How to Apply

Applicants should send a letter describing (1) their background, (2) area of interest, and (3) what they would like to accomplish in their postdoctoral training. Applicants may identify one or more core faculty members with whom they would want to work, but this is not necessary at this time. We will contact applicants who pass an initial review in March to determine the faculty member who would be the best mentor for them. A curriculum vitae should be included. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to us. All correspondence should be addressed to:

Dr. Nancy Adler
c/o Russell Heiman
University of California, San Francisco
Health Psychology Program
3333 California Street, Suite 465
San Francisco, CA 94143-0848

(Zip code for shipping: 94118)

Tel: 415-476-7285
Fax: 415-476-7744

Soon after the closing date for applications, we will review all applications and identify the most competitive applicants at that time. We will ask for phone or in-person interviews to help make final decisions and to determine which faculty member would be the most appropriate to serve as a primary mentor. Final decisions will be made on the basis of the strength of the applicant, fit with the program, and maintaining a balance of interests among the fellows.

Applications are due by February 1, 2007. Fellows must begin the program by August 2007 and must have completed the Ph.D. and have supporting documentation (or other doctoral-level degree) by that time.

The faculty of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of California, San Francisco, affirms as one of its major priorities the training of women and minorities for academic careers.


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