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Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Postdoctoral Staff Therapist position is designed for postdoctoral clinicians (e.g., met requirements for PsyD/PhD and are pursuing licensure hours) who are interested in providing therapy, supervision, and training in a counseling center with a diverse population of students with an emphasis on multiculturalism and social justice. The position has an emphasis on clinical service delivery, with opportunity to deepen outreach/consultation and supervision/training skills. While we pride ourselves on a position that provides a breadth of experience common to clinicians in a university setting, we are pleased to offer opportunities to postdoctoral staff therapists to focus on an area of specialty.



  • Direct clinical work of 21-23 hours per week, including 2-3 regularly scheduled Initial Consultations per week, 1 hour of same-day appointments, 14 hours of psychotherapy and up to 3 hours of group therapy co-leadership (two groups).  Provide 1 Crisis Consultation hour per week, which entails providing brief crisis/triage walk-in support to students presenting with urgent, same-day needs, and consultation to staff and faculty regarding their support of students.  In summer, provide 2 hours of supervision/triage coverage which includes providing clinical consultation to Interns.
  • Supervise two advanced doctoral psychotherapy externs (one per semester) on half of their individual psychotherapy caseload. Other supervision/training opportunities, such as for specialty outreach programs or group therapy, may also be available.
  • Co-lead a training seminar with a staff member; seminar leadership will be informed by the postdoctoral staff therapist’s specialty interests and seminar availability. Potential options include Multicultural Seminar, Group Therapy Seminar, Supervision of Supervision seminar, and Outreach seminar.
  • Develop/provide 3 outreach programs over the course of the year with additional involvement in the Counseling Center informational presentations held in early fall and orientation activities held in summer.
  • Present in the Professional Issues Seminar for trainees and staff on a topic of emerging expertise.
  • Participate in the weekly team disposition meeting and staff/training meeting.
  • Serve as a committee member of the Postdoctoral Fellowship search committee. Participate in application review in Internship selection.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Counseling Center.

Supervision and Training

  • Two hours of weekly individual supervision with a licensed clinical psychologist who has been licensed a minimum of three years, focusing on clinical and supervisory work.
  • One half hour of group supervision with each group co-facilitator.
  • Bi-weekly attendance at group consultation meetings.
  • Bi-weekly attendance at Multicultural Staff meetings.
  • One hour meeting with the Assistant Director of Training focusing on support and oversight for the post-doctoral year, bi-weekly during Fall semester and monthly the remainder of the year.
  • Additional supervision will be provided as needed for seminar co-leadership, specialty projects, etc.
  • Attendance at biweekly Professional Issues Seminar
  • Participation on Counseling Center committees.
  • Attendance at multicultural staff meetings and other professional development meetings as scheduled throughout the year.

Optional Rotations

Postdoctoral staff therapists may elect to choose an area of clinical specialty, described below. This specialization track is optional and will be tailored to the individual’s specific training and professional goals.

  • Outreach / Multicultural Focus specialty: The postdoctoral staff therapist may choose this track to develop a tailored focus that targets specific student populations (e.g., working with Latine students in individual therapy and via provision of outreach/consultation), collaborates on tailored community outreach and consultation, serves as a liaison to an identified campus office, and/or works with staff on other social justice initiatives within and outside the Counseling Center. This focus will also include co-facilitating a training seminar (Outreach Seminar or Multicultural seminar pending the postdoctoral fellow’s specialty focus) with a staff member.

Postdoctoral staff therapists may elect to develop a specialty project in an area such as therapy, outreach, consultation, training and supervision, research, or administration that enhances professional development and the programs at the Counseling Center.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Annualized salary is $55,000
  • Monies (up to $400 per postdoctoral fellow) are available for professional development through approved conferences/activities, which may be applied towards their specialty focus or another area of interest.
  • Postdoctoral staff therapists are eligible for benefits provided to academic professionals (e.g. health, dental and vision insurance for the postdoctoral staff therapist and their eligible dependents including domestic partners, life, accidental death and dismemberment, retirement, long-term care, and flexible spending accounts).  More information is available at
  • In addition to 24 days of earned vacation time, 3 days of professional leave, and 13 days of sick leave, University holidays, are provided.  Three hours a week of on-site licensure study time is allotted from May – August.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology prior to the start of the post-doctoral position required; note all degree requirements including your dissertation must be completed prior to the start date
  • APA-accredited doctoral program and APA-accredited doctoral internship required
  • Previous experience providing direct (i.e. non-simulated) supervision required
  • Professional experience and competence working within a multicultural framework required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous counseling center experience preferred

How to Apply Heading link

  • Access the online application here; Requisition ID # is 1022040.
  • You will be asked to upload:
    • A letter of interest/cover letter
      • In your cover letter, detail your interest in our program, its relationship to your professional goals, your theoretical approach, your experience providing supervision, and areas of specialty interest you’d like to pursue during your time at UIC. Please also include expected dates of completion of your internship, dissertation, and doctoral degree when applying.
    • A current cv/resume
    • THREE letters of reference – at least two letters from direct clinical supervisors.


When filling out the application using the link above, please have prepared electronic copies of your cover letter, CV and three letters of reference before submitting the application. Upload your CV using the “upload resume/CV” button, and your cover letter using the “upload cover letter button.” Submit all three letters of reference using the “Upload additional attachments” button. Please note, applications that do not include all three components will be considered incomplete and may not be reviewed.

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Important Dates Heading link

  • Application Deadline

    Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 for fullest consideration

  • Preferred Start and End Dates

    Mid-August 2024 through Mid-August 2025 (Preferred start date is August 12, 2024.)

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Direct questions regarding the postdoctoral fellowship to:

Mirka Ivanovic, PsyD.
Assistant Director of Training
Counseling Center (MC 333)
University of Illinois at Chicago
1200 W. Harrison Street, SSB #2010
Chicago, IL 60607-3320
Phone Number: (312) 996-3490, TTY available through the Office of Disability
Email Address:


Application Process

Direct questions regarding the application process to:

Erica Pacheco
Human Resources Associate
Student Affairs Human Resources
The University of Illinois Chicago
Phone Number: 312.355.3352

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