Clinical/Counseling Psychologist

University of IL,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Dec 1st, '20


December 23, 2020

Start Date:

Spring 2021

Last Updated:

Tue, Dec 1st, '20


Clinical/Counseling Psychologist, Counseling Center


The Counseling Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago is expanding and currently hiring for multiple full-time openings as a Clinical/Counseling Psychologist as part of the University’s commitment and efforts to address structural racism.  Join our dynamic, diverse, and social justice-oriented Counseling Center. The center is a comprehensive psychological services center, providing evaluation, counseling, consultation, and referral to UIC students. It is the main provider of mental health services to students on campus and have a strong commitment to training through our APA-accredited internship as well as externship and postdoc training programs. We offer individual, couples, and group therapies, an integrative model of psychiatric care, and psychoeducational workshops. Our services are confidential and available at no charge for currently enrolled students. We are also available to faculty and staff for consultation. The Center staff includes licensed psychologists and psychiatrists, doctoral interns and externs, postdoctoral psychology residents, and trained paraprofessionals. The UIC Counseling Center staff is committed to the highest standards of competency in meeting the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including differences of culture, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, gender identity, gender expression, ability, age, body size, immigrant status, and sexual orientation. The Center has been serving the University of Illinois at Chicago for more than 35 years, is part of the Division of Student Affairs, and is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.

Position Description:

These positions will have important liaison responsibility to continue and expand the work of fostering connections to mental health services and supports, create new spaces for, and assists with training and educating our campus on mental health for our UIC Black, African-American, LatinX, international and other underrepresented students and campus communities.  Position(s) involve direct service to university students (brief counseling/psychotherapy, group therapy, and outreach programming), consultation and liaison to faculty/staff/students and the opportunity to participate in training of Counseling Center postdocs, interns, and externs. Position also require some evening hours and occasional weekend duties.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:                                                               

Conduct psychological counseling, including assessment, crisis intervention, and case management services for students’ personal, social, or educational concerns consistent with Center policies and procedures.


Perform consultation and refer students and their family members, staff, and faculty, as appropriate for mental health, medically based, or adjunctive services within the university or the community.


Provide educational/developmental outreach programming for students and university community to improve coping and problem-solving strategies and to contribute to a supportive and enhancing learning environment.


Supervise and train unlicensed clinical staff, post docs, and pre-doctoral trainees with regard to assessment, evaluations, outreach and treatment of Counseling Center clients.


Utilize and contribute to research/data collection for the improvement of student functioning,

Center’s training programs and services.


Maintain ethical, legal, organizational standards, and multicultural competency in all training, service,

and research activities.

Staff Management: Supervise work as assigned to unlicensed clinical staff, post docs, and pre-doctoral trainees to ensure that service and training objectives are met. Help select and train, develop, and manage said persons to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.


Doctorate in counseling psychology, clinical psychology or a related field is required; A minimum of one-year experience is required; Licensed or license eligible to practice psychology as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois.

Desired Qualifications - We are especially interested in expanding culturally competent clinical service and programming for our culturally diverse student populations. Therefore, applications from qualified individuals with experience working within diverse student populations (specifically Black, African-American, LatinX, and international students) and in collegiate settings, and/or can otherwise add to the rich diversity of our clinical staff and help us further address mental health needs, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary range - Commensurate with experience and license status; includes fringe benefits as an academic professional staff

University Description - UIC is a large urban Research 1 university with a primarily commuter, though increasingly residential, student population of more than 33,000 and recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the U.S. More information is available at

Required Application Materials - Cover letter, vita, and the names and contact details for three professional references. Hire contingent upon official graduate transcript attesting to doctoral degree completion and/or verification of current license as psychologist.


For fullest consideration, please submit an online application that includes an uploaded cover letter and resume as well as the names and contact information of three references by December 23, 2020, via the university online application system, through the following link:


The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

The University of Illinois at Chicago may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting.