Current Openings

 ISGH Faculty and Staff

The 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.


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Job ID: 341532

External Candidates: APPLY

Internal Candidates: APPLY

Qualifications Required:

  • PhD or Equivalent
  • License eligible in Minnesota
  • Experienced clinician in treating a wide variety of sexual and gender concerns and an established track record of scholarly activity, including publications and presentations, pertaining to human sexuality and/or transgender and gender diverse populations


  • Experience in clinical teaching, supervision, and/or graduate teaching
  • Clinical training and experience in one or more of the following areas sexual dysfunctions and disorders, transgender/gender diverse services, and compulsive sexual behavior
  • AASECT certified
  • Experience in working with adults, adolescents, children, Experience in working in academic health care setting

About the Job

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, group, couple and family psychotherapy for sexual and/or gender concerns from a trauma informed, culturally responsive, and intersectional framework.
  • Develop a program of scholarly activity that contributes to the advancement of human sexuality, sexual health, and/or transgender and gender diverse health. Research will complement existing Institute for Sexual and Gender Health research priorities 
  • Disseminate scholarly work through national presentations and peer-reviewed publications
  • Collaborate with other researchers
  • Provide didactic and clinical teaching to fellows, students, medical residents, and trainees
  • Serve on committees and carry out other administrative/service activities as assigned
  • Participate in faculty development activities
  • Attend faculty and other meetings as appropriate for role
  • Allocation of time to teaching and clinical responsibilities will be determined based upon external funding for scholarship but will include at least 20% of time for scholarship and administrative work
  • Faculty rank will be determined given background and experience
  • Contributes to a welcoming work environment and is committed to anti-racism/anti-oppression in the workplace

This position will remain open until filled.


The Institute for Sexual and Gender Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School is hiring a licensed psychotherapist for their busy clinic: the M Health Fairview Sexual and Gender Health Clinic. Those providers with experience in transgender and gender diverse children and youth are especially needed!
Our clinic promotes the sexual and gender health of individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds and ages by providing assessment and treatment. We have helped thousands of people with sexual and gender health concerns. Our faculty and professional staff represent a variety of disciplines including psychology, family medicine, psychiatry, marital and family therapy, and education.
  • Licensed Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT, or the licensure to practice independently.
  • MN state licenses and eligibility to become a credentialed provider with insurance entities.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Marriage/Couple Family Therapy or equivalence.
  • 2+ years’ experience post-graduation.
  • Experience in providing diagnostic assessments and direct evidence-based clinical services to children ages 5 - 18.
  • Experience in providing care to transgender and gender diverse individuals, including children/adolescents.
  • Community outreach and patient advocacy.
  • Resource management and referrals.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression in the workplace

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

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, 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