Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of IL,

Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Dec 1st, '20



Start Date:

August 2021

Last Updated:

Tue, Dec 1st, '20


  1. The Postdoctoral Fellowship at UIC Counseling Center

Job Summary:

The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for individuals 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 fellowship combines clinical work, supervision and training, outreach, and a more intensive project to develop depth as well as breadth of professional skills.

Key Responsibilities:

Direct clinical work of 21-23 hours per week, including 3 regularly scheduled Initial Consultations per week, 1 Crisis Consultation per week, 14 hours of psychotherapy with individuals and/or couples, and 3 hours of group therapy co-leadership (two groups).

? 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 multicultural seminar with a staff member for either the interns or the externs.

? Provide brief crisis/triage walk-in support to students presenting with urgent, same-day needs.

? Develop a specialty project on an area such as therapy, outreach, consultation, training and supervision, research, or administration that enhances professional development and the programs at the Counseling Center.

? 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. The Fellow is encouraged to become involved in the Counseling Center Liaison/Consultation program to academic and support units at UIC.

? Present in the Professional Issues Seminar for externs/interns.

? Participate in the weekly clinical and training meetings.

? Serve as a committee member of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship search committee. Participate in application review in Internship selection. Other administratively-focused activities, such as serving on the extern or intern selection committee or serving in a Liaison/Consultation role with Housing, are potential options.

? Other duties as assigned by the Counseling Center.

Supervision and Training Provided to the Post-doctoral Fellow

? 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.

? Potential opportunity to provide couples co-therapy with a staff member during Fall semester.

? 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 and participation on Counseling Center committees.

? Attendance at multicultural staff meetings and other professional development meetings as scheduled throughout the year. 


Completion of a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology prior to the start of the postdoctoral position required; note all degree requirements including your dissertation must be completed prior to the fellowship 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. 


Previous counseling center experience preferred.


Annualized salary is $45,000. Additional monies are available for professional development through approved conferences/activities. Fellows are eligible for benefits provided to academic professionals (e.g. health, dental and vision insurance for the post-doctoral Fellow 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, 13 days of sick leave, and University holidays, are provided. Three hours a week of on-site licensure study time is allotted from May – August and the Center provides up-to-date AATBS licensure study volumes for your use.

Start and End Dates Mid-August 2021 through Mid-August 2022 (Preferred start date is August 9, 2021) 


How to Apply For fullest consideration, submit the application online by January 4th , 2021, at The job ID # is 139508. You will be asked to upload a letter of interest/cover letter, and a current cv/resume and THREE letters of reference. In your cover letter, detail your interest in our program, its relationship to your professional goals, your theoretical approach, your experience providing supervision, interests you would like to pursue for the specialty project, and expected dates of completion of your internship, dissertation, and doctoral degree.

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. Submit all three letters of reference as one document using the “Supplemental materials” button. Please note, applications that do not include all three components will be considered incomplete and may not be reviewed.

Direct questions regarding the postdoctoral fellowship to:

Mirka Ivanovic, PsyD

Assistant Director for Training

Counseling Center (MC 333)

University of Illinois at Chicago

1200 W. Harrison Street, SSB #2010

Chicago, IL 60607-7645

Phone Number:312.996.3490

Email Address:

Direct questions regarding the application process to:

Sherese Johnson

Sr. Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources for Student Affairs

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Position closing date is January 4 th, 2021.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply The University of Illinois 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 Act