkins.

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) from an APA-accredited program, and including an APA-accredited internship
  • All degree requirements, including dissertation and internship completion, must be met before starting the fellowship on September 1st
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check if offered a position
  • If offered a position, proof of COVID-19 and flu vaccination in adherence with JHU/JHM vaccination policies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervised experience providing psychological assessment and intervention services in neuropsychology
  • Research productivity as evidenced by professional conference presentations and/or peer-reviewed publications
  • Participation in relevant professional organizations
  • All degree requirements should be met by July 31st to allow time for credentialing (those who anticipate being unable to meet this deadline should contact the program director as soon as possible)

How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted through our portal. Materials include:

  • Letter of interest (no longer than two single-spaced pages) that includes:
    • A description of your career goals
    • How your interests/goals fit specifically in our program(s)
    • A statement describing the completion status of your dissertation and anticipated date of graduation
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Three professional letters of reference (submitted by your referees through the online portal)
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be requested if an offer is extended)
  • APPCN doctoral training verification form (neuropsychology fellowship applicants only)

More instructions will be provided through the online portal.

Contact Us

For general inquiries, email [email protected]. For program-specific questions, contact the program directors below.

Program Directors

Pegah Touradji, Ph.D.

Program Director, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Email: [email protected]

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William Stiers, Ph.D., M.A.

Program Co-Director, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Email: [email protected]

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