World-class leadership in sexual and gender wellbeing.

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The Eli Coleman Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (formerly the Program in Human Sexuality) is one of the largest clinical, teaching, and research institutions in the world specializing in human sexuality. We have a strong research agenda that has been supported by millions of dollars in state and federal funding, and we have developed innovative and effective treatment approaches to sexual and gender problems. The Institute 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.

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Current Openings

Postdoctoral Fellowships at ISGH

Job ID 352513


The Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (ISGH) at the University of Minnesota Medical School is inviting applications for three (3) postdoctoral fellows to join a vibrant team of faculty and postdoctoral fellows for a two-year program beginning Fall 2023.

All ISGH fellowships are designed to support a balanced mix of clinical and research training in gender and sexual health care and have three areas of specialized focus: transgender and nonbinary health (child, adolescent, adults, and elders), relationship and sex therapy, and compulsive sexual behavior. Fellows identify a research mentorship team who they work collaboratively with throughout their postdoctoral experience.

All ISGH fellowships meet the postdoctoral licensure requirements for the Minnesota Board of Psychology and are also a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). In addition, fellows have opportunities to work towards certification as a sex therapist by the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

The goals for the Fellowship program, with a combined 60% clinical care/40% research model, are to:


  • Provide up-to-date training in the assessment and treatment of a variety of sexual and gender health concerns
  • Provide education to medical students and family medicine residents on topics such as sex history taking and basic counseling skills for sexual and gender concerns
  • Engage in scholarly activity that advances skills in research design, analysis, writing, and presentation in the area of the various specialized fellowships.

Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in psychology or marriage and family therapy and be eligible for licensure in the State of Minnesota. We prefer applicants to have experience or an interest in a career that combines clinical and scholarly endeavors in the areas of gender and sexual health. Our fellows enjoy a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a professional travel stipend.

The University of Minnesota recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information and to apply see:


Contact: Dr. Kristen Mark at kpmark@umn.edu

Education Specialist

Job ID 357235


Oversee all aspects of educational events, curriculum, and outreach including but not limited to curriculum development, course development and facilitation, workshops, community events, programs, and educational technology utilization sponsored by the Eli Coleman Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (ISGH) education arm in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at University of Minnesota Medical School. Develops, implements, and manages the general operations of the educational events and technology and educational resources. Intentionally designs and delivers educational events /learning activities to enhance and improve educational outcomes through various means that can include active learning, appropriate technology, and are based on education theory.

ISGH engages in graduate education, medical education, and community education activities and will continue to expand beyond these domains. This position will facilitate the development of additional educational activities in conjunction with the Director of Education at ISGH and engage in creative thinking to expand educational reach of ISGH. The ability to aid in communications related to educational efforts is a strong asset. This position involves networking and building professional relationships with members of the institution, community, and other educational entities. A passion for advancing sexual and gender health locally, nationally, and globally is a must. Some evening or weekend hours are required for events or promotional work associated with this position.

This position will report to the Director of Education at ISGH.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee education components and implementation of the medical, graduate, and community education efforts in ISGH (in addition to collaboratively visioning growth areas).
  • Determine and manage the processes and duties assigned to support staff related to programmatic courses.
  • Engage in educational budgeting and be responsible for some financial aspects of education efforts.
  • Serve as the point of contact for the educational development and implementation of these courses' learning activities, to include researching, recommending, and implementing interactive and active learning activities to achieve improved learning outcomes.
  • Consult and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders such as community members, University of Minnesota faculty, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, graduate students, and others to identify, develop, and deliver effective educational opportunities.
  • Initiate and provide leadership in planning and executing educational offerings such as Sex Science Happy Hour, Sexual Attitudes Reassessment Retreats, medical student clerkship rotations in sexual medicine and 2SLGBTQIA+ health, sexual and gender health graduate curriculum, development of new curriculum in these areas.
  • Connect with other allied health professionals across and beyond the UMN campus for synergies in curricular efforts.
  • Understand resources available through the university and refer faculty as appropriate.
  • Assist in identifying and developing guidelines on the current climate of sexual and gender health educational resources nationally and internationally.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of department administrative systems and processes, and special programs. Develop systems and processes for quality improvement and operational efficiency.
  • Other educational tasks as needed in close collaboration with the ISGH Director of Education.

Expected annual salary is in the low $70Ks, depending on qualifications.


Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in public health/education/curriculum/medicine/psychology or related discipline and four (4) years of demonstrated experience in educational programming of public health/education/curriculum/medicine/psychology or related discipline; OR a BA/BS degree in public health/education/curriculum/medicine/psychology or related discipline, and six (6) years of experience in educational programming of public health/education/curriculum/medicine/psychology or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development, design, implementation, and/or evaluation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of academic research and the ability to translate research to the public.
  • Demonstrated conscientiousness and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong writing and presentation preparation skills.  
  • Interest in sexual and gender health.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in academic or community sex education or education on gender diversity and health.
  • Demonstrated experience in communications of educational efforts or translation of science through public education.
  • Demonstrated experience in graphic design or social media marketing for science translation.

The University of Minnesota recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Use the link at the top of this posting for more information and to apply.


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 offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Low-cost medical, pharmacy, 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) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

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University of Minnesota

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.

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School was created more than 50 years ago in response to a legislative mandate to train primary care physicians. Since then, we have been leaders in transforming the specialty through education, research, and patient care. We are the academic sponsor of eight family medicine residencies—five in the Twin Cities, three in Greater Minnesota. We are involved in medical student education activities across the Medical School's two campuses: Twin Cities and Duluth. We sponsor four fellowship programs—sports medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, behavioral medicine, and human sexuality— and offer continuing medical education opportunities. We are regularly among the top National Institutes of Health-funded family medicine departments. Our faculty are actively researching health disparities, healthcare delivery, and population health. 


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.  Click here to learn more about diversity at the U.